Saturday, August 22, 2009

Former U.S. President Chester Alan Arthur

U.S. President Chester Alan Arthur coloring page

In 1881 when James Garfield was assassinated by Charles Guiteau, Chester Alan Arthur rose up to the presidency.

Arthur was known mostly for his great talent for raising funds. He was good at much else, but he was good at raising money. So, I have included a dollar sign with this image. Arthur even held an auction on the White House lawn where he cleared the mansion out of many items, many valuable historical treasures. The money was used to re-furnish the White House to suit Arthur's more elegant tastes.

And, I have included a spool of thread and needle with this image because Arthur had a love for clothes. I don't know if it's true or not, but it was rumored that Arthur had over eighty pairs of pants.

Now, some of you might be wondering where I get all of this crazy information. Well, I have three sources when it comes to U.S. History. Source number one is the White House website whitehouse.gov it is a great website where you can find info on all of the Presidents, the Vice Presidents, and the First Ladies. Source number two is a book called Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents by Cormac O'Brien. Keep in mind, that book is for grown ups only. Source number three, my best source, is my good friend Greg Jarvis. He teaches math now but he taught History for a number of years. He is just a wealth of information. He is the reason why I trust source number two. I matched the stories he told me up with the book and they fit together. So, some of this weird stuff must be true. And, that is my advice to anyone trying to learn some history. Go to multiple sources and see how the stories all fit with one another.

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