Fun Fact: Presidents Who Were Free Masons

In the course of our American history, 14 presidents (and other presidents who tried to join) have been members of the Freemasons. The presidents include George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft, Warren Harding, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Gerald Ford. TheContinue reading “Fun Fact: Presidents Who Were Free Masons”

Fun Fact: George Washington’s Electoral Record

George Washington is the only president to receive every single vote in the electoral college. James Monroe won every single state in the 1820 election (running unopposed) though one single elector named William Plumer pledged 1 vote to John Quincy Adams. Some credit the move to preserve Washington’s legacy, but others claim that Plumer thoughtContinue reading “Fun Fact: George Washington’s Electoral Record”