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The American Presidency

A Glorious Burden: "As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it." President Martin Van Buren

The American Presidency

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Jackie Kennedy and Cayetana Duchess of Alba in Sevilla 1966

George and Laura Bush

Jacqueline Bouvier's wedding dress. The wedding dress was designed and made by African-American dressmaker Ann Lowe.

2004: Nancy Reagan's Final Good-Bye At Her Husband's Casket At The End Of His Funeral Before It Was Lowered.

Jackie reads the newspaper headline of her husband's nomination. She did not attend the convention, because she was pregnant. She had attended the 1956 convention, when JFK was considered for Vice-President. She was pregnant then, and lost the baby.

Calvin Coolidge was a man of few words. In a story recounted by First Lady Grace Coolidge, a young woman once sat next to the President at a dinner party. She told him that she made a bet she could get him to have a conversation of three words or more. According to the First Lady, Coolidge, without even looking at the young woman, quietly responded, “You lose.”

Queen Elizabeth II sent a letter to President Eisenhower in 1960, included was the recipe for drop scones that she promised to send. [Follow the link to read the letter and see the recipe]

On Jan. 24th, 1960 Queen Elizabeth wrote a letter to President Eisenhower including the recipe for her "Drop Scones" he liked so much when he and the First Lady visited. [Follow the link to read the letter]

President Eisenhower with Queen Elizabeth II at the dedication and formal opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, June 26, 1959.

George and Barbara Bush campaign in Amarillo in 1963.

Slideshow: Presidents in Amarillo

Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Harry S. Truman were the only U.S. Presidents to also be Postmasters. However, there is a difference between Lincoln and Truman’s appointments as Postmasters – only Lincoln actually preformed the duties himself, whereas Truman held the title but assigned the position to someone else.

President Grant with his wife, Julia, and son, Jesse, in 1872.

Ulysses S. Grant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

President Bill Clinton And JFK Jr

Bill and Chelsea Clinton

Caroline Kennedy with her dad carrying her doll, Sassafras.

An Unkindness of Ravens

President William McKinley...25th President of the United States. Assassinated in 1901 in the Temple of Music at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo New York.

William Wallace Lincoln, 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary, died at the White House on February 20, 1862. He apparently died of Typhus, contracted by contaminated water. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed and dressed him. When the President gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home..."

MRS. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT HELPS SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER. WASHINGTON, D.C., DECEMBER 23... Photo by Harris & Ewing, [1939] December 23. Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower White House China

[Grace Coolidge, Santa Claus, and children next to Christmas tree] / Harris & Ewing. [1927 December]. Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The Robinson family. The baby girl is the first lady, Michelle Obama.

Barack Obama at Harvard Law School in 1990 --- First black person elected to be the President of the Harvard Law School Review. #Greatness

Obama and Patrick: Two gripping narratives -

The Queen with President Bush

She has been Queen this loooong !

President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia, pardons Liberty, a 19-week old, 45-pound turkey, on the occasion of Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 23, 2011, on the North Portico of the White House in Washington.

President George W. Bush pets “Liberty” the turkey as he participates in the annual pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday, November 19, 2001. Liberty spent the rest of his life at a petting farm in Herndon, Va.