Oct 302021
 
John Adams

John Adams

John Adams (born Braintree, Massachusetts, 1735; died Quincy, Massachusetts, July 4, 1826) was the second president (1797-1801) of the United States. He was a direct descendant of a Mayflower voyager. Before the Revolutionary War, he helped establish the Sons of Liberty. He was Washington’s vice president, but he felt the position was useless. Children could visit a website at: John Adams.

Louise Borden (born Cincinnati, Ohio, 1949) writes books for children. Her works include The Journey That Saved Curious George and Touching the Sky: The Flying Adventures of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Children can visit her website at: Louise Borden.

Bruce Hale (born Los Angeles, California, 1957) has written and illustrated over 25 books for children. His works include the Chet Gecko series and Snoring Beauty. Children can visit his website at: Bruce Hale.

Eric A. Kimmel (born Brooklyn, New York, 1946) has written more than 50 books for children. Trina Schart Hyman earned a 1990 Caldecott Honor Award for her illustrations in his book Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins. He received Sydney Taylor Book Awards for The Chanukah Guest (1990) and Gershon’s Monster (2000). Children can visit his website at: Eric A. Kimmel.

Emily Price Post (born Baltimore, Maryland, 1872; died New York, New York, September 25, 1960) was a writer. She wrote several books on proper etiquette. For a time she wrote a syndicated column that appeared daily in about two hundred newspapers.

Henry Winkler (born New York, New York, 1945) is an actor, director, and author of eighteen books for children. He collaborates with Lin Oliver on the Hank Zipzer books. Children can visit the Zipzer site at: Hank Zipzer.

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Nov 012021
 
White House

White House

The White House was ready for occupancy in 1800. Building had started in 1792, and John and Abigail Adams were the first President and First Lady to occupy the building. Children can learn more about the White House at: White House.

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Jan 072022
 

flagPresidential elections occurred in the United States for the first time in 1789. Basically George Washington ran unopposed. He received 69 electoral votes. John Adams won 34 electoral votes. Therefore, according to the Constitution at that time, Washington became president, and Adams became vice president. Children can check out an absolutely amazing website and see ANY presidential election result at: http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/.

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Jun 142022
 

Flag Day has been celebrated as a holiday since 1916. John Adams, in 1777, proposed the idea of a flag to the Continental Congress. He went on to describe its colors, stars, and stripes. Children could learn more at: Flag Day.

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Jul 042022
 

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

James Monroe, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson all died on this day. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died hundreds of miles apart but within hours of each other in 1826. James Monroe died in 1831. Older children can read more at: Coincidence.

James Monroe

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