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Momentous Presidential Quotes

Our presidents sure have some awesome speechwriters. At other times, they say some off-the-cuff things that truly inspire! Here are some notable quotes from each US President. 1. George Washington (1789–1797) 2. John Adams (1797–1801) 3. Thomas Jefferson (1801–1809) 4. James Madison (1809–1817) 5. James Monroe (1817–1825) 6. John Quincy Adams (1825–1829) 7. Andrew Jackson …

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Adams House Cat

Adam’s House Cat? The Story Behind the Expression

What’s up with the expression, “I wouldn’t know him from Adam’s house cat”? Where in the world did that saying come from? Robert Hendrickson explains it in The Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms. He writes: The Southern expression “I wouldn’t know him from Adam’s house cat” is an attempt to improve upon “I …

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