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Alabama Facts

Alabama Facts

Alabama was the twenty-second state to be admitted to the union. The state’s name originates from Alibamu, which means “tribal town” in the Creek Indian language.

Montgomery, Alabama is the capital and the birthplace of the Confederate States of America. The Confederate flag was designed and first flown in Alabama in 1861. Alabama residents are called Alabamians or Alabamans.

Famous people from Alabama include author and educator Helen Keller, entertainer Nat “King” Cole, actress Tallulah Bankhead, track and field star Jesse Owens, actor Jim Nabors, singer and songwriter Hank Williams, World Heavyweight Champion boxer Joe Louis, To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, Friends actress Courteney Cox, Baseball Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Willie Mays, Charlie’s Angels actress Kate Jackson, and civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Alabama State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36130

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The Rocket City

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Huntsville, Alabama is nicknamed “The Rocket City” because of its close association with NASA and the U.S. Army. The once quiet town was transformed into a major center for high technology during World War II. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is open to the public and houses the world’s largest collection of rockets and space artifacts. Millions of guests from all over the world have visited the birthplace of America’s space program. With many simulators and hands-on exhibits, the museum showcases the past, present, and future of human spaceflight.

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Where is Alabama?

Can you find Alabama on the United States map? Hint: Alabama is bordered by Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Southwest Alabama borders the Gulf of Mexico for 60 miles.

Alabama Facts

Alabama State Motto
Audemus jura nostra defendere (Latin)
We dare defend our rights

Famous Alabamians

Hank Aaron and Willie Mays

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Willie Howard Mays, Jr. was born in Westfield, Alabama on May 6, 1931. “The Say Hey Kid” was a Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder from 1951 through 1973. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama on February 5, 1934. “Hammerin’ Hank” was a MLB right fielder from 1954 through 1976, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Alabama State Quarter

Many Alabama facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Native daughter Helen Keller (born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama), Miss Keller’s name in English and braille, “Spirit of Courage” banner, long-leaf pine branch, magnolia blossoms, year of statehood (1819), year coin was minted (2003), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: December 14, 1819
Rank: 22

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Alabama State Nickname
The Yellowhammer State

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United States Presidents

United States Presidents

United States Presidents at a Glance

Learn a few interesting facts about the 43 United States presidents.

George Washington

First President of the United States

President George Washington

Presidency: April 30, 1789 through March 4, 1797

Political Party: Nonpartisan

Vice President: John Adams

Born: February 22, 1732

Place of Birth: Pope’s Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia

State of Primary Affiliation: Virginia

Died: December 14, 1799 (aged 67)

Resting Place: Washington Family Tomb (Mount Vernon, Virginia)

George Washington
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.

John Adams

Second President of the United States

President John Adams

Presidency: March 4, 1797 through March 4, 1801

Political Party: Federalist

Vice President: Thomas Jefferson

Born: October 30, 1735

Place of Birth: Braintree, Massachusetts (now Quincy)

State of Primary Affiliation: Massachusetts

Died: July 4, 1826 (aged 90)

Resting Place: United First Parish Church (Quincy, Massachusetts)

John Adams
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

Thomas Jefferson

Third President of the United States

President Thomas Jefferson

Presidency: March 4, 1801 through March 4, 1809

Political Party: Democratic-Republican

Vice Presidents: Aaron Burr, George Clinton

Born: April 13, 1743

Place of Birth: Shadwell, Virginia

State of Primary Affiliation: Virginia

Died: July 4, 1826 (aged 83)

Resting Place: Monticello (Charlottesville, Virginia)

Thomas Jefferson
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

James Madison

Fourth President of the United States

President James Madison

Presidency: March 4, 1809 through March 4, 1817

Political Party: Democratic-Republican

Vice Presidents: George Clinton (Died in Office), Elbridge Gerry (Died in Office)

Born: March 16, 1751

Place of Birth: Port Conway, Virginia

State of Primary Affiliation: Virginia

Died: June 28, 1836 (aged 85)

Resting Place: Montpelier (Orange, Virginia)

James Madison
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.

James Monroe

Fifth President of the United States

President James Monroe

Presidency: March 4, 1817 through March 4, 1825

Political Party: Democratic-Republican

Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins

Born: April 28, 1758

Place of Birth: Monroe Hall, Virginia

State of Primary Affiliation: Virginia

Died: July 4, 1831 (aged 73)

Resting Place: Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia)

James Monroe
Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all–liberty!

John Quincy Adams

Sixth President of the United States

President John Quincy Adams

Presidency: March 4, 1825 through March 4, 1829

Political Party: Democratic-Republican

Vice President: John C. Calhoun (Resigned from Office)

Born: July 11, 1767

Place of Birth: Quincy, Massachusetts

State of Primary Affiliation: Massachusetts

Died: February 23, 1848 (aged 80)

Resting Place: United First Parish Church (Quincy, Massachusetts)

John Quincy Adams
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

Andrew Jackson

Seventh President of the United States

President Andrew Jackson

Presidency: March 4, 1829 through March 4, 1837

Political Party: Democratic

Vice Presidents: John C. Calhoun, Martin Van Buren

Born: March 15, 1767

Place of Birth: Waxhaws (between North and South Carolina)

State of Primary Affiliation: Tennessee

Died: June 8, 1845 (aged 78)

Resting Place: The Hermitage (Nashville, Tennessee)

Andrew Jackson
To the victors belong the spoils.

Martin Van Buren

Eighth President of the United States

President Martin Van Buren

Presidency: March 4, 1837 through March 4, 1841

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: Richard Mentor Johnson

Born: December 5, 1782 (Maarten van Buren)

Place of Birth: Kinderhook, New York

State of Primary Affiliation: New York

Died: July 24, 1862 (aged 79)

Resting Place: Kinderhook Cemetery (Kinderhook, New York)

Martin Van Buren
The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.

William Henry Harrison

Ninth President of the United States

President William Henry Harrison

Presidency: March 4, 1841 through April 4, 1841 (Died in Office)

Political Party: Whig

Vice President: John Tyler

Born: February 9, 1773

Place of Birth: Charles City County, Virginia

State of Primary Affiliation: Ohio

Died: April 4, 1841 (aged 68)

Resting Place: Harrison Tomb State Memorial (North Bend, Ohio)

William Henry Harrison
I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.

John Tyler

Tenth President of the United States

President John Tyler

Presidency: April 4, 1841 through March 4, 1845

Political Party: Whig, Nonpartisan

Vice President: Office Vacant

Born: March 29, 1790

Place of Birth: Charles City County, Virginia

State of Primary Affiliation: Virginia

Died: January 18, 1862 (aged 71)

Resting Place: Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia)

John Tyler
Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.

James K. Polk

Eleventh President of the United States

President James Polk

Presidency: March 4, 1845 through March 4, 1849

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: George M. Dallas

Born: November 2, 1795 (James Knox Polk)

Place of Birth: Pineville, North Carolina

State of Primary Affiliation: Tennessee

Died: June 15, 1849 (aged 53)

Resting Place: Tennessee State Capitol (Nashville, Tennessee)

James K. Polk
Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our government.

Zachary Taylor

Twelfth President of the United States

President Zachary Taylor

Presidency: March 4, 1849 through July 9, 1850 (Died in Office)

Political Party: Whig

Vice President: Millard Fillmore

Born: November 24, 1784

Place of Birth: Barboursville, Virginia

State of Primary Affiliation: Louisiana

Died: July 9, 1850 (aged 65)

Resting Place: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (Louisville, Kentucky)

Zachary Taylor
It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.

Millard Fillmore

Thirteenth President of the United States

President Millard Fillmore

Presidency: July 9, 1850 through March 4, 1853

Political Party: Whig

Vice President: Office Vacant

Born: January 7, 1800

Place of Birth: Summerhill, New York

State of Primary Affiliation: New York

Died: March 8, 1874 (aged 74)

Resting Place: Forest Lawn Cemetery (Buffalo, New York)

Millard Fillmore
May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.

Franklin Pierce

Fourteenth President of the United States

President Franklin Pierce

Presidency: March 4, 1853 through March 4, 1857

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: William R. King (Died in Office)

Born: November 23, 1804

Place of Birth: Hillsborough, New Hampshire

State of Primary Affiliation: New Hampshire

Died: October 8, 1869 (aged 64)

Resting Place: Old North Cemetery (Concord, New Hampshire)

Franklin Pierce
The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.

James Buchanan

Fifteenth President of the United States

President James Buchanan

Presidency: March 4, 1857 through March 4, 1861

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: John C. Breckinridge

Born: April 23, 1791

Place of Birth: Cove Gap, Pennsylvania

State of Primary Affiliation: Pennsylvania

Died: June 1, 1868 (aged 77)

Resting Place: Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

James Buchanan
The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.

Abraham Lincoln

Sixteenth President of the United States

President Abraham Lincoln

Presidency: March 4, 1861 through April 15, 1865 (Died in Office)

Political Party: Republican (National Union)

Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin, Andrew Johnson

Born: February 12, 1809

Place of Birth: Hodgenville, Kentucky

State of Primary Affiliation: Illinois

Died: April 15, 1865 (aged 56)

Resting Place: Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery (Springfield, Illinois)

Abraham Lincoln
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Andrew Johnson

Seventeenth President of the United States

President Andrew Johnson

Presidency: April 15, 1865 through March 4, 1869

Political Party: Democratic (National Union)

Vice President: Office Vacant

Born: December 29, 1808

Place of Birth: Raleigh, North Carolina

State of Primary Affiliation: Tennessee

Died: July 31, 1875 (aged 66)

Resting Place: Andrew Johnson National Cemetery (Greeneville, Tennessee)

Andrew Johnson
Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.

Ulysses S. Grant

Eighteenth President of the United States

President Ulysses S Grant

Presidency: March 4, 1869 through March 4, 1877

Political Party: Republican

Vice Presidents: Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson (Died in Office)

Born: April 27, 1822 (Hiram Ulysses Grant)

Place of Birth: Point Pleasant, Ohio

State of Primary Affiliation: Illinois

Died: July 23, 1885 (aged 63)

Resting Place: General Grant National Memorial (Manhattan, New York)

Ulysses S. Grant
I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.

Rutherford B. Hayes

Nineteenth President of the United States

President Rutherford B Hayes

Presidency: March 4, 1877 through March 4, 1881

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: William A. Wheeler

Born: October 4, 1822 (Rutherford Birchard Hayes)

Place of Birth: Delaware, Ohio

State of Primary Affiliation: Ohio

Died: January 17, 1893 (aged 70)

Resting Place: Spiegel Grove State Park (Fremont, Ohio)

Rutherford B. Hayes
Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier’s occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.

James A. Garfield

Twentieth President of the United States

President James A Garfield

Presidency: March 4, 1881 through September 19, 1881 (Died in Office)

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Chester A. Arthur

Born: November 19, 1831 (James Abram Garfield)

Place of Birth: Moreland Hills, Ohio

State of Primary Affiliation: Ohio

Died: September 19, 1881 (aged 49)

Resting Place: James A. Garfield Memorial (Cleveland, Ohio)

James A. Garfield
The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people.

Chester A. Arthur

Twenty First President of the United States

President Chester Alan Arthur

Presidency: September 19, 1881 through March 4, 1885

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Office Vacant

Born: October 5, 1829 (Chester Alan Arthur)

Place of Birth: Fairfield, Vermont

State of Primary Affiliation: New York

Died: November 18, 1886 (aged 57)

Resting Place: Albany Rural Cemetery (Menands, New York)

Chester A. Arthur
Men may die, but the fabric of our free institutions remains unshaken.

Grover Cleveland

Twenty Second President of the United States

President Grover Cleveland

Presidency: March 4, 1885 through March 4, 1889

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: Thomas A. Hendricks (Died in Office)

Born: March 18, 1837 (Stephen Grover Cleveland)

Place of Birth: Caldwell, New Jersey

State of Primary Affiliation: New York

Died: June 24, 1908 (aged 71)

Resting Place: Princeton Cemetery (New Jersey)

Grover Cleveland
The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board.

Benjamin Harrison

Twenty Third President of the United States

President Benjamin Harrison

Presidency: March 4, 1889 through March 4, 1893

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Levi P. Morton

Born: August 20, 1833

Place of Birth: North Bend, Ohio

State of Primary Affiliation: Indiana

Died: March 13, 1901 (aged 67)

Resting Place: Crown Hill Cemetery (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Benjamin Harrison
No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor.

Grover Cleveland

Twenty Fourth President of the United States

President Grover Cleveland

Presidency: March 4, 1893 through March 4, 1897

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: Adlai Stevenson

Grover Cleveland
Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government.

William McKinley

Twenty Fifth President of the United States

President William McKinley

Presidency: March 4, 1897 through September 14, 1901 (Died in Office)

Political Party: Republican

Vice Presidents: Garret Hobart (Died in Office), Theodore Roosevelt

Born: January 29, 1843

Place of Birth: Niles, Ohio

State of Primary Affiliation: Ohio

Died: September 14, 1901 (aged 58)

Resting Place: McKinley National Memorial (Canton, Ohio)

William McKinley
The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.

Theodore Roosevelt

Twenty Sixth President of the United States

President Theodore Roosevelt

Presidency: September 14, 1901 through March 4, 1909

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks

Born: October 27, 1858

Place of Birth: New York City, New York

State of Primary Affiliation: New York

Died: January 6, 1919 (aged 60)

Resting Place: Youngs Memorial Cemetery (Oyster Bay, New York)

Theodore Roosevelt
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

William Howard Taft

Twenty Seventh President of the United States

President William Howard Taft

Presidency: March 4, 1909 through March 4, 1913

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: James S. Sherman (Died in Office)

Born: September 15, 1857

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio

State of Primary Affiliation: Ohio

Died: March 8, 1930 (aged 72)

Resting Place: Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Virginia)

William Howard Taft
The world is not going to be saved by legislation.

Woodrow Wilson

Twenty Eighth President of the United States

President Woodrow Wilson

Presidency: March 4, 1913 through March 4, 1921

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall

Born: December 28, 1856 (Thomas Woodrow Wilson)

Place of Birth: Staunton, Virginia

State of Primary Affiliation: New Jersey

Died: February 3, 1924 (aged 67)

Resting Place: Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)

Woodrow Wilson
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

Warren G. Harding

Twenty Ninth President of the United States

President Warren G Harding

Presidency: March 4, 1921 through August 2, 1923 (Died in Office)

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Calvin Coolidge

Born: November 2, 1865 (Warren Gamaliel Harding)

Place of Birth: Blooming Grove, Ohio

State of Primary Affiliation: Ohio

Died: August 2, 1923 (aged 57)

Resting Place: Harding Tomb (Marion, Ohio)

Warren G. Harding
We need citizens who are less concerned about what their government can do for them, and more concerned about what they can do for the nation.

Calvin Coolidge

Thirtieth President of the United States

President Calvin Coolidge

Presidency: August 2, 1923 through March 4, 1929

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Charles G. Dawes

Born: July 4, 1872 (John Calvin Coolidge Jr.)

Place of Birth: Plymouth Notch, Vermont

State of Primary Affiliation: Massachusetts

Died: January 5, 1933 (aged 60)

Resting Place: Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Plymouth Notch, Vermont)

Calvin Coolidge
Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.

Herbert Hoover

Thirty First President of the United States

President Herbert Hoover

Presidency: March 4, 1929 through March 4, 1933

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Charles Curtis

Born: August 10, 1874 (Herbert Clark Hoover)

Place of Birth: West Branch, Iowa

State of Primary Affiliation: California

Died: October 20, 1964 (aged 90)

Resting Place: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum (West Branch, Iowa)

Herbert Hoover
Children are our most valuable natural resource.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thirty Second President of the United States

President Franklin D Roosevelt

Presidency: March 4, 1933 through April 12, 1945 (Died in Office)

Political Party: Democratic

Vice Presidents: John Nance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S. Truman

Born: January 30, 1882 (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)

Place of Birth: Hyde Park, New York

State of Primary Affiliation: New York

Died: April 12, 1945 (aged 63)

Resting Place: Home of FDR National Historic Site (Hyde Park, New York)

Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Harry S. Truman

Thirty Third President of the United States

President Harry S Truman

Presidency: April 12, 1945 through January 20, 1953

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: Alben W. Barkley

Born: May 8, 1884

Place of Birth: Lamar, Missouri

State of Primary Affiliation: Missouri

Died: December 26, 1972 (aged 88)

Resting Place: Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum (Independence, Missouri)

Harry S. Truman
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Thirty Fourth President of the United States

President Dwight Eisenhower

Presidency: January 20, 1953 through January 20, 1961

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Richard Nixon

Born: October 14, 1890 (David Dwight Eisenhower)

Place of Birth: Denison, Texas

State of Primary Affiliation: Kansas

Died: March 28, 1969 (aged 78)

Resting Place: Eisenhower Presidential Center (Abilene, Kansas)

Dwight D. Eisenhower
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.

John F. Kennedy

Thirty Fifth President of the United States

President John F Kennedy

Presidency: January 20, 1961 through November 22, 1963 (Died in Office)

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson

Born: May 29, 1917 (John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

Place of Birth: Brookline, Massachusetts

State of Primary Affiliation: Massachusetts

Died: November 22, 1963 (aged 46)

Resting Place: Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Virginia)

John F. Kennedy
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Thirty Sixth President of the United States

President Lyndon B Johnson

Presidency: November 22, 1963 through January 20, 1969

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: Hubert Humphrey

Born: August 27, 1908 (Lyndon Baines Johnson)

Place of Birth: Stonewall, Texas

State of Primary Affiliation: Texas

Died: January 22, 1973 (aged 64)

Resting Place: Johnson Family Cemetery (Stonewall, Texas)

Lyndon B. Johnson
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

Richard Nixon

Thirty Seventh President of the United States

President Richard Nixon

Presidency: January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974 (Resigned from Office)

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Spiro Agnew (Resigned from Office), Gerald Ford

Born: January 9, 1913 (Richard Milhous Nixon)

Place of Birth: Yorba Linda, California

State of Primary Affiliation: California

Died: April 22, 1994 (aged 81)

Resting Place: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (Yorba Linda, California)

Richard Nixon
The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep.

Gerald Ford

Thirty Eighth President of the United States

President Gerald Ford

Presidency: August 9, 1974 through January 20, 1977

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Nelson Rockefeller

Born: July 14, 1913 (Leslie Lynch King Jr.)

Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska

State of Primary Affiliation: Michigan

Died: December 26, 2006 (aged 93)

Resting Place: Gerald R. Ford Museum (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Gerald Ford
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

Jimmy Carter

Thirty Ninth President of the United States

President Jimmy Carter

Presidency: January 20, 1977 through January 20, 1981

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: Walter Mondale

Born: October 1, 1924 (James Earl Carter Jr.)

Place of Birth: Plains, Georgia

State of Primary Affiliation: Georgia

Jimmy Carter
Whether the borders that divide us are picket fences or national boundaries, we are all neighbors in a global community.

Ronald Reagan

Fortieth President of the United States

President Ronald Reagan

Presidency: January 20, 1981 through January 20, 1989

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: George H. W. Bush

Born: February 6, 1911 (Ronald Wilson Reagan)

Place of Birth: Tampico, Illinois

State of Primary Affiliation: California

Died: June 5, 2004 (aged 93)

Resting Place: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (Simi Valley, California)

Ronald Reagan
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

George H. W. Bush

Forty First President of the United States

President George Bush

Presidency: January 20, 1989 through January 20, 1993

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Dan Quayle

Born: June 12, 1924 (George Herbert Walker Bush)

Place of Birth: Milton, Massachusetts

State of Primary Affiliation: Texas

George H. W. Bush
The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I’d add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.

Bill Clinton

Forty Second President of the United States

President Bill Clinton

Presidency: January 20, 1993 through January 20, 2001

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: Al Gore

Born: August 19, 1946 (William Jefferson Blythe III)

Place of Birth: Hope, Arkansas

State of Primary Affiliation: Arkansas

Bill Clinton
Character is a journey, not a destination.

George W. Bush

Forty Third President of the United States

President George W Bush

Presidency: January 20, 2001 through January 20, 2009

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Dick Cheney

Born: July 6, 1946 (George Walker Bush)

Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut

State of Primary Affiliation: Texas

George W. Bush
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

Barack Obama

Forty Fourth President of the United States

President Barack Obama

Presidency: January 20, 2009 through January 20, 2017

Political Party: Democratic

Vice President: Joe Biden

Born: August 4, 1961 (Barack Hussein Obama II)

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii

State of Primary Affiliation: Illinois

Barack Obama
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Donald J. Trump

Forty Fifth President of the United States

President Donald J TrumpPresidency: January 20, 2017 through Present

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Mike Pence

Born: June 14, 1946

Place of Birth: Jamaica, Queens (New York City)

State of Primary Affiliation: New York

Donald J. Trump
When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

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Wyoming State Flower

Indian Paintbrush

Wyoming State Flower

Wyoming State Flower

The Indian paintbrush was designated the Wyoming State Flower in 1917. Not everyone agreed with the choice. University of Wyoming’s Dr. Aven Nelson made his objections known in the Wyoming School Journal of 1917. A highly respected botanist, Dr. Nelson argued that the plant wasn’t common in the state, that it was parasitic, and that there were so many varietals only an expert could tell them apart. Dr. Nelson favored a state flower such as columbine, which was common in Wyoming and easy to grow in home gardens. He also suggested the fringed gentian, an unofficial state flower chosen by school children in the early 1900s.

The Wyoming Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution campaigned for the Indian paintbrush. Their cause was greatly aided by Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard, an accomplished educator at the University of Wyoming, and the state’s first female attorney. Dr. Hebard drafted legislation, secured a sponsor, and commissioned a New York artist to paint a picture of the Indian paintbrush for legislators. Thanks to the commitment of these women, the Indian paintbrush was chosen as the official floral emblem of the “Equality State.” Dr. Hebard presented the painting to the state after the legislation was approved.

Indian Paintbrush Facts

Common Name: Indian Paintbrush
Scientific Name: Castilleja linariaefolia
Year Adopted: 1917
Peak Bloom: April to June

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Wisconsin State Flower

Wood Violet

Wisconsin State Flower

Wisconsin State Flower

The wood violet was officially designated the Wisconsin State Flower in 1949, following the state’s Centennial celebration. “Badger State” residents have recognized the violet as a floral emblem since 1909. Wisconsin school children voted unanimously for the delicate bloom on Arbor Day, at the request of their Superintendent. Contenders for the honor included the wild rose, trailing arbutus (mayflower) and white water lily. In the end, the children felt the common wood violet best represented the scenic beauty of their state. Wisconsin’s wet climate and woodland environs are just right for the native wildflower, which thrives in moist and slightly shaded conditions.

Did you know the violet is the most popular state flower? Illinois, New Jersey, and Rhode Island are also represented by the low-growing-perennial. Wisconsin residents admired their state flower long before it was officially adopted. Images of the common wood violet appeared on a state stamp in 1848.

Wood Violet Facts

Common Name: Wood Violet
Scientific Name: Viola papilionacea
Year Adopted: 1949
Peak Bloom: April to June

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West Virginia State Flower

Rhododendron

West Virginia State Flower

West Virginia State Flower

The rhododendron was designated the official West Virginia State Flower in 1903. The fragrant shrub received high praises from Governor George Atkinson who exclaimed “I know none more beautiful and none more common in West Virginia, than the Rhododendron.” An overwhelming majority of “Mountain State” school children agreed. When asked to vote for their favorite state floral emblem, the rhododendron won the day.

Rhododendron maximum is the tallest and hardiest of the evergreen rhododendrons. The spring-blooming perennial flourishes on ravines, hillsides, and under the canopy of hemlock and maple trees. It is known by many names including great laurel, great rhododendron, rosebay, and rosebay rhododendron.

Rhododendron Facts

Common Name: Rhododendron
Scientific Name: Rhododendron maximum
Year Adopted: 1903
Peak Bloom: July

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Washington State Flower

Coast Rhododendron

Washington State Flower

Washington State Flower

The coast rhododendron was officially designated the Washington State Flower in 1959. Washington ladies selected the bloom in 1892 for inclusion in the Chicago World’s Fair “National Garland of Flowers.” The flowering evergreen shrub is native to western North America, and is also called Pacific rhododendron and big leaf rhododendron. As you may guess from its names, the coast rhododendron is found primarily near the Pacific coast. Its range extends from northern British Columbia all the way down to Monterey, California.

The coast rhododendron is particularly beautiful in its native habitat. Northwest residents tend to choose “rhodies” with showier flowers that are easier to grow when landscaping their own gardens. Generations of hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts have enjoyed the natural beauty of the “Evergreen State” floral emblem. Despite its beauty, rhododendron leaves and flowers are toxic to humans and animals. The sprawling shrubs are highly beneficial however, as they provide year-round shelter for wildlife.

Coast Rhododendron Facts

Common Name: Coast Rhododendron
Scientific Name: Rhododendron macrophyllum
Year Adopted: 1959
Peak Bloom: May to July

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Virginia State Flower

American Dogwood

Virginia State Flower

Virginia State Flower

American dogwood was designated the Virginia State Flower in 1918. The selection was influenced by the Commonwealth’s association with one of America’s most noted founding fathers and presidents. Thomas Jefferson loved trees and grew more than 160 species on the grounds of his Virginia estate, Monticello. He maintained detailed records of his gardens and referenced the dogwood tree as far back as 1771.

In the late 1780s while serving as Minister to France, Thomas Jefferson presented the seeds of North American trees to his associates in Europe. He made several shipments of dogwood seeds to a friend in Paris, Madame de Tessé. His enthusiasm for trees lasted a lifetime. Shortly before his death at the age of eighty-three, Thomas Jefferson designed an arboretum for the University of Virginia.

Flowering dogwood is one of the most popular trees for ornamental planting in the United States. Dogwood trees are also extremely valuable for wildlife, which ingest the seeds, fruit, flowers, twigs, bark, and leaves of the plant. The fruits are especially popular with birds. They’re also a high-fat food source for mammals, including bears, beavers, deer, chipmunks, foxes, rabbits, skunks, and squirrels.

American Dogwood Facts

Common Name: American Dogwood
Scientific Name: Cornus florida
Year Adopted: 1918
Peak Bloom: April to June

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Vermont State Flower

Red Clover

Vermont State Flower

Vermont State Flower

Red clover was adopted as the Vermont State Flower in 1894. Vermonters were inspired by the previous year’s World’s Fair in Chicago, which featured a “National Garland of Flowers.” Several flowers were considered for the honor, including the buttercup, daisy, and mayflower. Vermont farmers campaigned mightily for red clover, a common sight on cultivated hay fields and dairy farmlands throughout the state. The perennial herb is a member of the legume family and a favorite with cattle and other grazing animals.

Vermont’s state flower isn’t just beautiful–it’s a workhorse. Red clover is an excellent soil conditioner and an important source of nitrogen. The plant’s extensive root systems break up heavy topsoil and suppress weeds. Bees and other beneficial insects love red clover! Anyone driving through the “Green Mountain State” is bound to encounter red clover along the state’s roadsides, valleys, mountains, and lakes.

Red Clover Facts

Common Name: Red Clover
Scientific Name: Trifolium pratense
Year Adopted: 1911
Peak Bloom: May to June

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Utah State Flower

Sego Lily

Utah State Flower

Utah State Flower

The sego lily was adopted as the Utah State Flower in 1911. The bulbous perennial was chosen for its natural beauty as well as its historical significance. Native Americans considered the sego lily a sacred plant and developed culinary uses for its bulbs, seeds, and flowers. Many tribes created a healthful porridge from roasted or boiled sego lily bulbs, which are similar in shape to a radish. Brigham Young, who led Mormon pioneers to the western United States, declared the sego lily “a heaven sent source of food.” Friendly Native Americans taught Mormon settlers how to harvest and prepare the bulbs for much needed survival food when a devastating cricket infestation destroyed crops.

The sego lily once saved lives, and now it helps teach Utah residents to save water. Sego Lily Gardens is an educational center in Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake City. The gardens are open to the public and benefit from the support of local volunteers, including boy scouts, girl scouts, and church members. Visitors learn ways to conserve water while creating beautiful and water-wise landscapes.

Sego Lily Facts

Common Name: Sego Lily
Scientific Name: Calochortus nuttallii
Year Adopted: 1911
Peak Bloom: May to June

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Texas State Flower

Bluebonnet

Texas State Flower

Texas State Flower

The bluebonnet was adopted as the Texas State Flower in 1901. State government expanded the definition in 1971 to include all native species of the beloved wildflower. Every spring, several varieties of the hardy winter annual take center stage on the North American prairie. The bluebonnet is an indigenous species, despite the myth that early-day Catholic priests imported the seeds from Spain. Native Americans wove folktales about bluebonnets long before Europeans settled in the area. Two main species, Lupinus texensis and Lupinus subcarnosis grow naturally only in Texas–and nowhere else in the world!

Thanks to Lady Bird Johnson, Texas was the first state to plant wildflowers along its highways. For 60 years the Texas Highway Department has been keeping Texas beautiful, sowing up to 30,000 pounds of seeds each year. Generations of Texans have adopted the springtime tradition of snapping family photos in open fields and roadsides bursting with the color of bluebonnets.

Bluebonnet Facts

Common Name: Bluebonnet
Scientific Name: Lupinus texensis
Year Adopted: 1901
Peak Bloom: May to July

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