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First Lady Laura Bush.

Dear Teacher,

In this issue of Junior Scholastic, First Lady Laura Bush tells students why she is grateful--especially in these troubling times--to live in America, a nation of unprecedented freedom, diversity, and opportunity.

On page 4, we assess the mood of the nation, and the many changes--both positive and negative--that have taken place since September 11.

In our American History feature, we look back on another infamous attack on American soil--Pearl Harbor. The same spirit of determination that united the U.S. after Pearl Harbor seems present today.

Of course, such mutual resolve must also extend overseas. In our World article, we spotlight Great Britain, America's staunchest ally in the war on terror. Britain and the U.S. enjoy a longstanding friendship, based on cooperation, trust, and a shared belief in freedom and opportunity for all. In times of war, the two nations have stood shoulder to shoulder, most notably during World War II, when Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt led the Allied Forces to victory.

We hope this issue will enrich your students' understanding of how past events shape our world today.

Sincerely,

Suzanne McCabe

Senior Managing Editor
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Date:Nov 26, 2001
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