Presidents: Andrew Johnson

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Following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, his Vice President Andrew Johnson became president. President Johnson oversaw the reconstruction period following the Civil War. He was also the first President to be impeached. Andrew Johnson was born on December 29, 1808 … Continued

Presidents: Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln is one of our best known Presidents. He had the awesome task of leading the nation through the American Civil War. He was also the first president to be assassinated. Abraham Lincoln was born into poverty on February … Continued

Presidents: Franklin Pierce

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  Franklin Pierce is one of the most forgotten presidents. He also suffered a considerable loss in his family which lead to depression and alcoholism. Franklin Pierce was born on November 23, 1804 in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. He was the … Continued

Presidents: Zachary Taylor

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Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, a hero in the Mexican-American War and the only President to come from Louisiana. He was born on November 24, 1784 in Barboursville, Virginia to Richard and Sarah Dabney Taylor.  … Continued

Presidents: James Polk

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James Polk was the 11th President of the United States. He is the only president to have served as House Speaker. He is also considered the last strong pre-Civil War president. James Knox Polk was the first of ten children … Continued

Presidents: John Tyler

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John Tyler became the first Vice President to succeed as President. He also is the President with the most children and only 19th Century President to still have living grandchildren. John Tyler was born on March 29, 1790 to an … Continued

Presidents: William Henry Harrison

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William Henry Harrison was the last President to be born as a British subject. He was also our first President to die while in office. William Henry Harrison was born on February 9, 1773 at his family’s plantation, Berkeley Plantation, … Continued

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