January 4, 2010
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January 4, 2010: Table of ContentsPAGE 3: News
Heroes and Hot Spots: Top U.S. News of 2009
What happened in the U.S. in 2009? The country got a new President and a new hero in the form of Chesley B. Sullenberger, while efforts were made to bolster the economy and address continuing violence in Afghanistan.
A brief look at the year that was.
CHRONOLOGY: 2009 in Review
PLUS: JS CONTEST: WHO'S YOUR HERO? Who do you think made the biggest difference in 2009? Tell us why.
PAGE 6: Skills
Snapshots From Around the United States
Our map, graphs, charts, and other data provide new ways of understanding a complex nation.
PAGE 8: Atlas
Elevation Map of the U.S.
PAGE 10: Almanac
The U.S. in Focus
Part One: State Smart
Our tables offer facts that you can use all year about the 50 states and U.S. territories, including capitals, population data, political leaders, and dates of origin.
Part Two: People Smart
What is the income per capita in each state? What is the high school graduation rate? Find these and other interesting facts in our tables. How does your state rate?
PAGE 15: GeoSkills
Reading a Cartogram
Employment in the U.S., 2008-2009
PAGE 16: What Do You Know?
Word Wise; Cartoon; Eyewitness