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Travel Blogs from Washington DC
... to protect Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, whom Johnson despised. Complications followed, and for the first time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives introduced the articles of impeachment. Johnson's case went to Senate, where, after an eleven-week trial, narrowly missed the 2/3 majority needed to impeach Johnson. Therefore, Johnson stayed put, but remained utterly powerless the remainder of his ...
... made my way to China town to have a peak. I met a lovely elderly lady in Phili who had lived there all her life and was a history buff, and she kindly spoke with me for some time, filling in all the missing spaces. Before I knew it, I was back at the station, hunting down some food, my luggage and my onward train to DC. I arrived in at Washington DC Station to the smiling and familiar face of my friend Gretchen. I met Ben and Gretchen Kershaw on my recent trip to India and Nepal. ...
... come to the far side of the tidal basin, I continued on to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) memorial which I had not visited before. I entered the memorial from the exit end (not mandatory, but at the end of the time line), but it was still very impressive and very, very well done. FDR, having served longer than any other US President and ...
... across the road was where he was taken after he was shot and he died 8 hours later. We visited both of these places (Fords theatre and the house that Lincoln died in, which has been turned into an exhibit) and learnt about the Abraham Lincoln assassination and were in the room he actually died in. We couldn't get over how patriot all Americans are when we visited Washington DC. They are all so proud of their present and past presidents, ...
- Finding the store, 'Payless' where Abbie got brand new pumps for $12 and Josh got a pair of running shoes for $25.
Our trip around the northeast has been incredible. Every city we have visited has been entirely different; from underground cities to skyscrapers, beaches and parks, thunderstorms and brilliant sunshine. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here, we will be back, however our west coast tour beckons!
Lots of love, J&A xx
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