BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Republican Evolution, From Lincoln to Reagan
When he ran for president in 1860 as a Republican ... By winning the war and re-election, Lincoln succeeded in transforming the Republican Party from an anti-slavery soapbox into the dominant political organization in America. The historian Lewis L.
How Abraham Lincoln lost his birthday holiday
And technically, the federal Presidents Day commemorates George Washington ... There have been several attempts in Congress to get Lincoln his own national holiday, but none have succeeded. Now, more states celebrate Black Friday (the day after Thanksgivin ...
The forgotten man who almost became president after Lincoln
If Atzerodt or another assailant had succeeded, Senator Foster would have been acting president until March 4, 1866. And if Foster wasn’t available, Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax would have been next, and last, in line to succeed Lincoln and Johnson.
Books of The Times; The Man Who Succeeded Lincoln
Before becoming President Lincoln's second Vice President ... a spectacular rise from homeless newcomer to Governor and Senator, a political leader who succeeded in routing not only the powerful organizers of the opposing party but also the numerous ...
Lincoln was a president, not a hot dog
Over a century later, another president, Gerald Ford, who succeeded into office after the disgrace and resignation of Richard M. Nixon, was graceful enough to declare in 1974: “I’m a Ford, not a Lincoln.” Abraham Lincoln, a serious and elegiac man ...