Coffee With Jeff #72: The Emperor of the United States

29 mins - Published Sun, Jan 24, 2016 by Jeff Kelley

It is not too well known that in the mid to the late 1800s, the United States of America had an Emperor.

It’s true! His name was Joshua Abraham Norton and, in 1859, he proclaimed himself the Emperor of the United States. One of his first acts as an Emperor was to abolish congress! He is fondly remembered in San Francisco. So much so, that he even has a beer named after him!

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