On this day in 1978, President Jimmy Carter officially restored the full citizenship rights of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis, signing an act from Congress that ended a century-long dispute.
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As Constitution Daily concludes its Forgotten Presidents week, we look at the controversial figure of Millard Fillmore, whose decision to support pro-slavery legislation came with a great personal conflict.
As part of Constitution Daily’s Forgotten Presidents week, we look at Franklin Pierce – who was regarded as an ethical hard worker, but struggled as a national leader when he openly advocated for pro-slavery states as a Northerner.
A nearly fatal beating on the U.S. senate floor on this day in 1856 was another step toward a Civil War five years later. The attacker wasn’t an assassin—it was a fellow congressman.
This weekend marks the 192nd birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later become president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.