Archive for the ‘U.S. Presidents’ Category

JFK officially declared his intent to run for President on January 2, 1960. He won his party’s nomination on July 30, 1960 and on Tuesday November 8, Kennedy defeated Nixon and won the Presidency of the United States. He was sworn in as President on January 20,1961. The most remembered part of his inaugural address is his world famous quote “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” He was assassinated on November 22, 1963 – ending his short lived but world changing Presidency. Read the rest of this entry »

One of the functions of the post office is to issue commemorative stamps. Commemorative stamps commemorate people, places, artwork and ideas and are hot collectibles. Read the rest of this entry »

Ronald Reagan has been an inspiration to countless millions the world over. Nicknamed the Great Communicator, he had the ability to deliver moving speeches that touched the hearts of the masses with their direct style, humor and sincerity. During his long career in politics, he gave a great many speeches – some of which rose to the level of greatness. Perhaps the most memorable phrase one recalls when thinking of Ronald Reagan comes from his speech of 6/12/87. Here in an address at the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall) in Berlin, he uttered the phrase “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” to the thundering applause of all people who were free or sought to be free of tyranny. Read the rest of this entry »

Bill (William Jefferson) Clinton has led a colorful life. Here are some fun facts about his life and career.

As a child, he was given the nickname Bubba – a common southern nickname.

In high school, he played the Saxophone as part of a jazz trio called “Three Blind Mice.”  His passion to play the sax continies to this day.

He graduated from Georgetown University in 1968 and from Yale University Law school in 1973. Read the rest of this entry »

Theodore Roosevelt was a very accomplished U.S. President.  Here are some interesting facts about him.

  1. He graduated from Harvard College in 1880.
  2. He was Vice President under William McKinley
  3. His efforts brought about the treaty between the U.S. and Panama for creating the Panama Canal and setting it up to be under U.S. control. Read the rest of this entry »