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Under These Circumstances

The answers to the following questions are taken from chapter 16 of Grant’s memoirs.

Q: President Grant, who did you vote for in 1860?

A: When the election took place in November, 1860, I had not been a resident of Illinois long enough to gain citizenship and could not, therefore, vote. 234 more words


"Poor James Buchanan"

In his memoirs former President Grant wrote: “In 1856… I preferred the success of a candidate whose election would prevent or postpone secession, to seeing the country plunge into a war the end of which no man could foretell.  249 more words


What James Buchanan Can Teach Us About Respecting Dissenting Opinions

The American Presidents Series, first started by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and now continued by Sean Wilentz, offers readers a series of short, concise biographies of each U.S. 602 more words

Thinking Out Loud

President Trump, I Wish to Remind You that General Jackson is Dead

President Trump, President Andrew Jackson, and President James Buchanan 

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I am never surprised when President Trump demonstrates his ignorance of American History or our Constitution as he when he discussed how the Civil War could have been avoided in only a dealmaker like Andrew Jackson been around to stop it. 914 more words


Blue Teapot Composition

Part of the arrangement at Wheatland, President James Buchanan’s mansion, this teapot caught my attention because of its vivid color. This may not be the actual one used by the President and his wife, but it fist the period. 122 more words


This Week in Political History: April 23-29

This week in political history, the Library of Congress was established, Coretta Scott King was born and much more. Also, in even more 2016 presidential election flashbacks, Hillary Clinton dominated the primaries again. 169 more words

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Spider Old Woman's "Club"

When Leo Frachtenberg was working with Hanis speaker James Buchanan just over a century ago, he recorded a text about Spider Old Woman and her Grandson, which he printed in his book “Coos Texts” (pages 59-70) (see blog sidebar for link).   380 more words