High. Putting the POT in POTUS. Trying to memorize facts about all presidents in chronological order bc why not!!? Here's what I learned today. #HailToTheChiefin'
- •WashingtonReluctantly ran. Ran unopposed every time.
- •AdamsNot taken seriously as a leader bc he could physically not compare to Washington. Washington was dashing and a leader, Adams was squat and short
- •JeffersonFelt entitled to the presidency
- •MadisonLearned nothing bc I was eating a cheeseburger
- •MonroeStill eating cheeseburger
- •JacksonRemoval act 👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾
- •Van BurenBlah.
- •HarrisonFirst president to die in office
- •TylerWould not open mail of addresses to VP Tyler, demanded to be addressed as President
- •PolkWife had Hail to The Chief composed so that people would know Polk had entered. she was afraid he be overlooked bc of his short stature
- •TaylorDied of cholera. 2nd to die in office
- •FillmoreVP to Taylor. Self made man. #poser supporter of the telegraph. Petty and fired all of Taylor's cabinet. Fugitive slave law happens. last member of Whig partyS
- •Pierce1852 on the brink of civil war. Uncle Tom's cabin is written. Train wreck killed his son right before he came into office. A drunk in the White House. personal life deteriorated his presidency. His wife was in mourning the entirety of his term. White House gets another facelift. Transcontinental railroad! Signed Kansas Nebraska Act. Single most hated President to date at the time!
- •James BuchananRepublican Party is formed. from Pennsylvania but empathized with the south. Hated by Andrew Jackson. Dred Scott sued for his freedom. Supreme Court ruled against him bc he was property not citizens. Buchanan allowed it.
- •LincolnDuh. Tech pres. Utilized the telegraph and changed the involvement of the presidency in war. So consumed with his presidency that his son's death didn't seem to have an effect, though privately he was devastated. EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION