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Vice-President Charles G. Dawes is remembered for several reasons. He is the only Vice-President to win the Nobel Peace Prize (excluding Teddy Roosevelt who...

John Tyler’s Presidential Precedent

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Cactus Jack Garner – “Not Worth a Bucket of Warm …”

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Criminals in the White House

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The Adams Family

Up to now, there has been only one father-son pair of presidents, although many feel that may change after the next election. John and...

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, losing only Maine and Vermont. His...

Edith Wilson – Our First Woman President?

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Charles Francis Adams – Unsung Hero

Charles Francis Adams was the son of a President and the grandson of another President. He was considered for the presidency himself, and was...
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