16th President of the United States
Fredrick Douglass is one of the greatest people in American history. Douglass started life as a slave and would eventually meet multiple presidents and even be the first African-American to be nominated for the Vice-Presidency (even though he didn't seek nor acknowledge the nomination). Douglass fought against the injustice of slavery for his entire life.
The single greatest legislative accomplishment in the second half of the twentieth century came on July 30, 1965, the date President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments that created Medicare and Medicaid.
Hyperbole is so often used when we discuss the impact that this President or that President had on America, but that just isn't the case for the 26th President of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt was catapulted into the Executive Office after the assassination of William McKinley in September of 1901.
July 30, 1965 is a day that will go down as one of America's greatest days. After a truly bipartisan vote in both the House of Representatives and the US Senate, an amendment to the Social Security Act setting up our nations first public health insurance program passed and was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Abraham Lincoln News & Opinion Articles
|Fri Sep 07, 2012 | video.msnbc.msn.com|
Rev. Al Sharpton talks with Rachel Maddow about President Barack Obama citing a quote from Abraham Lincoln in his addre...
|Mon Nov 25, 2013 | news.cornell.edu|
It is rare that 273 words can have a profound impact. In just over two minutes on Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln reiter...
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|Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address|
|Wed Nov 14, 2012|
Watch a video biography of Abraham Lincoln and learn about his Gettysburg Address, where he delivered his famous speech and said "all men are created equal."
|The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address|
|Thu Aug 02, 2012|
Lincoln felt he had failed the people with his short address, and yet, those 269 words were spoken and all speeches that came thereafter were measured against it.
|History of the Holidays: History of Thanksgiving|
|Fri Nov 18, 2011|
Although Thanksgiving celebrations dated back to the first European settlements in America, it was not until the 1860s that Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November to be...