On July 18, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted his party’s nomination to run for a third term in office—an unprecedented act that would be barred by a constitutional amendment a decade later.
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Today marks the 101st birthday of the late former President, Gerald R. Ford, who went from being a college football star to the White House under the most unusual circumstances.
President Zachary Taylor’s death on July 9, 1850 shocked a nation that was in a heated debate about issues that eventually led to the Civil War. But his sudden passing also sidestepped two constitutional crises.
On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters he was suing President Barack Obama over the President’s alleged abuse of executive power. But how much of Boehner’s action is symbolic, or a real threat?
Grover Cleveland stands alone in American history as the only President to serve non-consecutive terms. On the anniversary of his passing, here’s a look at one of most fascinating White House occupants.