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11 True Presidential Spin-Offs of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Posted: 08/06/2012 10:21 am

With the recent success of shows like Ancient Aliens and films such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, it's safe to assume that nothing is off limits, not even history or our national icons, from receiving a pop culture twist. It is only a matter of time before Hollywood continues the trends with films like Betsy Ross: Samurai Seamstress or the epic story of Pocahontas: Werewolf Princess. I will likely spend the first few days that I teach about the Civil War proving to my students that Lincoln was not a vampire hunter. With that in mind, I felt compelled to create my own list of presidential biopics, but, unlike Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, these films are based on historical fact and not fiction.

James Polk in "An American Tale: James Goes West"
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James Polk, also known as the “Black Horse” candidate (not because he had “forest fever” like Jefferson, but because he wasn’t a well-known candidate), was the first President to oversee a nation that was literally “from sea to shining sea.” Polk expanded America’s territory when we crushed Spain and Mexico in the Mexican-American War, and finally fulfilled our “manifest destiny.”
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