Tag Archive for ‘presidents’

Fort Necessity (Photo: National Park Service)

Pop Quiz: Where was George Washington on July 4, 1754?

Before 1776, the date of July 4 was not a happy one in Washington’s life. What was he doing that day?

The Grand Flag of the Union, first raised in 1775 and by George Washington in early 1776 in Boston. The Stars and Stripes did not become the "American flag" until June 14, 1777. (Author photo © Kenneth C. Davis)

Whatever Became Of…56 Signers? (3d in series)

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

The Grand Flag of the Union, first raised in 1775 and by George Washington in early 1776 in Boston. The Stars and Stripes did not become the "American flag" until June 14, 1777. (Author photo © Kenneth C. Davis)

Whatever Became Of…56 Signers? (2d in a series)

Who were the 56 signers of the Declaration and what became of them?

The Grand Flag of the Union, first raised in 1775 and by George Washington in early 1776 in Boston. The Stars and Stripes did not become the "American flag" until June 14, 1777. (Author photo © Kenneth C. Davis)

Whatever Became Of…56 Signers? (One in a series)

56 Signers. You might know a few. What about the rest of them?

Who Said It (6/4/2014)

Who said, “Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war?”

Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents (Hyperion Paperback-April 15, 2014)

Pop Quiz: Has there been an Atheist President?

Has there been an Atheist President?

Who Said It? (5/19/2014)

  President Lyndon B. Johnson, “The Great Society” Speech (University of Michigan, May 22. 1964) Each year more than 100,000 high school graduates with proved ability do not enter college because they cannot afford it. And if we cannot educate today’s youth, what will we do in 1970 when elementary school enrollment will be five […]

Who Said It (5/12/2014)

President James K. Polk, “Special Message to Congress on Mexican Relations” (May 11, 1846)   Instead of this, however, we have been exerting our best efforts to propitiate her good will. Upon the pretext that Texas, a nation as independent as herself, thought proper to unite its destinies with our own she has affected to […]

President Harry S. Truman
(Photo: Truman Library)

Don’t Know Much About® Harry S. Truman

Harry Truman “Gave’ Em Hell.” I gave him a grade A. Born on May 8, 1884, the 33rd President of the United States.

Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents (Hyperion Paperback-April 15, 2014)

Who Said It? (5/6/2014)

Who said, “We must work to finish the war.”