Tuesday, 3 March 2009

44 Presidents of US

A long way to catch a dream, enter the White House web page , or its blog and find out about the history the administration, the house, the presidents, pets... facts and fun for all ages.

Did you know that....?
- Before he became president, Lyndon Johnson was a teacher at a small school in South Texas.
- The President's personal office is called the oval office. Any plane he flies on is called Air Force One, and any helicopter is called Marine One.
- In the early part of the 19th century, a network called the Underground Railroad, which received its name in 1831, helped escaped slaves gain freedom. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman helped 300 slaves gain freedom during the 1800s.
- The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship resulting from the diplomatic relationship between the United States and France.
- President John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his collection of essays, Profiles in Courage.
- President Richard M. Nixon was offered a position as a player's representative to the Major League Baseball Players Association in 1965. He declined, stating that he was needed in politics. Nixon served as President from 1969 to 1974.
- Before he became president, Barack Obama was a U.S. Senator. Before that, he was an Illinois State Senator, and before that he was a community organizer in Chicago.

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