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.
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.
We all knew that the story of the 2020 election was not over on November 3rd. In order to truly complete this blog series, here is a summary of what went down since my last post.
TL;DR: Orange man bad
Welcome to the last fully complete Election Tuesdays blog post! Eight years after Barack Obama's historic win, Democrats were hoping to break another significant barrier. For the Republicans... well...
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?