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In this letter, thirteen year-old Mary Lou Reitler asks President Kennedy why the United States is spending so much money on the space program.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Thinking Like a Historian (Text 1)</u> - This text is part of a Knowledge Set introducing historical thinking and inquiry skills as students examine letters from different periods in U.S. history. This letter was written to President Kennedy in 1962 in response to the government's increased financial investment in the space program and efforts to send a man to the moon. While reading this letter, sutdents will practice summarizing and sourcing a historical source.</i>\n<br><br>\n<a href="https://files.activelylearn.com/Teaching