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Woodrow Wilson revived the tradition of the oral State of the Union address (1913)
Woodrow Wilson's 1913 State of the Union
The first State of the Union was in 1800 by our second president, John Adams. Thomas Jefferson began the tradition of passing along the state of the union in writing to Congress, allegedly because he felt he was an inadequate public speaker. In 1913, the task of speaking directly to a joint session of Congress was reestablished by Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson revived the tradition of the oral State of the Union address (1913) Gentlemen of the Congress: In pursuance of my constitutional duty...
Woodrow Wilson stands in the front of a convertible automobile stopped in the intersection of what was then N and Union Streets SW. Wilson, the driver of the car, and two woman in the back look east at something happening on N Street. A crowd gathered under a tree near the car and people in front of 485 N Street also look in the same direction. Two Secret Service agents look at the photographer. Written on the reverse is "Barney Neighborhood House, 470 N Street SW." Wilson had only been President of the US for two months when the photo was taken.
Woodrow Wilson in Southwest D.C.: An Old Photo from May 1913
Take a trip back in time to May 1913 with this amazing old photograph of the 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, driving around Southwest D.C. in a car!
President Wilson and his Cabinet
The Same Frustrations 100 Years Ago: An Article from The Washington Post on November 8th, 1913
Interesting, and yet things never change. Read an article from The Washington Post written 100 years ago today, which speaks to the same frustrations many express today about US-Mexico relations.
bible advertisement in the Washington Herald (January 10th, 1918)
Separation of Church and State: Examining an Advertisement from 1918
Explore how far we've come in discussions of religion and politics in the US by examining an advertisement from 1918. Separation of Church and State has been an issue since the country's founding, and this advertisement provides an interesting look at the debate.
D. Mullany's Saloon at 14th and E St. NW in 1913
Tracing the History of D. Mullany’s Saloon: From Irish Fenian to the Birthplace of the Mamie Taylor
We're trying out a new category called "Lost History" today with a post about D. Mullany's Saloon. Read about its history from Irish Fenian to the birthplace of the Mamie Taylor, plus a 1927 article from the Washington Post.
The Washington Herald on January 17th, 1913
Exploring the History of Inaugural Balls, 100 Years Ago Today
Learn about the history of Inaugural Balls, 100 years ago with a look at the front page of the Washington Herald on Friday, January 17th, 1913. Discover the austerity of Obama's second term mirrored in the desires articulated by newly elected President Woodrow Wilson.
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Counting Electoral Votes for the 1916 Presidential Election - A Fascinating Photo from the Library of Congress
A fascinating photo from the Library of Congress shows the counting of electoral votes for the 1916 Presidential Election between Woodrow Wilson and Charles Hughes. Click on the photo to see the faces of the men, who all happen to be old white dudes.
Woodrow Wilson in White House
Unbelievable Footage of President Wilson at the White House
Check out this incredible footage of President Woodrow Wilson at the White House. See the amazing history of the White House come to life!
Washington National Cathedral at twilight
Three Things That Happened at Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral at twilight Exactly one year ago today, one of the most spectacular buildings in Washington was badly damaged by the earthquake that shook our city. So much so, that the repairs are going to cost millions of dollars and keep it under scaffolding for several years. If you love this building like we do, consider donating a few bucks to help restore this national treasure. You can give money online, so it’s effortless. And since we love this building so much,...
1914 Raush & Lang electric vehicle (Smithsonian)
The Eternal Automobile Question: Cornelius Ford and the Misuse of Government Funds in 1914
Amid the implosion of yet another DC council member, it's only apropos to post a story like this. Cornelius Ford was nominated in 1913 to head up the Government Printing Office. In 1914, he was accused of misusing government funds for an automobile. Our outrage should never wane, as each time it should get even worse.

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