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.
2003 CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR RECALL — GRAY DAVIS VS. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER (kind of)
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.
The Know Nothing Party
That time a conspiracy-filled nationalist organization almost took over America.
2020 – DONALD TRUMP VS JOE BIDEN, pt. I
TL;DR: Orange man bad
2012 – BARACK OBAMA VS MITT ROMNEY
Barack Obama took office as the nation faced several crises. Four years later, were Americans happy with his performance? Or did they side with the obstructionist Republicans?
2008 – BARACK OBAMA VS JOHN MCCAIN
For the first time since 1928, neither the incumbent president nor the vice president were in the running for their party's nomination. The presidential election was totally up for grabs! Would voters want someone who would continue the policies of President Bush? Or were they hoping for a... change? The Last Four Years Despite a … Continue reading 2008 – BARACK OBAMA VS JOHN MCCAIN
2004 – GEORGE W. BUSH VS JOHN KERRY
George W. Bush took office during a relatively peaceful time in American history, but just a few months into his presidency, he was confronted with the worst act of terror ever committed on American soil. Suddenly, Bush was a wartime president. As the next election neared, was everyone still happy with his leadership?