Discover President Joe Biden’s Delaware
In honor of America’s 46th President, World Footprints will share a cultural slice of President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware.
Delaware is known as the “First State” because it was the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Delaware hugs the Atlantic coast, runs only 96 miles long and 39 miles wide and has just three counties: New Castle, Kent and Sussex. Its place in American history and colonialism is uniquely blended with the state’s European influences.The first European colony in the Delaware Valley was settled by Swedes in 1638. Their descendants built Old Swedes Church, one of the oldest houses of worship still operating.
Join us as we enjoy a glimpse into Delaware’s history starting with American artist N.C. Wyeth and the Wyeth generations that followed him. Next, we will examine the legacy of the DuPont family—a name that is synonymous with Delaware.
As we stroll the grounds of Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum and Nemours Estate –three attractions that were built by the DuPont family–the distinct European influence of the DuPont’s French heritage will be revealed.
The places that are showcased in this episode are reflective of Delaware’s motto “Liberty and Independence”. They are just a sample of the state that has shaped President Joe Biden and what makes his home state of Delaware intriguing.