Presidential Trains

From 1833 to 2018, Andrew Jackson to George H.W. Bush

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Presented by Author Bob Withers with Dr. Robert Holzweiss, Deputy Director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, this historical overview by these train historians is a fascinating trip back in time!

Join this celebration honoring Presidents and their trains!
This historical overview begins in 1833 with President Andrew Jackson, the first president to ride in a train. Highlighted will be the unique train stories of President Abraham Lincoln, President Warren Harding, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President Harry S. Truman, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s “Special” train campaign for President Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower, and President George H.W. Bush. It shows trains continue to make a strong connection for people with their presidents.

Presidential Trains from 1833 to 2018, Andrew Jackson to George H.W. Bush

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Curriculum standards

National Standards

What is Government?

Values and Principles of Democracy

Other Nations and World Affairs

Roles of the Citizen

Civic Life, Politics, and Government

Foundations of the American Political System

Era 10: Contemporary United States (1968 to present)

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

Grade 1: SS1.2A, SS1.12B, SS1.15B, ELA1.1A, ELA1.1D, ELA1.10A, ELA1.10D

Grade 2: SS2.2A, SS2.13A, ELA2.1A, ELA2.1D, ELA2.10A, ELA2.10D

Grade 3: SS3.2B, SS3.9B, ELA3.1A, ELA3.1D, ELA3.10A, ELA3.10D

Grade 4: SS4.4C, SS4.10C, SS4.16A, ELA4.1A, ELA4.1D, ELA4.10A, ELA4.10D

Grade 5: SS5.4F, SS5.5C, SS5.7C, SS5.8A, SS5.18A, SS5.18B, SS5.22B, SS5.22C,

ELA5.1A, ELA5.1D, ELA5.10A, ELA2.10D

Grade 6: SS6.2A, SS6.2B, SS6.15B

Grade 7: SS7.1A, SS7.6C, SS7.7D

Grade 8: SS8.5F, SS8.8D, 8.27C

High School: US.3B, US.7B, US.7E, US.15A, US.16A, G.1F