I wouldn’t blame you at all if the name “James Knox Polk” didn’t jog much in your memory. Our eleventh president has been largely ignored both by textbooks and pop culture. He had no tragic assissination story, nor was his personality particularly fiery or over the top.
What better way to celebrate President’s Day than to visit a former President and First Lady of the United States! President and Mrs. Carter were on hand at the historic Plains High School to answer questions previously provided by students from across the state of Georgia.
I thought once the kids got out of elementary school that the days of passing out Valentines Day cards was over. Not so - Aidan created this set of Presidential Valentines Day Cards for extra credit in his 11th grade AP American History Class. This was a no brainer for the future Presidential Historian and he had a lot of fun creating them - maybe too much fun! . Let's see if you can guess who each President is by leaving a comment below.
Out of all the chief executives that have served the United States, 17th President Andrew Johnson has gone down as one of the worst. His attempts at unifying the country after the havoc of civil war only increasingly earned him disapproval from a Congress that would eventually have him impeached. However, there’s more to this man than just a lackluster presidency, and the modest town of Greeneville, Tennessee showcases this legacy brilliantly.
I so looked forward to attending the 2018 Revolutionary War Weekend at Mount Vernon, Virginia. I had never seen a Revolutionary War Reenactment - and certainly none at this level. I was very impressed with the amount of participation in both the Crown and Allied Forces encampments.
In the summer of 2016, our family embarked on a massive two week Revolutionary War themed road trip from Gainesville, Florida to Boston. It all started with a Monopoly Game.
Like most American history nerds, my 14 yo son Aidan and I could not get enough of Hamilton: An American Musical. We decided to make a custom Hamilton themed Monopoly board for Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast and crew of the New York Cast.