US Presidents

Articles on the lives and times of the chief executives of the United States.

Articles on the lives and times of the chief executives of the United States.


Andrew Johnson Impeachment

Causes of Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment

The Andrew Johnson impeachment was initiated on February 24, 1868, when the United States House of Representatives resolved to impeach Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the United States, for "high crimes and misdemeanors", which were detailed in 11 articles of impeachment. Causes of Andrew Johnson's Impeachment In 1867 Congress passed…

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Democracy

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Democracy and Race

What are Abraham Lincoln quotes on democracy and race? Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Democracy and Race With all that has been written about Abraham Lincoln, his racial views should be well known to Americans. But they are not. In his fourth debate with Stephen Douglas in 1858, he declared: I…

watergate scandal timeline

Watergate Scandal Timeline

A Complicated President There have been many scandals throughout American presidential history, but only one has ever brought down a presidency. To understand Watergate, it is helpful to have an understanding of the culture of the administration, and of the psyche of the man himself. Richard M. Nixon was a…

1896 election

The Election of 1896: William McKinley (R) v. William Jennings Bryan (D)

The election of 1896 is seen as the beginning of a new era in American politics, or a "realignment" election. Ever since the election of 1800, American presidential contests had, on some level, been a referendum on whether the country should be governed by agrarian interests (rural indebted farmers--the countryside--"main…

grover cleveland

The First Grover Cleveland Administration: 1885-1889

First Grover Cleveland Administration (Democratic, 1885-1889) 1884 election map President Grover Cleveland Early Political Career In 1884, Grover Cleveland was the first Democrat to be elected president since the Civil War. He was also the second, elected again in 1892 after the White House had returned to Republican rule for…

George Wallace 1968 presidential campaign

George Wallace 1968 Presidential Campaign

The following article on the George Wallace 1968 presidential campaign is an excerpt from Warren Kozak's Curtis LeMay: Strategist and Tactician. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. George Corley Wallace, Jr. was born in Clio, Alabama in 1919. His family was at the bottom of the state’s social ladder.…

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