August 20, 2014
Found this wonderful page with a list of resources on Millard Fillmore, available on line from the Library of Congress. The list was compiled by Library of Congress’s Virtual Services, Digital Reference Section.
Completely cribbed from that site:
Millard Fillmore: A Resource Guide
American Memory Historical Collections
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately 20,000 documents. The Lincoln Papers contain more than fifty items to, from, or referring to Millard Fillmore. To find these documents, go to the collection’s search page, and search on the phrase Millard Fillmore (do not put quotation marks around the words).
Among the collection’s Fillmore-related materials are:
An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. Search the bibliographic records and the full-text option to find items related to Millard Fillmore.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
This collection contains a large selection of congressional material related to Millard Fillmore’s political career as a member of the House of Representatives, vice president, and president. Search this collection by date and type of publication to find materials related to Fillmore.
- The Congressional Globe provides the text of congressional debates from Fillmore’s service in the House of Representatives (1833-35 and 1837-43). It also contains the text of congressional debates and presidential messages from Fillmore’s presidency (1850-53), including Fillmore’s First, Second, and Third Annual Messages to Congress and his message to the Senate announcing the death of President Zachary Taylor on July 9, 1850.
- The United States Statutes at Large contain the full text of all the laws enacted and treaties ratified during Fillmore’s presidency, including the acts that made up the Compromise of 1850. As part of the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act was amended and the slave trade in Washington, D.C., was abolished. Furthermore, California entered the Union as a free state and a territorial government was created in Utah. In addition, an act was passed settling a boundary dispute between Texas and New Mexico that also established a territorial government in New Mexico.
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909
The collection consists of 397 pamphlets, published from 1824 through 1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related topics, including two items that reference Millard Fillmore.
“I Do Solemnly Swear…”: Presidential Inaugurations
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including a lithograph of Millard Fillmore from 1850.
The focus of Map Collections is Americana and the cartographic treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases selected from the collections of the Geography and Map Division. Millard Fillmore’s personal collection of printed and manuscript maps is represented by sixteen maps.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1820-1860 & 1870-1885
This collection contains more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright, including three songs related to Millard Fillmore.
The Nineteenth Century in Print: Periodicals
This collection presents twenty-three popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University Library and the Preservation Reformatting Division of the Library of Congress. Search the bibliographic records and the full-text options to find articles that discuss Millard Fillmore.
Among the collection’s Fillmore-related articles are:
Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division’s First 100 Years
In honor of the Manuscript Division’s centennial, its staff selected approximately ninety representative documents spanning from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. The following items reference Millard Fillmore:
Happy researching! Teachers, be sure to make your students aware of these sites (I presume other presidents are covered, too).
January 25, 2013
President Lyndon B. Johnson during commencement exercises at the University of Michigan on May 22, 1964 (Photo via Wikipedia, or LBJ Museum and Library in Austin, Texas)
May 22, 1964 — Lyndon Johnson laid out his vision of a much better America. At the University of Michigan Johnson discussed what a great nation in the 20th and 21st centuries should be, the Great Society speech.
This is the Lyndon Johnson speech Republicans wish had never been given, and which they hope to ignore as much as possible, laying out dreams for a better American they hope to frustrate.
More information from the LBJ Library in Austin:
Audio from President Johnson’s speech at the University of Michigan May 22, 1964, also called “the Great Society speech.” Audio is WHCA_83_2, photo is c387-8-wh64. Both are in the public domain. For more images of this speech, please see http://youtu.be/WqP037Pe5i0, which is B Roll of the same speech.
Full text of this speech at the University of Michigan is available at The American Presidency Project, at the site of the University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB).
January 4, 1965 — Lyndon Johnson laid out the legislative plan for the Great Society. Back then, even after crushing defeats in the 1964 elections, Republicans shared Johnson’s and the Democrats’ dreams for a better America.
Full text of this 1965 State of the Union speech can be found at The American Presidency Project at the UCSB.
From calls for international peace to a call for great expansion of federal support of education, to calls for aid for the sick and aged, is there a single area where the GOP agrees today?
How can we get the GOP to dream again?
September 15, 2010
Government teachers especially, take note.
Remember last summer I told you about the impeachment of New Orleans federal Judge Thomas Porteus?
The trial started yesterday in the U.S. Senate.
I gather that George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley joined the defense of Judge Porteus. Turley is very much the patron saint-attorney for almost-lost legal causes. His always-interesting blog has links to some of the papers filed to dismiss Article II of the impeachment, and other documents. That may be a very good site from which to observe the proceedings, especially for government and AP government and politics classes.
Turley’s motion for dismissal goes to the heart of what kinds of conduct may be impeachable, and when the jurisdiction of the impeachment clauses apply — maybe subtle, maybe somewhat obscure, but still delicious constitutional issues. I can imagine a government class reading the motion as a group and discussing it, in a more perfect world.
Is your government class watching this trial at all?