I got wondering about some of our past presidents. The first thing I discovered was that some of them had different names than they were born with. Some were only a little different but some quite a bit more. For example:
Bill Clinton - born William Jefferson Blythe III
Gerald Ford - born Leslie Lynch King
Dwight David Eisenhower - born David Dwight Eisenhower
Calvin Coolidge - born John Calvin Coolidge
Woodrow Wilson - born Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Grover Cleveland - born Stephen Grover Cleveland
Ulysses S. Grant - born Hiram Ulysses Grant
The first two on this list were really different. Did you know that President Abraham Lincoln was the first non-Christian president? Also, three presidents had little or no schooling. They are Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, and Andrew Johnson.
Did you know that two people who eventually became president avoided the draft? During the Civil War, Grover Cleveland was drafted but paid a substitute $150 to take his place, which was legal at the time. Also, Bill Clinton avoided the draft during the Vietnam war by going to college in England.
There are just way too many stories to tell about the presidents of the U.S. and it would take way too many blog postings to cover them all. So, I will stop at these for now and hope that you all have a great day, you hear