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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Read biographies of famous Asian Americans, find stats and facts, quizzes, and more.

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Which branch of government do you currently have the most respect for?

  • Pick choice 1 The Executive Branch
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  • Pick choice 4 The "Fourth Branch"—the Media
  • Pick choice 5 None of the Above

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