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United States Senate

The United States Senate is part of the US Congress, which makes the laws of the USA. Every state gets to elect two senators to represent them in the Senate.

Legislation

Legislation means a law or a group of laws made by lawmakers called "legislators", such as the US Congress. Before a law becomes law it is called a "bill".

Archeology

Archeology is the study of the past by looking for things left by people who lived long ago. These things are called "remains" or "artifacts", and can include old bones, coins, tools, and buildings.

Civilization

A Civilization is a group of people with their own languages and way of life. Some examples of civilizations are the Greeks, the Romans, the Mayans, the Aztecs, and the Vikings.

NASA

NASA is a United States agency that explores space. The letters of NASA's name stand for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

State of the Union

Every year, the President of the USA gives a speech to Congress. In the speech, the President talks about how the year has gone and about plans for the future.

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