The Presidents of the United States of America….In Wax
Welcome to Part II of Visiting the Presidents.
We continue with John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin VanBuren, William Henry Harrison and John Tyler from Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington, D.C.
John Quincy Adams – 6th President, United States
Here is my favorite president, Old Man Eloquent himself, John Quincy Adams. Adams said, “I am a man of reserved, cold, austere and forbidding manners, my political adversaries say, a gloomy misanthropist, and my personal enemies, an unsocial savage. With a knowledge of the actual defect in my character, I have not the pliability to reform it.” ……. “I never was and never shall be what is commonly termed a popular man…..”
Don’t worry Mr. Adams, you’re popular with me, you are my favorite.
Andrew Jackson – 7th President, United States
I like how Andrew Jackson is dressed. It would be nice to see him with the hat on his head. A tall one he is. He once said, “It is a damn poor mind indeed which can’t think of at least two ways to spell any word.”
Martin Van Buren – 8th President, United States
The Van Buren figure looks very much life-like compared to some in the museum. Van Buren once said, “As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.”
William Henry Harrison – 9th President, United States
Here is old Tippecanoe who once said, “Sound morals, religious liberty, and a just sense of religious responsibility are essentially connected with all true and lasting happiness.”
John Tyler – 10th President, United States
And Tyler too….. who said, “Here lies the body of my good horse, The General. For years he bore me around the circuit of my practice and all that time he never made a blunder. Would that his master could say the same.” ~ John Tyler
See Part I – Visiting the Presidents – America’s Founding Fathers
See Part III – Visiting the Presidents – Polk to Buchanan
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