What's It All About?

Hi! I am Michaela. I have loved history since I was six years old. I was reading chapter books about Abraham Lincoln by then. When I was seven I started to learn and read about more United States presidents and their lives. I became fascinated with history. In this blog I will share with you my love for history and the things we learn from the past.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

President's day

I am sorry that I haven't been doing my blog, but I have been busy. Well I have a few fun facts on the first , second , and third presidents. I got this info from some flash cards that I have.

George Washington: 

  • Born on February 22,1732
  • Died December 14,1799
  • Terms of office: April 30,1789-March 3,1797
  • His father and brother educated him
  • Turned down the offer of being king to America
  • Married a wealthy widow and helped raise her children from a previous marriage 
  • Served as commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War
  • The only president to be elected unanimously
John Adams:
  • Born October 30,1735
  • Died July 4,1826
  • Term of office: March 4,1797- March 3,1801
  • opposed unfair british taxes
  • Helped to write Declaration of Independence in 1776
  • Also helped Write Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War in 1783
  • Was the first vice president and served under the first president, George Washington
  • Was the first president to live in the White House
  • He died 50 years after signing the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson:
  • Born April 13,1743
  • Died July 4,1826
  • Terms of office: March 4,1801-March 3,1809
  • Founded the University of Virginia
  • Was governor of Virginia
  • He designed his own home, Monticello
  • He invented a type of copying machine
  • He is known as the father of the Declaration of Independence
  • Bought Louisiana from Napoleon which doubled the size of the United States
  • He sent Louis and Clark on their famous expedition
  • He was a politician, educator, architect, inventor, musician, and a writer.
These facts are from the Brighter Child, U.S. Presidents. Please comment on which president you thought was the most interesting. Thank You.