Presidents’ Day is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. It is usually commemorated in the United States by the closure of government offices, no school, and plenty of mattress sales. However, if you ask people what the holiday is about, you might be surprised by some of the answers. For instance, which President is being remembered? By the name, you might think it is all Presidents of the United States. The apostrophe at the end of the word would indicate that its meaning is plural – as in more than one President. However, some people spell it President’s Day, meaning one President. It’s all very confusing. Here are the answers to some perplexing questions on this national holiday.
What are Great American Myths? What's the story of the Declaration of Independence? Pledge of Allegiance? In God We Trust? Look at these interesting facts!
Did you know that several Presidents were involved in a duel? That's how they settled their differences. Better political duels than those stupid commercials!
[ReviewAZON name=”us” id=”101″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”1426300425″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]How often do we hear “We give money to foreigners all the time. What do they ever do for us?” It is true, that America is a very giving country and that we try to help those in need, but other countries have helped us, as well, along the way. It is ignorant for us to forget those contributions to America. People risked their lives, reputations and talents to help make America become a country, and without them, we probably would still be under English rule. This Independence Day, while we are celebrating with picnics and fireworks, let us not forget the American colonist who bled for our freedom and these five foreigners that gave us the opportunity to say we live in the United States. Here are five foreigners who created America.
[ReviewAZON name=”heroes” id=”61″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0761395482″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]Are tere heroes who were never wounded? Sometimes movies make us believe that the hero lives a dangerous life where there are shoot-outs every five minutes. Most often, there was a lot of downtime in between gun battles. Even still, there were still bullets flying at the people on this list and they could have been killed at anytime in their violent careers, but somehow they escaped injury. That’s an amazing thing, if you think about it, and someone must have been looking out for them when the gunfire started. Each of these men lived a remarkable life and were heroes who were never wounded in their lives. Here are their stories… Read more…
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[ReviewAZON name=”US History” id=”10″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0061965588″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]The United States is a war-like nation. We’ve been at war throughout most of our history and because of this, we have had our share of great generals. Obviously, this list is only an opinion of who was the best generals in history of the U.S. Anyone could come up with a different list and provide a good argument to why they are right. In fact, I welcome other opinions from readers for and against the people on this list. I put these in order of how I personally see them. Read more…