Since we're moving into this second political phase in the Election Tuesdays series, I wanted to pause and recap some of the things I learned in the first two months of this project! Hopefully, you learned something, too!
America’s first declared war was fought almost entirely in James Madison's second term. Would the Republicans look like heroes? Or would they be remembered as the idiots who got us into the country's most boring war?
Our favorite Constitution author, James Madison, was going for a repeat win. But, as you may be aware, the War of 1812 started in 1812! It’s America’s first wartime election! And you better believe it complicated Madison’s chances.