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Five Poorest U.S. Presidents

Most of us picture the U.S. President as a rich person. While most of them are rich people, these five people were the poorest U.S. Presidents.

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Posted by Jimm - October 29, 2012 at 12:40 am

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Presidents In The Classroom: 5 Teachers Who Became President

Presidential TeachersTeachers are the reason we know how to read and write.  They taught us mathematics and science.  If we decided to further our educations with college, they were the ones to instruct us in the careers we have chosen.  Even teachers have lofty goals, though, and some of them actually believed – and succeeded in becoming President of the United States.  The following five people didn’t start out life planning to be the leader of the free world.  They just ended up there… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - June 1, 2011 at 8:01 am

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Five Other U.S. Presidents Who Fired Generals

The news is busy today with the firing of General Stanley McChrystal, the administration’s leading General in the war in Afghanistan and replacing him with General David Petraeus, the former lead General for the Bush administration during the war in Iraq.  I have already seen reports criticizing Obama for his response, yet, even if he kept McChrystal on as the General, there would have been commentary from the media.  This got me to thinking, “What other Generals have been fired through American History?”  The founding fathers were deeply concerned about the presence of a standing army, having witnessed how European armies had been used against civilians to collect taxes and to brutally keep the population under control.  Having the President as Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces helps prevent a coup from happening.  Here are five other times the President had to act like Donald Trump and say, “You’re Fired!” Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - June 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm

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Five People Born on January 29

jan29Today is January 29, 2010 and the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.  There are 336 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 1057 days till the end of the current cycle.  On this date in 1845, The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published.   Here are five people that share a birthday on this day: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - January 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm

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