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Image description: This infographic from StudentAid.gov explains the financial aid process to students.
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Image description: This infographic from StudentAid.gov explains the financial aid process to students.

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Image description: Celebrate Constitution Day with your kids by sharing this Kids.gov poster with them. 
How are our three branches of government relevant to Constitution Day? 
The Founding Fathers, the framers of the Constitution, wanted to form a government that did not allow one person to have too much control. With this in mind, the framers wrote the Constitution to provide for a separation of powers.
 A branch may use its powers to check the powers of the other two in order to maintain a balance of power among the three branches of government.
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Image description: Celebrate Constitution Day with your kids by sharing this Kids.gov poster with them.

How are our three branches of government relevant to Constitution Day?

The Founding Fathers, the framers of the Constitution, wanted to form a government that did not allow one person to have too much control. With this in mind, the framers wrote the Constitution to provide for a separation of powers.

A branch may use its powers to check the powers of the other two in order to maintain a balance of power among the three branches of government.

Download and share the poster.

 

Image description: How much will that little bundle of joy cost? According to USDA’s Cost of Raising a Child report, the answer for a child born in 2012 is $241,080 for food, shelter and other necessities over the next 17 years.
Use the interactive calculator to find out how much it will cost you to raise kids.
Infographic from the USDA.

Image description: How much will that little bundle of joy cost? According to USDA’s Cost of Raising a Child report, the answer for a child born in 2012 is $241,080 for food, shelter and other necessities over the next 17 years.

Use the interactive calculator to find out how much it will cost you to raise kids.

Infographic from the USDA.

Image description: The size and overall distribution of the U.S. population has changed over time, as some states – especially those in the South and West – have grown faster than others. This series of cartograms shows the distribution of the population in 1890, 1950, and 2010. A cartogram is a map that represents the size of geographic units by a statistic such as population count instead of by actual land area. In each cartogram shown here, one square represents 50,000 people.
From the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Visualization Gallery.

Image description: The size and overall distribution of the U.S. population has changed over time, as some states – especially those in the South and West – have grown faster than others. This series of cartograms shows the distribution of the population in 1890, 1950, and 2010. A cartogram is a map that represents the size of geographic units by a statistic such as population count instead of by actual land area. In each cartogram shown here, one square represents 50,000 people.

From the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Visualization Gallery.

Image description: This infographic created by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) illustrates the percentage change in several categories of violent crimes and property crimes in the United States in 2011 versus 2010.
Overall, violent crime fell 4.0% and property crime 0.8% from 2010 to 2011. Violent crime in the U.S. is down over 13% in the last ten years. The statistics are from the upcoming Uniform Crime Report for 2011. The FBI provides crime statistics in several categories going back to the 1990s.
The infographic reads, “Crime By the Numbers. According to preliminary UCR statistics, reported violent crimes and property crimes in the U.S. were down for 2011.
Murder: -1.9% Forcible Rape: -4.0% Robbery -4.0% Aggravated assault: -4.0% Burglary: +0.3% Larceny-theft: -0.9% Motor vehicle theft: -3.3% Arson: -5.0%”

Image description: This infographic created by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) illustrates the percentage change in several categories of violent crimes and property crimes in the United States in 2011 versus 2010.

Overall, violent crime fell 4.0% and property crime 0.8% from 2010 to 2011. Violent crime in the U.S. is down over 13% in the last ten years. The statistics are from the upcoming Uniform Crime Report for 2011. The FBI provides crime statistics in several categories going back to the 1990s.

The infographic reads, “Crime By the Numbers. According to preliminary UCR statistics, reported violent crimes and property crimes in the U.S. were down for 2011.

Murder: -1.9%
Forcible Rape: -4.0%
Robbery -4.0%
Aggravated assault: -4.0%
Burglary: +0.3%
Larceny-theft: -0.9%
Motor vehicle theft: -3.3%
Arson: -5.0%”