On November 7, 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented fourth term as president. Now we know that Presidents may not seek more than two terms, so what let FDR serve for 13 years before he died in office in 1945?
President George Washington famously refused to seek a third term in office. His Farewell Address states it was because of his age, but his successors saw it as a necessary defense against monarchy. However, there...Read More
On April 17, 1907, Ellis Island had its busiest day ever, processing 11,747 individuals who just arrived to America. An average day had them processing about 5,000, so this must have overloaded them! According to the Ellis Island Foundation, "During this historic month [April 1907] of American immigration, the Port of New York received 197 ships and more than a quarter-million passengers from around the world. Most of these arrivals were immigrants intent on establishing a...Read More
In case you hadn't heard, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has made its way to the big screen. Starring Benjamin Walker, it traces the President as he discovers that vampires are planning to take over the country, and as he makes it his mission to eliminate the threat. Recently, author, screenwriter, and producer Seth Grahame-Smith sat down in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library to talk with CBS about the phenomenon his horror fantasy story has become.
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New-York Historical Society
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