Presidents

Receiving a Gift is Always Interesting --- Especially if You are the President of the United States!

Receiving a Gift is Always Interesting --- Especially if You are the President of the United States!

Kings and queens, chiefs, premiers, presidents and all manner of heads of state have exchanged gifts almost as long as there has been a civilized world. Gifts have been a symbol of respect between people of different cultures, a symbol of peaceful coexistence and international cooperation, even friendship.

But when our country was a young democracy, our leaders felt that accepting gifts from foreign countries was way too dangerous.

The Importance of Gardens in Early America

The Importance of Gardens in Early America

Why did the new United States of America need gardens? After all not everyone has gardens today. And does anyone care? Today almost everyone has a mobile phone and we could honestly live without one. So, why is it essential that we have one? Every youth measures his/her worth and how well he/she fits-in by having or not having just the right mobile phone. Well, the young Unites States was no different.

Coming To Washington, DC Soon --- A Most Surprising New Look at An Early U.S. President

Coming To Washington, DC Soon --- A Most Surprising New Look at An Early U.S. President

Have you ever thought about it ---- How do we know what our earliest presidents looked like?  Hmm! Well? There is no one living today who has ever seen our early presidents in person. So, think about it! How DO we know what our early presidents REALLY looked like?

Besides Being U.S. Presidents, What is the Most Important Thing George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt Have In Common?

Besides Being U.S. Presidents, What is the Most Important Thing George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt Have In Common?

If you are un-aware of this connection, you definitely need to get to Washington, DC ASAP and do some research in person!

Hint: Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt can be found bobbling around out “in left field”!

White House Pets & Animals

White House Pets & Animals

From the beginning the White House has been pretty open to animals. Perhaps this is because our early presidents were farmers and they had depended on and cared for animals.  Many early presidents brought their own animals or pets to the White House.  So animals and pets have always been welcomed at the White House.

Theodore Roosevelt and Football

Theodore Roosevelt and Football

When Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States the game of football was a popular college sport but a very brutal one!! In one year (1905) 19 college football players died playing the game and another 137 players were seriously injured. The president loved rough and tough activities and he really loved football; his son Teddy, Jr. was playing on the Harvard University team. But the president knew the game was way too rough.