Happy Presidents’ Day

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Take a moment to read a biography or watch a documentary on your favorite president this holiday.  You don’t need to restrict your intellectual curiosity to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. American presidential history is full of complicated, contradictory, compelling, and even admirable figures. Discover one.

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J. G. Francis, Washington’s Birthday, 1878 (Courtesy of New York Public Library)

 

Happy Presidents’ Day

If you’re fortunate enough to enjoy the day off from school or work, take a moment to honor and learn about your favorite president. Read a book or watch a documentary about him (and some day her).

Who knows? Our past might rescue us from the present.

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(Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

 

Happy Presidents’ Day

George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. Abraham Lincoln. Franklin Roosevelt.

America has produced brilliant, bold, and inspiring leaders. These presidents shaped our nation, culture, and society. They guided the American public through harrowing events and called upon the best traits of our national character. Admittedly, they were not without their faults and failings. But, who isn’t?  Continue reading