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February Presidents Day




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George Washington

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson





Slide 2

Mount Rushmore Facts

Mount Rushmore Facts

The carving started in 1927 and finished in 1941—few injuries but no deaths.

They stand at over 5,500 feet

Each president’s head is as tall as a 6 story building

Over 800 million pounds of stone were removed during the construction

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George Washington

George Washington

Born on February 22, 1732

Died on December 14, 1799

Died at Bridges Creek Plantation

His father died when he was 11 yr old

He had two half brothers that were older then him and three younger brothers.

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GW Just the facts

GW Just the facts

He had no formal education.

Is the only president elected unanimously.

At his inauguration, he had only one tooth.

Stood 6 feet and 2 inches tall, weighed 200 pounds and wore size 13 shoes.

Is the only president who didn't live in Washington, D.C. during his presidency.

Slide 5

Cherry Tree Story

Cherry Tree Story

The story of George Washington chopping down the cherry is one of the most famous stories told about Washington. There is no evidence that the story was true. Some say the story was told in order to point out George Washington's honesty.

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False Teeth NOT wooden

False Teeth NOT wooden

Laser scans showed that they were made up of gold, ivory, lead, human and animal teeth

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

He was the first president born out of the 13 original colonies

Was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky.

Lincoln had one sister, Sarah, who was 2 years older and a brother who died in infancy

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Lincoln Interesting Facts

Lincoln Interesting Facts

When he was a little boy he almost drowned in Knob’s Creek but was saved by a neighbor boy He was afraid of dentist because one broke off part of his jawbone by pulling a tooth. He was 6’4” while most men in the US were onlyl 5”6”and wore a size 14 shoe He was also colorblind He is the only US President with a patent. He had an idea that would help boats float over sandbars.

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Lincoln & Kennedy Facts

Lincoln & Kennedy Facts

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

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