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U.S. Presidents 101

  • 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. 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…

  • The President Who Worked Himself to Death

    March 29, 2017

    Of all the one-term presidents our country has had, our 11th president probably has the bragging rights of getting the most accomplished in a single term. Dubbed our first “Dark Horse” president, James Polk was also…

  • The Only President Kicked Out of His Own Political Party

    March 23, 2017

      Our 10th president, John Tyler, also known in his day and age as “His Accidency,” never dreamed of being president. Yet, 31 days into his stint as vice president, with William Henry Harrison’s death, he…

  • The President who Dropped Dead after 31 Days

    March 14, 2017

    What’s there to say about a man who only served 31 days as president and then died? Well, not much about William Henry Harrison’s presidency, that’s for sure. However, his campaign to get there was pretty interesting. The…

  • The President We Pay Tribute to Daily (Yes, Even You)

    March 9, 2017

    Our 8th President of the United States: Martin Van Buren You can blame Martin Van Buren for all those pesky career politicians out there. Historians claim him as the first ever professional politician. He started it…

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