Categories: Speakers
Start: September 5, 2017 3 p.m.
End: September 5, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Location: Alumni Center
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John Hill
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Did bad luck, weakness, or incompetence of the presidents before Lincoln make the Civil War inevitable? Richard Harris, History Aficionado and Director Emeritus of Disability Services will provide an introduction to those seven presidents that history has largely forgotten or not treated kindly. He will also explore the possibility that the civil war might have been prevented if one or two of the seven had been outstanding leaders. Wm. H. Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce and Buchanan were the seven who served the 20 years before Lincoln's election. Let's get to know them!


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