United States of America Wooden Magnets: 50 States
- 50 illustrated wooden magnets
- Wooden storage box with sliding lid
- Ages 5 and up
This colorful magnet set is a fun, educational, and interactive toy for kids learning about the United States. Each of the 50 cut-outs features interesting facts about that state’s capital, flag, state nickname, flower, bird, population, and the date it was admitted to the Union. With beautiful illustrations, the wooden state-shaped pieces will stick to anything magnetic, making them great for quizzes, using in a game, or for kids to use to learn on their own. A neat wooden box with a sliding lid keeps the magnets contained for easy storage.
Envisioned in the 1930s following a cross-country convoy, and enacted two decades later, the Interstate Highway System was championed by President Dwight Eisenhower. The highway system has had a tremendous impact on the entire country. Created in part to help defend the nation in the event of an emergency, the interstates—with limited access and many lanes—have also influenced the development of commerce throughout the United States and abroad. The interstates have also impacted the mobility of all Americans, allowing them to move out of major cities and establish homes in a widespread suburbia far from their workplaces, while enabling convenient travel between regions for vacation and business.
During the decades of its construction, the interstate highway system was the largest public works project in American history—pumping billions into the nation's economy all over the country. It continues to have an economic impact because of the maintenance and repairs needed for the roadways.