Michael Gerhardt from the University of North Carolina joins the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen for an animated discussion about which Presidents should be considered “forgotten” for their constitutional legacies.
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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.
In this commentary, Michael Gerhardt from the University of North Carolina says Barack Obama risks joining the ranks of presidents with diminished legacies unless he starts taking an active role in defining his achievements.
Thursday marks the birthday of the one of the most controversial U.S. presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes, who took office by debatable means and left office defending his reputation.
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.