History for Kids – Today is James Buchanan’s Birthday

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James Buchanan

James Buchanan was an o.k. president. He wasn ‘t great like Lincoln though. He was the 15th President of United States. He was the only president that was not married. His niece acted as First Lady. He was born on April 23rd, 1791 in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania. He died on June 1st, 1868, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His vice president was John Cabell Breckinridge. His time as president lasted from 1857 – 1861. James Buchanan thought they didn ‘t need a debate over slavery because the Constitution said slavery was allowed.   Again some think ” all men are created equal” some still don’t think that thought. I think America is a great place but we still can always keep improving on America.

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Harriet Lane

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History for Kids – Today is Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday

imagesHappy Birthday Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was our 3rd president. He wrote the draft of the Declaration of Independence.  He was born in Shadwell, Goochland [ now Albemarle ] Country, Va. His nickname was Fiddlin’ Thomas. He had two terms  as president. He died on July 4th, 1826 at Monticello, Charlottes, Va.  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were not good friends when they met but they became friends later.. They both died on July 4th, 1826. When John Adams died his last words were ” Jefferson survives”. What he didn’t know that Thomas had died a hour earlier.

Thomas Jefferson did the Louisiana Purchase. Then he sent Lewis and Clark and 30 others out to discover those lands. They were called the Core of Discovery. They met Sacagawea and Charbonneau. He wanted them to see if there was a Northwest Passage to the ocean but there was no Northwest Passage. Thomas Jefferson was a great president.

History for Kids – Today is John Tyler’s Birthday

imagesHappy birthday John Tyler! John Tyler was our 10th president the United States. He was born in the year 1790 in Charles City Country, Va. He died on January 18, 1862 in Richmond, Va. John Tyler lived for 82 years. John Tyler had the largest family ever to live in the white house. He had  15 children. He had two wives but not at the same time. His first wife Letitia had 8 children and his second wife Julia had 7 children. John and his wives had something called a party for kids. When William Henry Harrison died John Tyler became president. John Tyler said that when a president dies the vice president should become president. Also, John Tyler is my 3rd favorite president. President John Tyler was a very amazing guy.