Thursday, August 4, 2011

PRESIDENTS WHO OWNED PEOPLE

Given the recent remembrances of the beginning of the Civil War and the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, let us, shall we, take a look at our Presidents who owned people - our Slave Owning Presidents [and it's quite a longer list than one might imagine]:


GEORGE WASHINGTON - YES - and owned slaves while president



JOHN ADAMS - NO




THOMAS JEFFERSON - YES - and also owned slaves while president



JAMES MADISON - YES - and also owned slaves as president



JAMES MONROE - YES - and while president; it's getting redundant



JOHN QUINCY ADAMS - NO (seeing a pattern here?)



ANDREW JACKSON - YES - and owned slaves as president



MARTIN VAN BUREN - YES - but did not own slaves as president



WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON - YES - but not as president


















JOHN TYLER - YES - and while he was president



















JAMES K. POLK - YES - and he owned slaves as president





ZACHARY TAYLOR - YES - and he owned slaves as president, the last to do


MILLARD FILLMORE - NO


FRANKLIN PIERCE - NO



JAMES BUCHANAN - PROBABLY - he had "indentured servants"



ABRAHAM LINCOLN - NO



ANDREW JOHNSON - YES - but not while president


ULYSSES S. GRANT - YES - but not when president



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1 comment:

Athena at McElrath Cabaret said...

Wow--I had no idea it was that many. And hitting close to home with Grant.