Celebrating our Forefathers and Hemp on President’s Day
President’s Day is a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday of every February. It commemorates the birthdays of several former U.S. presidents, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In addition to celebrating these two men and their contributions to our nation’s history, we also celebrate one facet of their lives that has become highly controversial in recent years: Hemp!
George Washington was the first President of the United States and a Founding Father. He served two terms as president from 1789 to 1797, during which time he oversaw the creation of a strong federal government based on separation of powers, implemented many new policies and programs, and established traditions still observed today.
Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22nd 1732 (now known as Presidents Day). As a young man he worked on his family’s farm before joining British forces during their war with France; he eventually rose to become Commander-in-Chief during this conflict. After returning home following its end in 1763 he became involved with politics while continuing his career as an entrepreneur by opening two successful businesses: one that produced pottery used by Virginia farmers; another where they could process tobacco into snuff products that could then be sold throughout Europe or traded back into America at higher prices than those paid directly by European traders–this last endeavor proved so successful that it earned him enough money within just four years’ time
On February 12, the day that President Abraham Lincoln was born, we celebrate his legacy and remember his contributions to our nation.
Lincoln was born in 1809 and died in 1865. He served as the 16th President of the United States from 1861 until 1865 during which time he led America through its Civil War with his opponent Jefferson Davis who served as president of Confederate States of America (CSA).
Lincoln was a Republican politician who practiced law before becoming involved in politics full-time while serving in Congress from 1847 to 1850. In 1856 he ran unsuccessfully for Vice President alongside John C Breckinridge but won election four years later alongside James A Polk II
While we’ve all heard of hemp, it’s still a little bit of a mystery to most people. Hemp is a cash crop that has been around for thousands of years and can be used in many ways, including building materials like rope and paper products.
Hemp is also an alternative to cotton and wood fibers because it grows quickly without pesticides or fertilizers, which makes it environmentally friendly. The plant itself has been used as food since ancient times; today there are even hemp seeds available at health food stores!
Prohibition was a period of time when the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol was illegal in the United States. It started in 1920 and ended in 1933 with the ratification of the 21st amendment to the U.S. constitution.
Hemp is a cash crop. It was legal until the 1930’s, but it has many uses and can be grown in almost any climate. Hemp is a renewable resource, so you don’t have to worry about running out of it!
Hemp has been used for thousands of years as clothing, rope and paper products. But hemp also has many other uses including:
- Food (hemp seeds)
- Fuel (biodiesel)
- Building material (hempcrete)
Declaration of independence, legalities, President’s Day
Celebrating our Forefathers on President’s Day
- Celebrating our forefathers on President’s Day
- George Washington
- Abraham Lincoln
- Prohibition and Cash crop for the economy.
Declaration of independence, legalities, President’s Day…
We hope that you enjoyed our article on President’s Day. We know it can be hard to find the time to learn about history, but we think it’s important! Remember that our forefathers made many sacrifices so we could live in this great country today.
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