Thursday, March 29, 2012

Let's have a little history lesson here, on our forgotten presidents, so we can compare what we have had with what we have now.

Below is James Garfield, the 20th President.

Interesting facts about President Garfield:

He was the last president to be born in a log cabin 

His father died when he was just over a year old, and he and his four siblings were raised by their single mother

He put himself through school by working as a carpenter

He was a major general in the union army

He was elected to nine consecutive terms to Congress

He could write with both hands at the same time, 0ne in Latin, and the other in Greek!

He had seven children

He had a 3000 book library at his home and was an avid reader of the classics

He developed a trapezoid proof of the Pythagorean theorem which mathematicians thought to be quite clever.

He was the second president to be assassinated.  

1 comment:

  1. What a contrast. obama has never had a job, never been in the Military, spent his one term in congress running for president and probably can't write with one hand in english. But this is the smartest guy to ever be president according to chris matthews? Yikes.