Here’s a new collage of presidents including a new face, Barrack Obama. This is an important achievement in many respects, especially for children so grow up seeing this map of Presidents at school and even at home on things like place maps. This result gives credence to the old saying that anyone can become President of the United States of America. While that’s not exactly true, a candidates race will no longer be an issue or roadblock to the White House. What’s next? Let’s try to get a female face on that wall of faces. 🙂
I really like this Electorial College section on the US government site. Here’s a listing of every Electorial College result from every Presidential election from 1789 to 2004. Notice just how close some of the races were! I never knew Thomas Jefferson lost his first time running and actually tied the year he did win (which was broken by the house 10-4). Lots of great information about our history here.
Funny, I always made History classes my nap time in school but now I love it! I realize now that in order to understand where you are and how to get where you want to go in the future you need to learn about the past and how you got where you are today.