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Clara Barton was a true humanitarian. A humanitarian is someone who is dedicated to helping others. During the Civil War (1861–1865), she collected and distributed supplies to Union soldiers. Barton went directly onto the battlefields and took food, bandages, and medical supplies to the wounded. She also provided comfort to the dying.
Clara Barton lived from December 25, 1821 to April 12, 1912. The Civil War took place from 1861 to 1865. In 1881, Barton founded the American Red Cross.
1. How old was Barton when the Civil War began?
2. How old was she when she founded the American Red Cross?
3. How old was she when she died?
More than eighteen million Americans are of Asian descent. May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; during this time, we celebrate the culture and people of Asia and the Pacific islands.
Have you ever played with a hula hoop? A hula hoop is a toy. It got its name from the hula dance, a Hawaiian dance that is performed using a similar hip motion as the one you use to keep a hula hoop in motion. Variations of the hula hoop have been around for centuries. But in 1958, the plastic version of the toy was first introduced to the United States.
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