What Does April Fools Day Mean

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April 1 Fool me once, and . . . . April Fools’ Day April 1st, odd years only. April Fools! On April 1, 1950, the sleepy town of Hot Springs, New Mexico officially changed its name to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Here’s how it happened. In March of 1950, and to promote the tenth anniversary of the popular radio game show, Truth or Consequences, host Ralph Edwards promised to broadcast an episode of the program from the first town in America that would rename itself after the show. The citizens of Hot Springs, New Mexico, 150 miles south of Albuquerque, put the question on a ballot and voted 1,294 to 295 in favor of renaming the town, it did, and Edwards kept his promise. The broadcast took place on April 1, 1950, leading some radio…show more content…
He was going to become the ninth president of the United States if it killed him. Prior to the Revolutionary War, some of the colonists agreed that a portion of the Northwest Territory should remain Indian land. But after the war, citing a provision in the “Treaty of Paris of 1783” in which the defeated British gave lands once inhabited by the Indians to the colonists, the colonists began to look at things differently. This turn of events had to have the Native Americans shaking their heads. From their points of view, they had be asking, “What is this nonsense? A treaty between the British and the colonists regarding land that doesn’t belong to either? A treaty signed where? In France! What is this France? What kind of agreement is it that says the British, who never owned the land in the first place, can sit down in this France, and give our land to the colonists?” In 1794, Harrison had served under “Mad” Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, a campaign that had taken the fight out of the Indians in the Northwest…show more content…
The statue, symbolically based on the Roman goddess “Libertas,” represents freedom from tyranny. Lady Liberty’s slightly raised right foot represents forward movement, ever bringing freedom to others, and at the base of her feet lay the broken chains of oppression. The crown represents the halo of divine inspiration and the seven rays that radiate outward represent the seven continents. Many believe that Bartholdi modeled the face of the goddess after the face of his mother, although there is no official proof of this. However, Liberty Enlightening the World, Lady Liberty, or the Statue of Liberty, regardless of your preferred name for the iconic lady on Liberty Island, almost didn’t happen. The statue wasn’t the cut-and-dried gift that we assumed in fifth grade. It was actually a joint project between France and the United States. The “gift” being Bartoldi’s artistic and creative genius, but to carry out such an international undertaking, an organization, the French-American Union, planned and coordinated the project. It called for the people of France to pay for the statue, and for the people of America to build the pedestal upon which the statue would
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