Rutherford B Hayes

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings Rutherford B. Hayes became president in the hotly contested election of 1876. It has been stated that the Democrats stole the election and Hayes stole it back….

Richard Nixon

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings Richard Nixon became president after the election of 1968 which was a three way race against Vice-President Hubert Humphrey and segregationist Alabama governor George Wallace. Nixon took…

James Polk

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings If ever there was a president whom was ranked on the basis of “the ends justify the means” that president would be James Polk. He generally ranks…

Accidental Presidents

In the history of the United States nine men have assumed the office of the presidency without having been first elected to it. Four of these men were later reelected to terms in their own right. In this article I will examine these nine men and their ascendency to the White House. John Tyler was…

Gerald Ford

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings Gerald Ford became president on August 9th 1974 upon the resignation of Richard Nixon amid the Watergate scandal. Ford was a caretaker president that helped to heal the nation…

The Court Packing Scheme

In 1937 Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the Supreme Court by announcing a plan to add up to six justices to the already existing nine judges on the court. Roosevelt tried to hide the Court Packing scheme under the guise of trying to make the court “more efficient”. Recently the idea of packing the court…

Franklin Roosevelt

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings Franklin Roosevelt generally ranks amongst the top presidents in polls of academics. Roosevelt was one of the most consequential and effective presidents, which earns him a lot…

The Strange Death of Zachary Taylor

The sudden death of Zachary Taylor in 1850 as debate was heating up over the Compromise of 1850 has been ascribed to several different causes. Because there are three causes that have had at least some supporters, it does make the true cause of his death somewhat a mystery. Taylor became president as debate about…

Zachary Taylor

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings Zachary Taylor was elected President due mainly to his service during the Mexican-American War, but Taylor also served during the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, and the Second…

The Election of 1912

The 1912 presidential election was one of the most interesting, as well as one of the most consequential. What makes this election so fascinating is that there were three national candidates that stood a reasonable chance of winning the presidency, which is a rare occurrence in American history. The contest was between the current president…