Category: KTB University

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: The 16th 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)   As the leader of the newly formed Republican party, Abraham Lincoln was Conservative in the sense that...

James Buchanan

James Buchanan: The 15th 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 Buchanan James Buchanan had been a congressman, foreign minister, senator and secretary of state, The actions...

franklin pierce

Franklin Pierce: The 14th 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)   Franklin Pierce As the compromise of 1850 barely held the nation together, Franklin Pierce ascended to the...

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...

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson: The Seventh 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)   Politics was personal for Andrew Jackson. In fact, you could consider his entire presidency a war against...