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US Presidents Links

 George Washington:

Rediscovering George Washington  (pbs.org)
("George Washington lived sixty-seven years, from 1732 to 1799. During his last twenty-four years—more than a third of his life—he was the foremost man in America, the man on whom the fate of his country depended more than on any other man.")

President George Washington - The Greatest Man in the World  (youtube.com)
("Narration on the life of George Washington by David McCullough.")

George Washington, the Indispensable Man  (FoxNews.com)
("George Washington was called the indispensable man."  Comments on George Washington after reading  "The Real George Washington.")

George Washington  (history.com)
("How did George Washington turn a rag-tag group of men into a disciplined fighting machine?")

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George Washington - People who Founded America
  (peoplefinders.com)
("George Washington is regarded as an American Hero who was behind the establishment of the United States as a nation ...")

   

Abraham Lincoln:

THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM  (lincolnlibraryandmuseum.com)
("This unofficial fan site is primarily dedicated to the creation and celebration of the Visitor Experience at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.")

Abraham Lincoln Online  (showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln.html)
("Your Source for Lincoln News and Information")

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24 Vintage Photographs of Abe Lincoln Being Awesome
  (mentalfloss.com)
(Abraham Lincoln’s personal secretary John Nicolay believed that no photograph could capture Honest Abe’s essence: “There are many pictures of Lincoln,” he said, “[but] there is no portrait of him.”)

The Gettysburg Address
  (audio)
  (YouTube video)

   

   

John F. Kennedy:

Ask Not  (YouTube.com)
("Kennedy speech in 1961
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We Choose to go to the Moon  (YouTube.com)
("JFK's eternal speech at Rice University on September 12th, 1962 setting the goal of the space race during the 1960's.")

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The Decision to Go to the Moon
  (nasa.gov)
("President John F. Kennedy's May 25, 1961 Speechbefore a Joint Session of Congress")

     

Ronald Reagan:

  

 

 

 

The Challenger Disaster:

  
Address on the Challenger Disaster (YouTube video)
 
("An address to the nation from the Oval Office on an evening scheduled for the State of the Union address. The space shuttle Challenger was supposed to be the first mission to put a civilian into space. He reminds his audience of the bravery and dedication of those who were killed on the shuttle.")

   
  Address on the Space Shuttle "Challenger" (January 28, 1986) (millercenter.org)

("President Reagan gives this address to the nation from the Oval Office on an evening scheduled for the State of the Union address. The space shuttle Challenger was supposed to be the first mission to put a civilian into space. He reminds his audience of the bravery and dedication of those who were killed on the shuttle.")

 The Humor of Ronald Reagan   (YouTube.com)
 
(Like the title says.)

Yes, we can  (YouTube video)
 
(Long before anyone ever heard of Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan challenged Americans to hope, to dream, to believe.... In themselves.)

"Courage" - Margaret Thatcher's thoughts on Ronald Reagan   (freerepublic.com)
 
(Delivered by The Right Honorable The Baroness Thatcher at The Heritage Foundation's "Leadership for America" Gala, December 10, 1997)

Why we must fight  (youtube video)
from  A Time for Choosing Speech, 1964

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The Movie That Saved Ronald Reagan’s Life
(awesomebmovies.com)
("I will now demonstrate the power of cinema, and believe it or not, how 2 movies would decide the fate of 1 man, 1 country and possibly even… the world.")

   
Barack Obama:


President Obama: Take Time to Be a Dad  (adage.com)
(Good message - Take time to be a Dad, today.
)

  Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Army Sergeant  (YouTube.com)
("
Salvatore Giunta, an Army staff sergeant who stepped into the line of fire to help a pair of comrades on the Afghan battlefield, was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama Tuesday. (Nov. 16)" 2010)

Speech On Osama Bin Laden's Death  (YouTube.com)
("Footage of his speech on May 1st 2011 In The White House
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Interesting facts about some of the US Presidents:

Did You Know? - Andrew Old Hickory Jackson   (AuthorsDen.com)
(Did you know these interesting facts about the 7th President of the United States Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson? )

Just Another Day at the Office  (FoxNews.com)
(This slideshow gives highlights at times various presidents gave speeches from the Oval Office )

Our faithful heritage  (Dayspring.com)
(From the words of Washington and Lincoln.)

The Net Worth of the U.S. Presidents: From Washington to Obama  (theatlantic.com)
("We have taken into account hard assets such as land, estimated lifetime savings based on work history, inheritance, homes, and money paid for services ...")

Presidential Powers  (nationalparalegal.edu)
(From the Constitution - Article II, Section 2, clause 2)

Which three of the first five presidents died on July 4th? (wiki.answers.com)
(A good day to die? - S. K. Smith )

   

Civics: Election of the US Presidents:

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A Guide to Presidential Elections  (grabellaw.com)
(The process of electing a president in the United States is virtually continuous... )

   

Summary of all US Presidents:

Presidents (YouTube.com)
(Animaniacs  present US Presidents from Washington to Clinton - S. K. Smith)

Our Presidents  (whitehouse.gov)
(Not as fun as the Animanics -  but it is right from the Whitehouse's official site. - S. K. Smith)

44 US Presidents - George Washington to Barack Obama (flixxy.com)
("44 US Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama morphed to the music Boléro by Ravel.")

  

    

Commentary about US Presidents:

Churchill and the Presidency (YouTube.com)
(159th Hillsdale College Commencement - Mark Helprin)

US Presidents by the Number:
Karen Palumbo of AuthorsDen.com has written articles on each of the U.S. Presidents as listed below:

First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth
Eleventh Twelfth Thirteenth Fourteenth Fifteenth
Sixteenth Seventeenth Eighteenth Nineteenth Twentieth
Twenty-first Twenty-second Twenty-third Twenty-fourth Twenty-fifth
Twenty-sixth Twenty-seventh Twenty-eighth Twenty-ninth Thirtieth
Thirty-first Thirty-second Thirty-third Thirty-fourth Thirty-fifth
Thirty-sixth Thirty-seventh Thirty-eighth Thirty-ninth Fortieth
Forty-first Forty-second Forth-third Forty-fourth

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