American Presidents Quotes

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933-1945)

We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions–bound together by a single unity–the unity of freedom and equality.

Harry S Truman (1945-1953)

There is some risk involved in action, there always is.  But there is far more risk in failure to act.

Mount Rushmore Presidents Quotes

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Mount Rushmore National Monument is located in South Dakota’s Black Hills.  The sculptured figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln stand watch.  

George Washington (1789-1797)

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.

Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.

Buckeye Snapshots (Issue #4)

Every couple of months or so different snapshots about the Buckeye State of Ohio will be featured.

Just like the place where you live, Ohio is loaded with facts which very people may actually know.  Being relatively new to Ohio (arriving here about 13 years ago), I am still searching and discovering more.

Ohio is sometimes referred to as the “Buckeye” state.  But, how many people really know what a Buckeye is?  The Buckeye tree is found throughout the state, and its nut is also called a Buckeye.  While the trees are found in other Midwestern locations, only Ohio has adopted it. 

A collection of Buckeye nuts. Just remember that these are not edible and can be toxic.

Besides being a nickname for the state, Buckeyes is also used as the name for The Ohio State University’s athletic teams.  To be honest, it seems a bit strange to use the name of a “worthless nut” for a college sports team name.

Ohio was granted statehood in 1803 while Thomas Jefferson was President.  However, does anyone know the rest of the story?  When the American Congress approved statehood for Ohio, they forgot one significant step.  Ohio’s state constitution was not ratified by the federal government.  This error was overlooked until 1953 when President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation approved by Congress to rectify this oversight. 

The unique style of the Ohio state flag with its swallow-tail design. A member of The Ohio State University marching band is waving the flag at a home football game.

Ohio is home to eight of America’s Presidents.  Any Americans who can name them all should be applying for a spot on the game show “Jeopardy.”  With the exception of William Henry Harrison, all were born in Ohio.  Harrison was born in Virginia, but lived in Ohio when he was elected President. 

The remaining Presidents include:  Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, and Warren G. Harding.  There has not been a President from Ohio since Harding (elected in 1920).  Seeing that Harding has been ranked as one of the most inefficient Presidents in history, one might understand why Ohio has been on the Presidential sidelines ever since.

Mount Rushmore Presidents Quotes

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Mount Rushmore National Monument is located in South Dakota’s Black Hills.  The sculptured figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln stand watch.  

Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.

American Presidents Quotes

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Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)

If all men are created equal, that is final.  If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final.  If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final.

Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.

Mount Rushmore Presidents Quotes

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Mount Rushmore National Monument is located in South Dakota’s Black Hills.  The sculptured figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln stand watch.  

George Washington (1789-1797)

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

American Presidents Quotes

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Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.

 

Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.

Mount Rushmore Presidents Quotes

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Mount Rushmore National Monument is located in South Dakota’s Black Hills.  The sculptured figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln stand watch. 

Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right.

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.

Mount Rushmore Presidents Quotes

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Mount Rushmore National Monument is located in South Dakota’s Black Hills.  The sculptured figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln stand watch.  

George Washington (1789-1797)

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.

Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)

The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood.

American Presidents Quotes

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Theodore Roosevelt

Patriotism means to stand by the country.  It does not mean to stand by the President.

 

William Howard Taft

Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.

Special Note:  Taft is the only person to serve as President as well as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.