He was the 13th vice president of the United States for six weeks in before his death. Earlier he had been elected as a U. A Democrat , he was a Unionist and his contemporaries considered him to be a moderate on the issues of sectionalism, slavery and westward expansion, which contributed to the American Civil War. He helped draft the Compromise of
The 175-Year History of Speculating About President James Buchanan’s Bachelorhood
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Almost no evidence supports it, he rightly points out. He calls the book a "pathography," using a term invented by Joyce Carol Oates for biographies that emphasize the pathological. Edgar Hoover as similarly baseless. Just as we should not rush to believe all the rumors about the sexual orientations of important past Americans, neither should we rush to deny them. Feldstein implies that history on this issue is just about impossible: "[T]here is almost no way to prove—or disprove—alleged intimacies from so long ago. It is called evidence.
America's Only Bachelor President May Have Been Its Only Gay One
If you ask most Americans, they would agree that we, as a society, are always becoming more progressive -- especially when it comes to tolerance of different races, cultures, and, perhaps most relevant in recent years, sexualities. With the primaries for the November election in full force, we've seen human rights -- including those of the LGBTQ community -- take center stage. And after electing our first African-American President and experiencing the Supreme Court's landmark legalization of gay marriage in , it's not far fetched to think that an LGBT president may be in the near future. But it might not be a first. That's right -- we may have already had a gay U.
From Congressional records, we know John Quincy Adams believed the earth was hollow. If only there were Congressional records to shed light on whether Harry S. Truman , our 33rd President, believed that outer-space-aliens landed in Roswell, New Mexico What we do know is that in July , the military actually announced that a UFO had crash-landed in the Roswell desert, and the next day, they said, sorry, nope, that didn't actually happen.