The Daily News Article resumes Tuesday, February 17.
At the age of 15 George Washington copied the “110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation.” These maxims were so fully lived out in George Washington’s life that historians have regarded them as important influences in forming his character. Listed below are several of the maxims followed by George Washington. How many do you follow?
For the complete list of maxims, go to the Colonial Williamsburg website at
For more information on George Washington, go to MountVernon.org.
Feb. 12, 2009 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. How much do you know about our 16th president?
–Read “The President and War Powers: Lincoln and the Civil War” at the White House Historical Association website,
Then, take a quiz at whitehousehistory.org/04/subs/activities_03/c07.html.
–Read Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation at nps.gov/ncro/anti/emancipation.html.
–Read Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address at gettysburg.com/bog/address.htm.
–For more on Lincoln, visit:
–For an interesting, well-researched book on Lincoln’s assassin, read
“Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer” by James L. Swanson