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<p>Join us as we take a fun and informative look at the history of Presidential elections in the United States of America as well as all sorts of topics directly related to how our government and elections work! We also delve into the reasons and policies (Constitutional or otherwise) behind exactly what makes the highest offices in the land tick.</p>
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Lyndon B. Johnson - Part 1 | Episode #314 | Ele...
The saga begins.
28 min
2
John F. Kennedy - Part 4 | Episode #313 | Elect...
The end is here.
13 min
3
Rebroadcast: Impeachment | Episode #104 | Elect...
What is it anyway?
21 min
4
Rebroadcast: Eugene V. Debs and the Socialists ...
The guy who ran for President from prison.
26 min
5
John F. Kennedy - Part 3 | Episode #312 | Elect...
JFK goes international
20 min
6
John F. Kennedy - Part 2 | Episode #311 | Elect...
JFK gets involved with politics
22 min
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John F. Kennedy - Part 1 | Episode #310 | Elect...
Do you know where Boston got its name?
21 min
8
Our Favorite Presidential Vacations | Episode #...
We're on vacation. Sort of...
19 min
9
Mamie Eisenhower | Episode #309 | Election Coll...
We're celebrating 4 years! And Mamie Eisenhower
17 min
10
Dwight D. Eisenhower - Part 4 | Episode #308 | ...
Ike's legacy continues.
23 min
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Dwight D. Eisenhower - Part 3 | Episode #307 | ...
"The Vice President is the President of the Senate" - Jason
16 min
12
Dwight D. Eisenhower - Part 2 | Episode #306 | ...
Ike was "friends" with Patton
22 min
13
Dwight D. Eisenhower - Part 1 | Episode #305 | ...
Bad knees abound
21 min
14
Bess Truman | Episode #304 | Election College: ...
Let's go back home to Independence.
16 min
15
Alben Barkley - Part 2 | Episode #303 | Electio...
He may be getting older but he can still work...
28 min
16
Alben Barkley - Part 1 | Episode #302 | Electio...
Ever heard of Alben? You should have.
20 min
17
Harry S. Truman - Part 4 | Episode #301 | Elect...
No one likes Truman anymore.
14 min
18
Let's Celebrate! | Episode #300 | Election Coll...
We're waxing nostalgic a bit today.
21 min
19
Harry S. Truman - Part 3 | Episode #299 | Elect...
So he's President... now what?
21 min
20
Harry S. Truman - Part 2 | Episode #298 | Elect...
A series of unfortunate events.
17 min
21
Harry S. Truman - Part 1 | Episode #297 | Elect...
Truman....
19 min
22
Cactus Jack (John Nance Garner) | Episode #296 ...
That's a lot of years in public service...
26 min
23
Rebroadcast - First Bank of the United States |...
Don't expect to find your normal bank!
19 min
24
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 4 | Episode #2...
He kept us... out of war?
19 min
25
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 3 | Episode #2...
No one would ever run for a third term... would they?
19 min
26
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 2 | Episode #2...
It's kinda like history repeats itself.
22 min
27
Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Election College:...
Sorry to burst your bubble... but the Pilgrims probably didn't originate Thanksgiving.
24 min
28
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 1 | Episode #2...
Was he all he's cracked up to be?
23 min
29
Charles Curtis | Episode #291 | Election Colleg...
Bet ya never heard of him either...
20 min
30
Lou Henry Hoover | Episode #290 | Election Coll...
Lou Henry Hoover was the first and only First Lady to speak an Asian language!
14 min
31
Herbert Hoover - Part 2 | Episode #289 | Electi...
So much more than the president during the Great Depression
30 min
32
Herbert Hoover - Part 1 | Episode #288 | Electi...
Some may compare him to some other memorable presidents...
21 min
33
Supreme Court Confirmations | Episode #287 | El...
How they work and their history
20 min
34
Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Steps Up - Elec...
Coolidge has had enough! But the people want more...
18 min
35
Charles Dawes | Episode #286 | Election College...
How did we not learn about so many of these people in history class?
25 min
36
Rebroadcast: Eugene V. Debs and the Socialists ...
The guy who ran for President from prison.
26 min
37
Rebroadcast: Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Ste...
Coolidge has had enough! But the people want more...
16 min
38
Grace Coolidge | Episode #285 | Election Colleg...
Quiet but impactful.
16 min
39
Calvin Coolidge - Part 2 | Episode #284 | Elect...
Silent Cal talks the reigns.
20 min
40
Calvin Coolidge - Part 1 | Episode #283 | Elect...
An interesting man for an interesting time!
19 min
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Florence Harding | Episode #282 | Election Coll...
Who really ran the show?
15 min
42
Warren G. Harding - Part 3 | Episode #281 | Ele...
Turns out Harding is kind of a creep...
15 min
43
REBROADCAST: Return to Normalcy - Election of 1...
After the Progressive Era and a big war... we need a little normal in our lives.
29 min
44
Warren G. Harding - Part 2 | Episode #280 | Ele...
Harding takes the reigns.
24 min
45
Warren G. Harding - Part 1 | Episode #279 | Ele...
It stands for Gamaliel.
19 min
46
The Two Mrs. Wilsons | Episode #278 | Election ...
Woodrow Wilson had two wives, but we mostly only hear about one.
24 min
47
Thomas R. Marshall - Part 2 | Episode #277 | El...
Will he or won't he get to be president?
19 min
48
Thomas R. Marshall - Part 1 | Episode #276 | El...
Wilson's Vice President
22 min
49
Woodrow Wilson - Part 3 | Episode #275 | Electi...
He (kinda) kept us out of war.
22 min
50
Woodrow Wilson - Part 2 | Episode #274 | Electi...
It's not all butterflies and rainbows...
24 min
51
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1 min
52
Woodrow Wilson - Part 1 | Episode #273 | Electi...
If I had a middle name like Woodrow, I'd go by it too.
26 min
53
James Sherman | Episode #272 | Election College...
Things just keep going south for Vice Presidents...
15 min
54
Helen "Nellie" Taft | Episode #271 | Election C...
The first First Lady to smoke cigarettes...
17 min
55
William Taft - Part 2 | Episode #270 | Election...
Sometimes you get a job you didn't know you wanted...
28 min
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William Taft - Part 1 | Episode #269 | Election...
Nelly says DO IT!
19 min
57
Charles Fairbanks | Episode #268 | Election Col...
Yet another vice president very few of us know exist...
13 min
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Alice and Edith Roosevelt | Episode #267 | Elec...
We rarely get to cover two wives for one president!
24 min
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REBROADCAST: The Realignment Episode - Election...
Two giants go up against each other. Will their parties survive?
37 min
60
Theodore Roosevelt - Part 3 | Episode #266 | El...
The Colonel goes to South America
22 min
61
Theodore Roosevelt - Part 1 | Episode #264 | El...
Still... don't call him Teddy.
20 min
62
Theodore Roosevelt - Part 2 | Episode #265 | El...
Theodore becomes President
25 min
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Garrett Hobart | Episode #263 | Election Colleg...
We're gonna guess you don't know who he is...
24 min
64
Ida McKinley | Episode #262 | Election College:...
One of the most endearing Presidential stories we know of.
14 min
65
REBROADCAST: Interview with Author Robert Merry...
Robert Merry is the author of "President McKinley: Architect of the American Century"
33 min
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William McKinley - Part 2 | Episode #261 | Elec...
If only they had used the X-Ray machine...
23 min
67
William McKinley - Part 1 | Episode #260 | Elec...
He loved his wife!
26 min
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The Incumbent and a Democrat - Election of 1888...
Benjamin Harrison shakes things up a little in a big win.
31 min
69
Chester A Arthur and the Election of 1884 | Epi...
Arthur takes the wheel... and then hands it off to the Democrats.
30 min
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REBROADCAST: Grover's Back! - Election of 1892 ...
Can he win the popular vote three times in a row?
27 min
71
Thomas Hendricks | Episode #259 | Election Coll...
Is he the most boring VP ever?
16 min
72
Frances Cleveland | Episode #258 | Election Col...
It's not a creeper thing...
12 min
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Grover Cleveland - Part 2 | Episode #257 | Elec...
Did you know his name wasn't really Grover?
25 min
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Grover Cleveland - Part 1 | Episode #256 | Elec...
More than just a cool mustache!
23 min
75
Nell Arthur | Episode #255 | Election College: ...
She never got to be the First Lady
14 min
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Chester A. Arthur - Part 2 | Episode #254 | Ele...
Whoops... now he's president.
20 min
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Chester A. Arthur - Part 1 | Episode #253 | Ele...
Serious sideburns.
16 min
78
Lucretia Garfield | Episode #252 | Election Col...
A strong woman in the role of First Lady
15 min
79
REBROADCAST: The Assassination of James Garfiel...
If only they'd washed their hands...
33 min
80
James Garfield - Part 2 | Episode #251 | Electi...
We're not talking about the cat.
25 min
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James Garfield - Part 1 | Episode #250 | Electi...
He was the second president to be assassinated... but not in this episode.
21 min
82
Lucy Hayes | Episode #249 | Election College: U...
The real First Lady
23 min
83
Julia Grant | Episode #248 | Election College: ...
There is a bird funeral involved in this episode. So you know it's going to be interesting.
18 min
84
REBROADCAST: Schuyler Colfax | Episode #164 | E...
We think he probably has the coolest name of any Vice-President
22 min
85
Rutherford B. Hayes - Part 2 | Episode #247 | E...
You too can lose some elections and still be President!
23 min
86
Rutherford B. Hayes - Part 1 | Episode #246 | ...
The least favorite president from Ohio...
19 min
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Ulysses S. Grant - Part 2 | Episode #245 | Elec...
Even Presidents go broke sometimes.
25 min
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Ulysses S. Grant - Part 1 | Episode #244 | Elec...
He wasn't always named Ulysses...
23 min
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Interview with Author Robert Merry | Episode #2...
Robert Merry is the author of "President McKinley: Architect of the American Century"
33 min
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Eliza Johnson | Episode #242 | Election College...
Her life was anything but dull.
19 min
91
Reconstruction - Part 2 | Episode #241 | Electi...
It's a long road.
17 min
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Reconstruction - Part 1 | Episode #240 | Electi...
The South didn't get destroyed in a day, and it won't get fixed in one either.
20 min
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William Seward - Part 2 | Episode #239 | Electi...
Seward is in a position of power! Will he stay there?
20 min
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William Seward - Part 1 | Episode #238 | Electi...
Why don't we hear more about him?
28 min
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Rebroadcast: Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Elec...
Now with even more Pilgrims!
24 min
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Ben Runs for Office - Part 2 | Episode #237 | E...
Did he win?
35 min
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Ben Runs for Office - Part 1 | Episode #236 | ...
Yep, our very own Ben Smith ran for office!
20 min
98
Edwin Stanton - Part 2 | Episode #235 | Electio...
Keeping the dream alive!
14 min
99
Edwin Stanton - Part 1 | Episode #234 | Electio...
He barely cheated death by assassination.
16 min
100
Andrew Johnson - Part 2 | Episode #233 | Electi...
We decided to call him Andy in the last episode. Does that work?
23 min
101
Andrew Johnson - Part 1 | Episode #232 | Electi...
What a bizarre career...
22 min
102
Mary Todd Lincoln | Episode #231 | Election Col...
She lived a rough life... was there a reason?
27 min
103
Rebroadcast: The Secession Episode | Episode #0...
Some states decided they were tired of being American. So they left.
23 min
104
LIVE! - Presidents and Beer | Episode #230 | El...
Every jacket can be a drinking jacket.
16 min
105
Rebroadcast: Who in the World Was Hannibal Haml...
Senator, Vice President, and Cook (in that order). The life of Hannibal Hamlin.
17 min
106
Abraham Lincoln - Part 4 | Episode #229 | Elect...
We wrap up (kind of) our mini-series on Abraham Lincoln
30 min
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Abraham Lincoln - Part 3 | Episode #228 | Elect...
If you're starting with this one... you should really listen to parts 1 and 2 first.
21 min
108
Rebroadcast: Stephen Douglas - Lincoln/Douglas ...
We're talking about Lincoln and you can't talk about Lincoln without the most famous debates being discussed!
17 min
109
Rebroadcast: Stephen Douglas - The Early Years ...
We're talking about Lincoln, and you can't talk about Lincoln without talking about Douglas!
20 min
110
Abraham Lincoln - Part 2 | Episode #227 | Elect...
Part 2!!!
16 min
111
Abraham Lincoln - Part 1 | Episode #226 | Elect...
It's the episodes you've been waiting for!
21 min
112
REBROADCAST: Constitutional Convention and Elec...
In honor of Constitution Day...
22 min
113
The Story of Election College | Episode #225 | ...
How did we come to exist?
26 min
114
Harriet Lane | Episode #224 | Election College:...
President Lane?
16 min
115
Jane Pierce | Episode #223 | Election College: ...
Get your tissues out...
17 min
116
Abigail Fillmore | Episode #222 | Election Coll...
She was all about the books!
20 min
117
Margaret Taylor | Episode #221 | Election Colle...
Not only did she not want to be a First Lady, she didn't want her husband to be the President!
18 min
118
Sarah Polk | Episode #220 | Election College: U...
Charming, intelligent, and a good conversationalist.
22 min
119
Julia Gardiner Tyler | Episode #219 | Election ...
She wasn't John Tyler's first First Lady...
19 min
120
Letitia Tyler | Episode #218 | Election College...
For not even serving a full term, President Tyler sure did have a lot of First Ladies
16 min
121
Anna Harrison and Jane Irwin Harrison | Episode...
Even the shortest term needs a First Lady...
21 min
122
Hanna Van Buren and Angelica Singleton Van Bure...
Another episode about a First Lady that never was.
8 min
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Rachel Jackson and Emily Donelson | Episode #21...
What's up with marrying your cousin?
24 min
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Louisa Catherine Adams | Episode #214 | Electio...
This one is rough...
15 min
125
Elizabeth Monroe | Episode #213 | Election Coll...
She rescued Marquis De Lafayette's wife!
17 min
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Replay - The First First Lady - Dolley Madison ...
The first First Lady!
22 min
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Martha Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph ...
They weren't exactly First Ladies, but we're going to talk about them anyway.
19 min
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Abigail Adams | Episode #211 | Election College...
Continuing our look at First Ladies
23 min
129
Martha Washington | Episode #210 | Election Col...
She was more than just George Washington's wife!
18 min
130
John C. Breckinridge - Part 2 | Episode #209 | ...
Okay... now things get interesting!
28 min
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John C. Breckinridge - Part 1 | Episode #208 | ...
La Vomito... you'll see.
27 min
132
William Rufus DeVane King | Episode #207 | Elec...
His name is longer than his vice-presidency...
21 min
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George Dallas | Episode #206 | Election College...
Never heard of him? Seems to be a trend.
22 min
134
John C. Calhoun - Part 2 | Episode #205 | Elect...
We still think John Calhoun MAY be scarier than Andy Jack...
19 min
135
John C. Calhoun - Part 1 | Episode #204 | Elect...
We've talked about him plenty - now he gets his own episode
20 min
136
Richard Mentor Johnson | Episode #203 | Electio...
Who is Richard Johnson? We're glad you asked...
24 min
137
Admitting States To The Union | Episode #202 | ...
How do we get a new state?
22 min
138
Daniel D. Tompkins | Episode #201 | Election Co...
We continue our series talking about unknown Vice Presidents!
18 min
139
200 Episodes | Episode #200 | Election College:...
We celebrate and reflect on the last 200 episodes!
22 min
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Elbridge Gerry - Part 2 | Episode #199 | Electi...
Don't loan money to your brother...
16 min
141
Elbridge Gerry - Part 1 | Episode #198 | Electi...
Let's talk about some vice presidents who never became president!
19 min
142
James Buchanan - Part 2 | Episode #197 | Electi...
Once a doughface, always a doughface.
19 min
143
James Buchanan - Part 1 | Episode #196 | Electi...
We say the word Doughface in this episode a lot.
17 min
144
JFK | Episode #195 | Election College: United S...
This month marks 100 years since JFK's birth.
30 min
145
Millard Fillmore - Part 2 | Episode #194 | Elec...
We finally figured out who he was... now what?
23 min
146
Millard Fillmore - Part 1 | Episode #193 | Elec...
We've joked for 2 years about not knowing who he is...
19 min
147
Franklin Pierce - Part 2 | Episode #192 | Elect...
We just can't stop ourselves from feeling bad for Pierce!
20 min
148
Franklin Pierce | Episode #191 | Election Colle...
We kinda feel bad for Franklin Pierce sometimes...
26 min
149
Winfield Scott | Episode #190 | Election Colleg...
Probably the greatest General you haven't heard much about.
22 min
150
The Mexican-American War | Episode #189 | Elect...
We're betting your history teacher didn't cover this one very much.
27 min
151
Zachary Taylor - Part 2 | Episode #188 | Electi...
Who needs a platform anyway?
22 min
152
Zachary Taylor - Part 1 | Episode #187 | Electi...
The 12th President!
20 min
153
James K Polk - Part 2 | Episode #186 | Election...
He lived up to his promise!
21 min
154
James K Polk - Part 1 | Episode #185 | Election...
Napoleon of the Stump!
19 min
155
John Tyler - Part 2 | Episode #184 | Election C...
His Accidency takes charge.
22 min
156
John Tyler - Part 1 | Episode #183 | Election C...
He may not have been elected President, but he did get elected for tons of other stuff.
28 min
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The Salem Witch Trials and the Province of Mass...
And how do you know she's a witch?
24 min
158
The Province of Massachusetts Bay and the 1689 ...
We like history... so we dug up the history on some historical things...
25 min
159
William Henry Harrison - Part 2 | Episode #180 ...
Always wear your overcoat...
31 min
160
William Henry Harrison - Part 1 | Episode #179 ...
Good Old Tippecanoe!
29 min
161
Martin Van Buren - Part 2 | Episode #178 | Elec...
Marty is moving on up!
22 min
162
Martin Van Buren - Part 1 | Episode #177 | Elec...
We call him Marty, but the guy had a ton of nicknames...
27 min
163
Second Bank of the United States | Episode #176...
We didn't keep the first bank, so we needed a second one.
18 min
164
First Bank of the United States | Episode #175 ...
Don't expect to find your normal bank!
19 min
165
Gouverneur Morris | Episode #174 | Election Col...
What a way to die...
20 min
166
Davy Crockett | Episode #173 | Election College...
King of the Wild Frontier
33 min
167
The Life of Samuel Adams - Part 2 | Episode #17...
Let's keep talking!
25 min
168
The Life of Samuel Adams - Part 1 | Episode #17...
No... not the beer.
16 min
169
Filibusters | Episode #170 | Election College: ...
It's just one of those words that sounds exactly like what it is...
20 min
170
The Supreme Court | Episode #169 | Election Col...
How does the highest court in the land work? We'll tell you.
22 min
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Frederick Douglass - Part 2 | Episode #168 | El...
So much to talk about we had to do it twice...
23 min
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Frederick Douglass - Part 1 | Episode #167 | El...
If there was ever a man who packed a lot into his life... it was Frederick Douglass.
26 min
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George Clinton | Episode #166 | Election Colleg...
You're going to be really confused about George Clinton if you just Google him...
23 min
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Executive Orders | Episode #165 | Election Coll...
Like them now... hate them later.
23 min
175
Schuyler Colfax | Episode #164 | Election Colle...
We think he probably has the coolest name of any Vice-President
22 min
176
The Crédit Mobilier Scandal | Episode #163 | El...
One of the largest scandals to rock United States politics... and we can't even pronounce it consistently...
20 min
177
John Jay - Part 2 | Episode #162 | Election Col...
Man... John Jay was a busy guy!
27 min
178
John Jay - Part 1 | Episode #161 | Election Co...
We keep mentioning him... now here he is!
20 min
179
Inauguration Extravaganza | Episode #160 | Elec...
Let's talk about some of the most interesting inauguration stories.
13 min
180
How Senators Are Elected - The 17th Amendment |...
Americans did not directly vote for senators for the first 125 years of the Federal Government.
21 min
181
Inauguration of Andrew Jackson - 1829 | Episode...
There ain't no party like an Andy Jack party.
24 min
182
Presidential Inaugurations | Episode #157 | Ele...
The peaceful transfer of power is an amazing thing.
38 min
183
Wendell Willkie | Episode #156 | Election Colle...
If you can't join them... run against them!
34 min
184
William Goebel | Episode #155 | Election Colleg...
He served as governor for only 4 days.
31 min
185
Benjamin Franklin - Part 2 | Episode #154 | Ele...
Public Servant Extraordinaire
25 min
186
Benjamin Franklin - Part 1 | Episode #153 | Ele...
The man of many talents.
25 min
187
Christmas at the White House | Episode #152 | E...
Presidents like to celebrate Christmas too, right?
19 min
188
James Wilkinson | Episode #151 | Election Colle...
"In all our history, there is no more despicable character."
34 min
189
Faithless Electors and the Electoral College | ...
We dive into the history behind the electoral college and faithless electors
28 min
190
Presidents, Politicians, and Outer Space | Epis...
We're kinda outer space nerds...
30 min
191
Failed Constitutional Amendments | Episode #148...
Not all amendments are good ideas...
21 min
192
Editing the Constitution | Episode #147 | Elect...
We think it's pretty cool that you can make amendments.
26 min
193
The President's Cabinet - Part 2 | | Episode #1...
Who makes up the cabinet?
27 min
194
The President's Cabinet - Part 1 | | Episode #1...
The cabinet has important jobs to do... but what are they?
23 min
195
Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Election College:...
Sorry to burst your bubble... but the Pilgrims probably didn't originate Thanksgiving.
24 min
196
Presidential Pardons | Episode #143 | Election ...
Are all pardons the same?
32 min
197
Gerrymandering | Episode #142 | Election Colleg...
Ever wonder why your congressional district doesn't quite make sense?
16 min
198
The Census | Episode #141 | Election College: U...
It's actually way more important (and interesting) than you might think.
26 min
199
Trump VS Clinton - Election of 2016 | Episode #...
Sometimes elections just surprise everyone.
40 min
200
How We Vote - Election Day 2016! | Episode #139...
We talk about the history of elections and how things used to be.
40 min
201
Voter Turnout | Episode #138 | Election College...
Who shows up to vote and why?
17 min
202
October Surprises | Episode #137 | Election Col...
October is over, so we thought we would surprise you.
30 min
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The United States Capital (and Capitol) | Episo...
Hear about the first United States capitol... and the current one.
28 min
204
Jen Briney of Congressional Dish Podcast | Elec...
Our interview with Jen Briney of the Congressional Dish podcast
37 min
205
President for a Day? | Episode #135 | Election ...
David Rice Atchison might have been President for a day, or not.
15 min
206
Andrew Jackson - "Stop Thinking and Go In" (His...
Old Hickory's Presidency and Later Life
31 min
207
Andrew Jackson - Born for a Storm (His Life - P...
Don't Cross Andy Jack!
20 min
208
Who in the World Was Hannibal Hamlin? | Episode...
Senator, Vice President, and Cook (in that order). The life of Hannibal Hamlin.
17 min
209
John Quincy Adams the President and Elder State...
"Q" Goes Domestic
20 min
210
John Quincy Adams Has Been Everywhere (His Life...
When it comes to foreign affairs, it's always a good idea to send the "Q"
17 min
211
Voters Ed - Hands-on Learning About the Preside...
Our interview with Victoria Van Voorhies, Founder and CEO of Second Avenue Learning
22 min
212
Air Force One | Episode #129 | Election College...
When you win the election, you don't have to sit next to the guy who takes his shoes off on the plane anymore.
26 min
213
Stephen Douglas - Lincoln/Douglas Debates (Part...
In this episode we talk about some of the most famous debates ever...
17 min
214
Stephen Douglas - The Early Years (Part 1) | Ep...
You've probably heard of him... but there's a larger story to tell.
20 min
215
Why We Aren't Talking About The Debates | Episo...
We're sticking to our roots...
7 min
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James Monroe - Part 2 | Episode #125 | Election...
He really ran away with the elections...
23 min
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James Monroe - Part 1 | Episode #124 | Election...
The last Founding Father to become president has arrived...
31 min
218
The Bill of Rights - The Amendments | Episode #...
We'll break down 1-10 better than your high school history teacher... we hope.
23 min
219
The Bill of Rights - The Backstory | Episode #1...
Before there was a Bill of Rights... there were reasons why we needed a Bill of Rights.
24 min
220
James Madison - Part 2 | Episode #121 | Electio...
Going to War? You’ll Need Cash.
24 min
221
James Madison - Part 1 | Episode #120 | Electio...
He may have been the shortest... but he wasn't the weakest.
34 min
222
The Spitting Lyon - Matthew Lyon | Episode #119...
This guy was a bit of a scoundrel... but don't tell him that.
23 min
223
The Alien and Sedition Acts | Episode #118 | El...
Some of the craziest laws on the books!
22 min
224
The Vice President | Episode #117 | Election Co...
They're not just the Vice President... they're the President of the Senate too.
29 min
225
The Declaration of Independence | Episode #116 ...
It's not an election... but it paved the way.
29 min
226
Thomas Jefferson: Part 2 | Episode #115 | Elect...
Then there was the time that TJ was President...
34 min
227
Thomas Jefferson: Part 1 | Episode #114 | Elect...
The man on the $2 bill had a life before the presidency.
30 min
228
The Curious Case of Daniel Sickles | Episode #1...
The guy was kind of a dirtbag...
28 min
229
The Two Party System and the Jay Treaty | Episo...
They go hand in hand for sure!
25 min
230
The Federalist Party | Episode #111 | Election ...
It's dead. But it was important.
16 min
231
The Farewell Address of George Washington | Epi...
Washington had a lot to say on his way out...
27 min
232
John Adams - Part 2 | Episode #109 | Election C...
In this episode, our man John Adams gets elected.
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John Adams - Part 1 | Episode #108 | Election C...
John Adams is a lot more than just a cool nickname...
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George Washington - Part 2 | Episode #107 | Ele...
We dive in further to the world of George Washington
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George Washington - Part 1 | Episode #106 | Ele...
Our very first president had an interesting life
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Watergate and Richard Nixon | Episode #105 | El...
Richard Nixon didn't get impeached... but he almost did.
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Impeachment | Episode #104 | Election College: ...
What is it anyway?
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More of the First Presidents (during the Articl...
Don't worry... we talk about George Washington a lot too.
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The First Presidents (of the Continental Congre...
For the record... George Washington was totally the real first president...
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Horace Greeley| Episode #101 | Election College...
It's about more than just his neckbeard...
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Presidential Debates | Episode #100 | Election ...
Who doesn't like hearing politicians argue?
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PACs and SuperPACs| Episode #099 | Election Col...
Where does all that money for those ads come from anyway?
16 min
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Henry Clay | Episode #098 | Election College: U...
The man, the myth, the legend! But never the president...
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The Whig Party | Episode #097 | Election Colleg...
Factions and Fractions...
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The White House | Episode #096 | Election Colle...
It's the President's house!
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The Libertarian Party | Episode #095 | Election...
You know the Republicans and the Democrats... but what about the Libertarians?
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William Jennings Bryan | Episode #094 | Electio...
He ran for president multiple times and never won... but he did break an electoral vote record.
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Tammany Hall | Episode #093 | Election College:...
The political machine that helped shape New York (and American) politics!
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Salmon Chase | Episode #092 | Election College:...
This guy really wanted to be President...
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Aaron Burr | Episode #091 | Election College: U...
We didn't like Aaron Burr long before it was cool not to like Aaron Burr.
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Alexander Hamilton | Episode #090 | Election Co...
We go way back with Alexander Hamilton (A.K.A. The Wizard of Oz). Plus this music is stuck in our heads!
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Eugene V. Debs and the Socialists | Episode #08...
The guy who ran for President from prison.
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The Petticoat Affair (and How it Changed Presid...
"I would rather have live vermin on my back than the tongue of one of these Washington women on my reputation." -Andrew Jackson
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Party Conventions | Episode #087 | Election Col...
Just a formality?
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Superdelegates | Episode #086 | Election Colleg...
What are superdelegates? And how do they work?
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How Rich Were the Presidents? Part 2 | Episode ...
Okay... maybe they aren't all that rich after all...
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How Rich Were the Presidents? Part 1 | Episode ...
All of them were loaded, right?
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Currency, Andy Jack and Harriet Tubman | Episod...
What's with this money stuff anyway?
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Contested Conventions | Episode #082 | Election...
What's a contested convention? Is it new?
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Do Territories Get To Vote? | Episode #081 | El...
Well... kinda...
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Primaries vs. Caucuses | Episode #080 | Electio...
Who the heck knows the difference?
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The First First Lady - Dolley Madison | Episode...
We learn about the wife of President James Madison, Dolley.
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Women's Suffrage | Episode #078 | Election Coll...
Finally - women get the right to vote.
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Obama Gets Reelected - Election of 2012 | Episo...
No one else stands a chance.
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The Great Recession - Election of 2008 | Episod...
It's still the economy, stupid.
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The Dean Scream - Election of 2004 | Episode #0...
HWAAAAAAH!
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Florida Can't Decide - Election of 2000 | Episo...
We still don't know who won...
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The Democrats Finally Win Two In A Row - Electi...
Some nuns even get subpoenaed in this episode...
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It's the Economy, Stupid - Election of 1992 | E...
An economic downturn makes way for a Democrat
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The Republicans Can't Slow Down - Election of 1...
Liberal is still a dirty word.
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Reagan Does It Again - Election of 1984 | Episo...
Everyone likes him. So he stays a little while longer.
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Reagan Gets A Shot - Election of 1980 | Episode...
The people are tired of Jimmy Carter
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The Bicentennial Year - Election of 1976 | Epis...
There's a lot going on in the United States - including an election.
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A New Amendment, Two Resignations, and a New Pr...
Things get a little crazy for a minute.
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The People Love Richard Nixon - The Election of...
He's still not a crook.
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The 26th Amendment | Episode #065 | Election Co...
More citizens get the right to vote
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Another Realignment Election - The Election of ...
The country takes a different approach this time around.
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The 23rd Amendment | Episode #063 | Election Co...
DCers finally get the right to vote.
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The Most Lopsided Election - Election of 1964 |...
Johnson basically destroys Goldwater
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The State of the Podcast | Episode #061 | Elect...
We have some questions...
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JFK Is Assassinated | Episode #060 | Election C...
The world mourns a beloved President.
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A Clean Shave Wins An Election - Election of 19...
A nice tan didn't hurt either.
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We Hate Change - Election of 1956 | Episode #05...
Ike and Nixon Pt. II
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I Like Ike - Election of 1952 | Episode #057 | ...
Eisenhower and Nixon take on a former Vice President's grandson.
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The 22nd Amendment | Episode #056 | Election Co...
The nation is tired of having the same guy be President all the time...
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The Democratic Party Splits Into Pieces... and ...
One of the most interesting elections we've ever talked about!
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FDR Dies and Truman Assumes the Presidency | Ep...
It's a sad, interesting time for America
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The Peaceful President Becomes the Wartime Pres...
FDR is at it again. Here we go for #4
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FDR: Round 3 - Election of 1940 | Episode #052 ...
But you can only be elected twice, right?
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FDR vs Alf - Election of 1936 | Episode #051 |...
FDR is at it again!
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The Great Depression Didn't Make It Easy On Hoo...
When your wallet hurts... your President changes
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Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Steps Up - Elect...
Coolidge has had enough! But the people want more...
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Coolidge Epitomizes Conservative Politics - Ele...
Even Reagan Loved Coolidge
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Harding Dies and Coolidge Becomes President | E...
Another one bites the dust.
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Return to Normalcy - Election of 1920 | Episode...
After the Progressive Era and a big war... we need a little normal in our lives.
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He Kept Us Out Of War - Election of 1916 | Epis...
Wilson is still a pretty popular guy!
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Teddy Is Back! - Election of 1912 | Episode #04...
Roosevelt comes back for round 2... or is it 3?
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The Battle of the Bills - Election of 1908 | Ep...
William Jennings Bryan is back. Again.
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Don't Call Him Teddy - Election of 1904 | Episo...
He doesn't like being called Teddy...
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The Assassination of William McKinley | Episode...
Why can't we all just be friends?
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1896 Part 2 - The election of 1900| Episode #04...
It's round two for McKinley and Bryan
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The Realignment Episode - Election of 1896 | Ep...
Two giants go up against each other. Will their parties survive?
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Grover's Back! - Election of 1892 | Episode #03...
Can he win the popular vote three times in a row?
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The Incumbent and a Democrat - Election of 1888...
Benjamin Harrison shakes things up a little in a big win.
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Chester A Arthur and the Election of 1884 | Epi...
Arthur takes the wheel... and then hands it off to the Democrats.
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The Assassination of James Garfield | Episode #...
If only they'd washed their hands...
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The One Where Hayes Keeps His Promise - The Ele...
There's definitely something to be said for someone who keeps their promises.
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The Election of 1876... What a Mess! | Episode ...
If you thought the 2000 election was messed up... you haven't seen anything yet.
28 min
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The Republican Party Divides in the Election of...
When the going gets tough... leave your party.
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The War Hero and the Election of 1868 | Episode...
Seymour says no but runs anyway in this episode.
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Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction, and a Bunch of ...
Lincoln is dead, Johnson becomes president and the country tries to recover from war
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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln | Episode ...
Lincoln is Killed and Johnson Becomes President
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Lincoln, the Underdog? | Episode #028 | Electio...
Lincoln is a shoe-in, or is he? And, Copperheads want peace at all costs.
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The Secession Episode | Episode #027 | Election...
Some states decided they were tired of being American. So they left.
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Honest Abe and the Election of 1860 | Episode #...
In this episode: Lincoln is elected and the Union breaks up
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The Election of 1856 | Episode #025 | Election ...
The Democrats say “Thanks, but no thanks” to Pierce and the Republicans run for the first time.
25 min
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The Kansas-Nebraska Act and Bleeding Kansas | E...
In this episode: The Kansas-Nebraska Act and Kansas Bleeds
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The Death of the Whig Party and Election of 185...
Democrats, Whigs . . . Wait, what’s the difference? Oh, and the Whig Party dies.
23 min
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1850: An Unforeseen Turn of Events | Episode #0...
Zachary Taylor dies in office, Fillmore becomes President, and the Compromise of 1850 Happens
26 min
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Marty Plays Spoiler in the Election of 1848 | E...
In this episode: Polk Achieves His Goals, Marty Disrupts an Election, and some guy gets to be President for a Day
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Manifest Destiny and the Election of 1844 | Epi...
In this episode of Election College Texas causes some issues, His Accidency is irrelevant, and the Whigs try it again.
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1841 and His Accidency | Episode #019 | Electio...
. . . and Tyler, too
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Tippecanoe and Tyler too! - The Election of 184...
In this episode of Election College: The Panic of 1837, the Whigs unite, Tippecanoe and Tyler, too!
20 min
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The Whigs Lose - 1836 Election | Episode #017 |...
In this episode of Election College the Whigs can’t decide on a candidate and Andy Jack picks his replacement.
19 min
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The Eaton Affair and Election of 1832 | Episode...
National Political Conventions begin, Cabinet Wives fight, and Andy Jack’s Kitchen Cabinet
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Andy Jack and Q Star in the Election of 1828 | ...
In this episode of Election College we kiss some babies and sling some mud
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The Corrupt Bargain and Election of 1824 | Epis...
In this episode, The Era of Good Feelings is over, and the United States votes for a President it doesn’t get.
22 min
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The Era of Good Feelings and Election of 1820 |...
Everyone is feeling so good... why even bother running against James Monroe?
21 min
329
1816: The Death of Federalism and Election of J...
It's easy to win when there's no competition!
16 min
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The War of 1812 | Episode #011 | Election Colle...
The War of 1812 significantly impacts our identity as a country, as well as some upcoming elections
27 min
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James Madison and the Dead Vice Presidents - 18...
Madison was so good at being President, all his Vice Presidents just gave up.
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Exit Thomas Jefferson; Enter James Madison - Th...
Thomas Jefferson retires and George Clinton changes regimes.
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The Louisiana Purchase and Election of 1804 | E...
In this episode of Election College...Jefferson buys a bunch of land for a little bit of money, hates Aaron Burr, and Aaron Burr kills a guy.
21 min
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The 12th Amendment | Episode #007 | Election Co...
In this episode we take a break from talking about elections to discuss the 12th amendment
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The Revolution of 1800 | Episode #006 | Electio...
War with France, His Rotundity is challenged, and Jefferson comes out on top.
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His Rotundity Takes Over | Episode #005 | Elect...
When Washington finally retires, His Rotundity is there to fill the spot.
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George Washington Wins Again | Episode #004 | E...
George Washington was a pretty cool guy. So they made him President again.
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1788: The First Election | Episode #003 | Elect...
On this episode of Election College, we’ll discuss the first election that took place here in the United States and how it really wasn’t an election at all. Mystery? Intrigue? Suspense? Not really. But you’ll still like it.
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Constitutional Convention and Electoral College...
When you vote, you vote directly for the President, right? Wrong.
23 min
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The Continental Congress and Articles of Confed...
Today we’ll be talking about the Continental Congress and the Articles of Confederation
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Introduction to Election College | Episode #000...
Let's throw a political party...
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