Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Born on November 4, 1784. I still alive today he would be 231 years old!
Presidential Term: 1849-1850
-Taylor won fame as a general in the Mexican War. His soldiers called him “Old Rough and Ready.”
-Taylor threatened to use force to keep the South from leaving the Union. After his death, a compromise allowed slavery to continue in the South.
Born on November 23, 1804. If still alive today he would be 211 years old!
Presidential Term: 1853-1857
-Pierce’s wife hated Washington, D.C., so much, that she fainted when she found out he had been nominated for President.
-Pierce supported the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which gutted the Compromise of 1850.
Born on November 19, 1831. If still alive today he would be 184 years old!
Presidential Term: 1881
-Garfield set out to reform the “spoils system” by which politicians gave their friends low-level political offices. He was assassinated by a disappointed office seeker.
-Garfield was the first left-handed President.
9 things you didn’t know about Bruce W:
1. Bruce feels the most interesting thing about Mr. Truman is that he was a common man.
2. His favorite books are by author David MCullough.
3. He is from Cape Cod.
4. His favorite thing about Key West is the people.
5. His favorite president is JFK.
6. His favorite actor is Billy Crystal.
7. He enjoys listening to the Blues.
8. If he could meet any historical figure it would be Oprah.
9. If he could go anywhere in the world, he would go to Australia.
Born on November 2, 1865. If still alive today he would be 150 years old!
Presidential Term: 1921-1923
-Harding died in office, just as massive corruption in the Teapot Dome scandal was about to become public. Because of these scandals, Harding is regarded as the worst President.
-Harding’s election was the first in which women voted.
Born on November 2, 1795. If still alive today he would be 220 years old!
Presidential Term: 1845-1849
-Polk is the only President to have served as Speaker of the House.
-Polk was the first “dark horse” or little-known nominee to become President. He presided over the Mexican War, which added Texas, California, and other territory to the U.S.