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State of the Union Addresses By John Tyler
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Tyler (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) was the... More > tenth President of the United States (1841–45). He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became president after Harrison's death in April 1841. Tyler was known as a supporter of states' rights, which endeared him to his fellow Virginians, yet his acts as president showed that he was willing to support nationalist policies as long as they did not infringe on the rights of the states. Still, the circumstances of his unexpected rise to the presidency and his possible threat to the ambitions of other potential presidential candidates left him estranged from both major parties in Washington. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tyler< Less
State of the Union Addresses By Andrew Jackson
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an... More > American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary War, Jackson, whose family supported the revolutionary cause, acted as a courier. At age 13, he was captured and mistreated by his British captors. He later became a lawyer. He was also elected to Congressional office, first to the U.S. House of Representatives and twice to the U.S. Senate.In 1801, Jackson was appointed colonel in the Tennessee militia, which became his political as well as military base. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson< Less
State of the Union Addresses By Millard Fillmore
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the... More > 13th President of the United States (1850–53), the last Whig president, and the last president not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties. Fillmore was the only Whig president who did not die in office or get expelled from the party, and Fillmore appointed the only Whig Supreme Court Justice. As Zachary Taylor's vice president, he assumed the presidency after Taylor's death. Fillmore was a lawyer from western New York state, and an early member of the Whig Party. He served in the state legislature (1829–1831), as a U.S. Representative (1833–35, 1837–43), and as New York State Comptroller (1848–49). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millard_Fillmore< Less
State of the Union Addresses By Chester Alan Arthur
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 –... More > November 18, 1886) was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st President of the United States (1881–85); he succeeded James A. Garfield upon the latter's assassination. At the outset, Arthur struggled to overcome a slightly negative reputation, which stemmed from his early career in politics as part of New York's Republican political machine. He succeeded by embracing the cause of civil service reform. His advocacy for, and subsequent enforcement of, the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was the centerpiece of his administration.Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont, grew up in upstate New York, and practiced law in New York City. He served as quartermaster general in the New York Militia during the American Civil War. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_A._Arthur< Less
State of the Union Addresses By Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) Johnson
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: World War IILyndon Baines Johnson (/ˈlɪndən... More > ˈbeɪnz ˈdʒɒnsən/; August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy, from 1961 to 1963. Johnson was a Democrat from Texas, who served as a United States Representative from 1937 to 1949 and as a United States Senator from 1949 to 1961. He spent six years as Senate Majority Leader, two as Senate Minority Leader, and two as Senate Majority Whip.Johnson ran for the Democratic nomination in the 1960 presidential election. Although unsuccessful, he was chosen by Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts to be his running mate. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B._Johnson< Less
State of the Union Addresses By James K. (James Knox) Polk
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the... More > 11th President of the United States (1845–49). Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 13th Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–39)—the only president to have served as House Speaker—and Governor of Tennessee (1839–41). Polk was the surprise (dark horse) candidate for president in 1844, defeating Henry Clay of the rival Whig Party by promising to annex the Republic of Texas. Polk was a leader of Jacksonian Democracy during the Second Party System. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_K._Polk< Less
State of the Union Addresses By Woodrow Wilson
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3,... More > 1924) was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina. Wilson earned a PhD in political science at Johns Hopkins University, and served as a professor and scholar at various institutions before being chosen as President of Princeton University, a position he held from 1902 to 1910. In the election of 1910, he was the gubernatorial candidate of New Jersey's Democratic Party, and was elected the 34th Governor of New Jersey, serving from 1911 to 1913. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson< Less
State of the Union Addresses By James Madison
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: James Madison, Jr. (March 16 [O.S. March... More > 5] 1751 – June 28, 1836) was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States (1809–17). He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.Madison inherited his plantation Montpelier in Virginia and owned hundreds of slaves during his lifetime. He served as both a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and as a member of the Continental Congress prior to the Constitutional Convention. After the Convention, he became one of the leaders in the movement to ratify the Constitution, both nationally and in Virginia. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Madison< Less
State of the Union Addresses By Franklin Pierce
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869)... More > was the 14th President of the United States (1853–57). Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in championing and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act failed to stem intersectional conflict, setting the stage for Southern secession.Born in New Hampshire, Pierce served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate until he resigned from the latter in 1842. His private law practice in his home state was a success; he was appointed U.S. Attorney for his state in 1845. Pierce took part in the Mexican–American War as a brigadier general in the Army. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Pierce< Less
State of the Union Addresses By Andrew Jackson
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an... More > American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary War, Jackson, whose family supported the revolutionary cause, acted as a courier. At age 13, he was captured and mistreated by his British captors. He later became a lawyer. He was also elected to Congressional office, first to the U.S. House of Representatives and twice to the U.S. Senate.In 1801, Jackson was appointed colonel in the Tennessee militia, which became his political as well as military base. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson< Less

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