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Born on December 29, 1808. If still alive today he would be 207 years old!
Presidential Term: 1865-1869
-Succeeding Lincoln, Johnson found himself in bitter battles with Congress over Reconstruction. He was impeached and tried by the Senate, but was acquitted by one vote.
-Johnson was the only southern senator to stay loyal to the Union.
Each year The Little White House hosts a two day symposium, which we call The Truman Legacy. This years 14th annual symposium will take place March 18-19th, 2016.
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Previous topics include:
2015 – The Public Healthcare Legacy of Harry S. Truman
2014 – The Truman Legacy Symposium on Truman’s Nuclear Legacy
2013 – The Truman Legacy Symposium on National Security
2012 – The Truman Legacy Symposium on Foreign Aid
2011 – The Civil Liberties Legacy of Harry S. Truman
Born on December 28, 1856. If still alive today he would be 159 years old!
Presidential Term: 1913-1921
-After initially opposing World War I (1914-1918), Wilson led the U.S. into the war and drafted the peace plan that ended it. Wilson then fought to create the League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations.
-Wilson was the first President to hold a news conference.
10 things you didn’t know about Bruce:
1. Bruce thinks the most interesting thing about Mr. Truman is that he was a “regular guy”.
2. His favorite book is Shogun: A Novel of Japan, by James Clavell.
3. He is from a small town south of Boston, Massachusetts.
4. His favorite thing about Key West is the weather.
5. His favorite president is JFK.
6. His favorite show is American Pickers.
7. His favorite actor is Jack Nicholson.
8. He enjoys listening to 50s-90s rock.
9. If he could meet any historical figure it would be Abraham Lincoln.
10. If he could go anywhere in the world he would like to go to Paris.
Martin Van Buren:
Born on December 5, 1782. If still alive today he would be 233 years old!
Presidential Term: 1837-1841
-Van Buren was the first President to be born an American citizen, rather than a British subject.
-Van Buren’s Presidency was marred by an economic depression that led to bank failures and food riots. He was easily defeated for reelection.