Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Quiz

OK, let's see what you know. Nothing too hard, mind you, but tricky. What do the following antebellum American politicians have in common?

David R. Atchison (Missouri)
John Bell (Tennessee)
John M. Berrien (Georgia)
John Minor Botts (Virginia)
William G. "Parson" Brownlow (Tennessee)
John M. Clayton (Delaware)
Schuyler Colfax (Indiana)
John J. Crittenden (Kentucky)
Andrew Curtin (Pennsylvania)
Millard Fillmore (New York)
John P. Hale (New Hampshire)
Eugenius Aristides Nisbet (Georgia)
Godlove Orth (Indiana)
Thaddeus Stevens (Pennsylvania)
Henry Wilson (Massachusetts)
Felix Zollicoffer (Tennessee)


  1. I'm not sure about this--

    They were all (at one time) Whigs.

  2. David Atchison was not a Whig. But you're very, very close. The fact that virtually all were Whigs is itself a clue.

  3. I think I implied the answer by starting the "Millard Fillmore: Know Nothing" series. All of the gentlemen named were either Know Nothings, accepted Know Nothing endorsements, or at least publicly endorsed the Know Nothings.


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