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never think of the future. It comes soon enough." Albert Einstein,
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True or False. Galileo
invented the telescope.
True or False. Ulysses S. Grant became the next President of
the United States when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
Andrew Johnson was the Vice President when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated
in 1865, and therefore, Johnson became the next president. Andrew
Johnson was the 17th President. In the following presidental election
in 1868, Ulysses
S. Grant was elected the 18th President.
President Grant served two terms from 1869-1877. Did
you know Grant is pictured on the $50 bill? Read More.
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Did you know Abe Lincoln was the first Republican President?
Yes, the Republican Party
was a newly formed political party when Abe
Lincoln joined in 1856. In 1860,
Abe was elected the 16th President of the United States, and he
became the first Republican President. The Republican Party's objective
at that time was to contain slavery to the Southern states and preserve
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hero is my sister, Marie. She bikes across the United States to
raise money and awareness of HUNTINGTON DISEASE."
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Q: Were Thomas Alva
Edison and Henry Ford close friends?
Ford were close friends and neighbors.
When Alva and Henry first met, Henry was introduced to Alva as "the
young fellow who's made a gas car." Alva, of course, encouraged
Henry by saying, "Keep at it!" By 1915, Alva and Henry were good
friends, and Alva invited Henry and his wife to stay at his home
in Fort Myers, Florida. The next year, Henry bought the house next
door, and the close friends also became close neighbors. They spent
the next 15 winters together in Fort Myers. Today, these homes are
operated by the Edison-Ford Winter Estates and open for public tours.
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Alva Edison (left) and Henry
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