Many people think the "Pilgrims" discovered America - which is partly true. They discovered it for more-or-less white Christian people. Before them it was the Spanish man Christopher Columbus (like Columbus Day) and before him it was Indians, who like to be called "Native Americans". History is full of surprises!
Benjamin Franklin wrote things in a publication called "Poor Richard's Almanac".
It is still going on. Can you think of other oil spills that happened in U.S. history? Make a list and show it to your parents.
Most people we study in history are men because men control most of the power in the world.
One famous American address is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. It is the "White House" where the president lives. Funky, huh?