Category Archives: History

Did You Know…? White House Trivia

The White House is the residence of the President of the United States, and this building has some wonderful history relating to the executive leaders through the decades. Instead of writing a “traditional” blog post or essay today, I’ve decided … Continue reading

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6 Things To Know About Air Force One

I grew up with brothers who were crazy about airplanes. I was (still am) crazy about history, so by default, I’ve learned to love aspects of aviation history. This month we’re talking about Presidential Trivia, and I thought it might … Continue reading

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8 Presidents Born In Virginia

You might have noticed that I study Virginia history quite a bit, particularly the in Civil War era. So our first presidential trivia post for this month is about the eight national leaders born in the “Old Dominion State.” Without … Continue reading

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1868: The President On Trial

I’m now ready to write this much-delayed blog post which will conclude August’s series on the Reconstruction Era. Rest assured, I plan to revisit the era in 2018 and address more details. This week’s delay (sorry!) was caused because I … Continue reading

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Edith Roosevelt: Creating An Early 20th Century Image For The First Lady

Did you know there were two Mrs. Roosevelts who served as first ladies? And both their first names started with “E”? (The better-known of the two is Eleanor Roosevelt – Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wife.) However, today’s featured First Lady on … Continue reading

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Abigail Powers Fillmore: Promoting Literature & Education As First Lady

Many First Ladies – especially in the 19th and early 20th Centuries – have hidden in the shadows of history. Many made positive contributions to society, the image of the executive branch, or the White House itself, but these women … Continue reading

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