Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just a Tidbit

Ran across something while reading in the New York Harold newspaper, dated May 21, 1865.

The English press, prior to the civil war, referred to the U.S. as "Jefferson Bricks". They made fun of American boasting by writing that Americans claimed "to be able to dive deeper, come up drier, and swim faster than any other people on the face of the earth."

When the Civil War was over, they had a new respect for our country and wrote that President Johnson is the ruler of "the mightiest nation in the modern civilized world."

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