Happy Presidents Day! We hope you are all enjoying a day off from work and school. But do you knowwhy Americans celebrate this holiday in the first place? While it's intended to recognize all of the Presidents of the United States (Oh hey, Obama!), it specifically honors Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, since their birthdays fall around this time of year. Let's learn more about #16, #1, and all of the important POTUSes of the past — and how to make the most of our three-day weekend.
Many people have a favorite (and not so favorite) President. Don't miss our American History Expert's picks for 10 most influential US Presidents. Do you agree with the rankings — and did your favorite make the list?
Last Wednesday, February 12, we celebrated Abraham Lincoln's 205th birthday. Honest Abe was known for leading the country through the Civil War, taking huge steps toward ending slavery, and writing some of the most memorable speeches in American history.
Most of us enjoy the long holiday weekend vegging on the couch or with a shopping spree at the mall. But did you know early Americans traditionally celebrated Washington's birthday with tasty cherry treats? It makes sense when you remember the popular myth about good ol' George chopping down a cherry tree as a young boy. Now what should we make first?