( the 1st 6 )Jackson's term: 1829-1837
Fun Fact: After Jackson's inauguration in 1829, he held an "open house" at the White House. Due to the massive crowds in attendance, furniture was broken and fights broke out.
( 8 through 11 )Taylor's term: 1849-1850 or 16 months.
Fun Fact: According to the notes I took in 1989, no man ever became President knowing less about what he was supposed to do. Taylor was simply a soldier, used to giving and taking orders. My 2008 fun fact is that he was nicknamed "Old Rough and Ready" because of his messy style of dress. Perhaps his inner child was a dragqueen.
( 13 to 16 )Johnson's term: 1865-1869
Party: Democratic / National Union
Fun Fact: He was taught to read and write by his wife.
Fun Fact: Hoover was the 1st preseident born west of the Mississippi River. During the Great Depression, people who had lost their homes lived in makeshift villages known as Hoovervilles. Anyone know why that term didn't stick around longer instead of reverting to (bor)ghetto, which stems from Venice's anti-semetic history? Was is purely anti-semitism that won out in this case or is there something else?
( 32 to 40 )Bush Sr's term: 1989-1993
Fun Fact: 1st war time president not to be reelected.
( Clinton )Bush Jr.'s Term: 2001-2009
And now, as part of my spring cleaning, momentos from my 1st visit to DC will be thrown out.