US Adult Literacy

Presidents Day is a United States federal holiday that celebrates the birth of George Washington. The holiday is on the third Monday in February. This also celebrates Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which is February 12.

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States, from 1789 to 1797. He was also the commander in chief of all American forces during the American Revolutionary War. For his central role in the beginning of the United States, he is often called the father of his country.

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809  – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He served as president from 1861 to 1865, during the American Civil War. Lincoln is remembered as the “Great Emancipator” because he worked to end slavery in the United States.

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    After Reading “The Civil War” Reaction 02/13/2013
    Finished in class, Used 10 minutes

    “A house divided by itself can not stand. I believe this government can not endure. permanently half slave and half free.” This speech was said by Abraham Lincoln in 1858.
    So. the Civil War was started for the reason of emancipation of the slaves from the Southern confederacy in 1858. The war was Americans fighting with Americans. The Northerners against the Southerners. So, this war was called the “Civil War.”
    This war’s result was the Northerners won, the Southern slaves had been emancipated. After the “Civil War.” The United States had been reunited, The Southern part had been reconstructed. The United States had become more stronger, more powerful, and more prosperous in the world.

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