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Tom learns about the Presidents

on April 5, 2012

Hey kids! This week we get to learn about three new Presidents.  Remember when I showed you the pictures of the Washington monument? Well this week Mrs. Sarah and I went to three more presidential monuments.  We learned about three different presidents and what made them special.  They were Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.  First we went to the Lincoln memorial. 

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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.  He is special because he was president during the Civil War, and he helped end slavery in the United States.  Many people think he was one of the greatest presidents in our history.  His monument is HUGE! We had to climb a whole bunch of stairs to reach his statue.

After the Lincoln memorial we went to the Roosevelt memorial. 

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States. He was special for so many reasons! For one, he was president for 12 years! That is a long time to be a president, and during his time in office, Roosevelt did many amazing things.  He saw our country through WW2, and did a lot of things that made our country the country it is today! He even had a dog.

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His memorial was super cool because it had waterfalls all throughout. Just like this one-

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I had fun playing in the water!

The last memorial we went to was the Jefferson memorial.

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Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States. Some of the special things he did include started the United States military academy, adding Ohio to the United States and buying the land that became the state of Louisiana. He did so much to help expand the United States. His memorial was cool because it is on an island surrounded by a lake. 

So that was what I got to learn about this week.  I enjoyed learning some of the history of our United States and hope that you did too! Next week Mrs. Sarah promised to take me to the zoo, so next time be ready to learn about all kinds of animals! 

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