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4 Times The United States Was More Divided Than It Is R...

November 25, 2020

(Boston Athenæum/Wikimedia Commons) If it seems like the United States has always been divided, that's likely no accident. The purposeful separation of Church...

Shirley Chisholm: Everything You Didn't Know About The ...

November 18, 2020

African-American educator and U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm speaks at a podium at the Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, July 1972. (Pi...

History of the Democratic Party: The Evolution of U.S. ...

November 17, 2020

When George Washington resigned as President of the United States in 1796, he published a farewell address in the popular American Daily Advisor for the nati...

History of the Republican Party: The Evolution of U.S. ...

November 16, 2020

1874 Nast cartoon featuring the first notable appearance of the Republican elephant. (Thomas Nast/Wikimedia Commons) Whether you call it the G.O.P., the conse...

Concession Speech History: How U.S. Presidential Candid...

November 14, 2020

William Jennings Bryan speaking at the 1908 Democratic National Convention. (Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons) One of the most important parts of the ele...

How The World Reacted To Joe Biden Being Announced Pres...

November 13, 2020

People celebrate in the streets after the major networks declare Joseph Biden the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. (Sdkb/Wikimedia Commons) As n...

When the Supreme Court Decided The Election Through His...

November 12, 2020

You've got to hand it to the Founding Fathers. When they wrote the U.S. Constitution, they put some clever rules in place to ensure a fair election process i...

1820 U.S. Presidential Election: The Last President Who...

November 11, 2020

Portrait of James Monroe circa 1819. (Samuel Morse/Wikimedia Commons) What's the most amount of electoral votes ever gotten? Is it possible to receive all the...

Victoria Woodhull: The First Woman To Run For President...

November 10, 2020

If you Google "Who was the first woman to run for president of the United States?" you may expect articles about Hilary Clinton to pop up, but Clinton wasn't...

1902 Mount Pelée Eruption: Volcano Kills 30,000 When Go...

November 9, 2020

In April of 1902 the Mount Pelee volcano on Martinique island erupted. (Carl Simon/United Archives/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Several months ag...

The Pineapple Primary: An Election Violence Threat That...

November 8, 2020

Chicago has a long history of corrupt politics and organized crime, and tensions between two groups vying for control of the city (and a slice of its bootleg...

The History Of Post-Election Riots: Should We Expect Ci...

November 5, 2020

Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861. (Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons) Nothing has defined the modern era of presidential elections like fear...

How Long Did The 2000 Presidential Election Results Tak...

October 23, 2020

Disenfranchised Voters Protest at the U.S. Supreme Court on December 11, 2000. (Elvert Barnes/Wikimedia Commons) What happened in the 2000 presidential electi...

Every Time A Sitting U.S. President Has Ever Hidden The...

October 8, 2020

(N. Currier/Wikimedia Commons) No matter the era, the well-being of the U.S. president has global ramifications. If the commander-in-chief knows the state of ...

How The Electoral College Was Created To Give The South...

October 1, 2020

(Howard Chandler Christy/Wikimedia Commons) To paraphrase the Insane Clown Posse, "The electoral college—how does it work?" We all more or less know that a ca...

The Best Presidential Campaign Slogans

September 27, 2018

A 1952 campaign button supporting Dwight D Eisenhower, the Republican candidate for President in the election. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images) As much as we may dread election time be...