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John Adams: The Independent President

John Adams, like George Washington, did not enjoy his inauguration either, though for somewhat different reasons. His wife and political confidant, Abigail, was at home in Quincy, Massachusetts caring for John’s dying mother. 235 more words

American History

Surprising Facts about President George Washington

Though respected as a great general in the Revolutionary War, Washington was very self-conscious about his lack of education. Unlike the other colonists with whom he served in the Continental Congress, Washington never attended college. 281 more words

George Washington

Who owns Lincoln today? Democrats or Republicans?

On the third floor of the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership, you will find an exhibit called “Lincoln and the Presidency.” This consists of two statues–Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower–as well as a series of panels on seven presidents and their connections to the memory of Lincoln. 571 more words


The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961, by Irwin F. Gellman***

Gellman’s biography covers Nixon’s tenure as Vice President of the USA under President Dwight Eisenhower; he covers the election campaign beforehand as well as the famous “Checkers Speech”. 456 more words

Book Blog

The Collapse of the House of Cards: How the video series imploded, can it come back?

It was too good to be true.  The American version of House of Cards, as in the case of its British predecessor, was so unique in capturing the real life atmosphere and attitudes of Washington politics that it soon developed a cult following in this very jaded city. 776 more words

Presidential History

Why I support Rand Paul and why he reminds me of Ronald Reagan.

For the first time since Ronald Reagan we have a political figure who is not just running for office to seek personal power but one who is actually leading a popular movement.    809 more words

Presidential History

4 Quotes From “41”

I truly enjoyed the unique way George W. Bush (US president #43) told the story of his Dad’s life (George H.W. Bush was president #41). It was so refreshing to see the relationship this father and son have with each other. 330 more words