When it was first invented, people thought the postage stamp was silly. Why would anyone pay to send a letter, when they were used to paying to receive it? Learn the fascinating history of the postage stamp, and the first two stamps issued in the United States (can you guess who was featured on them?). Then, create your own postage stamp design!
Reading level: Grade 6
America250 is a multi-year effort to commemorate the semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary, of the United States. The purpose of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, created by Congress, and the corresponding America250 Foundation, is to catalyze a more perfect union by designing and leading the most comprehensive and inclusive celebration in our country’s history. America250 represents a coalition of public and private partners all working to create initiatives and programs that honor our first 250 years and inspire Americans to imagine our next 250.