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18th Century


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born February 22, 1732
     George Washington   
The Real George Washington - YouTube  National Geographic
CHILDREN'S BOOK PULLED DEPICTING HAPPY SLAVES - YouTube 
“A Birthday Cake for George Washington”
Virginia

8579 150222  February 22, 1732
  Happy birthday George Washington!   
Real Life Adventures Comic Strip, February 22, 2015 on GoComics.com  by Gary Wise & Lance Aldrich
Funnies

8522 150216  Third Monday of February, President's Day  February 16, 2015  Happy birthday George Washington! 
February 22, 1732

George Washington | whitehouse.gov  The first President of the United States
George Washington Biography 
General, U.S. President
George Washington - Wikipedia 
February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799
George Washington - U.S. Presidents - HISTORY.com
Washington's Birthday - Wikipedia

3 Shocking Facts You Didn’t Know About Presidents Day | TIME  02/13/2015
Historical rankings of Presidents of the United States - Wikipedia

Strange facts about American presidents  MSN, 02/16/2015
 
13079 170804  Washington receives highest Freemason rank - Aug 04, 1753 - HISTORY.com
Freemasonry - Wikipedia
Presidents:    George Washington    #1

13787 180106  Two future presidents marry respective sweethearts - Jan 06, 1759 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    George Washington    #1    |    George H.W. Bush    #41

14322 180517  Washington criticizes “taxation without representation” - May 17, 1769 - HISTORY.com
No Taxation Without Representation - YouTube

American Revolution
Presidents:     George Washington    #1

Washington assumes command - Jul 03, 1775 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:     George Washington    #1

13645 171205  Phi Beta Kappa is founded while army flounders - Dec 05, 1776 - HISTORY.com
Phi Beta Kappa Society - Wikipedia
Phi Beta Kappa Society William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
Presidents:    George Washington    #1

13732 171225  Washington leads troops on raid at Trenton, New Jersey - Dec 25, 1776 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    George Washington    #1 

13636 171204   Washington bids farewell to his officers - Dec 04, 1783 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    George Washington    #1

12149 170107  First U.S. presidential election - Jan 07, 1789 - HISTORY.com 

13543 171113  First presidential tour concludes - Nov 13, 1789 - HISTORY.com
Presidents    George Washington    #1     

13686 171215   The Bill of Rights becomes law - Dec 15, 1791 - HISTORY.com  
Presidents:    George Washington    #1

13988 180220  George Washington signs the Postal Service Act - Feb 20, 1792 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    George Washington    #1    |    Benjamin Franklin 

14161 180405  Washington exercises first presidential veto - Apr 05, 1792 - HISTORY.com
List of United States presidential vetoes - Wikipedia

Presidents    George Washington    #1

13399 171013  White House cornerstone is laid - Oct 13, 1792 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    George Washington
    #1    |    John Adams    #2
Washington, D.C.
    
James Hoban - Wikipedia 
1755 – December 8, 1831, an Irish architect, best known for designing the White House in Washington, D.C.

13182 17082 George Washington writes to Henry Lee - Aug 26, 1794 - HISTORY.com
Henry Lee III - Wikipedia 
Major-General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee III, January 29, 1756 – March 25, 1818, an early American Patriot and politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress.
Presidents:    George Washington    #1    |    Thomas Jefferson    #3

13281 170917   Washington prepares final draft of farewell address - Sep 17, 1796 - HISTORY.com  
Presidents:    George Washington    #1

13680 171214   First U.S. President George Washington dies - Dec 14, 1799 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    George Washington    #1

12771 170522   Martha Washington dies - May 22, 1802 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    George Washington     #1 

13250 170910  Andrew Jackson shuts down Second Bank of the U.S. - Sep 10, 1833 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Andrew Jackson    #7    |    George Washington    #1

13056 170730  President Eisenhower signs “In God We Trust” into law - Jul 30, 1956 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34    |    George Washington    #1

born September 6, 1757    Marquis de Lafayette
Marquis de Lafayette biography.com
Washington's Generals Marquis de Lafayette - YouTube
Liberty's Kids #22 Lafayette Arrives - YouTube
The French Aristocrat Who Helped George Washington Defeat The British  Forbes, 07/10/2016
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette - Wikipedia 
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, 6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834, in the U.S. often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830. ...
Presidents:  #1  George Washington

6001 140514  Watch the Washington Monument renovated - in 80 seconds  (USA TODAY, 05/12/2014)
Washington Monument (U.S. National Park Service)

Washington, D.C.

11572 160809    born August 2, 1754    Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Almanac: The designer of Washington, D.C. - YouTube

A Brief History of Pierre L’Enfant and Washington, D.C. Arts & Culture Smithsonian
Pierre Charles L'Enfant - Wikipedia
  August 2, 1754 – June 14, 1825, a French-born American architect and civil engineer best known for designing the layout of the streets of Washington, D.C., the L'Enfant Plan. ...
◄ US Capitol, Washington [HD] ► - YouTube
The L'Enfant and McMillian Plans  NPS
National Mall and Memorial Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

Washington D.C. 

11858 161105     born c. 519 BC    Cincinnatus
Cincinnatus - the hero who saved Rome - History in an Hour
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus - Wikipedia  Lucius Quinctius or Quintius Cincinnatus, c. 519–430 BC, a Roman patrician, statesman, and military leader of the early Republic who became a legendary figure of Roman virtues—particularly Roman manliness and civic virtue—by the time of the Empire. ...  His success and immediate resignation of his near-absolute authority with the end of this crisis (traditionally dated to 458 BC) has often been cited as an example of outstanding leadership, service to the greater good, civic virtue, lack of personal ambition, and modesty. As a result, he has inspired a number of organizations and other entities, some named in his honor. ...
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus - Republican Leader of Rome
Cincinnatus- A person with curly hair, sin-si-NAT-əs, Latin on BellyBallot
Society of the Cincinnati - Wikipedia
Fifty Famous Stories Retold 24 -- The Story of Cincinnatus - YouTube
Adventures from the Book of Virtues Cincinnatus - YouTube
Cincinnatus: Ancient Roman Hero - YouTube
The Story of Cincinnatus and George Washington | Old Western Culture by Wes Callihan - YouTube
Ohio,
Cincinnati - Wikipedia  | 
Presidents:  George Washington    #1
Presidential Election 2016:  Clinton vs. Trump 


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born October 30, 1735     John Adams    #2 
John Adams - U.S. Presidents - HISTORY.com
#02 John Adams - YouTube
John Adams - Wikipedia 
October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826, an American lawyer, author, statesman, and diplomat. He served as the second President of the United States (1797–1801), the first Vice President (1789–1797), and as a Founding Father was a leader of American independence from Great Britain.
John Adams (TV Mini-Series 2008) - IMDb
John Adams - Declaration of Independence - YouTube

Washington seeks John's advice - John Adams - YouTube
Ambassador John Adams meets King George III - YouTube
Presidents    John Adams    #2    |    John Quincy Adams    #6    
Massachusetts

13452 171025  John Adams marries Abigail Smith - Oct 25, 1764 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    John Adams    #2

Adams passes first of Alien and Sedition Acts - Jun 18, 1798 - HISTORY.com 

John Adams on the Alien & Sedition Acts - YouTube

Presidents:    John Adams    #2    |    Thomas Jefferson    #3

Home | Library of Congress
Library of Congress established - Apr 24, 1800 - HISTORY.com

Presidents:    John Adams    #2    |    Thomas Jefferson    #3    |    James Madison    #4

14316 180515  President John Adams orders federal government to Washington, D.C. - May 15, 1800 - HISTORY.com
Pennsylvania  |  Washington, D.C.
Presidents:     John Adams    #2

President John Adams moves into a tavern in Washington, D.C. - Jun 03, 1800 - HISTORY.com
John & Abigail Adams Move into the President's Mansion - YouTube
President Adams leaves office - YouTube

Presidents    John Adams    #2

Death of the founding fathers - Jul 04, 1826 - HISTORY.com
When three presidents died on the Fourth of July, Americans saw the work of God - LA Times
Deaths of Adams and Jefferson, July 4, 1826 - YouTube
The Letters of Adams and Jefferson - YouTube
Presidents:    John Adams    #2    |    Thomas Jefferson    #3    |    James Monroe    #5
Independence Day

10464 151121     November 22, 1744    Happy birthday Abigail Adams!
Abigail Adams - U.S. First Lady - Biography.com

Abigail Adams - YouTube
Abigail Adams Was Brilliant - YouTube

Abigail Smith Adams | whitehouse.gov
Portraits of the U.S. First Ladies | The White House

Abigail Adams - Wikipedia 
November 22 [O.S. November 11] 1744 – October 28, 1818, the wife of John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams.
Abigail Adams asks her husband to “remember the ladies” - Mar 31, 1776 - HISTORY.com
Women's Suffrage  |  President's Day   


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Intro To The 56 Signers - YouTube
56 Men - Signers of the Declaration of Independence - YouTube


Founding Fathers of the United States


10731 160118    January 17, 1706     Happy birthday Benjamin Franklin!
THE LIFE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - Discovery History Biography (full documentary) - YouTube
Animated Hero Classics Benjamin Franklin - YouTube
8341 150124-0125  January 17, 1706  Happy birthday Benjamin Franklin!  
Benjamin Franklin Biography  Writer, Inventor, Scientist

Benjamin Franklin - Wikipedia 
January 17, 1706  – April 17, 1790
Benjamin Franklin - American Revolution - HISTORY.com
Benjamin Franklin Quotes - BrainyQuote
Founding Fathers of the United States - Wikipedia
America's Founding Fathers - Delegates to the Constitutional Convention


born April 19, 1721   
Roger Sherman
Biography.com  Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman - YouTube
Roger Sherman - Wikipedia 
April 19, 1721 – July 23, 1793, an early American lawyer and statesman, as well as a Founding Father of the United States. ...
Intro To The 56 Signers - YouTube
56 Men - Signers of the Declaration of Independence - YouTube
Massachusetts

born September 27, 1722    Samuel Adams 
Samuel Adams - American Revolution - HISTORY.com
Sons of Liberty - Ep. 3 Independence - Sam Adams' Speech to Congress - YouTube
Samuel Adams and the American revolution - YouTube
Liberty`s Kids #01 The Boston Tea Party (1-2) - YouTube  1/2 & 2/2
Samuel Adams - Wikipedia 
September 27, 1722 – October 2, 1803, an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. ...  He was a second cousin to President John Adams.
Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company) - Wikipedia
Ask HISTORY: Did all the founding fathers wear wigs? Video - Samuel Adams - HISTORY.com


born February 5, 1723    John Witherspoon
John Witherspoon - Educator - Biography.com

Signers of the Declaration of Independence
John Witherspoon - Wikipedia  John Knox Witherspoon, February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794, a Scottish-American Presbyterian minister and a Founding Father of the United States. Witherspoon embraced the concepts of Scottish Common Sense Realism, and while president of the College of New Jersey (1768–94; now Princeton University), became an influential figure in the development of the United States' national character. Politically active, Witherspoon was a delegate from New Jersey to the Second Continental Congress and a signatory to the July 4, 1776, Declaration of Independence. He was the only active clergyman and the only college president to sign the Declaration. ...
Witherspoon, John  Alexander Leitch, A Princeton Companion, copyright Princeton University Press (1978)
John Witherspoon - YouTube.


1776 (Excerpt of Signing Declaration of Independence) - YouTube
56 Men - Signers of the Declaration of Independence - YouTube
John Adams - Declaration of Independence - YouTube
John Adams - God Save America (HQ) Independence Speech - YouTube

Reese Witherspoon is NOT a descendant of John Witherspoon, Signer of the Declaration of Independence | Josh Blackman's Blog

born December 11, 1725    George Mason
George Mason - - Biography.com

George Mason: Forgotten Founder, He Conceived the Bill of Rights | Smithsonian
George Mason - Wikipedia  December 11, 1725 – October 7, 1792, a Virginia planter and politician, and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, one of three men who refused to sign. His writings have been a significant influence on political thought and events, including substantial portions of the Fairfax Resolves of 1774, the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776, and his Objections to this Constitution of Government (1787) in opposition to ratification of the constitution. The Virginia Declaration of Rights, which Mason principally authored, served as a basis for the United States Bill of Rights, of which he has been deemed the father. ...
The Constitution A Dialogue with James Madison & George Mason - YouTube
"George Mason: Patriot of Liberty" A Documentary on George Mason's Life and Legacy - YouTube


10439 151116     November 13, 1732?(, Nov. 8, or Nov. 15)     Happy birthday John Dickinson!
John Dickinson - Journalist, General - Biography.com  November 8, 1732 - February 14, 1808
John Dickinson Plantation pt.1 - YouTube
John Dickinson Plantation pt. 2 - YouTube
John Dickinson (Pennsylvania and Delaware) - Wikipedia  November 13 or 15, 1732 (Nov. 2 or 4, 1732, OS) - February 14, 1808, a Founding Father of the United States, was a solicitor and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware known as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his twelve Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, ...
I Have Looked for Our Rights - YouTube
John Dickinson - YouTube


born January 1, 1735    Paul Revere
Paul Revere Biography  Folk Hero, 1735 - 1818
Paul Revere - Mini Biography - YouTube

Paul Revere - Wikipedia   January 1, 1735  –  May 10, 1818, an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for alerting the Colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride".

born May 29, 1736    Patrick Henry
Biography.com 
Patrick Henry 
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death - YouTube
Patrick Henry - Wikipedia  
May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799, an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, ...

10758 160123  January 23, 1737    Happy birthday John Hancock!
Biography.com  John Hancock
John Hancock - YouTube

John Hancock - Wikipedia  January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793, an American merchant, smuggler, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term "John Hancock" has become, in the United States, a synonym for a signature. ....


8466 150209  February 9, 1737  Happy birthday Thomas Paine!
Thomas Paine Quotes - BrainyQuote

Founding Fathers of the United States - Wikipedia
Presidents & Founding Fathers
4897 140129  O.S. January 29, 1737  From the Archives: Happy 277th Birthday to Thomas Paine - Tom Meyers's Blog - Fort Lee, NJ Patch  (FortLeePatch, Tom Meyer, 01/29/2014
Thomas Paine Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com  February 9, 1737 - June 8, 1809  Occupation: Inventor, Political Leader, Journalist
Thomas Paine  UShistory.org
Thomas Paine - Wikipedia  English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary
Thomas Paine - Common Sense - YouTube

born January 21, 1738    Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen--Benedict Arnold and Ft Ticonderoga - YouTube
The Story of Ethan Allen - YouTube
Biography.com  Ethan Allen
Green Mountain Boys (Animated Historical Fiction) - YouTube 
Ethan Allen - Wikipedia
 January 21, 1738 – February 12, 1789, a farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher, writer, lay theologian, and American Revolutionary War patriot, hero, and politician. He is best known as one of the founders of the U.S. state of Vermont, and for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga early in the American Revolutionary War along with Benedict Arnold....
Ethan Allen is captured - Sep 25, 1775 - HISTORY.com
Connecticut  |  Vermont

born December 23, 1745    John Jay
Biography.com  John Jay
John Jay - Wikipedia 
December 23, 1745 (December 12, 1745 OS) – May 17, 1829, an American statesman, Patriot, diplomat, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, signer of the Treaty of Paris, and first Chief Justice of the United States (1789–95). ...
John Jay: The Reluctant Revolutionary - YouTube
Jay's Treaty - YouTube
John Jay - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

10490 151127     November 27, 1746    Happy birthday Robert R. Livingston!
Robert R. Livingston - Diplomat, Lawyer - Biography.com
Robert Livingston  The American Revolutionary War
Robert R. Livingston (chancellor) - Wikipedia 
November 27, 1746 (Old style November 16) – February 26, 1813, an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was known as "The Chancellor", ... 
Founding Fathers of the United States - Wikipedia


born January 11, 1755    Alexander Hamilton
Biography.com   with a video     Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton - Wikipedia  January 11, 1755 or 1757 - July 12, 1804, a Founding Father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first voter-based political party, the Father of the United States Coast Guard, and the founder of The New York Post. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, ...
Hamilton A founding father takes to the stage - YouTube
Alexander Hamilton Rap (whitehouse version with subtitles) - YouTube
ESPN covers Hamilton Burr Duel - YouTube
Aaron Burr - U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative, Lawyer - Biography.com


born June 6, 1755    Nathan Hale
Biography.com 
Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale - Wikipedia 
June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776, an American soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. His last words before being hanged were purported to be "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." ...
Liberty's Kids #16 One Life to Lose - YouTube

Nathan Hale, American Spy... What His Sacrifice Means on Our Independence Day - YouTube

born September 24, 1755    John Marshall 
John Marshall  biography.com
John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation - YouTube
Marbury v. Madison - YouTube
John Marshall - Wikipedia 
September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835, the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1801–1835). His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and many say made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. ...
John Marshall History Project - YouTube
Colony of Virginia - Wikipedia, British America - Wikipedia
Virginia
Presidents:    John Adams    #2    |    Thomas Jefferson    #3  ..

born October 16, 1758    Noah Webster
Biography.com  Noah Webster
Noah Webster - Wikipedia 
October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843, an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education".
Noah Webster Biosketch - YouTube
Noah Webster House -- Connecticut's Cultural Treasures - YouTube
Who was Noah Webster? - Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts - YouTube
Merriam-Webster - Wikipedia
Biography.com  Samuel Johnson
How the English Language Came About, Different Spellings, Johnson and Webster Dictionaries - YouTube
Connecticut  |  Presidents:  George Washington #1,  Andrew Jackson  #7

10727 160117    January 14, 1741    Benedict Arnold was born.
Biography.com 
Benedict Arnold
American Revolution e10 - Biography_Benedict Arnold-Triumph and Treason - YouTube

Benedict Arnold - Wikipedia  January 14, 1741 – June 14, 1801, a general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army. ...  Because of the way he changed sides, his name quickly became a byword in the United States for treason or betrayal. His conflicting legacy is recalled in the ambiguous nature of some of the memorials that have been placed in his honor...  


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