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The 1910's
Spring Forward, Fall Back

The 1910's
The 1910's


Spring Forward, Fall Back
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.48

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    precautionary, economics, germany, disrupt, hemisphere, originally, cope, dates, penned, inventor, indoor, conserve, clocks, oppose, Drive-in, builder
     content words:    United States, Daylight Saving Time, United States Department, Transportation Department, Saving Time, Benjamin Franklin, William Willett, Robert Pearce, English Parliament, World War


Spring Forward, Fall Back
By Jane Runyon
  

1     Each March, people in many parts of the United States lose an hour of time. That is because they turn their clocks ahead one hour. They are on what is called Daylight Saving Time. What good does it do to turn the clocks forward? Are we really saving an hour of daylight? Who thought up that idea, anyway? And do we ever turn the clocks back? The answers to these questions are really rather interesting.
 
2     Most of the people in the United States turn their clocks forward on the second Sunday in March. The official time for this switch is 2:00 a.m. Believe it or not, there is a reason for that specific time. The 2:00 a.m. time was chosen as a time that would disrupt fewer people. Most people are at home at that time. It is early enough that all time zones across the nation will change before dawn. It is late enough that most businesses are closed.
 
3     Why is there a need to change the clocks? The United States Department of Transportation has done several studies on the subject. This department has found that the amount of electricity used each day can be decreased by adding an hour of daylight during the warmer months. Fewer lights are used. People go outside more so they aren't using indoor appliances as much. There are fewer traffic accidents in the daylight hours. The Transportation Department also took a poll of the American people. The results showed that most Americans like more daylight in the evenings because they can do more things outdoors after work.

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The 1910's
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United States
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