Full Video |05:53

Full Video |05:53

Explores the history of Presidents' Day, a federal holiday honoring the legacies of former U.S. Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The program reveals how the meaning of the day changed over time, morphing into a holiday celebrating all U.S. presidents, and provides information about how communities across America celebrate the day. Students then answer questions related to the meaning of the holiday and the qualities citizens look for in a national leader.

©2017 Discovery Education| CC| Grade(s) K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Related Topics

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • American presidents
  • George Washington
  • holiday
  • national holiday
  • president of the United States
  • Uniform Monday Holiday Bill

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