Those five are the duties of universal obligation. Knowledge, magnanimity, and energy, these three, are the virtues universally binding. And the means by which they carry the duties into practice is singleness. Some are born with the knowledge of those duties; some know them by study; and some acquire the knowledge after a painful feeling of their ignorance.
But with many positions in power comes a somewhat abuse of that power. The presidential position has certainly had its share of scandals since the beginning.
You can probably think of a handful of presidents right off the top of your head that have had their share of sex scandals during their presidency. But, were you aware that Dwight Eisenhower, Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison, and even George Washington had some sex scandals lurking in their presidential closet that threatened their presidencies?
Along with actual presidents, there are some presidential candidates on the list who would have brought earth-shattering scandals into the oval office.
Let us take a look back into the history of the United States and look at the most shocking presidential sex scandals in American history. It was public information that George Washington didn't exactly have the best relationship with his wife, Martha. This cold relationship between the two led to some claims about Washington, neither of which has been proven.
There are some rumors that state that Washington fathered a child with one of the slaves who was housed on his Virginia estate. Descendants of the woman, whose name is Venus, have been pushing for a DNA test for years to test the connection. There is another theory that states that Washington may have been a homosexual.
This claim is stemmed from his involvement with Freemasonry, which was often called to be a club for homosexuals during Washington's life. The next one on this list is Thomas Jefferson.
There were rumors circulating for almost two centuries that after the death of his wife Martha inhad carried on an "affair" with his slave, Sally Hemings throughout his first term in office The proof in this to the public was that he never remarried after his wife passed.
The rumors seemed to be confirmed in when DNA testing linked two of Hemings' descendants to Jefferson. William Henry Harrison www. Unfortunately, he passed about 32 days into his presidency. Yet, it looked as though 32 days was still enough time for a scandal.
It was said that Harrison engaged in a sexual 'relationship' with a slave named, Dilsia, and according to her descendants, she gave birth to six of his children.
Even before he decided to enter the political arena, there were sexual scandals surrounding him, including accusations of rape from his first wife, Ivana.
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These accusations reached the public masses in the closing weeks of the election when a tape of Trump speaking derogatorily about women to Access Hollywood reporter Billy Bush was leaked. At first, Trump denied the fact, but he was forced to backtrack several times.
In AugustTrump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges, including one related to the Daniels scandal, and stated under oath that he paid Daniels "in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office.
Halpin claimed that the relationship between the two was not consensual, and Cleveland strongly denied that. He said that Halpin had been committed to an asylum to discredit her, and his campaign claimed that the relationship had ended before Cleveland's marriage.
The scandal didn't really have any impact on Cleveland's career, and he went on to serve two non-consecutive terms as U. Years after, it was revealed that Cleveland was the one that had committed Halpin. A Johnson biographer has actually said that when "people mentioned Kennedy's many affairs, Johnson would bang the table and declare that he had more women by accident than Kennedy ever had on purpose.
Eisenhower Photo by M. Eisenhower, America's 34th president, and World War II hero had a very innocent and wholesome reputation. He is many times seen to be on brand with the stereotypical "clean" view of the s. Yet there are numerous historical accounts that claim that Eisenhower was involved in a long-running affair with his driver, Kay Summersby.
He was known for being a charismatic speaker, and many people thought that Hart had a distinct chance of defeating then-Vice President, George H. Bush in the election. Hart's candidacy crashed and burned when there were photos taken by a private detective, including several taken on a boat, named "Monkey Business" showed Hart engaged in an extramarital affair with a woman named Donna Rice.
Although both parties denied these claims, Hart still ended his campaign. He reentered the race the following year, but the scandal haunted and had sucked all of his momentum.
He never held public office again.This is the official White House biography of Nixon, with links to information about the First Lady, Pat Nixon, and the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library. The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace One of nine presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.
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