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Utah’s very interesting path to statehood

On this day in 1896, Utah became the 45th state, after numerous attempts over nearly 50 years to achieve statehood. Between 1847 and 1868, about 60,000 Mormon emigrants traveled across the country, most on foot in handcart companies. When the initial company arrived in what is now the Salt Lake Valley, their leader, Brigham Young, […]

Live from the National Conference on Citizenship

Today the 67th Annual National Conference on Citizenship is being held in Philadelphia, in partnership with the National Constitution Center. The National Conference on Citizenship is an annual event that focuses on the state of civic engagement in America, and brings together civic leaders, educators, CEOs, and representatives from each branch of government to address […]