Friday, March 1, 2019

President Fillmore

I was delighted to find a little red envelope on my desk on Lunar New Years day, and in it was a Presidential Dollar Coin of Millard Fillmore, our 13th President. Fillmore became the President after death of Zachary Taylor, and he was a half-term president, losing his reelection bid running as a candidate of the "Know Nothing Party". Of course, I had to read up on that...
" ... the Know Nothing movement, was an American nativist political party that operated nationally in the mid-1850s. It was primarily anti-Catholic, xenophobic, and hostile to immigration, starting originally as a secret society. The movement briefly emerged as a major political party in the form of the American Party..."
Well, I am happy to report that I was able to finagle my way up to Andrew Jackson Presidential Coin, going from ~35th ranked to ~8th ranked president! And I am sad to report that my son promptly took it to his preschool class and lost it.

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