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On the occasion of President Lyndon Johnson’s 106th birthday, the National Constitution Center looks at 10 interesting facts about one of the most colorful and controversial figures in American history.
As the Panama Canal celebrates its 100th birthday on Friday, the bold act of one U.S. President still resonates as a stroke of policy genius or a grand expansion of executive power.
What do Benjamin Wade, Willie P. Mangum and John Nance Garner all have in common? If not for a last-second decision, or a twist of fate, they might have become Acting President of the United States, in an era before the 25th Amendment existed.
On August 9, 1974, Gerald Ford officially became President in the most unusual of circumstances, as Richard Nixon left Washington in disgrace and the trusted Ford took office without the benefit of direct election to office.