Presidential Curse
The name Curse of Tippecanoe (also known as Tecumseh's Curse, the Presidential Curse, Zero-Year Curse, the Twenty-Year Curse, or the Twenty-Year Presidential Jinx) is used to describe the regular death in office of Presidents of the United States elected or re-elected in years divisible by twenty, from William Henry Harrison (elected in 1840) through John F. Kennedy (1960). Ronald Reagan, elected in 1980, was shot and survived; George W. Bush (2000) survived an attempt on his life unharmed.

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Curse of Tippecanoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elected, President, Term of death, Term of election that was a multiple of 20, Cause of death or ...
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The Zero Year Presidential Curse - Might Tragedy Strike? - Rense
Chief Tecumseh cursed William Henry Harrison before he took presidential office . Does the curse still linger? On February 7, a former IRS agent was found just ...
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Tecumseh's Curse - American History - About.com
His death would be seen as the first in a long series of what became known as Tecumseh's Curse: Presidents elected in a year ending in a zero would die in ...
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snopes.com: Presidential 20-Year Death Curse
Feb 12, 2009 ... Does a death curse threaten U.S. presidents elected in years evenly divisible by 20?
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7.3. The Zero Year Curse - Comcast.net
Every president elected in a year ending in zero from 1840 through 1960 died in office. Tecumseh placed a curse on Harrison who ran a campaign based on ...
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The Straight Dope: Was there an Indian curse that presidents ...
Back in 1980 when Ronald Reagan was elected president I heard several mentions of an American Indian curse, cast in the early 19th century, which foretold ...
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The Curse of the Presidents - Nicholas Whyte
It is an undeniable fact that the 7 US presidents elected in 1840, 1860, 1880, 1900, 1920, 1940 and 1960 all died in office. Some like to attribute this to a curse ...
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Obama Second-Term Curse? A Look Into Presidential Scandals ...
May 22, 2013 ... President Barack Obama's second-term agenda hit a road block this month when a series of scandals within the administration stacked up, one ...
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Tecumseh's Curse | Dead Presidents
Jan 16, 2010 ... Tecumseh's Curse On October 5, 1813, nearly 4000 American soldiers led by General William Henry Harrison engaged in a battle near the ...
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Tecumseh's Curse and the Death of President Bush
Tecumseh's Curse and the Death of President Bush. by Ken Kalb. Tecumseh's Curse. There was a deep mystical tradition among the Shawnee Indians of the ...
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Is There Really A Second-Term Curse? : It's All Politics : NPR
May 20, 2013 ... Donna Hoffman at the University of Northern Iowa studies that last measure. After analyzing the amount of legislation presidents got through ...
'Second-term curse' next challenge for President Obama - Wichita ...
Jan 18, 2013 ... Now the president faces what historians and commentators call the "second-term curse." Wichita State University political scientist Ken Ciboski ...
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Jan 15, 2013 ... Now the president faces what historians and commentators call the "second-term curse." Wichita State University political scientist Ken Ciboski ...
[PDF]"The Contemporary Presidency": The Sixth Year Curse - Jstor
Presidency: The Sixth Year Curse. COLLEEN J. SHOGAN. George Mason University. There is a prevailing pattern of ill-fated events that routinely unfold during a ...
The Zero Year Presidential Curse - Might Tragedy Strike? - Rense
Chief Tecumseh cursed William Henry Harrison before he took presidential office . .... Milligan, retired professor of anthropology at North Dakota State University.
Triumphant Obama Faces New Foe in 'Second-Term Curse ...
Nov 7, 2012 ... But are second terms inevitably cursed? Richard Norton Smith, a presidential scholar at George Mason University, argues for a more nuanced ...
Analysis: Mr. President, meet the 2nd-term curse | The ...
11 hours ago ... Analysis: Mr. President, meet the 2nd-term curse ... national security in May at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington.
[PDF]Lord Bryce's Curse: The Costs of Presidential Heroism and the Hope ...
Apr 16, 2013 ... Mondale Chair. University of Minnesota ... Bryce continues to cast a curse on modern presidents to prove him wrong and to dispel the suspicion ...
The Presidential Second Term Curse - Investopedia
Mar 6, 2013 ... The Presidential Second Term Curse. On Jan. 21, Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term as President of the United States.
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The Presidential Book of Lists: From Most to Least, Elected to ...
The Presidential Book of Lists: From Most to Least, Elected to ...
Ian Randal Strock, 2008
An entertaining and informative compendium of facts and trivia about the U.S. presidents ranges from George Washington to the results of the 2008 presidential election in a volume organized into more than one hundred different categories.
Haunting of the Presidents
Haunting of the Presidents
Joel Martin, 2003
The history of paranormal phenomena in the presidential residence is revealed for the first time in a fascinating exploration of the country's most famous portal to the unknown.
Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources
Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources
Rabah Arezki, 2011
The result in Andersen and Aslaksen (2008) is a strong indication for a close connection between political incentives and the resource curse, although we still have a somewhat limited understanding of why presidential countries react less ...
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Richard Lederer, 2009
First noted in a Ripley's Believe It or Not book published in 1934, this string of untimely presidential deaths is known variously as the curse of Tippecanoe, the zero-year curse, the twenty-year curse, and Tecumseh's curse (Tecumseh being the ...
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The Presidential Second Term Curse
Find out why the general prognosis is that second-term presidents often leave office with the economy in worse shape than when their term started.
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Bachmann latest casualty of presidential curse - U.S. Domestic Affairs - Fool Moon
Bachmann latest casualty of Presidential Curse - posted in U.S. Domestic Affairs: Michele Bachmann surprises with retirement announcement and joins list of other presidential candidates who’ve seen their political prospects dim after their run. Bachmann’s surprising announcement: She’s not running for re-election. And her surprising explanation: that her decision isn’t impacted by doubts about being re-election (when she won in 2012 by just 4,000 votes) or an ethics investigation (...
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Ron Paul’s legacy a blessing and curse to his son’s presidential hopes | Kentucky Politics
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First Thoughts: Bachmann's surprise - First Read
Bachmann’s surprising announcement: She’s not running for re-election… And her surprising explanation: that her decision isn’t impacted by doubts about being re-election (when she won in 2012 by just 4,000 votes) or an ethics investigation (when she alrea …
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Meanwhile in Venezuela, Presidential Candidate Nicolás Maduro Threatens To Place A Curse On Opposers · NYU Local
Election politics in Venezuela are in overdrive this week as the two front-running presidential candidates race around the country from one campaign rally to
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Is There Really A Second-Term Curse?
Whether it's Richard Nixon's resignation or Bill Clinton's impeachment, presidents tend to have a tough time during the back half of an eight-year presidency.
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Akufo-Addo’s Aide invokes death curse on Tarzan | Sankofa Online
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Curse of Second Term Presidential Collapses at The Gathering
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