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Celebrating Presidents’ Day and Lincoln’s Birthday

TCSOS Programs and Administrative Offices will be observing closures on Monday, February 12th, and again on Monday, February 19th.
This February, the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools (TCSOS) recognizes two significant holidays in American history: Lincoln’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day. In honor of these days, all TCSOS programs and building sites will be closed, providing us with a moment to reflect on the legacies of our nation’s leaders.

Lincoln’s Birthday – February 12

Historical Background

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, remains one of the most influential figures in American history. Born on February 12, 1809, Lincoln rose from humble beginnings to lead the nation through the Civil War, its gravest constitutional and moral crisis.

Lincoln’s Legacy

Lincoln’s leadership during the Civil War and his determination to preserve the Union are pivotal chapters in our nation’s story. His issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation marked a significant step towards abolishing slavery, setting a precedent for equality and justice.

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Presidents’ Day – Third Monday in February

Historical Background

Originally established to honor George Washington, the first U.S. President, Presidents’ Day has evolved to celebrate all past presidents’ contributions to the country.

A Day for All U.S. Presidents

This day is an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and challenges all American presidents face and their impact on the nation’s history and future.

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Reflecting on Leadership and Democracy

Understanding our presidential history is crucial in appreciating and participating in our democracy. These holidays offer a chance to reflect on the qualities of leadership that have shaped our nation and to consider our role in continuing the legacy of democracy.

As we observe Lincoln’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day, let’s take this time to commemorate the leaders who have shaped our nation. TCSOS encourages everyone to engage in these moments of historical reflection and learning.

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Books related to “Presidents’ Day”

Civics for All of US

Education initiative promoting civic literacy and engagement

Library of Congress

Black History Month Teaching Resources

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