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.
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?
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 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.
Ohio and Michigan's dispute over the Toledo Strip remained unresolved. When the federal government failed to take action, both state's governors took matters into their own hands.
Michigan and Ohio hate each other. The root of the conflict was a dispute over the Toledo Strip on their shared border. What made Toledo worth fighting a war over?
In the far away time of 2003, Democratic Governor Gray Davis faced a recall attempt. The race to be his replacement quickly devolved into a media circus. Candidates included Davis' own Lieutenant Governor, a pornstar, and, of course, The Terminator.
That time a conspiracy-filled nationalist organization almost took over America.
In 1881, the most corrupt politician in the country had a change of heart.