October 15, 2018

Presidential Spotlight: Barack Obama

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Featured Image: Martin Van Buren

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Today in History: Martin Van Buren

Today in History–December 5–the Library of Congress features Martin Van Buren, born on this date in 1782. Learn more about our nation’s 8th president (1837-41), also known as "The Little Magician" and the "Red Fox of Kinderhook" for his skill in political manipulation,  by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about Martin Van Buren.Primary sourcesMartin Van Buren inauguration primary source set Martin Van Buren … [Read more...]

Today in History: Franklin Pierce

Today in History–November 23–the Library of Congress features Franklin Pierce, born on this date in 1804. Learn more about our nation's 14th president (1853-57) by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about Franklin Pierce.Franklin Pierce inauguration primary source setDemocratic ticket. For President, Gen. Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire. 1852Democratic festival in honor of election of Pierce and King, bill of … [Read more...]