Martin Van Buren

Mises Wire

Mises Daily Articles<p>Martin Van Buren favored peace, freedom, and decentralization. Thus, most historians are biased against him.<p>Audio/Video<p>Jeff Deist …

Austrian Economics

19 | The Papers of Martin Van Buren

Cumberland University received a grant for $143,657 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Papers of Martin …

Genealogy

Jack Shainman’s School is open for the summer with migration themed show

Kinderhook is a village on the east side of the Hudson River in upstate New York, about two hours’ drive north of Manhattan. It was the birthplace …

Art

We can thank FDR for the word 'iffy' and Trump for 'fake news' — here are 11 words US presidents brought into everyday English

For as long as the United States has existed, Americans have played close attention to what the president says.<p>So it's no surprise that presidents have had a huge impact on the English language itself.<p>Presidents are responsible for introducing millions of Americans to words that we now consider …

Donald Trump

A memorable dinner at the White House. William Styron and James Baldwin attended. J.D. Salinger, a budding recluse, declined. Mary Hemingway bored JFK immensely

A memorable dinner at the White House. William Styron and James Baldwin attended. J.D. Salinger, a budding recluse, declined. Mary Hemingway bored …

Literature

Famous Anchor Replaced As Speaker; Musician's Life Celebrated

Horrific crash/ Illegal venomous snakes found inside home/ DUI driver arrested after 15 MPH "chase"/ Student arrested for fireworks: CT News<p><i>There was</i> …

Bands Gather to Celebrate Life of Newtown Musician

Martin Van Buren Amidon IX died in a motorcycle accident last yea​r.<p>NEWTOWN, CT --- Local bands will gather to celebrate the life of Newtown musician …

Bands

Life of the 1850s: 45 Amazing Photos That Show How the World Looked Like Over 160 Years Ago

Over 160 years ago, the world was in a state of transition. The Industrial Revolution had laid the groundwork for an upcoming rapid modernization; …

History

Here's what every US president's signature looks like

Each US president’s signature appears on thousands of documents from their terms in office, including letters, executive orders, and laws.<p>Public …

Ronald Reagan

13 Celebrities Who Married Relatives, From Charles Darwin to Kevin Bacon

In many cultures around the world, it is frowned upon to marry your cousin (and in some countries even illegal), but that hasn’t stopped people …

Celebrity Gossip

The Most Important Election Ever

In the Winter of 1837-1838, New York’s “Locofoco” or Equal Rights Party tidily collapsed back into Martin Van Buren’s Democratic Party. It was the …

Conservative View

Can You Guess Which U.S. State Produced the Most Presidents?

Eight U.S. presidents were born in this state!<p>The United States has seen 45 presidents move in and out of office over the course of 229 years. With …

Political History

Martin Van Buren: America's Most Underrated President

By: Bryan Rothman <br>Martin Van Buren is probably one of most maligned, and paradoxically one of the most forgotten United States presidents. However, …

Conservative View

The American Presidency

<i>From building a brand new nation, to safeguarding the ideals of liberty and democracy around the world, to moving on her like a bitch, The Onion</i> …

Humor

The History of Military Parades in the U.S.

President Trump has spoken of his desire for a grand military parade since the early days of his presidency. During a January 18 meeting, he directed …

History

What Is The Hall Of Presidents? Trump's Statue Is Giving Twitter Nightmares

Since 1971, Disney's Magic Kingdom has operated an attraction called the Hall of Presidents that features moving, talking robot figurines of every …

Walt Disney Company

Analysis: National parks maintenance could spur jobs

A new analysis commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trusts suggests that sprucing up the state’s 23 national park sites could generate significant job …

National Parks

Chart of the Presidents and Vice Presidents

United States Presidents and Vice Presidents<p>The first line of Article II Section 1 of the US Constitution states, "The executive power shall be …

Political History

A City in South Dakota Boasts a Life-size Statue of Every US President

There's nothing like a little public art to tell the rest of the world exactly what your community stands for. Liverpool, England, for instance, is …

George W. Bush

150 Years Later, This Is Still The World’s Tallest Couple

On the southern leg of the P.T. Barnum's tour, Anna Haining Swan would meet Martin Van Buren Bates. Soon after, they would enter the record books.The …

Circus

12-Year-Old Girl Discovers That All But One U.S. President Are Directly Related To Each Other

In some crazy thorough research, you’ll never believe what BridgeAnne d’Avignon, age 12, found as she was looking at the genealogy of American …

Robin Hood

A Required Civil War Movie Viewing List for Donald Trump

Because he seems to think history books don't exist and statues are the only way to remember things.<p>It is very sad that there are no more history books, and also that everybody's forgotten how to read. So, Donald Trump, I understand your concern about all the statues of Confederate soldiers posing …

Black History

Shadow President?

After leaving the White House in January 2017, Barack Obama and his family set out to do what all newly retired presidents have done—go back home, or …

George W. Bush

A vacant White House job: first pet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Politically ambitious pups and kittens: Put your resumes aside.<p>The job of first pet — an enviable White House gig with luxurious live-in privileges, after-hours access to the president and guaranteed positive press coverage — is not currently available.<p>That's because President …

Pets

John Oliver And Stephen Colbert Have A Nasty Showdown Over Their Respective Wax Presidents

John Oliver’s appearance on <i>The Late Show</i> this week was a gem of an interview between old pals, but not everything made it to air on the night that the HBO host was a guest. While Oliver’s silence over his lawsuit and the growing relevance of the term “Stupid Watergate” made the initial show, …

TV

John Quincy Adams Kept a Diary and Didn’t Skimp on the Details

Dazzled by the sights and sounds of Paris in 1778, John Quincy Adams, at the time almost a teenager, dashed off a quick note home. “My Pappa enjoins …

History

John Oliver Got Anna Kendrick to Star in Warren G. Harding’s Life Story

When Gettysburg’s Hall of Presidents shut down back in January, Rachel Maddow bought the wax version of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Stephen Colbert …

Celebrity (UK)

What Your Questionable Facial Hair Says About You

We're looking at you, Guy Fieri.<p>Your facial hair tells the world a lot about you. And unless you're Drake, that message may not be universally positive. Sure, we live in time when the occasional (good) mustache or a full beard are completely acceptable—even encouraged. But that doesn't mean it's …

Staten Island

Not Every First Lady Has Been Married to the President

The role of the United States’ first lady traditionally goes to the president’s spouse, but in instances where the chief executive was a bachelor or …

The White House

Americans Caught ‘Victoria Fever’ For The British Queen’s 1838 Coronation

Nineteenth-century Americans were just as interested in the British royals as their counterparts today.<p>Nearly 23 million Americans tuned in to watch …

Royal Family