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10 The Julian News by Bill FinA President Who, And The Bad Run George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe are all American founding fathers and Presidents. How about Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, all seem to ring a bell don't they? In the modern age I'm sure the names of Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama are on just about everyone's radar as Presidents of the United States. All of these Presidents served during monumental times. Some led our nation in greatness, some failed miserably, and some...well they could have locked the door to the Oval Office and stayed there during their terms for all the good they did. . But unless you're are a millennium, x-gen, or a boomer that doesn't have a political chromosome in your head, you probably have heard of the aforementioned group and may have lived during the terms of those Presidents of the modern age. Let's take a look at some of the Presidents that have had less than auspicious terms. Due to lack of talent, or ability to lead in turbulent times, notably the issue of slavery in new territories or states, got dead inoffice or just didn't get the PR that might have put them over the top in the "1 remember him group". Beginning in the 1840s America got its share of ho- hums starting with William Henry Harrison our ninth President. He took office on March 4, 1841 and left office April 4, 1841 a month later due to death. Complications from pneumonia caused the death of this accomplished soldier and politician. He had been a governor, congressman, senator and ambassador as well as leading American forces to victory in the Indian Wars at the Battle of Tippecanoe. His nickname of Tippecanoe, lead to the campaign slogan of Tippecanoe and Tyler too. Tyler too, was John Tyler of course who finished Harrison's term but was elected no more. Being that Harrison was the first president to die in office a potential constitutional crises of ascendancy of the Vice President was averted when Tyler had himself sworn in immediately and moved into the White House just as immediately. He became known as "His Accidency." Most of his cabinet resigned and a Vice President was never seated during his term. He was a strict constitutional constructionist and an ardent believer in manifest destiny. Annexation of Texas was passed in the last days of his Presidency. After his term when the Civil War was about to break out he sided with his native Virginia in secession and was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives. James K. Polk was our twelfth President and while not well known, he was active and accomplished as President. He m Serving Our Neighbors Over 60 years Commercial Residential Payment Options 24 Hour Emergency Service whispering Pines 4 bedroom/2 bath. Indoor spa, brick fireplace, wood stove in Master bedroom. New paint, gutters, and more. Great buy at $345,000 Fabulous Views. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2,162 sq.ft, with detached garage with loft. Private on 2/3 of an acre. Reduced to $389,000 COSTLY HOMESELLER MISTAKES RECEIVE A FREE REPORT ON 7 COSTLY MISTAKES HOMESELLERS MAKE WHEN SELLING THEIR HOME CALL RECORDED MESSAGE (800) 754-0575 ID#1000 ,AND North Peak: Spectacular Views[ 10 acres, well/tank, road and pad in. $184,000 Harrison Park: .65 acres, $39,000 Cane Brake: 5 acres $50,000. 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Use it for your own fun and rent it out when you choose. Vaulted ceilings, huge custom windows, and oversized lot all waiting your enjoyment. $369,000 rates high among historians. He promised one term and delivered. Our twelfth President Zachary Taylor was known as "Old Rough and Ready". He was a career military man seeing action in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War and the Second Seminole War. He was a Major General and became famous and a national hero during the Mexican- American War winning battles at Palo Alto and Monterrey. He was pursued by the Whig Party to run as President despite a somewhat obscure political philosophy as well as being an owner of slaves. The country was in turmoil at this time as the issue of slavery in the territories and new states, (which Taylor didn't really support) was causing a national divide. Sixteen months into his Presidency he died from a stomach ailment. And America got... Millard Fillmore to finish Taylor's term. There wasn't much notoriety attached to Fillmore's term. He is considered one of the worst of America's Presidents. The Vice Presidency was never filled during his term and I have never heard of anyone named Millard before or after our thirteenth President and part termer. Franklin Pierce our fourteenth President was a northern democrat but was pro-slavery. He presided during passage of the Kansas Nebraska Act, which created a civil war in that territory between pro and anti slavery factions. Historians feel that this set the stage for the Civil War. His Vice President William R King died after serving 45 days and was never replaced. The Ostend Manifesto which called for the purchase of Cuba or taking it by force if Spain would not sell deteriorated Pierce's Presidency to the point where his own party rejected him for another run. Pierce is considered one of the worst Presidents. James Buchanan became our fifteenth President and was one of the protagonists of the Ostend Manifesto. He managed to avoid the negative publicity because of his Ambassadorship in England at the time. The country was on full boil regarding slavery and whatever Buchanan did, or more accurately did not do, angered and alienated both sides in the conflict. Buchanan was in office when much of the South declared secession. His Lovely, private, view home on 4 acres. Open floor plan featuring massive Rock fireplace. Detached 3 car garage. $399,000 Stunning Two Story Pine Hills Home. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 4824 sq.ft. No expenses spared in this truly luxurious home. Reduced to $699,922 attitude was that secession was not legal but going to war to stop it was not legal either. His Vice President John Breckenridge of Kentucky served in the senate after his Vice Presidency, joined the Confederate army and later became the Confederate Secretary of War. The U.S. Senate later convicted Breckenridge of treason. As with much of his administration, Buchanan was ineffectual and did nothing but manage to alienate all sides of the country. Buchanan was another of the worst Presidents. Of the seven Presidents discussed here six of them rank in the top ten worst in American history. James Buchanan consistently ranks the worst in the polls. In the twenty-year stretch preceding the Civil War, from 1841 to 1861 America was on a pretty bad streak as far as leadership was concerned. The one bright spot even with his lack of notoriety was James K. Polk who is regarded as the tenth "best" President. Who knows, if we had a few more like him during that time what would our history have been. Hear Ye! Hear Yet Big thanks go out to the Julian community from the American Legion. Despite the cancellation of the parade, Julian came out in big numbers to support the 73rd Annual Deep Pit BBQ. The Legion Color Guard, followed by Legion, SAL and Auxiliary members had their own impromptu parade down Main Street with a bunch of town folk joining m. July 16, 2014 New Cellphone continued from page 7 If it's time to upgrade your phone or change plans, take your time and do your research. And make sure you protect that device that most of us can't live without.' carrier. More information can be found at Take Precautions Even with a great protection plan, you can avoid the hassle of a malfunctioning phone with a bit of accident prevention. A well- fitting hard case or cover can protect your phone from slips, trips and falls. Don't take your phone into the bathroom with you -- one in 10 Americans has dropped their phone in the toilet. Don't leave it on the table when you're dining and never leave it in your lap: too many people see their phone fall to its death when standing up or getting out of the car. 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