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Us Presidents, United In Service

Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and George Washington (Feb. 22).

In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal holiday, the Presidents' Day, to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America.

 



President George Washington

~ George Washington ~

Presidential Number: 1st
Years he was President: 1789-1797
Party Affiliation: Federalist
Fact(s): In May 1775, Washington, one of Virginia's delegates, was elected commander in chief of the Continental Army.

 

~ Personal Info ~

George Washington Farmer Site

Birthday: February 22, 1732
How old would he be this year? 281
School(s) attended: Did not attend college, but studied at home
Wife: Martha Washington
Occupation(s) before he was President: Planter, farmer, soldier
Other way(s) he served: Represented Virginia in the Continental Congress
Height: 6 feet, 2 inches
Favorite Foods: Ice cream, fish
Hobbies or Sports: Fishing, riding horses
Pets: Horse named Nelson

~ Life in America ~

How would he have traveled? Horse and carriage
How would he have communicated with his friends? Letter
U.S. Population when term began: 3,929,214
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 16

~ Three Cornered Hat ~

~ Enjoy making this Craft ~ Cut three 12" X 3" strips of construction paper for each child. Let the children make three-cornered hats like the ones worn in George Washington's Day. Have each child staple together the ends of the three strips of construction paper (making a triangle). Children can then wear their hats for the day.

~ The First 22 Presidents ~

~ The Last 22 Presidents ~

US Presidents, United in Service

President Abraham Lincoln~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Presidential Number: 16th
Years he was President: 1861-1865
Party Affiliation: Republican
Fact(s): He had to struggle for a living. Lincoln's mom died when he was 9. He loved to read.

~ Personal~

Lincoln's old cabin at Knob Creek KY

Birthday: February 12, 1809
How old would he be this year? 204
School(s) attended: Did not attend college, but read at home
Wife: Mary Lincoln
Occupation(s) before he was President: Store clerk, rail-splitter, lawyer
Other way(s) he served: Congressman
Height: 6 feet, 4 inches, tallest president
Favorite Foods: Fruit salad, cheese, crackers
Hobbies or Sports: Walking, wrestling
Pets: Horse

~ Life in America~

How would he have traveled? Horse and carriage, or train
How would he have communicated with his friends? Letter, or telegram
U.S. Population when term began: 31,443,321
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 36

~ Lincoln's Log Cabin ~

~ Enjoy making this craft ~
You will need 1 empty 1/2 pint paper milk carton, rinsed and dried,
a 10"x8" board covered,
1 (16oz) container vanilla or chocolate frosting
1/2 cup shredded coconut, tinted green
Decorations: cheese flavored snack sticks, graham crackers, pretzel sticks,
square cheese crackers, green spearmint candy leaves.
1. Cover the milk carton with foil.
2. Spread 1 side of carton with frosting, decorate with cheese sticks (to look like a log cabin) use 1 section of graham cracker for a door.
3. Frost top of milk carton - top with pretzel sticks
4. spread frosting onto prepared board, sprinkle with coconut. Arrange cheese crackers for a walkway, make log pile out of cheese sticks.
5. Construct a small fence from cheese sticks and pretzel sticks using dabs of frosting to hold together. Place spearmint candy leaves in frosting for trees.

 




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