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U.S. Presidents 101

    The Only President to Marry in the White House

    August 9, 2017

    “Whatever you do, tell the truth.” Grover Cleveland

    If tabloids existed back in the 19th century, Grover Cleveland would have made all the covers. Cleveland was known for his honesty and even quickly rose through the ranks of politics because of his impeccable reputation. Yet, he fathered an illegitimate childย and secretly dated and then married a college girl who was nearly 30 years his junior.ย To top it off, he also had a secret surgery aboard a yacht (though Americans wouldn’t learn that until decades later) during his second term.

    Speaking of that second term, Grover Cleveland, our president of the week, also became our only president to serve two-non-consecutive terms. Yep, he was both our 22nd and 24th president.

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  • How the Most Distrusted Man in America Became President

    July 25, 2017

    “No man ever entered the Presidency so profoundly and widely distrusted, and no one ever retired … more generally respected.” Alexander McClure Have you ever completely misjudged someone you didn’t really know? Maybe they had a…

  • The President Killed by His Own Doctors

    July 11, 2017

    “If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.” James Garfield James Garfield marks our 20th president of the week. You’d think writing…

  • Rutherford B. Hayes

    The President Who Won by a SINGLE Electoral Vote

    June 28, 2017

    If you thought the 2000 election was bad–remember hanging chads?–just wait until you hear about this. The 1876 presidential election was the longest election process in our country’s history. It dragged on for four very long…

  • The War Hero Tainted by Scandal

    June 22, 2017

    “Let Us Have Peace.” Ulysses S. Grant. Most Americans have heard of him. They know he was involved in the Civil War somehow. But they may not know much else. Not only was Ulysses S. Grant…

  • The First President to Be Impeached

    June 14, 2017

    “Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.” Andrew Johnson Abraham Lincoln wasn’t supposed to have been the only one assassinated that fateful night at Ford’s Theater. In fact, Andrew Johnson and his wife…

  • How Abraham Lincoln became America’s Iconic Hero

    June 5, 2017

    “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”-Abraham Lincoln Thinking about our 16th president (our president of the week) literally gives me goosebumps sometimes. So…

  • The Man Some Call the Worst President in History

    May 15, 2017

    It’s no surprise that Abraham Lincoln is often ranked the best president in our nation’s history.ย But did you know there are two presidents who are often ranked neck to neck as the worst? One of them…

  • The President with the Heartbreaking Past

    April 28, 2017

    Franklin Pierce was a Northerner with strong ties to the South. At a time when the country was so divided you could feel it, there couldn’t have been a more perfect candidate for president in 1852.…

  • A Forgettable President with a Funny Name

    April 20, 2017

    Being in the right place at the right time applies to no one better than it does our 13th president Millard Fillmore. Yep, Millard Fillmore. Quite the name, right? He was also referred to as an…

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