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.
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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.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by author Geoffrey Ward for a vibrant discussion of the lives of Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt—and their lasting impact on our nation.
As part of Constitution Daily’s Forgotten Presidents week, we look at Zachary Taylor – who unexpectedly opposed the expansion of slavery but died after eating a bowl of cherries.
As part of Constitution Daily’s Forgotten Presidents week, we look at William Henry Harrison – the first modern political candidate who is best known for his sudden death in the White House.