History Class

Presidents of USA
I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,
and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Week 1
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) is regarded as a founding father of the United States and a prominent political figure. He served as the first President of the United States and played a crucial role as a key leader in the American Revolution. Washington, born in Virginia, initially served in the British Army during his early years. However, with the onset of the American independence movement, he was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and actively participated in the Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783, displaying exceptional strategic leadership on various fronts.
Following the declaration of independence, George Washington assumed the presidency in 1789 as the first President of the United States. He served until 1797 and, having decided not to seek re-election after two terms, voluntarily relinquished power. His actions had a profound impact on American political culture, influencing subsequent presidents to limit their terms and emphasize democratic principles.
George Washington is remembered as a figure of great leadership, moral character, and for his foundational role in the early days of the United States. His birthday on February 22 is recognized as a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated as "Presidents' day" or "Washington's Birthday."
In this lecture, we will learn about the progression of the American Revolutionary War and the significant contributions of George Washington.
Week 2
Government of the people, by the people, for the people
Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States from 1861 to 1865, during the period encompassing the Civil War. He is considered one of the most important figures in American history and played a pivotal role in the process of uniting the divided nation during the Civil War (1861-1865).
Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Kentucky, He later entered politics and was elected as the governor of Illinois, gaining national attention. Shortly after assuming the presidency, Lincoln faced the outbreak of the Civil War prompted by the secession of southern states from the Union. He fought to preserve the Union and abolish slavery, and his determination and efforts ultimately led to the end of the Civil War.
Two of Lincoln's famous speeches during the Civil War era include the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation declared the freedom of slaves, while the Gettysburg Address emphasized the principle that the government is "of the people, by the people, for the people," highlighting the importance of democracy.
However, Lincoln's presidency tragically ended. He was assassinated on April 14, 1865, at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. His death is remembered as a significant event in the aftermath of the Civil War and the nation's recovery process. In this lecture, we will learn about the achievements of President Abraham Lincoln and how he brought the Civil War to a resolution in a direction aligned with universal human values.
📝 Research Paper: Explore the impact of American Revolutionary War on European society.
💬 Biography Project: Choose a one among the presidents, and create a detailed biography, highlighting their contributions.
💡 Timeline Creation: Develop a visual timeline of the Civil War
🎥 Watch the movie "Saving Lincoln" and engage in a debate
How long is a presidential term in the U.S.?
How is the president elected ?
Which state produced the most presidents ?