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The 2000's
Wikipedia

The 2000's
The 2000's


Wikipedia
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.95

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    scholarly, unbiased, inappropriate, untrue, encyclopedia, offshoot, nonsense, anonymous, originally, writing, postings, vandalism, version, lies, reading, website
     content words:    Jimmy Wales, Larry Sanger, Wikipedia Foundation


Wikipedia
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Not many years ago if you wanted to look things up, you had one of two choices. You could spend your money on an encyclopedia and research at home. Or you could spend your time and pay a visit to your local library. Those were your two main choices - before 2001.
 
2     Then in 2001, things changed. Instead of being expensive or time consuming, research became free and fast. That is because 2001 was the year that Wikipedia began.
 
3     Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, was started in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Originally, it was just an offshoot of another encyclopedia project called Nupedia. Nupedia was meant to be a scholarly encyclopedia written by college professors and others experts, but it was slow to get started. Wikipedia, which was open to anyone, was designed to bring in content more quickly. Nupedia folded after just a few years, but by that time Wikipedia had taken off. Year after year it would continue to grow by leaps and bounds.
 
4     Being available free of charge wasn't the only unusual thing about Wikipedia. The really amazing thing about it was that its articles were written by anyone who felt like writing them!

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The 2000's
             The 2000's


United States
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    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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