Did Theodore Roosevelt Really Invent the US Secret Service?

Did Theodore Roosevelt Really Invent the US Secret Service?

When the name “United States Secret Service “ (USSS) is uttered today, most people conjure up a vision of special agents with super powers slinking around, incognito - no, almost invisible - watching everything that goes on around the President of the United States and protecting the president with unwavering dedication.  But, this isn’t quite a correct vision. And it doesn’t at all describe the first Secret Service agents in our country’s history. 

Once Upon a Time Your State Might Have Been Involved with Decorating the White House For Christmas

Once Upon a Time Your State Might Have Been Involved with Decorating the White House For Christmas

What you say? How? When? Why? Really?

Yes, really! There is disagreement about which president displayed the first White House Christmas tree. But, by all reports, it was Jackie Kennedy who established the tradition of displaying a themed Christmas tree in the Blue Room of the White House (Christmas 1961). Since then at the beginning of each Christmas season the White House receives a beautiful, perfect tree to be decorated and proudly stand in the Blue Room as the official White House Christmas Tree.