History

  1. Substitute First Lady - Harriett Lane

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

    Robert Todd Lincoln, eldest son of President Abraham Lincoln, had the unique distinction of being present ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Presidential Children - The Hayes Kids

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

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

    Hannibal Hamlin missed being President by five weeks. Most history students know that Abraham Lincoln’s ...
  7. The Natick Cobbler - Henry Wilson, Part I

    The life of Henry Wilson, second Vice President under President U.S. Grant, was a real American success ...
  8. The Natick Cobbler - Henry Wilson, Part II

    In the Senate, Wilson was compared somewhat unfavorably to the other Massachusetts Republican Senator, ...
  9. The Natick Cobbler - Henry Wilson, Part III

    During the 1872 campaign, Wilson made a strenuous speaking tour covering 10,000 miles and giving ninety-six ...

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  10. The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

    Many stories are told about Abraham Lincoln’s famous sense of humor. Through the darkest days of the ...
  11. Almost President - Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part VI

    With President Johnson’s surprise announcement on March 31, 1968 that he would not run for another term, ...
  12. Almost President - Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part V

    After the Democratic nominating convention of 1960, where Humphrey backed losing candidate Adlai Stevenson ...
  13. Almost President - Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part IV

    After the Democratic nominating convention of 1960, where Humphrey backed losing candidate Adlai Stevenson ...
  14. Almost President - Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part III

    After Hubert Humphrey’s disastrous start in the Senate, he found himself isolated and ostracized by ...
  15. Almost President - Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part II

    In 1948, Humphrey became his party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate. He was running against incumbent Senator ...
  16. Almost President - Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part I

    Hubert Horatio Humphrey made public service his life, servicing his community and his country from 1940 ...
  17. A Tale of Two Tickets

    Since the ratification of the 12th Amendment to the Constitution (which said that each party would nominate ...
  18. Presidential Children - California or Bust

    With few exceptions (such as Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, and Richard Nixon), Presidents have been ...
  19. Third Parties - The Free Soil Party

    There have been a large number of “third parties” in our political history. A third party is any party ...
  20. Inaugural Absences

    Everyone is familiar with the pomp and ceremony of a presidential inauguration. The procedures and traditions ...
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