Monthly Archives: January 2014

  1. Mother Nature Did Not Like the Harrisons

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    January 26, 2014 by Lorene

    William Henry Harrison’s grandfather went upstairs to close a window during a thunderstorm and was struck by lightning and died. …
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  2. Early Adopter

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    January 23, 2014 by Lorene

    Van Buren was the first in his area to install an indoor toilet in his mansion. Not much else to …
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  3. Van Buren in Illinois

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    January 23, 2014 by Lorene

    Martin Van Buren was the first current or former President to visit Chicago. While he was making his way from …
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  4. Potential Alleged Second Black First Lady

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    January 22, 2014 by Lorene

    During the 1830s, the slavery issue was heating up and sides were moving further apart. Martin Van Buren’s inaugural address …
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  5. Van Buren drama

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    January 6, 2014 by Lorene

    The book addresses the rumor that Aaron Burr was Van Buren’s real father. Van Buren was sent to NYC to …
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  6. Regrets. I’ve Had a Few.

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    January 5, 2014 by Lorene

    After Martin Van Buren was inaugurated, he invited Jackson to stay in the White House for a few days to …
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  7. Trail of Tears

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    January 3, 2014 by Lorene

    I don’t even know what to say about the terrible Indian Removal Act. Even for that time period, it was …
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