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 resultfrom every Presidential election from 1789 to 2004. Notice just how close some of the races were! I never new 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.
So Obama has become our first African American President. While many Americans are still upset about this result, not because of his skin color but because of his politics, every one of us needs to realize that we’re all in this together. A house divided cannot stand. No matter who you voted for, you need to continue to support our country and respect the process, however wrong you think it is.
Despite your political persuasion, you must admit that this is a groundbreaking and historical event. Consider all that we’ve been through as a country regarding race relations through the years and still today. We’ve endured nightmares going all the way back to the times of slavery. We’ve suffered massive bloodshed with brothers killing brothers in a civil war in order to abolish slavery. Then we made slow progress with incredible visionaries like Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. Both would be over-joyed with today’s monumental achievement. Let’s hope we all will be in four years.
Here’s the full “I have a dream” speech from 45 years ago by MLK.
In honor of the big change that will take place tomorrow on Election Day 2008, here are a bunch of songs about Change or with the word Change in the title. I’ll add more with time so check back from time to time.
Obama made his selection! Joe Biden it is!
Wished it would’ve been Hillary but oh well.
Here’s Joe addressing their supporters..aka the Obama-nation…for the first time! Obviously he was excited. It reminded me of someone but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Hmmm..