Ronald Reagan was an American politician who served
as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989
and became a highly influential voice of modern
William Franklin Graham Jr. was born on November 7,
1918, in the downstairs bedroom of a farmhouse near Charlotte,
North Carolina. He was of Scots-Irish descent and was the eldest
of four children born to Morrow (née Coffey) and William
Franklin Graham Sr., a dairy farmer.
King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and later
became the first president of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference (SCLC). As president of the SCLC, he
then led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation
in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the nonviolent
1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama.
In 1762, Jefferson graduated from the College of William
and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he reportedly
enjoyed studying for 15 hours, then practicing violin for several
more hours on a daily basis.
On December 14, 1799, George Washington died at
his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Congress commissioned
Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee to pen an appropriate eulogy.
In 3,500 words, Lee attempted to encapsulate one of the most
influential Founding Founders.
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