Tag Archive for ‘George Washington’
What was America’s largest city in 1790?
Before 1776, the date of July 4 was not a happy one in Washington’s life. What was he doing that day?
The signers of the Declaration of Independence. A printer, a politician, a duelist, a Connecticut Yankee and the most famous signature in U.S. history
Who were the 56 signers of the Declaration and what became of them?
For the inauguration he was dressed in a brown suit, white silk stockings, and shoes with silver buckles,
We mistakenly call the third Monday in February”Presidents Day.” But. Really it is George Washington’s Birthday –federally speaking that is.
Who Said It? “The Negros thus bound, are (by their Masters or Mistresses) to be taught to read & write; and to be brought up to some useful occupation”
To mark the birthday of American Eli Whitney on December 8, 1765, here is a short video about the Connecticut-born inventor’s most famous “invention,” the Cotton Gin. This was created as my first contribution to Ted-Ed: “Lessons Worth Sharing.” This portrait of the inventor is by another inventor– Samuel F.B. Morse who was a well-known […]
Thirty years ago, on March 8, 1983, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech best know as the “evil empire” speech. He also quoted Thomas Paine- an odd choice.
Yes the day we celebrate on the third Monday in February is really called “George Washington’s Birthday.”