On February 26, 2012, neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in a gated neighborhood of Sanford, Fla. The incident sparked a national outcry and triggered an examination of the role race, guns, and drugs play in America today. How well do you know the Trayvon Martin case?
Mother's Day began on May 10, 1908, as the project of Anna Jarvis. Observed only in Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia at first, Ms. Jarvis asked Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. It took four years, but finally in 1914, little over a month before Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Mother's Day proclamation on May 14. What made a mom then is certainly different than what makes a mom now. In the pursuit of understanding who our mothers are in America today — their age, their marital status, how many babies they have — take our quiz and expand your understanding of the American Mom.