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99 Interesting Facts about the U.S. Presidents Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.b The only president to be unanimously elected was George Washington (1732-1799). He also refused to accept his presidential salary, which was $25,000 a year.b Because the KKK was a powerful political force, Truman was encouraged to join the organization.

Trump’s executive actions as of 1/25/17 President Donald Trump has spent his first days using his executive authority to rewrite American policy and undo a string of decisions made by former president Barack Obama. Here’s a running list of the new president’s executive actions: 1. Photographer Builds A 'Photo Ark' For 6,500 Animal Species And Counting This springbok mantis was photographed at the Auckland Zoo in New Zealand. Joel Sartore/National Geographic "This arctic fox would not hold still. Finally, in desperation, I squealed like a pig. With that, he stopped, tilted his head to figure out what that awful sound was, and I made this frame," Sartore writes. Joel Sartore/National Geographic Sartore writes that this snowy old was "very feisty" during its photo shoot. Joel Sartore/National Geographic "The oncilla ... was as meek as a house cat and just sat and stared at me.

Strategies to Support Mathematical Thinking Whenever I take a new teacher to observe a veteran teacher, I’m surprised at what they notice. We could have observed the most impressive lesson ever, but without fail the new teachers notice the little things in the classroom: the way the chairs are set up, the routine the teacher has established for collecting work, the posters on the wall. They inherently know that seemingly small details can make or break teachers. Soyinka's "Live Burial" Joel Henderson'92 (English 32, Spring 1990) He dedicates "Prisonettes," a special section of A Shuttle in the Crypt, "to all who participated in the two-year experiement on how to break down the human mind. (Including of course those who gave the orders)" (Wole Soyinka, A Shuttle in the Crypt, p.59) He also explains the diction of the poems from this section: "The form was quite arbitrary, something short enough and as self-containing as possible to remain in the head until, at nighttime or in a slack moment of surveillance I could transfer it to the inside of a cigarette packet or an equally precious scrap of salvage." (Soyinka, Crypt, p.59) These two preface remarks brace us first for stark revelations of the horrors of utter isolation, and also for the almost incomprehensibly foreign elements of daily prison life.

Presidential Fun Facts BARACK OBAMA is our 44th president, but there actually have only been 43 presidents: Cleveland was elected for two nonconsecutive terms and is counted twice, as our 22nd and 24th president. EIGHT PRESIDENTS were born British subjects: Washington, J. Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, J. Q. A Closer Look: Beware of Photos Bearing False Captions When working with historical photo collections, it always pays to ask yourself: Does the title match the content? The original photographers sometimes mixed up dates and places, or misspelled words and omitted key info — just like you or I might. Glancing at this pair of photographs, they seem to show the same scene. But the titles etched into the original glass negatives tell conflicting stories.

Photos Reveal How Climate Change Affects the High Andes Join us in The People v. Climate Change and share an environmental portrait of someone taking positive steps to protect the Earth on YourShot or social media. Use #MyClimateAction to share a first-person perspective on how we as humans face climate change. Though it receives little attention on the global stage, the Andes region is full of surprises. This stunningly beautiful cradle of one of history’s greatest civilizations is now known for world-class cuisine and flourishing indigenous rights movements, and even contains the point on Earth that's closest to the sun (no, it's not Mount Everest). It’s also on the front lines in the fight against climate change. Involving parents in school and child care Parents and teachers in partnership Research tells us that: If their children have an emotional or behavioural problem, parents frequently turn to teachers for help.

Irish Republican History & Remembrance. 179.1 Private 027 was, in January 1972, a private in Anti-Tank Platoon of Support Company, 1 PARA. He was present in Londonderry on Bloody Sunday as the radio operator for Lieutenant 119, the Platoon Commander. 179.2 In 1975, Private 027 wrote a “memoir ” that dealt, among other topics, with the events of Bloody Sunday. The memoir contained serious allegations against other members of 1 PARA. In it, Private 027 wrote that on the night before Bloody Sunday his Platoon Commander (Lieutenant 119) had told his platoon, “we want some kills tomorrow ”.

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