S: Ellie and the Magic Ellie-vator Lynda Stanley
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FC: Ellie and the Magic Ellie-vator | Visit Washington, D.C. | ELLIE
1: Written By Lynda Kesner Stanley & Featuring EllieMae Stanley | Ellie and the Magic Ellie-vator | Visit Washington, D.C. | This book is dedicated to my husband, David, and his sidekick, Ellie.
2: Hi! My name is Ellie, and I'm a puppy! My mom was a cocker spaniel and my dad was a poodle, so that makes me a SPOODLE! I live with my human family, The Stanleys. They love to travel, and I love to go with them! Sometimes when we travel, we take the Ellie-vator! The Ellie-vator is a special type of elevator. It is magical! | ELLIE-VATOR | ELLIE
3: We just step into the Ellie-vator, press the magical button and "WOOF!" we are on our way. So hang on to your leashes, here we go! Today we are taking the magical Ellie-vator to WASHINGTON, D.C., home to the capital of the United States!
4: Our first stop is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House. The president of the United States lives here with his family. Our current president, is Mr. Barack Obama. Mr. Obama is our 44th President of the United States, and he lives at the White House with his wife, Michelle, and their daughters, Malia and Sasha.
5: Let's take a tour of the White House! The White House is gigantic: it has 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, and 3 elevators! For entertainment it even has a tennis court, a jogging track, a swimming pool, a movie theater and a bowling lane! We could have a lot of fun in this place! | Ellie Fact: The Obamas added a new member to their family. Can you guess who it is? It's Bo, their Portuguese Water Dog! He looks a little like me - but bigger!
6: Our next stop is the Lincoln Memorial. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and served from 1861-1865 . He was best known for his strong leadership throughout the American Civil War and for ultimately keeping America together. He is also known for helping to end slavery.
7: During Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address given November 19, 1863, on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he said, "that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth." | Ellie Fact: Abraham Lincoln also liked dogs! He had a yellow dog named, Fido, who liked to sleep on the couch in the Lincoln house. I like sleeping on our couch, too!
8: Our next stop is the Washington Monument. It was made to honor our first president, George Washington. It is made of marble, granite and sandstone, and it is the tallest stone structure in the world at an astounding 555 feet and 5 1/8 inches! George Washington was known as the "Father of our Country" for many reasons: he commanded the Continental Army that won our freedom from England during the Revolutionary War;
9: Ellie Fact: During the Revolutionary War, Washington's men noticed a dog was in the middle of the battlefield. The dog had a name tag, and it belonged to a British Army general. Washington's men wanted him to keep it, but he refused. He then ordered a cease-fire, and when the shooting stopped, soldiers watched on both sides, as one of Washington's aides returned the dog to the British general . | he directed the convention that wrote the U.S. Constitution; and he became the first President of the United States, serving in office from 1789-1797. He is my kind of hero!
10: Our next stop is the Jefferson Memorial. Thomas Jefferson was born in Virginia, and served as the third President of the United States, from 1801-1809. He is well known for writing the Declaration of Independence, which declared America's independence from Great Britain, and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which states that people should be free to worship as they please.
11: Ellie Fact: Thomas Jefferson had a pet mockingbird, two bear cubs and a sheepdog! | The Declaration of Independence also states that all men are created equal, and they have certain rights. These rights include: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Declaration of Independence was declared in effect by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
12: Our next stop is the George Mason Memorial. George Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights which stated that all Virginians should have certain rights, including freedom of religion and freedom of the press.
13: This document, pictured on the left, became the basis for the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States of America. | Ellie Fact: George Mason suggested using the phrase "Sic Semper Tyrannis", as the Virginia state motto, which in English means "Thus Always to Tyrants".
14: Our next stop is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African American minister who worked for equal rights for all people. He helped bring about changes in laws through peaceful means.
15: Ellie Fact: This is one of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.; "Never, never, be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. " Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged every American to leave behind racism and embrace a new future filled with hope and peace .
16: Our last stop is the James Madison memorial building, which is part of the Library of Congress. James Madison was born in Port Conway, Virginia, and served as the 4th President of the United States from 1809 - 1817.
17: Ellie Fact: James Madison had a horse named Liberty and a pet bird. | James Madison is known as the “Father of the Constitution” although he never had children of his own. He was also the “Founding Father” of the Bill of Rights.
18: Well, that is the end of our Washington, D.C. trip. Thanks for coming along with me! Join me next time, when my Ellie-vator takes us back in time to the Revolutionary War! Woof-Woof For Now, Ellie
19: Acknowledgments A big thank you to my family for their constructive feedback, and many hours of reading and re-reading Ellie's book. A special thank you to my kids, Wesley and Kelsey for being two loving and caring young adults, and a wonderful welcome to my new daughter-in-law, Jane. Also, thanks to my Mom and Dad for their love and support throughout my life, and last but not least, a big "WOOF" goes out to the rest of my family and friends! I love you all! Cited Work George Washington. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 10:08, November 9, 2011, from http://www.history.com/photos/george-washington Abraham Lincoln. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 10:31, November 9, 2011, from http://www.history.com/photos/abraham-lincoln. Thomas Jefferson. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 10:40, November 9, 2011, from http://www.history.com/photos/thomas-jefferson. July 4th. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 10:45, November 9, 2011, from http://www.history.com/photos/july-4th. James Madison. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 10:57, November 9, 2011, from http://www.history.com/photos/james-madison. George Mason. (2011). Biography.com. Retrieved 11:13, Nov 09, 2011 from http://www.biography.com/people/george-mason-9401773 Barack Obama. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 11:28, November 9, 2011, from http://www.history.com/photos/barack-obama Washington, D.C.. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 11:31, November 9, 2011, from http://www.history.com/photos/washington-dc.