Tag: Presidents

The Election of 1800

So my son asked me last night what happens if the presidential election ends up in a tie.  Putting on my historian’s hat, I began to tell him about the Election of 1800.  That led into a discussion of the Electoral College, and if you ever have to try to describe that to a ten […]

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The Bull Moose Party

I think everyone knows my utter admiration for the badass that was Theodore Roosevelt.  If you do not know why he was an amazing man, please go here and read so you can know the extent of his awesomeness. However, there were some times when the sound of how awesome he was deafened him to […]

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American Political Convention Process

Since today is the first day of the Republican Convention, I thought we should take a look at the the history of the political convention as a means of nominating candidates.  This is inherently tied in with political parties as a whole, which the founding fathers were not a fan of. Jefferson is famously quoted […]

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John and Abigail Adams-   America’s Power Couple

John Adams was one of the founding fathers as well as our second president.  What is less well known is the extraordinary relationship he had with his wife, Abigail.   The two first met when Abigail was fifteen and John was twenty-five and a practicing lawyer from Braintree, Massachusetts.  Abigail’s first impressions of the young […]

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