Fun Fact: Abe Lincoln’s Ghost

Ever since his death, Abe Lincoln’s ghost has been “seen” in the White House numerous times. Eleanor Roosevelt said she could feel his presence often, and Theodore Roosevelt claims to have seen his ghost without a doubt. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill says he saw Lincoln’s ghost before getting dressed after a bath. Churchill apparentlyContinue reading “Fun Fact: Abe Lincoln’s Ghost”

Fun Fact: The Republican Who Challenged Lincoln For President

During the 1864 presidential election, many prominent Republicans doubted that Abraham Lincoln could win re-election. Even Lincoln himself heavily doubted the potential outcome. Salmon P. Chase was the only major candidate to challenge Lincoln in the party-primary but only on the belief that the President could not win the general election. Lincoln later won theContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Republican Who Challenged Lincoln For President”

Fun Fact: Holding Lincoln’s Hat

Even though he was defeated by Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election, Stephen A Douglas did attend his inauguration. Before giving a speech Lincoln took off his hat, but had no place to put it. Douglas offered to hold it and remarked “If I can’t be the President, at least I can hold hisContinue reading “Fun Fact: Holding Lincoln’s Hat”

Fun Fact: Almost Wife To an Almost President

In the 19th century, a young woman named Mary Ann Todd was courted by a Democratic politician named Stephen A. Douglas. Todd eventually married a fellow Whig, which Douglas later defeated in a Senate race in Illinois. The two gentlemen faced each other in politics one last time in the 1860 President election, and MaryContinue reading “Fun Fact: Almost Wife To an Almost President”