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President's Day (also called Washington's Birthday) is celebrated in the USA on the third Monday of February. It is a Federal holiday in the USA. There is no school on Monday for students all across the country. Many companies are closed, too. Almost everyone gets some time off as the nation celebrates Presidents’ Day. The holiday honors two of our greatest Presidents, George Washington (born on Feb. 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (born on Feb. 12, 1809).

The day is also a state holiday in most states with official names including Presidents' Day, President's Day and Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday. Depending upon the specific law, the state holiday might celebrate officially Washington alone, Washington and Lincoln, or some other combination of U.S. presidents. Some states celebrate Washington and the third president Thomas Jefferson but not Lincoln.

总统日President's Day - I

Vocabulary Description
America
Abraham Lincoln
American
battles
Bill of Rights
birthday
British
celebrate
colonists
Commander in Chief
congress
constitution The system of fundamental principles according to which a nation, state, corporation, or the like, is governed. The document embodying these principles.
democracy
elected
election
electoral college
false teeth George Washington had several sets of false teeth made, four of them by a dentist named John Greenwood.
father of the country
February
federal holiday
first president
flag
forefather An ancestor.
general U.S. Army and Air Force. an officer ranking above a lieutenant general and below a general of the army or general of the air force.
George Washington
government
history
historic
historical
holiday
leader
leadership
Liberty Bell The bell of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, rung on July 8, 1776, to announce the adoption of the Declaration of Independence; since then a national symbol of liberty: moved to a special exhibition pavilion behind Independence Hall on January 1, 1976.
Lincoln
Martha Washington Martha Washington was the wife of George Washington. She is considered to be the first First Lady of the United States. During her lifetime she was often referred to as "Lady Washington".
military
Mount Vernon Mount Vernon was the plantation home of George Washington, first President of the United States and his wife, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington. The estate is situated on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia. The mansion is built of wood in a loose Palladian style, and was constructed by George Washington in stages between 1758 and 1778. Mount Vernon was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and is today listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
nation
national
New York City Early capital of the USA
patriot A person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
political
political party
politics
president
President's Day
Red Red White and Blue may refer to any Tricolor flag or banner having the three colors of red, white and blue, such as the flag of the United States
White
Blue
Revolution
Revolutionary War 1775-1783. Also known as the American War of Independence and the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the armed conflict between Great Britain and thirteen of its North American colonies, which had declared themselves the independent United States of America.
Stars and Stripes Nickname for the flag of the United States
states
thirteen colonies
unanimous election
United States of America (USA)
vice-president
Virginia
vote
war
Washington
Washington, D. C. Current capital of the USA
White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

总统日President's Day - II

VocabularyDescription
American Revolution
Continental army
Continental Congress
dentures An artificial replacement of one or several of the teeth (partial denture) or all of the teeth (full denture) of either or both jaws; dental prosthesis. A set of teeth.
patriotism devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.
redcoats (especially during the American Revolution) a British soldier.



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