Presidents Day

The third Monday in February is Presidents' Day in the United States. This is a day to honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

George Washington was the first President of the United States. He served eight years, 1789 - 1797. Before that, he was commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States, from 1861 to 1865. During his presidency, the Southern states fought the Northern states in the Civil War because they wanted to maintain slavery. The Northern states won. On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford'sTheatre in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about this holiday:

George Washington (Wikipedia)
Abraham Lincoln (Wikipedia)
The American Revolution (
The Civil War (
The Washington Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
The Lincoln Memorial (U.S. National Park Service)
Presidents' Day (
Mount Rushmore in South Dakota (U.S. National Park Service)

Now let's do some writing practice! As you know, you need to practice, practice, practice in order to become a better writer.

First, write 5 sentences about the history of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the Presidents' Day holiday.

Then, write 5 sentences about this year's Presidents' Day celebrations. What are the government, business, and civic groups doing to celebrate the holiday this year?

Related: Labor Day

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Matthew Huseby, M.A.
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