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A main idea is the brief summary of the most important concept or concepts in a passage. There can be a main idea, sometimes called a central idea, in a paragraph or a section of a text as well.
For centuries, humans have
attempted to codify the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and freedoms each
person has in a so...
The French Revolution
began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United
States to Europe. A perio...
A fable is a story with a moral, or lesson, at the end. Aesop, a Greek author in the 6th century B.C.E., is perhaps the most fa...
by Frances Pharcellus Church from The Sun (New York City, New York) September 21, 1897
Published in 1897, this newspaper editorial has beco...
by President Theodore Roosevelt
The first declared national monument in the United S...
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Oct. 15, 1903
It's hard to imagine an October without a World Seri...
by RV Staff Writer J.C.
When a young blue jay falls out of the nest, he ends...
by Elizabeth Trach
Tiegan and Jonas love to eat ice cream at the local ...
by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie
This diary entry from a Confederate general's wife r...
by William H. Edwards from Football Days: Memories of The Game and of the Men Behind the Ball
Chapter XVIII passage: College football in the Unite...