Have you ever thought about what it was like to grow up as the child of one of our nation’s Founding Fathers? Would your life have been like the other “kids on the block” — only your dad was off creating a new nation? Maybe you would have been the kid everyone wanted to be with or be like? Or, maybe you were totally different from every other kid in your neighborhood school?
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.
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.
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.
If you’re coming to Washington, DC and want to know about Abraham Lincoln and his time as President, here are some good ways to get to an up-close look at him ---
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.