Author: Kwaisi France

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore: The 13th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore did not meet Zachary Taylor until after they were elected as he was...

zachary taylor

Zachary Taylor: A Twelfth Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor was a celebrity after a stint as a hero of the Mexican War. He...

James K. Polk

James K. Polk: The Eleventh Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   James K. Polk Polk wanted to fulfill the ideological promise of Andrew Jackson‘s presidency. He was the most...

John Tyler

John Tyler: The Tenth Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   John Tyler President Tyler had served in both houses of Congress, and had been the governor of...

William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison: 9th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   William Henry Harrison In his campaign, William Henry Harrison was portrayed as a simple, home spun kind...

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren: The 8th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Martin Van Buren was the true father of Andrew Jackson’s Democratic party, as well as Andrew Jackson’s...