Monday, February 20, 2006

Celebrating Presidents Day 2006

There are a lot of interesting articles about the Presidents of the United States either linked from or on the pages of the National Archives. Here are some of the ones I read tonight:

The Surprising George Washington
Our first president was also our first ex-president,and this article touches upon what that meant as well as busting a few myths about his life.

Thomas Jefferson and the Patent Act of 1793
A look at how Secretary of State Jefferson attempted to influence Congress on the passage of the patent act.

Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Very readable. I could almost envision myself sitting next to the radio, listening to these chats.

Mutual Admiration and a Few Jokes:
The Correspondence of Harry Truman with Groucho and Harpo Marx

Sixty Years Later, the Story of PT-109 Still Captivates

With Easter Monday You Get Egg Roll at the White House

Happy Presidents Day.

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