John Quincy Adams,
of Massachusetts, next tried on the presidential shoes (1825). Business being dull, Mr. Adams whitewashed the Presidential Mansion, (a barrel of lime having been appropriated by Congress,) since which time it has been known as the White House.
Mr. Adams conducted himself in a gentlemanly manner, kept good hours, and paid his board regularly.
was next called to the chair. Mr. Jackson 162lived chiefly upon hickory nuts, and it was in recognition of this well-known fact that he was affectionately nicknamed “Old Hickory” by his admirers.
PRESIDENT ADAMS MAKES HIMSELF USEFUL
163He sometimes made use of very forcible language, and 杭州养生会馆 on more than one occasion was distinctly heard to swear, “by the eternal Jingo, the Constitution must and shall be preserved!”
Mr. Jackson had been elected on the Democratic ticket.
In our illustration Mr. Jackson is seen climbing a shell-bark hickory tree in quest of his favorite luxury. The portrait is striking. The shirt collar especially will be recognized by all who held office under this remarkable man.
Old mr: hickory.
165Martin Van Buren
was inaugurated March 4, 1837. A financial crash, called the panic of ’37, immediately followed, so it is to be feared that Martin was a bad financier. If we had been elected in his stead we would have adopted an entirely different financial policy.
The disastrous results of Van Buren’s Administration are painfully apparent in the illustration on page 166.
William 杭州水磨坊足道 Henry Harrison moved into the White House March 4, 1841. He died just one month after, and Vice-President John Tyler stepped into his shoes. He put his foot in it, however, and astonished the party who had elected him (the Whigs) by his vetoing talents. He rather overdid it in the case of a bill passed by Congress 166to establish United States banks, and every member of his Cabinet resigned excepting Dan. Webster, who was then too busily engaged on his dictionary to think of making out a resignation.
HARD TIMES IN ’37
167President Tyler was a handsome man but a bad manager.
James K. Polk
was elected on the Democratic ticket, by a large majority, in 1844, and managed to get into a row with Mexico by admitting Texas into the union soon after his accession to the chair. Mexico set up a frivolous claim to the territory, which, 杭州足浴哪里好 owing to the prompt measures adopted by Mr. Polk, she was unable to establish.
WEBSTER’S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY
WHY DAN WEBSTER DID NOT RESIGN.
The war which followed between the United States and Mexico was short but 169sanguinary, as the reader will admit on reference to our illustration, which, aside from its historical value, gives those of us who have never served our country an excellent opportunity of seeing how a battle is 杭州龙凤阁 conducted without incurring any unnecessary risk. Whoever can look upon this fearful scene of carnage without having the cold chills run down his back must be stony hearted indeed. We would not like to board in the same block with such a person. Even as we write we fancy we can smell the sulphuric vapors of burning powder, but that after all may be only the German restaurant below getting dinner ready.
With the exception of certain little eccentricities of character, (hardly worth mentioning,) Mr. Polk proved a very 170desirable tenant of the White House, and on retiring left it in good repair.
BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF THE MEXICAN WAR.