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American Presidents

George Washington: Biography, About, Facts, & Things Yo...

February 22, 2021

George Washington (1732–1799), first president of the United States, 1789–97, in an engraved portrait after 1792 painting by John Trumbull. (Stock Montage/Gett...

The United States' First Ever Presidential Assassinatio...

January 30, 2021

The etching of the assassination attempt. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) In 1835, Andrew Jackson almost became the first American president to be killed i...

The Most Eccentric Presidents in U.S. History

November 22, 2020

President Ronald Reagan throwing a football from his desk in the Oval Office. (Mary Anne Fackelman-Miner/White House/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images) Presiden...

History of the Democratic Party: The Evolution of U.S. ...

November 17, 2020

When George Washington resigned as President of the United States in 1796, he published a farewell address in the popular American Daily Advisor for the nati...

History of the Republican Party: The Evolution of U.S. ...

November 16, 2020

1874 Nast cartoon featuring the first notable appearance of the Republican elephant. (Thomas Nast/Wikimedia Commons) Whether you call it the G.O.P., the conse...

Concession Speech History: How U.S. Presidential Candid...

November 14, 2020

William Jennings Bryan speaking at the 1908 Democratic National Convention. (Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons) One of the most important parts of the ele...

How The World Reacted To Joe Biden Being Announced Pres...

November 13, 2020

People celebrate in the streets after the major networks declare Joseph Biden the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. (Sdkb/Wikimedia Commons) As n...

1820 U.S. Presidential Election: The Last President Who...

November 11, 2020

Portrait of James Monroe circa 1819. (Samuel Morse/Wikimedia Commons) What's the most amount of electoral votes ever gotten? Is it possible to receive all the...

History Of The White House: Facts And Trivia You Didn't...

November 4, 2020

A view of the south facade of the White House in Washington. (Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images) When Was The White House Built?George Washington recog...

Teddy Roosevelt: Things You Didn't Know About The Bull ...

October 14, 2020

Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, was a rugged, no-nonsense statesman, writer, and naturalist. When not making policy and negotiating...

Eleanor Roosevelt: Facts And Trivia You Didn't Know Abo...

October 11, 2020

As FDR's first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt matured into a icon of the feminist movement and a symbol of charity and activism. But she wasn't always the wise, con...

Every Time A Sitting U.S. President Has Ever Hidden The...

October 8, 2020

(N. Currier/Wikimedia Commons) No matter the era, the well-being of the U.S. president has global ramifications. If the commander-in-chief knows the state of ...

What Happened To Aaron Burr After He Shot Alexander Ham...

September 1, 2020

Even if you haven't seen the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, you probably know that Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers and the first secr...

Warren G. Harding's Death: Conspiracy Or Heart Attack? ...

August 3, 2020

In the history of the United States, eight presidents have died while in office. Four of them (Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, James Garfield, and John F....

How Woodrow Wilson Planned To Hack His Own Election For...

August 1, 2020

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson was pretty sure that he was on his way out of the White House, and although he ran for reelection, he apparently wanted to ...

Okay Etymology: Why Do We Say "Okay" And Where Did It C...

March 23, 2020

As one of our most commonly used colloquialisms, "okay" is so much a part of our language and culture that it is hard to imagine a time when it wasn't used. ...

The Impeachment Of Andrew Johnson: Why His Impeachment ...

February 24, 2020

No matter what side of the political aisle you fall on, an impeachment is never good news. In the four instances where impeachment has been levied against a presi...

Rebecca The Raccoon, President Calvin Coolidge's Pet Ra...

January 13, 2020

Raccoons are the grimy trash pandas of the west. They roam the streets at night searching for a meal, and as cute as they are, it's obvious that they've got somet...

The White House Thanksgiving: History Of How Presidents...

November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving has been an American tradition since before the country was actually a country, and over the 200-plus years that the United States has been thriving...

The Presidential Turkey Pardon: A History Of Going Easy...

November 27, 2019

Traditions offer interesting insights into the people and cultures who begat them. For instance, nothing explains George Costanza's father more aptly than hi...

Childless Presidents

July 25, 2019

When we elect a president to lead our country, we are also, indirectly, electing a first family that includes presidential children ... usually. Nearly all of our former presidents balanced the d...

Random Interesting Facts About US Presidents

November 5, 2016

Some random facts about 7 US presidents...