Jan 102020

League of Nations was formed in 1920. Over 50 countries worked together to try to end war. Permanent nations included France, Italy, Japan, and Great Britain. Later Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics became permanent members. However, the United States was not a member. The League of Nations ceased to exist in 1946, but it became the basis for the United Nations.

Flag of United Nations

Flag of United Nations

United Nations General Assembly held its first meeting in 1946 in London, England. Founded by 51 countries, the United Nations today is comprised of 193 countries. The four goals are:
• To keep peace between countries
• To develop friendly relationships between countries
• To help the world’s poor through medical and educational programs
• To be a catalyst so that progress can be made
Today the General Assembly meets in New York City. Other branches of the United Nations are located in Geneva, Switzerland, and Vienna, Austria. Children could learn more at: United Nations.

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Aug 262020

flagNineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1920. It gave women the right to vote. Women’s Equality Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1973. A presidential proclamation in that year recognized women’s right to vote. Children could read Jean Fritz’s excellent book, You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? Children could learn more at: Women’s Equality Day.

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Sep 172020

National Football League was created in Canton, Ohio, in 1920.

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