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Presidential Facts

The Bird of Freedom is also called The Bird of Washington
It is the bald white-headed eagle.

George Washington is known as The Father of His Country. Do you know how he came to be called Father of the Country?

Francis Baily worked in a print shop in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He printed a calendar in the German language because there were so many German-speaking people in Lancaster. On February 22nd he wrote, "Des Landes Vater," which means Father of the Country. Some believe that Henry Knox, Washington’s future secretary of war, was the first to use the phrase in English.

Washington The Man
George Washington was born in Virginia, in 1732. As a matter of fact, eight presidents of the United States were born in Virginia, more than any other state.

George Washington was the only candidate for president in 1789 and again in 1792. John Adams was his vice president in both terms. Washington twice received the unanimous vote of the electoral college, the only president with that distinction. Washington, a distinguished and respected president, would have been elected for a third term in 1799 but he declined.

Dorothy (Leslie’s mother) told her childhood friends that she was born exactly one-hundred and eighty years, to the day, after George Washington. What was Dorothy Sullivan Tryon’s birthday?

Washington The Place
Washington D.C. is the capitol of the United States but there is a state, on the west coast, also called Washington. There are many cities in the U.S. named Washington, is there one in your state? Albert loves to look at maps, he found a city or town named Washington in the following states, can you tell what they are by their postal abbreviation? AR, CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TX, UT, VA, WI.