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Surprising Facts about US Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

As a young boy, Theodore Roosevelt often struggled to breathe at night because of his asthma. Although modern doctors would be appalled, Roosevelt’s doctors suggested that the boy smoke cigars to improve his symptoms. 439 more words

Franklin Roosevelt

They Partied On

On the evening of March 4, 1901, men and women in formal dress began drifting in to the Pension Building to attend the inaugural ball for William McKinley, who had been sworn in to his second term as president earlier that day.  583 more words


March 4: Old Inauguration Day

Historically, March 4 is a day for beginning.  In 1789, it was the day the federal government first convened under the US Constitution. From that date through 1933, it was the day when presidents–from George Washington through FDR–were inaugurated.  75 more words


A friend of a friend-Howie Franklin and David Branch-March 4

One thing I have learned is that good friends have other good friends. This is a series of stories about “friends of my friends”. The post below is the story for March 4, 2015. 904 more words

A Friend Of A Friend

Historical Nonfiction Text for High School

Kennedy’s Last Days: The Assassination That Defined a Generation

By Bill O’Reilly


Published: 2013. Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

Hardcover: 318 pages. ISBN: 978-0-8050-9802-0… 438 more words

Lincoln at 52

In November 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States.  By the time he turned 52, on February 12, 1861, the Union was crumbling.  520 more words


Evaluating Presidents Today

The highly subjective task of ranking US Presidents… is best left to historians.  But, there is no guarantee that an unbiased assessment will be produced by academics trained in the discipline of history.  347 more words