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Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)

12th President  1849-50 Zachary Taylor served in stormy times. Taylor was the second President to die in office. Though there were quiet murmurings that the President had been poisoned, none of these suspicions were medically investigated. Abraham Lincoln gave the eulogy at … Seguir leyendo

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James K. Polk (1795-1849)

11th President  1845-49 “Thank God, under our Constitution there was no connection between  church and state.” -JKP When Democrats gathered in Baltimore, Maryland, in May 1844, none could have foreseen the eventual outcome. Former President Martin Van Buren came to Baltimore with … Seguir leyendo

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John Tyler (1790-1862)

10th President  1841-45 One night in April 1841, John Tyler rose from bed to find out the President of the United States was dead. The news was a big deal because Tyler had been sworn in as William Henry Harrison’s Vice … Seguir leyendo

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William Henry Harrison (1773-1841)

 9th President • 1841  The first president to die in office, William Henry Harrison was notable mainly for the brevity of his presidency (31 days); for the populism of his election campaign; and for his achievements before being elected. The child of an aristocratic … Seguir leyendo

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Nelson Madela (1918-2013)

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” It was the Alcatraz of South Africa, a grim island outpost off the coast of Cape Town. Robben Island’s most poignant period was the late 20th century, when … Seguir leyendo

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