History

  1. Is There a President in the House? - Part 4

    The period after the Civil War saw Presidents ranging from one of the most politically experienced to ...
  2. Is There a President in the House? - Part 5

    James Abram Garfield was a successful general in the Civil War who was elected to Congress in 1863. ...
  3. Is There a President in the House? - Part 6

    Warren G. Harding served in the Ohio state legislature and as Ohio lieutenant governor before running, ...
  4. Is There a President in the House? - Part 7

    John F. Kennedy served in Congress for fourteen years, first in the House of Representatives and then ...
  5. Is There a President in the House? - Part 8

    Richard Nixon served in Congress for less than six years. His short career there made him a national ...
  6. Is There a President in the House? - Part 9

    Nixon was followed in office by his Vice President, Gerald R. Ford. Ford is the only All-American athlete ...
  7. Is there a President in the House? - Part 10

    George Herbert Walker Bush, the son of a Senator and the father of our President, succeeded Ronald Reagan ...
  8. Presidential Feuds, Part IV

    The last great presidential feud was strictly personal. Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower just plain ...
  9. Presidential Feuds, Part III

    One of the most fascinating presidential feuds involved two men who had been best of personal and political ...
  10. Presidential Feuds, Part II

    Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant engaged in a personal and political feud almost unparalleled in ...
  11. Presidential Feuds, Part I

    The United States Senate has been called “the most exclusive club in the world” but there is an even ...
  12. Do You Know Me? - William E. Miller

    William E. Miller is probably best remembered for his role in an American Express commercial, looking ...
  13. Almost President - "Fighting Bob" La Follette

    Robert “Fighting Bob” Marion La Follette was probably the leading progressive politician of the Progressive ...
  14. The PResident's Lady - Ellen Herndon Arthur

    Ellen Herndon Arthur would have been a great First Lady. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it to the White ...
  15. Substitute First Lady - Harriett Lane

    James Buchanan (1857-1861) was the only bachelor President. But he wasn’t the first President to enter ...
  16. Reluctant Witness to History - Robert Todd Lincoln

    Robert Todd Lincoln, eldest son of President Abraham Lincoln, had the unique distinction of being present ...
  17. The President's Lady - Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson

    Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson never got to be First Lady. She died in the period between her husband’s ...
  18. Presidential Children - The Hayes Kids

    Elected in the closest election in our history, Rutherford and Lucy Hayes moved into the White House ...
  19. White House Heroes

    Many well-known and celebrated heroes have lived in the White House. Some have gotten to the White House ...
  20. Almost President - Hannibal Hamlin

    Hannibal Hamlin missed being President by five weeks. Most history students know that Abraham Lincoln’s ...
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