Istory of mathematics in secondary school (in the USA)

Why does mathematics seem to be a difficult subject to students in the USA?br /
Whats the importance of mathematics in our lives?br /
The time period covered in this research paper should be between 1861 to 2001br /
*The last page of this research paper should be the work cited in MLA formatbr /
*Be advised that this paper is for a History class (Modern America)
*Attached here is an article to help the writer with this paper…