Zachary Taylor “Old Rough and Ready”

Zachary Taylor was the 12th President. His resume before being elected to office included an illustrious 40-year military career with the US Army. Serving in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War and the Second Seminole War, he ultimately became very popular with the general populace in the Mexican-American War, garnering major victories for […]

“Wobbly” Warren G. Harding

Perhaps one of the most controversial presidents in American history, William Harding took office as the 29th President in 1921. As a major newspaper publisher from Ohio, he appointed a number of close friends to important positions in the White House. This organization became known as the “Ohio Gang” and was known for a number […]

Gerald Ford “Mr. Nice Guy”

The 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford became the only president never elected to the executive office. Due to the illegal and possibly illegal activities conducted by members of the Nixon administration, both President Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned in 1974 and 1973 respectively. As Speaker of the House, Ford was […]

“Friendly” Millard Filmore

Taking office upon the death of Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore became the 13th President and the last Whig to hold the office. Despite his short tenure, Fillmore played a substantial role in the history of the nation. He supported the Compromise of 1850, allowing slavery in most of the territories annexed from Mexico. He also […]

“JFK” John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was known by a number of names but most commonly Jack or JFK. During World War II, the Massachusetts Democrat served as the commander of PT-109, a motor torpedo boat. After serving in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, he was elected president over Vice President Richard Nixon. Kennedy has […]

“The Tennessee Tailor” Andrew Johnson

Perhaps the most contentious executive to take office upon the death of a president, Andrew Johnson succeeded Abraham Lincoln to become the 17th President. Johnson’s tenure came on the heals of the Civil War and the country was thrust into the period known as Reconstruction. Prior to becoming vice president, Johnson was a major politician […]

“His Accidency” John Tyler

Taking office following the death of William Henry Harrison only 32 days into his predecessor’s term, John Tyler became the 10th President of the United States in 1841. Immediately following Harrison’s death, there was a major constitutional crisis. The founding document did not specifically outline what was supposed to happen in the event of a […]

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