In early January, the Scholastic Kids Press team talked with Kid Reporters in the United States to talk about covering Election 2020. Since then, President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and then acquitted by the Senate. Worldwide, the coronavirus pandemic has caused devastation, with the U.S. suffering more deaths than any other country:
Schools have been closed for several months. Presidential primaries have taken place, many after delays put in place because of the pandemic. And in late May, the Black Lives Matter movement began to lead worldwide protests for social justice after the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.
Before I could finish reporting one story, another event would overtake it. This left me feeling stressed and confused. I decided to create a timeline to show what has happened in 2020 and where our country might be headed.