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Since Presidents’ day and Valentine’s day are so close together, I thought it would be appropriate to make some presidential Valentine’s cards.

(I also made sure to keep them clean so that you could actually give them to people lol)

Things I’ve learned from my reading so far:

-Abe Lincoln once suggested cow dung as a dueling weapon.

-James Madison is the only president to have honorary citizenship in another country. (it’s France)

-Ronald Reagan was the first president to ever be divorced.

-Dolley Madison is the longest serving First Lady or White House Hostess.

-The Kennedys met because Jackie was the camera girl interviewing JFK.

-Edith Wilson is known as “the presidentress” because of her role in making decision on behalf of her husband after he suffered a stoke.

-Grace Coolidge delivered a is the only first lady to give a speech at Gallaudet. (and yes, she did sign it)

-Lincoln was the first president to be born outside of the original 13 states.

-William Henry Harrison gave the longest Inaugural Speech, FDR gave the shortest. 

-Andrew Jackson was drunk when he was sworn in as Vice President.

-James Madison is the only president to ever lead troops from the battlefield.

-John Tyler had the nickname of “His Accidency”

-John Quincy Adams wore the same hat every day for 10 years.

-JFK was the first president to never wear a hat.

-Ulysses S Grant’s favorite horse was named Jeff Davis, to mock the president of the Confederacy. 

-James Madison once accused Benjamin Franklin of being a British spy.

-Robert Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s son, was present for three presidential assassinations.

anonymous asked:

You said the Republican party fought against slavery.. That is true, but the Republican party around that time period have more modern Democrat beliefs. They were northerners who believed in equal rights. And the Democratic party in the 1800s had view more similar to modern Republican beliefs. The party's beliefs flip flopped around late 1800s-early 1900s.. The conservative states were always advocating for slavery and oppression. They were also the last states to give women the right to vote.

Originally posted by onemorechapter11

Let’s discuss some history then.

1791 - The Democratic-Republican Party is formed by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson against Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Party. The Democratic-Republicans strongly opposed government overreach and expansion, the creation of a national bank, and corruption.

1804 - Andrew Jackson purchases the plantation that will become his primary source of wealth.

1824 - The Democratic-Republican Party split. The new Democrats were supported by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, and the National Republicans were supported by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay.

1828 - Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.

1830 - Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, whereby the Cherokee and other native tribes were to be forcibly removed from their lands.

1831 - Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, whereby the Supreme Court ruled that Cherokee Nation was sovereign and the U.S. had no jurisdiction over Cherokee lands. Andrew Jackson had already started to enforce the removal of the Choctaw.

1832-33 - The Whig Party is formed in opposition to Jackson’s government expansion and overreach in the Nullification Crisis and the establishment of a Second National Bank. The Whig Party successfully absorbs the National Republican Party.

1838 -  Many Indian tribes had been forcibly removed. Under Jackson, General Winfield Scott and 7,000 soldiers forced the Cherokee from their land at bayonet point while their homes were pillaged. They marched the Cherokee more than 1,200 miles to the allocated Indian territory. About 5,000 Cherokee died on the journey due to starvation and disease.

1854 - The Whig Party dissolves over the question of the expansion of slavery. Anti-slavery Whigs and anti-slavery democrats form the Republican Party with their sole goal being to end slavery.

1861 -The election of President Lincoln spurs the beginning of the Civil War.

1862 - Lincoln writes a letter where he declares he wishes to preserve the union regardless of the morals on slavery. He issues the Emancipation Proclamation, whereby all slaves in Union territories had to be freed. As states came under Union control, those slaves too had to be freed.

1863 - Frederick Douglass, former slave and famous Republican abolitionist, meets with Lincoln on the suffrage of emancipated slaves.

1864 - Lincoln revised his position on slavery in a letter to Albert G. Hodges stating “If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

1865 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders at the Appomattox Courthouse to Union victory. After Lincoln’s Assassination, Democrat President Johnson issues amnesty to rebels and pardons the slave owners of their crimes.

1865 - The 13th Amendment which ended slavery passed with 100% Republican support and 63% Democrat support in congress.

1866 - The Klu Klux Klan is formed by Confederate veterans to intimidate black and Republicans through violence, lynching, and public floggings. They gave open support to the Democrat Party.

1866 - The Civil Rights Act of 1866 is vetoed by Democratic President Andrew Johnson. Every single Republican voted and overturned the veto.

1868 - The 14th Amendment which gave citizenship to freed slaves passed with 94% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress. The first grand wizard of the KKK, Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is honored at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

1868 - Representative James Hinds who taught newly freedmen of their rights is murdered by the KKK.

1870 - The 15th Amendment which gave freed slaves the right to vote passed with 100% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress.

1871 - The violence of the KKK grew so savage that congress passed the Enforcement Acts to repress their influence.

1875 - Democrat Senator William Saulsbury speaks out against the Civil RIghts Act of 1875, claiming it will allow “colored men shall sit at the same table beside the white guest; that he shall enter the same parlor and take his seat beside the wife and daughter of the white man, whether the white man is willing or not, because you prohibit discrimination against him.“

1884 - A train conductor orders Ida B. Wells, a black Republican woman, to give up her seat and move to the smoking car. Wells was an investigative journalist who worked for a Republican journal to expose the horror of lynching. She advocated for the 2nd amendment rights for blacks so that they could protect themselves, and she denounced the Democratic Party for treating blacks as property unequal to whites.

1892 - Democrat Benjamin Tillman is re-elected to the Senate. He was a white supremacist who boasted his participation in lynchings. He is quoted saying that “as long as the Negroes continue to ravish white women we will continue to lynch them.”

1915 - Democrat President Woodrow Wilson screens KKK promotion film Birth of a Nation. The film pictured blacks as ignorant and violent savages, and the Klu Klux Klan as rescuers and protectors of the civilized world. The popularity of the movie revived the Klu Klux Klan which had previously gone extinct. Reportedly Wilson said about the film that “[it] is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.”

1919 - The 19th Amendment which officially gave women the right to vote passed with 82% Republican support and 54% Democrat support in congress.

1924 - Thousands of Klansmen attend the 1924 Democratic National Convention.

1933 -  The chief Nazi newspaper, Volkischer Beobachter, praised “Roosevelt’s adoption of National Socialist strains of thought in his economic and social policies” and “the development toward an authoritarian state.”

1933 - Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passes the Agricultural Adjustment Act with the well-meaning goal to help farmers and sharecroppers. Instead, though it aided white farmers, it resulted in increased unemployment and displacement of black farmers.

1933 -  FDR established the National Recovery Administration to stimulate business recovery by forcing employers to pay higher wages for less work. This relief program was enforced on a local level and allowed Jim Crow racism to flourish, resulting in many blacks being fired to be replaced by whites. 

1934 -  The Federal Housing Administration is introduced under FDR. The FHA made homeownership accessible for whites, but explicitly refused to back loans to black people or even other people who lived near black people.

1936 - The Roosevelt Administration finally begins vying for the black vote. Though the relief programs neglected blacks, their communities were bombarded with advertisements. FDR began to garner black support though the vast majority remained economically unchanged and locked into poverty.

1942 - FDR orders American citizens of Japanese ancestry from their homes into interment camps without due process after the bombings at Pearl Harbor.

1953 - Senator Robert Byrd is elected into congress and remains a staunch Democrat until his death in 2010. He was a prominent member in the KKK and praised by Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

1955 - Democrat Richard Daley is elected mayor of Chicago. He resisted residential desegregation, defended public school segregation, and used urban renewal funds to build massive public housing projects that kept blacks within existing ghettos.

1957 - The Civil Rights Act of 1957 is passes with 93% Republican support and 59% Democrat support.

1963 - After the assassination of JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn into office. LBJ was a Democrat remembered by a famous quote: “I’ll have them niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”

1965 - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 passes with 94% Republican support and 73% Democrat support.

1968 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. MLK voted Republican.

1960-70s - A total of 24 Democratic members of congress switched to become Republican over a 20 year period. The majority of democrats in that time period remained democrats.

1995 - Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama is published. Obama discusses how the urban cities would become the new plantation for blacks under Democrat political bosses: “The plantation, the blacks have the worst jobs, the worst housing, police brutality rampant; but when the so-called black committee man come around election time, we’d all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey. White folks spit in our faces, and we reward them with the vote.“

2009 - Hillary Clinton lauds Margaret Sanger, KKK advocate, white supremacist, and eugenicist at the 2009 Planned Parenthood Honors Gala: “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision. I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life.”

Me: 1
History revisionism: 0

Originally posted by whiteangelxoxo

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Don’t get me wrong I’m heartbroken that Jennifer Morisson is leaving Once Upon a Time, which means I won’t get to see anymore new scene of Captain Swan (The Best TV Couple ever!).
But i am excited to see the Captain Cobra adventure we’re hopefully gonna see in Season 7, with the fact Henry all grown up looking a lot more like Killian than Neal (again, Sorry!) but he has a daughter, which means Killian a.k.a Captain Hook has a granddaughter! I definitely didn’t expect to get excited for the S7

Presidents Day fun facts

Today, February 15, is President’s day in the United States! To celebrate, I’ve accrued an interesting bit of information for every American president from Washington to Obama!

George Washington is the only president so far to not be affiliated with any party.

John Adams served as a lawyer for British soldiers charged in the 1775 Boston massacre, despite his own anti-British sentiments.

Thomas Jefferson spoke 6 langauges; English, Welsh, Greek, Latin, French, and Arabic.

James Madison was the shortest president ever, standing 5'4" tall.

James Monroe had the Liberian capital city of Monrovia named after him, as he helped establish the country.

John Quincy Adams was the first president to be interviewed by a female reporter, Anne Royal, who stole the president’s clothes when he went skinny dipping and refused to give them back until he answered her questions.

Andrew Jackson’s birthplace is unknown, but it’s in one of the Carolinas.

Martin Van Buren is the only president to not speak English as his first language, he actually spoke Dutch.

William Henry Harrison died a month after becoming president.

John Tyler has two living grandsons as of 2016.

James K. Polk died the youngest of any president, not counting those that were assassinated.

Zachary Taylor was nicknamed “Old Rough and Ready” because as a soldier, he went into battle in old farm clothes instead of a uniform.

Millard Fillmore is the only president to have never had a VP for their entire presidency.

Franklin Pierce’s wife believed God didn’t want him to become president, since their son died shortly after his election.

James Buchanan sometimes bought slaves just to set them free.

Abraham Lincoln is the only president to have held a patent, on a type of buoy.

Andrew Johnson was the only Southern Senator to stay loyal to the Union during the civil war.

Ulysses S. Grant’s real first name was Hiram.

Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to use a telephone.

James A. Garfield was the last president to be born in a log cabin.

Chester A. Arthur was accused of being born in Canada during his presidency, and the allegations have persisted to this day.

Grover Cleveland was accused of having an illegitimate child, and his detractors protested by chanting “Mama, where’s my pa? Gone to the White House, ha ha ha!”

Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of William Henry Harrison, and his presidency, although 48 times as long, was just as uneventful.

William McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile, however, this auto was an ambulance used to transport him after he was assassinated.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first American to receive a Nobel prize, for his role on ending the Russo-Japanese war.

William H. Taft kept a cow at the White House named Pauline to provide fresh milk.

Woodrow Wilson suffered from dyslexia as a child.

Warren G. Harding entered college at age 14.

Calvin Coolidge liked to wear a cowboy hat around the White House.

Herbert Hoover has a comet named after him.

Franklin Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio after falling into the Bay of Fundy while vacationing in Canada.

Harry S Truman kept a sign on his desk that said “The buck stops here” representing how he couldn’t pass on his duties to anyone else. The other side read “I’m from Missouri”, as Truman was very proud of his home state.

Dwight Eisenhower’s reputation as a war hero made him so popular, that both parties asked him to run on their ticket.

John F. Kennedy’s father encouraged him to go into politics and become the first catholic president, which he did.

Lyndon B. Johnson owned an amphibious car that he liked to surprise foreign diplomats with by offering them a ride and then driving straight into a lake.

Richard Nixon could play five musical instruments: Piano, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, and violin.

Gerald Ford is the only president to have never been elected to any executive office, he won both the vice presidency and the presidency by accident.

Jimmy Carter won a Nobel prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work.

Ronald Reagan kept a jar of jellybeans on his desk, and he would eat them whenever he was stressed. When he became president, the Jelly Belly company introduced blueberry jelly beans so the jar on Reagan’s desk could have red, white, and blue beans.

George H.W. Bush served as VP for Reagan, an ambassador to China, and head of the CIA before becoming president.

Bill Clinton originally wanted to be a jazz musician, but was inspired to enter government after meeting JFK in 1963.

George W. Bush is the first president to have run a marathon. In 1993, he completed the Houston marathon in 3 hours, 44 minutes, 52 seconds.

Barack Obama collects Spider-Man comics.

Things that happened during Andrew Jackson’s presidencies:
  • At Jackson’s inauguration, Francis Scott Key yelled, “It is beautiful! It is sublime!” (He was talking about Jackson).
  • After the inauguration, a large mob followed Jackson back to the White House, all crammed themselves through the doors and drank all of the alcoholic punch; this of course caused all the party goers to get drunk, trash the downstairs and Jackson’s aides had to make a protective ring around him. The quick thinking slaves of the White House then grabbed all of the punch and moved it onto the White House lawn and there were still people lying hungover all over the green when morning broke.
  • All them cabinet sexual scandals *sips tea*.
  • Floride Calhoun not returning Margaret Eaton’s call at her home because “I ain’t gonna talk to no hoes.” and furthering the already growing sex scandal.
  • Jackson suffering from hemorages and never calling for a doctor and just sticking his own penknife into his arm and bleeding himself.
  • Everyone starting a rumor that “the soft hand of Mr. Van Buren touched [secretary of war’s wife] Mrs. Eaton’s knocker.”
  • Jackson telling his cabinet “Gentlemen, do what you please in my house, I am going to church.”
  • Jackson calling everyone who supported Clay “minions”.
  • At a hotel one morning after a big party hosted by the British minister, Margaret Eaton brushed past the minister the night prior, pretendinh not to know him and he remarked at the table “she had already forgotten the time when I slept with her.”
  • The postmaster of Albany, New York, War of 1812 veteran General Solomon Van Rensselaer was going to be fired and to save his job Van Rensselaer showed up at the White House and went directly up to Jackson. He pleaded not to be fired and Jackson said another. Van Rensselaer grew even more desparate and began striping off all of his clothes  and Jackson yelled at him. Van Rensselaer, nearly naked said, “Well, sir, I am going to show you my wounds, which I received in fighting for my country against the English!”. Jackson actually started crying as a journalist noted and the next day in the cabinet when the moved to vote on firing the veteran, Jackson flung his pipe away and yelled at them all. Van Rensselaer wasn’t fired.
  • The White House butler, Jimmy O’Neal being a drink and one time when Jimmy didn’t answer his calling, Jackson said, “Where can Jimmy be?” “Drunk most likely” was what his nephew responded.
  • First Lady take over (because Rachel Jackson died) Emily Donelson giving birth a second child, first daughter Mary Rachel in the White House and Jackson calling her “the Sushine of the White House.”
  • At a dinner given by Martin Van Buren, he went downstairs to take a nap but shot awake from he was told there was a fight upstairs. The fight was between the wife of the secretary of war and the wife of the commanding general of the U.S. Army–all because they had bumped into each other.
  • When Mary Rachel was baptized in the blue room, her godparents (one of whom was Van Buren) were supposed to repeat a prayer but the godmother and himself did not have the chance to answer but Jackson jumped in and interrupted them by saying the words even if he had no speaking part in the ceromony.
  • On a ride with Van Buren, Jackson’s horse slipped and Van Buren quickly grabbed his the bridle of his horse and Jackson then shouted, “You have possibly saved my life, sir!”. Moments earlier, Van Buren was about to announce his resignation as Secretary of State.
  • At the cabinet break up, the former secretary of treasury and war (Eaton and Ingham) almost got into a duel and Eaton rose up a group that kept chasing Ingham around Washington trying to kill him.
  • “The Bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I will kill it.”
  • Jackson being called King Andrew the First by his enemies/opposers.
  • During the nullification debate, senators had to walk past a sign that said, “GENTLEMEN WILL BE PLEASED NOT TO PLACE THEIR FEET ON THE BOARDS IN FRONT OF THE GALLERY, AS THE DIRT FROM THEM FALLS UPON SENATOR’S HEADS.”
  • Wednesday, May 1st, 1833, Jackson observed in a letter that “the tariff was only the pretext, and disunion and southern confederacy the real object. The next pretext will be the negro, or slavery questions.” Six days later, the president named a new postmaster for New Salem, Illinois, a twenty-four year old lawyer who was a Clay man–and Abraham Lincoln was happy to accept the appointment.
  • Monday, May 6th, 1833, the presidential party was on a steamboat to Virginia, when a former navy officer, Robert B. Randolph, came through the crowd aboard the vessel. Randolph leaped at the president to attack him buy Andrew Donelson lunged at Jackson  and two others tackled the guy to the ground. Jackson’s face wad bloodied and everyone was in horror at what had happened–Jackson simply pretended it never happened.
  • Parents in the Northeast would bring up the name Andrew Jackson when their children misbehaved. According to a New England Sunday school teacher, she asked a student who killed Abel. A boy students rose from his desk and answered “General Jackson.”
  • Someone drew a political cartoon of Henry Claw sewing Andre Jackson’s mouth shut and his knee his holding him down on his crotch.
  • Jackson’s house burning down and him asking if the china was okay.
  • January 30th, 1835, Jackson was walking out of a funeral in the House Chamber for congressman Warren R. Davis of North Carolina. He was with the secretary of treasury and navy when all the sudden a figure emerged from the crowd producing a gun, standing less than ten feet from Jackson he shot off the gun but to his shock it misfired. The derranged man then ripped out another gun but this also misfired. Jackson then lunged forward, barring his cane and landed upon the man, beating him into the ground with his cane. He never stopped, he actually had to be pulled off of the injured man. The chance of two guns misfiring without any damage is 125,000 to one. Even bullets are scared of him.
  • Christmas 1835, Martin Van Buren lost a game of tag with Jackson’s grandchildren and was forced to stand on one leg and say: “Here I stand all ragged and dirty, if you don’t kiss me I’ll run like a turkey!” No one kissed him and the now vice president was forced to strut around the room like the bird to everyone’s laughter at the dinner table.
  • Jackson dreamed of Emily Donelson’s death the night that it happened–she was only twenty-nine and her husband was a day away, traveling home.
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Master post of The Nightmare Before the Opera!

Happy Halloween! 

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We had moved yet again mom and Nathan promised us that this was the last time while dad and Amaya were still sorting out their issues but today was a day I was being left with dad, as a toddler I did as much as I can to make dad pay even 1 percent attention to me, I dressed up in my moo-moo and played with my toys and called him daddy for what felt like forever as a little year old toddler that I was. 

Amaya: Ewe that kid is gross, sure he’s yours?
Henry: Yeah, Jodi got us tested to prove in her defense of the divorce
Amaya: I don’t see your stubbornness as cute anymore, it’s been 7 years and I’m not pregnant and not married the fuck you want me to do? you also sleep out in the back yard, the fucking backyard all because you don’t want Jodi to divorce you I can’t even get a job, Nathan fired my ass for being with you in their bed trying to get god damn pregnant!
Henry: I’m not divorcing her just so she can get married to Nathan who is a prick, he’s a snake that attacks when you let your guard around
Amaya: Henry I’m fucking done, I’m nothing but side fun while your wife is happy in love with another all you do is complain that if you divorce her she will remarried while you expect me and my youth to wait for you and your pathetic -ness to finally sign some damn ass papers you could have signed three fucking years ago, I’m done you and and I are over
Henry: Baby, what do you mean?
Amaya: Get a new girlfriend you sick bastard!!! Amaya out Bitch!
Amaya:

Originally posted by todo--o--nada

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