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June 17, 2009

More History

Filed under: Historical Material,Of Interest,Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 5:15 pm

Another United States Presidential Dollar is on the market.  Tippecanoe and Tyler Too had served shortly and John Tyler took over after Old Tippecanoe took that dirt nap.  Well now here is an interesting President.

 John Tyler

The Government is also getting into the economic pinch as the images are much smaller.

Tyler was the 10th President of the United States and served from 1841 to 1845.  Had Joseph Smith Jr. not been assassinated by a mob in Carthage Missouri (Illinois, my mistake) on June 25, 1844, he would have been in the election of 1844.

There are scholars that suggest he might have been a formidable candidate for the office with a prison reform platform that was popular as well as his popularity in the Burned Over District and ability to take many Western states, it would have been an interesting election.

Another interesting fact about Mr. Tyler is that he sided with the South during the American Civil War and his popularity declined.

Stephen

3 Comments »

  1. I’m in Carthage right now. Is there anything to see here about the assassination?

    Comment by Luke Townsley — June 17, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

  2. I guess the mint is running out of presidents???

    Comment by Gary Roberts — June 18, 2009 @ 12:24 am

  3. Luke,

    I got the state wrong, there were people from Missouri in the mob, it is actually in Illinois and if you are in that Carthage (Illinois) there are sites including Carthage Jail. Sorry about about the mistake.

    Gary,

    No they still have some left and Grover Cleveland gets two.

    Stephen

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — June 18, 2009 @ 5:26 am

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