In combat? Only one.
However, five U.S. Presidents were in the military or military leadership during the World War I years, and we wanted to note their service, highlighting leadership (or rising leadership) during this semi-forgotten conflict. Need a refresher course on why American joined World War I months before its conclusion and why the United States entered the conflict? Check our archives for articles about the American experience during World War I.
Now, on to the presidential trivia… Who served in the military during World War I and in what capacities? Answers ahead! Continue reading
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 looking, take a guess…
Now, read on and enjoy some presidential history and trivia! Continue reading
Theme of the month on Gazette665 in February 2017 is “American First Ladies,” and we’ve picked history and biographies of four presidents’ wives to share with you.
Today, we introduce Dolley Madison, wife of the James Madison who was the fourth president of the United States. Her life, sparkling personality, and precedent setting make Mrs. Madison an exceptional example of an American lady from the founding era of our country’s history. Continue reading
Introducing our February history topic here on Gazette665:
“Presidents of the United States”
Later this month, we’ll celebrate Presidents’ Day. Most of us know about George Washington (1st President) and Abraham Lincoln (16th President), but what about the other 42 men who have been in the executive office?
We won’t have time to study all of them, but I’ll share 4 of my favorite presidents on the Fridays of this month. Also, look for some bonus posts about Americans who were presidents of countries other than the USA…should be some interesting trivia.
On our Facebook page I’ll add extra photos, links to articles, and other cool stuff…so LIKE the Facebook page, if you haven’t already!
U.S. Presidents Resource Page
And finally…here it is: U.S. Presidents Resource Page. (My “Happy Presidents’ Month” gift to all of you.) I’ve compiled a booklist of biographies for all 44 United States Presidents, collected photos on a Pinterest Board, and searched for some of the best websites with additional information about our presidents.
One More Thing…
There’s one thing that would make my February even happier: leave some comments on the blog posts. Drop a line on the Facebook page, and let us know which president you’re reading about.
Hey, you could start right now! Leave a comment and tell us who is your favorite U.S. President and why.
P.S. If you watched the Super Bowl, I hope y’all enjoyed it. Tonight I’m getting a head-start on blog stuff for the month and might begin some Valentine’s Day crafts! I’m not a huge football fan…and, folks, “I cannot tell a lie.”