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Daylight Saving Time is the practice of setting clocks ahead by one hour from Standard Time during the warm parts of the year, so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. The primary purpose of this exercise is to make better use of daylight and conserve energy.
Proposed by George Vernon Hudson in 1895, the concept was not adopted until World War I as a way to conserve coal. The US officially instituted daylight saving time in 1918. However, the idea became largely unpopular, leading to its repeal in 1919. It was not until during World War II that the US saw the return of Daylight Saving Time, after which individual states and communities were allowed to choose whether to observe it or not until a federal law was passed in 1966 standardizing the start and end dates.
Today, most areas of the United States observe Daylight Saving Time, where the time is set forward 1 hour to extend evening daylight and reduce the need for artificial lighting. It begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November, providing an extra hour of evening light during the warmer months of the year.
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