As you may or may not know, today is America's Birthday. You know how old America is, don't you? No? Well, America is...let's see. It was born in 1776. This year is 2018. We subtract 1776 from 2018 and we get 242. (2018 - 1776 = 242). America was born in 1776 when it declared independence form Great Britain. King George III was the king of GB. The new country did not want a king to tell them what to do. They decided to make a new kind of government. (If you have a chance check out the US Declaration of Independence). The US of A is an experiment. After the revolutionary war to become free from GB, they formed a government with an elected leader. He is called "president". They also created a government that has two bodies of people to make the laws. They have 9 justices on the supreme court. In 1863 they had a civil war. That was between the North and the South. The United States of America is a great country. There are many challenges there but there are many challenges in all countries. Happy Birthday USA.