Was Andrew Johnson the Worst U.S. President?

The National Constitution Center asked that question yesterday, the anniversary of Johnson’s birth in 1808. Nothing in the linked piece changed my mind. In fact, was there one decision that Johnson made while president that most would agree was a positive contribution? Nothing comes to mind, but I’m open to suggestions. As they say whereContinue reading “Was Andrew Johnson the Worst U.S. President?”

President Andrew Johnson’s Vampire Story

It seems as if every nineteenth-century president now has a vampire connection. The National Constitution Center noted the origin of a vampire story involving President Andrew Johnson in a blog post last summer. The [1892 Brooklyn Daily Eagle] report says that a convicted murder, a Portuguese sailor named James Brown, was just sent to the nationalContinue reading “President Andrew Johnson’s Vampire Story”