'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Who is the only president buried in Washington, D.C.? How many presidents served in the military? Here's the answers and more about America's commander in chief.
Here's a selection of historical tidbits tied to celebrating the beginning of a new term of a president of the United States.
The good news is that myths abound about Ronald Reagan, just as they do about other great Americans. If no one cared about Reagan or his legacy, no one would try to glom onto them or reinvent them. Then he would be consigned to the dustbin of history. After all, who makes up folklore about Franklin Pierce?
Nothing says Washington quite like the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Nathaniel Hawthorne once noted: "The Willard Hotel more justly could be called the center of Washington than either the Capitol or the White House or the State Department." Located just a block from the White House in the heart of the nation's capital, the Willard has housed or hosted U.S. presidents for a century and a half, beginning with Franklin Pierce in 1853. The Lincoln family stayed there in the week leading up to his inauguration; Richard Nixon used the Willard for his national campaign headquarters.