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From Lincoln to Trump Index

 

9/11

13th Amendment - Slavery is abolished

14th Amendment - blacks as citizens affording them equal protection

15th Amendment - Giving blacks full voting rights with citizenship

16th Amendment - Income Tax

17th Amendment (footnote) (Senators by vote)

18th Amendment - Prohibition

19th Amendment - Voting regardless of sex

20th Amendment - Changing inauguration day

21st Amendment - Ending prohibition

22nd Amendment - No president serves more than two terms

23rd Amendment - granting DC residents the right to vote

24th Amendment - Eliminating voters poll tax

25th Amendment - Filling office of President & Vice President on death or incapacitation

26th Amendment - Lower legal voting age to 18

27th Amendment - Law covering Congressional pay

21-Point Plan

 

A

 

Abolitionist

Abortion

Ackerman, Amos

Adams, Abigail

Adams, Henry

Adams, John

Adams, John Quincy

Adams, Prof. Henry

Afghanistan

Africa

Agnew, Spiro

AIDS

Air Force Academy

al Qaeda

Alaska

Alcohol/whiskey/Temperance/Liquor

Allied Nations

Allotment/Dawes Allotment Act

American Anti-Slavery Society

American Child Health Organization

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Colonization Society

American Indian Movement (AIM)

American "Know Nothing" Party

Anthony, Susan B.

Anti-Drug Abuse Act

Antifa

Antiquities Act of 1906

Apartheid

Arkansas

Army (see Military)

Army Appropriations Act of 1880

Arthur, Chester

Assassination

Attempts

Atomic bomb

Attwood, William

Automobile

"Axis of Evil"

 

B

 

Baby Boomers

Baghdad

Ballinger, Richard

Banks, General Nathaniel

Bannon, Steve

Barrett, Amy Coney

Bay of Pigs

Beirut

Belafonte, Harry

Belknap, William

Bell, Alexander Graham

Benghazi

Biden, Joe

Bin Laden, Osama

Birmingham

Birney, James

Black Hills

Black Lives Matter (BLM)

Black Panthers

Blaine, James

Breckenridge, John

Brown v. Board of Education

Brown, Michael

Brownsville Incident

Bryan, William Jennings

Buchanan, James

Bureau of the Budget

Burger, Warren

Burr, Aaron

Bush, Barbara

Bush, George Herbert Walker

Bush, George Walker

Butler, General Benjamin

Byrd, Robert C.

 

C

 

Calhoun, John

California

Cambodia

Carson National Forest

Cass, Lewis

Castro, Fidel

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Central Pacific Railroad

Cesar, Thane

Chandler, Zacariah

China

Chinese Exclusion Law in 1882

Christian Right

Church Committee

Civil Rights

Clarke, Richard

Clay, Henry

Clean Air Act

Cleveland, Grover

Clinton, George

Clinton, Dewitt

Clinton, Hillary

Clinton, William J.

Cody, Buffalo Bill

Cointelpro

Cold War

Colfax Massacre

Colonization

Columbia

Columbus Day

Communism

Compromise of 1877

Confederates

Confiscation Act

Conkling, Roscoe

Connecticut

Constitution

Cooke, Jay

Covid 19/Coronovirus

Cox, James

Cox, Minnie

Crawford, William

Credit Mobilier

Crook, General George

Cuba

Curtis, Charles

Custer, George

Czolgosz, Leon

 

D

 

Davis, Jefferson

Davis, John W.

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Department of Labor

Department of Labor and Commerce

Dewey, Thomas

Diem, Ngo Dinh

Dingley Tariff of 1897

Disneyland

Dixiecrats

Domino Theory

Doolittle, James R.

Douglas, Stephen

Downing, John

Draft

Dred Scott

Drug War

DuBois, W.E.B.

Dukakis, Michael

Dulles, Allen

Dulles, John Foster

 

E

 

Economics:

Banking/banks

Crashes

Depression

Recession

Silver & Gold

Tariffs

Taxes

Trickle down

Voodoo

Edmunds, Newton

Education

Eisenhower, Dwight (Ike)

Electoral Count Act (ECA)

Ellsberg, Daniel

Emancipation

Emmons, Glenn L.

Endangered Species Act

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Ethics in Government Act

Exner, Judith Campbell

 

F

 

Farmers

Fauci, Anthony

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Federal Highway Act of 1956

Federal Leasing Act

Ferraro, Geraldine

Fillmore, Millard

Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986

Fletcher V. Peck

Florida

Floyd, George

Ford, Betty

Ford, Gerald

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

Forrestal, Mike (NSA)

Fort Laramie, Treaty of

Fort Sumner (Bosque Redondo)

France

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)

Frederick, Karl T.

Free Soil Party

Freedmen's Bureau

Freedom Riders

Freemason

Fremont, John C.

Friedan, Betty

Fugitive Slave Act

 

G

 

Garfield, James

Gardner, Eric

Garner, John Nance

Garrison, William Lloyd

Georgia

Germany

Gerry, Elbridge

Gerrymandering

Ghost Dance/Wounded Knee

Gibbon, General John

Ginsberg, Ruth Bader

Goldwater, Barry

Gonzalez, Henry

Gorbachev, Mikhail

Gore, Al

Graham, Billy

Grant, Ulysses S.

Greece/Greek

Greeley, Horace

Greenspan, Alan

Griswold, Estelle

Guatemala

Guinn V. the United States

Guiteau, Charles

Gulk of Tonkin Resolution

 

H

 

Haiti

Haldeman, H.R.

"Half-Breeds"

Hall, Albert Bacon

Hancock, General Winfield S.

Harding, Florence

Harding, Warren

Harris, Kamala

Harrison, William Henry

Hawaiian Islands

Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act

Hayes, Rutherford

Hayt, Ezra

Hiss, Alger

Hitler, Adolf

Hoffa, Jimmy

Hollywood

Homeopathic medicine

Homestead Act

Hoover, Herbert

Hoover, J. Edgar

Hooverville

Hunt, E. Howard

Hurricane Katrina

Hussein, Saddam

 

I

 

Illinois

Immigrants/immigration

Impeachment

Imperialism

India

Indian Bureau

Indian Citizenship  Act

Indian Gaming Regulatory Act

Indian Oil Leasing Act

Indian Removal Act

Indian Self-Determination and Education

Assistance Act

Indian termination

Indiana

Ingersoll, Jerod

Institute for Social Research

Insurrection/riots

Interstate Commerce Commission

Iran

Iran-Contra Affair

Israel

 

J

 

Jackson, Andrew

Jackson, Helen Hunt

Japan

Jefferson, Thomas

Jennings, Lizzie

Jim Crow

John F. Slater Education Fund for Freedman

Johnson, Andrew

Johnson, Lyndon B.

Johnson, Richard M.

Judiciary Act of 1837

Judiciary Act of 1869

 

K

 

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Kavanaugh, Brett

Kennedy, John F.

Kennedy, Robert F.

Kennedy, Ted

Kent State

Kentucky

Kerry, John

Khomeini, Ayatollah

Khrushchev, Nikita

King, Martin Luther

King, Rufus

Kissinger, Henry

Knights of the White Camellia

Knowland, William

Know-Nothingism

Korean War

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)

Kuwait

Kyoto Protocol

 

L

 

Labor Day

LaFollette, Robert

Landon, Alfred

Laos

Latin America

"Law and Order"

League of Nations

Lebanon

Lee, General Robert E.

Leupp, Francis

Lewis, John

Liberia

Lincoln, Abraham

Liverpool

Lockwood, Belva

Lodge, Henry Cabot

Lodge, Henry Cabot Jr.

Louisiana

Lundy, Benjamin

Lusitania

 

 

M

 

Madison, James

Mafia

Maine

March on Washington Movement

Maternity & Infancy Act

Marshall, George

Marshall, Justice John

Martin, Trayvon

Massachusetts

McArthur, General Arthur

McCain, John

McCarthy, Eugene

McCarthy, Joe

McClellan, George

McConnell, Mitch

McGovern, George

McKinley, William

McNamara, Robert

Medicare

Memorial Day

Menominees

Meredith, James

Meriam Report

Mexico/Mexicans

Military

Military Industrial Complex

Militia  Act

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri Compromise

Mondale, Walter

Monroe, James

Monroe, Marilyn

Montana

Moore, Levi

Moral Majority

Morgan, J.P.

Morrill Act

Mossadegh, Mohammad

"Mugwumps"

Mussolini, Benito

Myer, Indian Commissioner Dillon

 

N

 

Napoleon

Nation, Carrie

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Forest Service

National Guard

National Highway Safety Administration

National Negro Congress

National Rifle Association (NRA)

National Security Council (NSC)

Naval Arms Limitations

Nebraska

Neo-Conservatives

Nevada

New Mexico

New Deal

New Federalism

New Jersey

New Orleans

New York

"New World Order"

Newspapers/Journalists

Nicaragua

Nixon, Richard M.

Nobel Peace Prize

Noriega, Manuel

Norman, Thomas

North, Oliver

North American Free Trade Agreement

(NAFTA)

Nuclear Energy

Nullifier Party

 

O

 

O'Connor, Sandra Day

Obama, Barrack

Oil

Oklahoma

Onassis, Aristotle

Onassis, Jackie Kennedy

Oregon

Oswald, Lee Harvey

 

P

 

Pacific Railway Act of 1862

Palestine

Pan-American Conference of 1889

Panama Canal

Panama-Pacific Exposition

Parker, Alton B.

Parker, Ely S.

Parks, Rosa

Patriot Act

Paul, Alice

Pelosi, Nancy

Pendleton Act of 1883

Pennsylvania

Pentagon Papers

Peru

Philippines

Pierce, Franklin

Pinchot, Gifford

Pinckney, Charles

Pinckney, Thomas

Planned Parenthood

Pledge of Allegiance

Plessy V. Ferguson

Poindexter, John

Polk, James

Populist Party

Posse comitatus

Postal Service

Potsdam Conference

Powell, Colin

Powers, Francis Gary

Presidential Pension

Price, Hiram

Proclamations

Prohibition

Protests

Pure Food and Drug Act

Putin, Vladimir

 

Q

 

R

 

Racist/racism

Radio

Railroad

Randolph, A. Philip

Rattlesnake Dome oil scandal

Ray, James Earl

Reagan, Nancy

Reagan, Ronald

Reconstruction Act

Red Cloud

Red Cross

Religion

Reservation

Rice, Condoleezza

Right Wing extremists

Rock music

Rockefeller, Nelson

Roe V. Wade

Roosevelt Corollary

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Roosevelt, Franklin

Roosevelt, Theodore

Ross, Edmund G.

Ruby, Jack

Rumsfeld, Donald

Russia

 

S

 

Samoa

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Saudi Arabia

Schurz, Carl

Scott, Walter

Scott, Winfield

Secession

Secret Service

Secret society

Segregation

Sexual harassment

Seymour, Horatio

Schofield, General John M.

Shek, Chiang Kai

Shelby County V. Holder

Sheridan, General Phil

Sherman, John

Shriver, Sargent

Sioux uprising

Sirhan, Sirhan

Sitting Bull

Slavery

Slaves

Smathers, George

Smith, Alfred E.

Smith, Caleb Blood

Smith, Edward P.

Smith, John Q.

Social Security Administration

Socialism

Socialist Party

South Carolina

South Korea

Southeast Asian Treaty Organization (SEATO)

Southern Manifesto

Soviet Union (USSR)

Spanish American War

Spanish Flu

Stalin, Joe

"Stalwarts"

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady

Stanton, Edwin M.

Star Wars

Stevens, Thaddeus

Stevenson, Adlai

Stimson Doctrine

Stock/stock market

Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT)

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)

Street and Highway Safety Commission

Strikes

Sturgis, Frank

Suffrage

Supreme Court

 

T

 

Taft, Alphonso

Taft-Hartley Act

Taft, Nellie

Taft, William H.

Tammany Hall

Tariff Trade Act of 1930

Taylor, Zachary

Tea Party

Teapot Dome Scandal

Tennessee

Tenure of Office Act of 1867

Terry, General Alfred

Texas

Thieu, Nguyen Van

Thurmon, Strom

Tilden, Sam

Treaty of Versailles

Truman, Harry S.

Trumball, Lyman

Trump, Donald J.

Turkey

Twain, Mark

Tyler, John

 

U

 

Ukraine

Unemployment

Union: Civil War

Union: unionizing

United Nations

United States vs. Cruikshank

Usher, John P.

Utah

 

V

 

Valentine, Robert

Van Buren, Martin

Vaughn, Robert

Venezuela

Veterans

Vietnam

Virginia

Volstead Act

Voter fraud

Voting Rights Act of 1965

 

W

 

Wallace, George

Wallace, Henry

Warren Commission

Warren, Justice Earl

Washington, Booker T.

Washington, George

Washita

Watergate

Weapons of mass destruction (WMDs)

Webb, Lucy Ware

Weinberger, Casper

Whig Party

Wilbur, Ray Lyman

Wilson, Edith

Wilson, Woodrow

Wisconsin

Wolfowitz, Paul

World War I

World War II

Wounded Knee

 

X

 

X, Malcolm

 

Y

 

Yellowstone National Park

Yeltsin, Boris

 

Z

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Now Available: From Lincoln to Trump: a political transformation

 

 

This adventure in journalistic history was unlike my other one in two ways. Civil War & Bloody Peace (CWBP) took me twenty years, from beginning to publication, and I was on the road, a lot, going to all the places at which Henry served to dig out primary information to find out why he was sent where he was sent. From Lincoln to Trump (FLT) took not even a year from beginning to publication, because I relied on information commonly available. CWBP was an exercise in objectivity - I had only to demonstrate why Henry said what he said late in life. I had no other agenda. But FLT was written more with subjective objectivity. I am not alone in disdaining Trump as president; historians overall call him the worst president, and Lincoln the best. I felt that made such interesting bookends for everything that came between them that I wanted to find out what the heck happened to the Republican Party from Lincoln to Trump.

 

I'm going to be presenting on both books in September, so I'm going to see if I can hash out a kind of rough draft here.

 

CWBP was a book that I submitted for publication for about 10 years before I gave up and self-published. Well, I couldn't let all that research go to waste, right? Reasons given by publishers for not picking it up varied. Mostly, the lack of my being able to demonstrate that this wasn't Henry's personal story - because he was a nobody, right? But that his orders, where he was going as a non-comm during his 20 years in the army at such a pivotal time in history, I felt could teach us a lot about our history, in a very real way. And that it does.

 

I queried a few publishers on FLT but I knew that I wanted to get it out before the election, because I planned to fill with what happened during every presidency that led to today. No publisher who responded was able to handle such a quick turnaround. So again, I had no choice but to self-publish.

 

This means, of course, that I now have a second book that is not validated by any other historian. And yes, that bothers me. I sent CWBP to my thesis advisor and he hasn't responded since receiving it. I asked for a review from someone on campus. No response. I asked one of my thesis committee members to have someone he knows read FLT before it goes out. Again, no response. I don't know why. And not knowing feels like - when your favorite pet cat disappears one day and never comes back. You never get closure.

 

Anyway, FLT was a cheaper process. I depended on some very factual books to come up with some of the main events in each president in this survey. From there I found some controversy and dug out further information to more fully develop each of the issues in the book.

 

For CWBP, I used a more day to day approach, or fort to fort, and showed what happened at each location that sent Henry there, and kept him there. He was in the Civil War starting in 1862, and then went west - a total of five enlistments, more than any other soldier I found in this research, until medical discharge in 1884.

 

In FLT, I was also able to use research I'd been compiling for quite some time on the assassinations in the '60s. It seems that people don't understand how transformational that period was in our society - and I think that with Trump we're facing another transformational period. But as I put this book togather I found something in the '60s that never occurred to me before. Is it possible the Democrats of the South - Dixiecrats - killed JFK? 

 

So you don't just see Republican presidents, although the focus IS on the GOP. I also do brief comparisons on issues of economy, war, racism and more to Democratic presidents. Because somewhere along the way, the two parties flipped. But did they? I was surprised by the answer, and you will be, too.

 

The seed for FLT was planted in CWBP. In that book I demonstrated how the Republicans gave up on black rights. But I was only scratching the surface, because the book had to have an ending, and I chose Henry's death in 1916. What I learned in FLT made this country's character so clear. When Trump says "make America great again," he really does mean a kind of re-segregation, and dominance, that he felt made us great once before. He is a direct response to Obama's reaching out to the world for healing after the divisive presidency of GW Bush and his Iraq war. But his election is so much more than that, as you'll see.

 

Both books depended on the digging out of facts. You cannot rely on the opinion of others. If you find someone's opinion, and he makes it sound like fact, you have to dig further. While putting FLT together, the libraries closed down. I had to rely on books I could buy, and that I had in my library, and whatever I could find online. But I don't rely on opinions.

 

You will find controversy. I talk about who could have assassinated civil rights leaders like the Kennedys and King; not lone assassins. I include who was freemason throughout this history, but then I also include a discussion of freemasonry in the appendix. I open things up further with my own commentary throughout, something I did not do in CWBP. But I wanted to make sure readers did not miss some of the connections I saw throughout the book.

 

I finally finished up with some more books from the library. In all FLT is an amazing resource. Give it a try. Help validate this work, so that more people take a chance on it. I will use any reviews in my presentation in September.

 

Thanks for reading.

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