The Martha Mitchell Effect

Martha Beall was born on September 2, 1918 and later became Martha Beall Mitchell the wife of President Richard Nixon’s 1968 appointed Attorney General, John Mitchell. Nixon, notoriously known as a man who constantly shifted the blame away from himself and onto others, famously placed the Watergate scandal onto Martha’s shoulders. In an interview with […]

Date of Nixon Resignation

It was at 9: 01 p.m. in the Oval Office at the White House that President Nixon gave his resignation speech that was broadcast on radio and television. PRESIDENT NIXON’S RESIGNATION SPEECH PDF FILE   PRESIDENT NIXON’S RESIGNATION SPEECH August 8, 1974 Good evening. This is the 37th time I have spoken to you from […]

150 years since Abraham Lincoln’s death

The gunshot that killed Lincoln came from John Wilkes Booth’s .44-caliber derringer as the president and his wife watched “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre.  At 7:22 the following morning, April 15, 1865, in the Petersen boarding house across from the theatre, the 16th president of the United States took his last breath, but not before […]

Benjamin Franklin’s Thirteen Virtues

1.Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2.Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 3.Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. 4.Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. 5.Frugality. Make no […]

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Today, February 12, we remember the birthday of perhaps the most popular American president that has ever served our United States. Lincoln lived an against-the-odds story. He started life off in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky, and yet, despite his humble beginnings, he succeeded in attaining the highest possible office. He had a difficult childhood losing his mother, who died of tremetol, a.k.a. […]