Monday, November 18, 2013

Fact of the Day: Cabinet Anger

While John Tyler had been the Vice President of William Henry Harrison of the Whig Party, when Tyler became President (after Harrison's death) he found himself in constant disagreement with many in his party. One presidential veto angered his own cabinet (which had been part of Harrison's) so much that they resigned in protest except for Secretary of State Daniel Webster. 

17 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

He has an uncompromising kind of face.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Yeah, I'm with Debra. He just looks like a fun guy to work with, doesn't he?

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

LOL at the above comments :)

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Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Looks like he could have used a wig or a definite new hair do.

Pilar Domínguez said...

So complicated history sometimes...Kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

Very interesting as I didn't know any of this. Say, is that picture a caricature? The head looks much too big for the size of the body.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

ugh....so ugly!
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Unknown said...

Muy interesante!!
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Optimistic Existentialist said...

I guess intra-party fighting is not a new phenomenon after all

Optimistic Existentialist said...

*inter

Al Penwasser said...

Ole Tippecanoe shouldn't have been such a bigshot. He shoulda put on a coat and a hat.

Unknown said...

Pretty stern

Pat Hatt said...

Think wood? One stiff fellow

DeniseinVA said...

These segments of history you find are always very interesting. Thanks Adam!

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Cool piece of history!
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Theresa Mahoney said...

I guess just because you are in the same party, it doesn't mean you have to agree with everything they do and say. Good for him for standing his ground.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

He looks pretty serious!