Thursday, October 29, 2020

Presidential Children – The Adams Family Children

The children of John and John Quincy Adams shared several unique traits. They all showed signs of genius, but also of mental instability. The...

Almost President – “Fighting Bob” La Follette, Part 2

La Follette's 1912 campaign ended, for all practical purposes, on February 12. On that night, he addressed the Periodical Publishers Association. La Follette arrived...

Presidential Children – The Coolidge Boys

Calvin Coolidge became President in 1923, when Warren Harding died suddenly. Coolidge restored the confidence of the American people in their government, and won...

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 win the Nobel Peace Prize (excluding Teddy Roosevelt who...

Presidential Feuds, Part 1

The United States Senate has been called “the most exclusive club in the world” but there is an even more exclusive club. Only forty-two...

Presidential Children – the Cleveland Kids

Probably no prior presidential children were watched, followed, or written about as were Grover Cleveland's. The entire nation followed the Cleveland family, and the...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 1

Only two men in our entire history hold the distinction of losing three presidential elections (losing being defined here as losing in the Electoral...

Life After the White House, Part 2

After attending the inauguration of his handpicked successor, Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson retired to his plantation home, The Hermitage, near Nashville, Tennessee. Ill...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 2

Now in Congress, and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Henry Clay joined with other young, newly elected members and became a War...

Is There a President in the House? – Part 6

Warren G. Harding served in the Ohio state legislature and as Ohio lieutenant governor before running, unsuccessfully, for governor. In 1914, he was elected...