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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jimmy ~ Our 39th President

I was born in Georgia and was the first president to be born in a hospital. 

I studied at the Naval Academy and Georgia Institute of Technology.  

During my presidency, I began the Camp David Peace agreement, I negotiated the Panama Canal Treaty, and learned how to speed read.  

Minutes after my presidential term ended, 52 Americans that were being held captive in the 444-Day Iran hostage crisis were set free.  

I also earned a Nobel Peace Prize.  

Who am I?

Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States
In Office
January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981
Vice President - Walter Mondale

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Jerry ~ Our 38th President

I was born in Nebraska, good at sports, and studied at the University of Michigan Law School and Yale. 

During my presidency, people attempted to assassinate me twice, I signed the Helsinki Agreement, and the Vietnam War ended.  

I died on Boxing Day in California.  

Who am I?

Gerald Ford
38th President of the United States
In Office
August 9, 1974 - January 20, 1977
Vice President - Nelson Rockefeller (1974-1977)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tricky Dick ~ Our 37th President.........

I was born in California and was raised strictly Quaker.   

During my presidency, I lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 and restricted the manufacturing of nuclear missiles.  

I was the first president to visit all 50 states and the first president to visit China.  

I resigned because of my involvement in the Watergate scandal to avoid being impeached.  

Who am I?

Richard Nixon
37th President of the United States
In Office
January 20, 1969 - August 9, 1974
Vice President - Spiro Agnew (1969 - 1973)
Gerald Ford (1973-1974)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Do you know the Symbol of the United States?

Symbols of the United States – Bald Eagle

The national bird of the United States is the bald eagle.

The bald eagle was adopted as the national bird in 1782.

In the wild, the bald eagle can live to be between 30 and 35 years old.

In captivity, they can even reach fifty years old.

Once they are fully grown, their wingspan can reach 7 feet in length.

When a bald eagle dives, they can reach speeds of 100 miles per hour.

They feed on fish, waterfowl, and small mammals.

The bald eagle is strong, majestic, and native to North America.

 All of these characteristics make it an excellent choice for the national bird.

If you’re interested in learning more about the national bird, check out The American Eagle by Lynda Sorenson. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

L.B.J. ~ Our 36th President

I was born in Texas and raised on a ranch. 

I went to Law school and served in the military during World War II.  

I became president after JFK was assassinated and was the first president to have an African-American cabinet member.  

I was president during the conflict in Vietnam and focused many of my efforts on Civil Rights and anti-poverty policies.  

I died hours before the ceasefire agreement was signed with Vietnam.  

Who am I?

Lyndon B. Johnson
36th President of the United States
In Office
November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969
Vice President - None (1963-1965)
Hubert Humphrey (1965-1969)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What is the Connecticut State Aircraft?

Connecticut State Aircraft – Corsair F4U

This airplane has wings that bend, because it was designed to be a carrier based fighter aircraft.

In order for them to take up as little space as possible, the wings were built to fold upward when it was being stored.

The nose of the plane is relatively long because it was built with one of the most powerful engines at that time.

The nose of the plane is so high off the ground, because it was built with a longer propeller blade.

A famous pilot that flew this type of plane was Charles Lindbergh, who flew a non-stop flight from New York to Paris.

A few nicknames that pilots gave this aircraft were “U-Bird” and “The Great Iron Bird”.

If you’re interested in learning more about airplanes, check out The Big Book of Airplanes.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

J.F.K. ~ Our 35th President.......

I was born in Massachusetts, and attended Harvard University.  

There was lots of tragedy in my family, with many of my close family members dying at young ages.  

I was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for my book “Profiles in Courage” and at the age of 43, was elected president, becoming the youngest president ever in the U.S.   

I helped to create the Peace Corps and managed the Cuban Missile Crisis.  

I was assassinated during the third year of my presidency, becoming the youngest president to die in office.  

Who am I?

John F. Kennedy
35th President of the United States
In Office
January 21, 1961 - November 22, 1963
Vice President - Lyndon B. Johnson