Category: USA

Walking the Freedom Trail

The American Revolution lasted from 1775 to 1781. After March 17 76, the city ofBoston was never again touched by fighting. Yet no other city played as important a role in the struggle for independence. It was events in Boston that led to the revolution. In the 1760s. England passed laws that imposed taxes on […]

The Iowa State Fair

Food also plays an important part in the fair, both in contests and at vendors’ stands. If you want a piece of homemade berry pie, you’ll have to buy it. But you can get an ear of sweet corn for free. Iowa is, after all, the biggest corn-producing state. Word Search Find ten things that […]

A Romantic City, a Liberal City

San Francisco is surrounded on three sides by water. It is famous for its bridges, fog, and foghorns. San Francisco has 40 hills. It is fa­mous for its cable cars, which climb these hills, and for its bright houses that cling to the hills along steep and narrow streets. San Francisco is a wonderful city […]

Central Park

The value of land in Manhattan has turned the island into a sea of concrete. Fortunately for New York’s residents, there is one major exception: Central Park. This huge park in the middle of the city was designed in the 1850s by landscape ar­chitect Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted wanted the park to be a rural […]