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  1. William Howard Taft, President and Chief Justice

    WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT: PRESIDENT AND CHIEF JUSTICE
    Dec 17, 1999 - John S. Cooper
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  2. Gays in Government

    GAYS IN GOVERNMENT
    Jan 7, 2000 - John S. Cooper

    Although it has never been ...

    Updated 04-10-2017 at 11:55 PM by mugwump53

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  3. Julia Dent Grant - Fair, Fat, and Forty

    Julia Dent Grant, wife of President Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877), changed the role of the First Lady. ...

    Updated 12-28-2014 at 04:42 AM by mugwump53

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  4. The Washington Administration - Of Presidents and Precedents

    One of the most important accomplishments of the Washington Administration was the establishment of ...
  5. Silent Cal Coolidge

    Calvin Coolidge was known more for what he didn't say than what he did say. Nicknamed "Silent Cal," ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:09 AM by mugwump53

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  6. Andrew Jackson and the Eaton Affair - A National Soap Opera

    The scandals of President Clinton are nothing compared to some of our past presidents. One, the Eaton ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:14 AM by mugwump53

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  7. Teddy Roosevelt - More Fun Than a Goat

    Most of us can name three of the four people depicted on Mount Rushmore, especially if they count their ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:15 AM by mugwump53

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  8. The Stolen Election of 1876

    Rutherford Birchard Hayes' victory over Samuel J. Tilden in the election of 1876 was the closest in ...
  9. The Bull Moose Campaign of 1912

    In 1912, the American electorate was treated to the spectacle of an incumbent (current) president, a ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:21 AM by mugwump53

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  10. Election Surprises - Woodrow Wilson's Re-Election

    In 1912, Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, had been elected president in spite of the fact that more people ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:22 AM by mugwump53

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  11. Election Surprises - FDR's 1936 Re-Election

    In 1936, Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected in a landslide victory. He carried 46 out of 48 states, ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:24 AM by mugwump53

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  12. Election Surprises - Truman's 1948 Victory



    Probably ...

    Updated 07-10-2015 at 01:19 AM by mugwump53

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  13. The Adams Family

    Up to now, there has been only one father-son pair of presidents, although many feel that may change ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:26 AM by mugwump53

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  14. Criminals in the White House

    Several of our Presidents have actually run afoul of the law during their lives, two while they were ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:27 AM by mugwump53

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  15. John Tyler's Presidential Precedent

    John Tyler (1841-1845) is remembered for several reasons. He had more children (15) than any other President. ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:29 AM by mugwump53

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  16. Hell and Maria - The Story of Charles Dawes

    Vice-President Charles G. Dawes is remembered for several reasons. He is the only Vice-President to ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:30 AM by mugwump53

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  17. U.S. Grant - Lessons Learned

    Ulysses S. Grant is remembered as a great general in the Civil War, and later a less-than-great President. ...

    Updated 07-05-2015 at 01:31 AM by mugwump53

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  18. The President's Lady - Lemonade Lucy

    In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes was inaugurated as President after a close and disputed election. (See ...
  19. Election Surprises - Lincoln's 1864 Re-Election

    Records show that Abraham Lincoln was re-elected in 1864 by a huge electoral vote majority, taking 221 ...
  20. Presidential Rating Polls

    The most famous and oft-referred to poll was taken in 1962 by Professor Arthur Schlesinger, Sr. He polled ...
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