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Were any of the US Presidents ever POWs?
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Several U.S. presidents had military service in war time and would have killed men in battle, other than that the answer is no. Other Points to consider:President Andrew …Jackson, Duel with Charles Dickinson 1806 Andrew Jackson challenged Charles Dickinson, a lawyer, to a duel for having maligned the character of Mrs. Jackson and for a misunderstanding following cancellation of an important horse race. The two squared off with pistols at the customary eight paces in a popular forest clearing in Harrison's Mill, Kentucky in 1806. Dickinson got off the first shot...a direct hit into Jackson's breast that raised dust from his coat as the bullet entered. Andrew Jackson remained so stiff that Dickinson stumbled back in sheer disbelief. At the angry shouts of Jackson's second.... demanding to return to his mark, Dickinson complied and returned to his position. Although it was commonplace for a man in Jackson's position to spare the life of his opponent by firing into the air, Jackson chose otherwise. Jackson fired his pistol. The ball penetrated Dickinson's abdomen and exited the other side... killing him instantly. The future president simply walked off the field... feet sloshing in blood that drained from his chest. Dickinson's bullet had lodged too close to Jackson's heart to be removed safely. Jackson would carry it to his grave.(S.Menzel) Jefferson's VP (does this count?) Dueling was a common way to kill someone in the 1800s. Another famous duel, perhaps more famous than Jackson's, happened in 1804 between Jefferson's Vice President Aaron Burr and former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Burr was angry at Hamilton for standing in the way of the advancement of his career, and challenged him to a duel. People still argue about exactly what happened, but Burr shot Hamilton, and his bullet killed him. Because Hamilton died in New York, but the duel was in New Jersey, the charges were dropped. Later, however, Burr would be tried for treason.
Only one president has died from cancer and that is Hiram Ulysses Simpson Grant. He had cancer in the throat. Other presidents have had cancer but have not died.
Andrew Jackson. At 13, he was a messenger with the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and was captured by the British.
Only one or two men were televised during the war to US audiences. See: "Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia 1961-1973" by Stuart Rochester.
Yes George bush had one on his high arm
No, but put politely, Nixon resigned under fire. Close the Emergency Doors! ( of the Water Gate.)
James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland!
Interesting question. In fact many Presidents MAY have had some black heritage. The first was Thomas Jefferson who claimed a heritage of an Indian mother and a Mulatto Fathe…r. The second in line would be Andrew Jackson according to a renowned American historian J. A. Rogers. Jackson's mother married a negro slave that became his father. His younger brother was later sold into slavery. Third in line would be Abraham Lincoln, the nation's 16th president. He served between 1861 and 1865. Another author: Vaughn, stated Lincoln had very dark skin and coarse hair and his mother allegedly came from an Ethiopian tribe. Fourth would be Warren Harding, the 29th president. He never denied his ancestry that we are aware of. Evidently, Harding had black ancestors between both sets of parents. He also attended Iberia College, a school founded to educate fugitive slaves. Yet another President may have had some black heritage. Calvin Coolidge, claimed his mother was dark because of mixed Indian ancestry. The idea is disputed by Auset Bakhufu, who said in her book that by the 1800s, the New England Indians hardly were pure Indian, because they had mixed so often with blacks. Coolidge's mother's maiden name was "Moor" and in Europe the name "Moor" was given to all blacks just as "Negro" was used in America. Sixth on our list is Dwight David Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961, the 34th president. Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover was a mullato woman making Eisenhower part black Last on the list is our current President that is mixed race. Barrack Hussein Obama has a black father.
Andrew Jackson fought 13 duels. Mostly defending his wife from chargest of being maried to multiple men at the same time.. His most famous duel and one not involveing Jac…kson's wife was against a Charles Dickinson. In 1805 Dickinson question the manor in which Jackson had honored a wager on a horse race. Jackson challenged Dickenson to a duel. Dickenson himself was considered one of the best shots in the territory and someone who had already won several duels. What made the duel so famous at the time was Jackson's strategy. Jackson decided he wasn't as good a shot as Dickenson and improvised a strategy so that he would win. Jackson stood and pointed his weapon at Dickenson and did not fire. Hoping Dickenson would rush his shot off. Which Dickenson did. Jackson was hit in the chest but lived. Jackson then slowly took his time, steadied himself, and shot Dickenson in the chest killing him. Coarse Jackson didn't really need a gun to dispatch folks. Once a man named Richard Lawrence approached Jackson with two pistols to do him harm. For some reason both pistols misfired, Jackson beet the man into submission with his cane.
Not in a strictly legal sense. Many years prior to his election, Andrew Jackson shot and killed a man in a duel, but that was not considered homicide or murder at that ti…me and place.
Yes, Reagan to the Queen of England.
Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached.
Yes. Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagon, and George H.W. Bush have visited the Grand Ole Opry.
Yes. Two US Presidents were impeached, and another probably would have been, but resigned before the House of Representatives could take action. President Andrew Johnson was… impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act in 1868; President Bill Clinton was impeached for Obstruction of Justice in 1998. Both men were acquitted after their Senate trials. President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 because he expected to be impeached after the US Supreme Court ordered him to give the Watergate tapes to Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski.
President Hoover was an engineer qualified as a Mining engineer.