Wow, I Bet You Didn’t Know This About Our Presidents!


When I was a young boy growing up, we only learned the basic facts about our nation’s Presidents when we were in Social Studies class. If I knew anything about President Andrew Jackson, it was that he taught his pet parrot to curse. Unfortunately, it was removed from his funeral because it won’t stop cursing,

Here’s another fun fact: President James Buchanan was never married, so his niece served as the first lady!

I am not a historian, but I love history. I found this video and was floored by the things I didn’t know. Now that’s not saying I am going to turn over a new leaf and sink into a dark room with one light and look for national treasure within the President’s manuscripts and biographies, but I wanted to share this with you as President’s Day is upon us.

So sit back and relax for a few minutes. Check out how President James Garfield made May 30 as a non-working day to decorate the graves of people who died in the Civil War, or how President Dwight David Eisenhower suffered heart attacks and poor health. His last words were “I want to go. I’m ready to go. God, take me.”

Wasn’t that a treat? So many things you didn’t know about our leaders, and now you do. Let us know what you thought about this of information and share your opinions below!

Wayne is a freelance writer who was named the 2015 American Conservative Union Blogger of the Year and awarded... More about Wayne Dupree

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