Welcome back, Friends, to this brand new series here at Mama’s Learning Corner: On This Day in American History!
On this day in American History, January 23, 1845, the United States Congress fixed the presidential election day as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
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January 23 – Congress Fixes Presidential Election Day
January 23, 1845, marks the day that the United States Congress fixed the presidential election day as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
1.) What is the date of the next Presidential Election? Write down the date in a complete sentence.
2.) Every U.S. citizen must be 18 years old to vote. In what year will you be able to vote in your first Presidential Election? Write down the date in a complete sentence.
3.) The United States Congress consists of two branches. Write down these answers in your notebook:
- Name the 2 branches of Congress.
- Write down how many Congressmen are in each branch.
- Find out who your representatives are in the U.S. House and in the Senate. Click here to find your representatives. For each, write down your representative’s name, title, district, when his term is completed, and any other pertinent information you find.
If you are new to On This Day in American History
If you are new to On This Day in American History, Welcome!
Each day, I share an interesting event that occurred in our nation’s past. You will learn about famous Americans, interesting inventions and their patents, American art and music, and more.
You will also find suggested activities – labeled “To do” – if you would like to research this during your homeschool’s group time in the morning, or you can assign the activities for your children to work on independently.
If you think you will do more than one day of On This Day in American History, I would encourage you to have your child keep what I call a Notebook of Knowledge. A spiral notebook or sheets of paper stapled together is more than adequate!
Have your child write the day’s event and the date at the top of his paper. If there are writing activities, have him use his best composition, grammar, and penmanship as he completes the answers. After just a few weeks or even a month, he will have an excellent resource to read through!
If you would like to use this resource throughout the month, you might be interested in purchasing the full January Calendar. It contains:
- Access to the webpage with all of the January events listed, including all suggested activities for each daily event.
- A .pdf of the January Calendar, listed in chronological order with all suggested activities
- All necessary downloads to complete the assigned activities. These same downloads are linked on the webpage, however, they are also included here for easy access.
- The answers to any questions asked in the daily activities.
You can purchase that here: