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Presidents’ Day writing prompts about our Founding Fathers

Beat writer's block and learn historical fun facts at the same time with these writing prompts inspired by our nation's first five presidents.

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Black-and-white portrait of George Washington, one of America's founding fathers

George Washington

  • His dentures weren’t made of wood.
  • Washington was also one of our wealthiest presidents. Experts believe he likely owned almost 60,000 acres (much of which came from Martha’s inheritance). When he took office, his salary was a whopping 2 percent of the country’s entire budget.

Imagine: How did Washington acquire these teeth? Did they have to be fitted? Imagine being a person forced to give up your teeth for someone else’s mouth – presidential or otherwise.

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