Were any of the US Presidents ever POWs?
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Andrew Jackson. At 13, he was a messenger with theContinental Army during the American Revolution, and was capturedby the British.
Over 40 Percent of the US Presidents were Governors at one time or another. GW Bush : TX Clinton : AK Reagan : CA Carter: GA FDR : NY Coolidge: MA Wilson : NJ …Theo Roosevelt: NY McKinley : OH Cleveland : NY Hayes : OH Andrew Johnson : TN Tyler : VA WH Harrison : LA, IN (Terr) Polk : TN Andrew Jackson: FL (Terr) Buren : NY Monroe : VA Jefferson : VA
No, but put politely, Nixon resigned under fire. Close the Emergency Doors! ( of the Water Gate.)
If you're asking whether any US Presidents were constitutionally ineligible to hold office, the answer is no.
Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, is the first to hold the post who is not white.
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 Fath…er. 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.
No, not as yet, but, there was never a female Prime Minister of Great Britain until Margaret Thatcher, and even she said about 10 years before she got elected "There will neve…r be a female Prime Minister in my lifetime!", so, who knows? It could happen in the near future. A female has never been elected to, or inherited the Presidency (or the Vice Presidency) of the US. It has, of course, been less than 100 years since they gained the right to vote (1920), and by extension the right to hold high office. In some cases, such as Edith Wilson (wife of President Woodrow Wilson) and Eleanor Roosevelt (wife of FDR), a President's wife has assumed a large role in his administration due to her husband's physical condition. Only long after Wilson's term ended was the extent of Edith Wilson's control revealed, which entailed the willing cooperation of his cabinet and staff. There have been female candidates in the Presidential primary races, notably ex-First Lady Hillary Clinton. And there have been two women who ran as Vice Presidential nominees (Geraldine Ferraro, Sarah Palin) but no female has ever been elected to the position of President or Vice President. i dont know about in the entire world but as far as i know the USA is one of the few countries that elect presidents so my answer would be "no".
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 time …and place.
Yes, Reagan to the Queen of England.
Possibly, informers (also called taddle-tails, rats, or snitches) were the most commonly encountered problem in prisons...military or civilian.
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.
Before he was President, George W. Bush was charged with DUI.
President Hoover was an engineer qualified as a Mining engineer.
I am not quite certain how you define "drafted", but there were presidents who did not openly campaign for the nomination. Among these were Washington, Taylor, Pierce , Grant …and Eisenhower.
At least 16 U. S. presidents were in the armed forces. Although not all of them were at war, several of them were, and several of them were elected because they were war heroe…s. Also, millions of lives have been lost due to legislation that was signed by a U. S. President, including sending people to war without their consent or expanding abortion rights.