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In the lead-up to the 2020 election, I wrote a series of blog posts about every presidential election in American history. The election’s over — but there’s still stuff I want to talk about! I’m going to continue to write posts for this site, usually about elections and usually on Tuesdays. Subscribe down below or follow Election Tuesdays on social media to make sure you don’t miss some fun, nerdy content!
The Whig Party, Pt. II: Log Cabins & Hard Cider
The Whigs’ foundational principles united their factions, but they still needed a presidential candidate they could all agree on. Here’s how they (eventually) found that candidate.
The Whig Party, Pt. I: The Era of Bad Feelings
The National Republicans needed a fresh start in order to unite opposition forces against President Andrew Jackson. As the Whig Party, they learned to appeal to voters with broad ideological principles.
Theodore Roosevelt, Pt. II: The Radical
In Theodore Roosevelt’s later years, he became more extreme in his views. His eventual break from the Republican Party had massive effects on the political alignment of the nation. But was this sudden shift motivated by principle… or ego?
Theodore Roosevelt, Pt. I: The Moderate
President Theodore Roosevelt is remembered as a progressive hero, but that only tells half the story. His legacy is best understood as a series of moderate advances meant to keep true “radicals” at bay.
The Toledo War, Part III: Michigan Statehood
The fighting between Michiganders and Ohioans throughout the summer of 1835 left Ohio with the upper hand. But the fate of the Toledo Strip was yet to be decided, and Michigan still moved forward with statehood.