George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

By unanimous vote on February 4, 1789, George Washington was elected President of the United States of America—our first, and the only one to win unanimously. Washington was reluctant to serve, having spent so many years aways from his beloved Mount Vernon during the Revolutionary War, but he saw himself as a servant of the […]

Speeches that Made History: Calvin Coolidge Reminds Us of the Declaration’s Inspiration

Calvin Coolidge became President of the United States just a few years into the Harding–Coolidge administration. While vacationing at his father’s farm, in Plymouth, Vermont, Coolidge received word that President Harding died in San Francisco on August 2, 1923. In the early morning of August 3, a knock came on John Coolidge’s door. Mr. Coolidge […]