Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Thirty-fourth President: Dwight D. Eisenhower - 2 comments



I like Ike! Sure, we can thank Eisenhower for his pivotal role in WWII, for the space race, for a more powerful Social Security. But personally? I'm big, big fan of the Interstate Highway System. If you've ever driven 200 miles in less than three hours, then you should thank him too.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Thirty-third President: Harry S Truman - 2 comments



What you already know about Harry S Truman: thirty-third President, military officer, from Missouri and had to be shown stuff, FDR's final VP, narrowly defeated Dewey for reelection, saw the end of WWII and authorized nukes in Japan.

But did you know: his middle initial doesn't stand for anything? It's not an initial, really, it's his whole middle name: S.

Also: did not really have two mouths.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Thirty-second President: Franklin D. Roosevelt - 3 comments



FDR was one of our best-loved presidents: he saw the country through the Great Depression, another World War, and was elected four times! He was responsible for the New Deal, he supported Winston Churchill, and he brought the nation little-known senator Harry S Truman.