By George, IT IS Washington's Birthday


Subject:
Presidents by Name , Washington, George

Description:
This 2004 article discusses how "debate over the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill in 1968 [which designated the third Monday in February as Presidents' Day] touched on the fear that George Washington would be forgotten in the schoolrooms." Topics include background about Washington, the first celebration of Washington's birthday in the 1870s, and the 1960s analysis of the benefits of a three-day weekend. From the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Prologue Magazine.

Creator:
Arbelbide, C. L.

Publisher:
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2004/winter/gw-birthday-1.html


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