Collection: Hoy's Toys United We Stand Ohio Presidential Series

United We Stand Ohio, The Presidential Series was inspired by my father, Howard Isaac Swartz, Jr, and my mother, Millie Parish Swartz. My mother instilled a love for reading, and my father instilled in us a passion for learning through living, traveling, and experiencing life.  

My dad was a chaperone on every field trip for every one of his kids. He had an omnipresence standing at 6' 3" and was a solid 250 lbs. Everyone was always well-behaved on these outings. In addition to the school events, my dad took all of us out, traveling to visit various museums throughout the country. We toured the National Parks, Military Parks, Botanical Gardens, Amusement Parks, Historical Re-Enactment Sites, and almost any live musical entertainment. We all learned about the United States through living and exploring. Fortunately, my husband Charles and I love learning, traveling, and exploring. It has been never-ending.

United We Stand Ohio is a collection of 10 individual trivia activity books based on specific topics of the State of Ohio. The first book in this series, United We Stand Ohio The Presidential Series, is a 50-page activity book with short biographies of each Ohio President, their First Ladies, and their respective memorials. The pages are full of fun but critical facts. At the end of each section, the fun facts test the reader's knowledge through games such as crossword puzzles, word searches, double puzzles, cryptograms, and color by number. An important note; all images are original drawings. Fun facts include:

  • President William Henry Harrison served as Secretary of the Northwest Territory in 1798. This Territory was critical for the eventual formation of the State of Ohio on March 1st, 1803.
  • President Ulysses Grant signed the Civil Rights Act in 1875.
  • President Rutherford B. Hayes was the first President to use a telephone in the White House, and the phone number was 1. This technology milestone occurred in 1877. He also signed legislation allowing women to practice law and plead cases before the US Supreme Court, 41 years before women had the right to vote with the 19th Amendment in 1919.
  • President James A. Garfield was critical in the continued Civil Rights efforts and worked to reconcile the United States after the Civil War.
  • President Benjamin Harrison installed electricity in the White House by Edison General Electric in 1891. He also expanded the US Navy and created National Forest Parks.
  • President William McKinley always wore a red carnation and began and ended the Spanish-American War in 1898.
  • President William Howard Taft was the first President to work from the newly created Oval Office in 1909 and the only President to serve as President and then as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court in 1921.
  • President Warren G Harding created the Veterans Bureaus in 1921. He also was a member of the Vagabonds along with Thomas A. Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone, who all traveled together around the United States promoting industry, technology, and goodwill.

Enjoy this fun-filled activity book as you learn about critical historical highlights of the Ohio Presidents. These great men helped to form, shape, and grow the United States of America.

The complete series of United We Stand Ohio include State of Ohio Presidents, State of Ohio Symbols, Ohio Inventors/ Ohio Inventions, State of Ohio Scientists, State of Ohio Government Formation, State of Ohio Geographic Formation, State of Ohio Sports/Athletes, State of Ohio Artists, State of Ohio Literature/Writers.