Presidential Highlights

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  • Washington Elected as 1st President

    Washington Elected as 1st President
    George W. Facts The Electoral College elected Washington unanimously as the first president in 1789, and again in the 1792 election; he remains the only president to have received 100 percent of the electoral votes.
  • Lincoln Signs Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln Signs Emancipation Proclamation
    Abe Lincoln Facts Issued by President Abraham Lincoln, as a war measure during the American Civil War. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states that were still in rebellion,Thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at the time.
  • FDR Declares War on Japan after Pearl Harbor Attack

    FDR Declares War on Japan after Pearl Harbor Attack
    Bombing of Pearl Harbor The Presidential Address to Congress of December 8, 1941 Day of Infamy Speech was delivered one day after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii. Within an hour of the speech, Congress passed a formal declaration of war against Japan and officially brought the U.S. into World War II.
  • Kennedy Assassination

    Kennedy Assassination
    Kennedy Timeline Video Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot by a sniper while traveling in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation found Lee Harvey Oswald guilty of the shooting.
  • Nixon Resigns

    Nixon Resigns
    <a href='http://www.schooltube.com/video/f219fc63102004bc9c24/Richard Nixon - "I'm not a crook" [HIGHER QUALITY - FULL VERSION]' >Nixon's I'm not a crook</a> The Watergate scandal escalated, costing Nixon much of his political support, and on August 9, 1974, he resigned in the face of almost certain impeachment and removal from office. After his resignation, he received a pardon issued by his successor, Gerald Ford.