He served two terms as commander and chief, from 1981-1989. Before becoming president, he was a Hollywood movie actor, union leader and the governor of California from 1967-1975. His favorite book was the bible and his favorite verse John 3:16. Mr. Reagan possessed the rare gift of a photographic memory and was by far the most popular republican politician since Lincoln. Learn more about President Reagan at the Ronald Reagan presidential library and museum website here
A senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, Thomas Sowell is an economist and social theorist. Considered one of the great minds of his time, Mr. Sowell relies on data and evidence and only shares his view after extensive research and study. He has authored many books and tackles the difficult issues and false narratives forced on us by the left.
Served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901-1909. As a soldier, he led the Rough Riders in the Spanish American War. Before becoming President, Roosevelt served as the governor of New York. He also secured the route and began the construction of the Panama Canal. Roosevelt was also responsible for pushing Congress to create the Forest Service and protect the country’s natural resources and environment. President Roosevelt mediated an end to the Russo-Japanese War and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. If you want to know more about Theodore Roosevelt, you can visit the Britannica website Theodore Roosevelt Biography
FIRST US POSTMASTER, WRITER, INVENTOR, SCIENTIST,
PRINTER, AND STATESMAN.
Benjamin Franklin was the first postmaster of the United States and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was an avid reader from childhood and learned the printing trade from his older brother. Franklin wrote songs and books and is well known for his good sense. He became editor and proprietor of the “Pennsylvania Gazette” in 1729. Franklin was a spirited figure who created a debating society and wrote almanacs of useful information full of wisdom and wit. “Poor Richards Almanac” became popular around the world. He founded the Philadelphia Library, which eventually became the University of Pennsylvania.
Benjamin Franklin was also an inventor. He invented the open stove and later, using a kite discovered that lightning produced electricity. He became the clerk for the Assembly of Pennsylvania and, a year later, the Postmaster.
He was also elected as a delegate to the 2nd continental congress upon his return from England, where he had been sent to serve as an agent for Philadelphia.Benjamin Franklin also created our country’s first fire department and even served as a firefighter himself.
So, in addition, the next time you sit in a rocking chair, you can thank Mr. Benjamin for that clever invention as well. Franklin proposed the first scheme to unite the colonies under one centralized government while keeping their local independence. It was later known as the Albany Plan. His plan was rejected by the colonies and displeased England, yet it speaks to Franklin’s vision and incredible mind.
For an extensive and detailed history of Benjamin Franklin, visit Benjaminfranklin.org.
Founding Father and Served as our nations first Vice President under Washington. After two terms under Washington, became the second president of the United States when Washington retired.
John Adams served on the first continental congress and helped in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. He was the first American president to actually live in the White House, even though it was unfinished. His son John Quincy Adams would later become the nation’s sixth president. Educated at Harvard, he became a leading lawyer and advocated for Independence. In his writings, he supported the separation of powers to avoid absolute government. As a result, he had a big influence on the early formation of our country.
Adams’s presidency came during the French and British War, which caused a great deal of debate and partisanship among the parties. John Adams seemed to be more suited as a political Philosopher than President, but his overall contribution to forming our nation is without question. He was a direct descendant of Puritan colonists and even agreed to represent the British soldiers on trial for what would later be known as the “Boston Massacre.
Thomas Jefferson served as the Secretary of State in George Washington’s cabinet, Minister to France, and was the principal writer of the Declaration of Independence which did originally request for the abolition of the slave trade. So when he wrote “all men”, he meant all men. Allowing the Marxist educators in this country to change history and truth and pass it off as accurate to our children, is unacceptable. More of a writer than a speaker, Jefferson wrote the bill for religious freedom which was enacted in 1786. Jefferson did not want a strong centralized government and instead pushed for states’ rights. In 1803 he purchased the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon increasing the size of our country.