Our current President of the United States: @BarackObama
FUN ACTIVITY: Eat like the Obamas. Here’s a list of restaurants one or both have dined at from the Washington Post. Use Foursquare or Foodspotting to socially record your adventures.
FPOTUSOT – Former Presidents of the United StatesTwitter
And these spoof twitter accounts of dead Presidents:
- @Pres_Lincoln, @Mr_Lincoln, @Abe_Lincoln
Don’t forget about Pinterest. If you’re looking for craft ideas, activities or even apparel to celebrate–you KNOW you’ll find it there. What could be cuter than a baby dressed in a vintage Lincoln T-shirt? Pretty sure Baby K needs one of those.
Feel like watching a movie or reading a book about Presidents? I mean, what else are you going to do on your day off? Check out GetGlue to see a list of titles and see what your friends are watching and reading, too.
Get your music groove on with Pandora (or Spotify, or whatever your music platform of choice is) and listen to a station of songs with the word “president” in them.
- Which President purchased the Louisiana Territory? #presidentsday (ANSWER: President Thomas Jefferson from Napoleon in 1803)
- Who was the first President to live in the White House? #presidentsday (ANSWER: President John Adams.)
- Which President was called the “Old Hickory”? #presidentsday (ANSWER: President Andrew Jackson.)
- Who was the oldest elected President? #presidentsday (ANSWER: President Ronald Reagan, 69y 349d when taking office)
- Which President did not marry? #presidentsday (ANSWER: he fifteenth President James Buchanan did not marry and died a bachelor.)
- Who was the first President to be impeached by the House of Representatives? #presidentsday (ANSWER: The seventeenth President Andrew Johnson was the first President to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He was subsequently acquitted in the Senate by a single vote.)
- Which President was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after the tenure of his presidency? #presidentsday (ANSWER: President Jimmy Carter in 2002.)
Do you know your history?
Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday honoring George Washington was originally implemented by an Act of Congress in 1880 for government offices in the District of Columbia (20 Stat. 277) and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices (23 Stat. 516). As the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen, the holiday was celebrated on Washington’s actual birthday, February 22. On January 1, 1971, the federal holiday was shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This date places it between February 15 and 21, which makes the name “Washington’s Birthday” in some sense a misnomer, since it never lands on Washington’s actual birthday, February 22.