A History of the State of the Union Address

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” (The more things change, the more they stay the same.) – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr The State of the Union address began with George Washington.  A quick look at his speech and you can see how history repeats itself. On January 8, 1790, Washington spoke before Senators andContinue reading “A History of the State of the Union Address”

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July 4th Trivia for the 2013 celebration

Which three presidents died on the Fourth of July?John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.  Adams, the second president, and Jefferson, the third president, both died on the same day in 1826, Monroe died in 1831. (Thanks to David Gurowsky for catching a typo on the dates.) What other presidents died close to the 4thContinue reading “July 4th Trivia for the 2013 celebration”