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.
It's finally time for another election without an incumbent president! The two pillars of American partisanship, Hamilton and Jefferson, were gone. What was next for America?
After years of fighting with Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson finally had his chance to control the federal government. Will 1804 prove his policies were more popular? Or will the political dominance of the Pinckney brothers finally be established? Let’s find out!
I’ll be honest, I didn’t really think there would be an interesting presidential election until Andrew Jackson formed the Democratic Party in 1824. But this one is a doozy! There were some pretty serious issues on the table, and lots of highly partisan, ugly campaigning. So buckle up! It’s going to be a bumpy ride!
Finally, the first contested presidential election! After two terms (the perfect about of time), George Washington is stepping down. But seriously, how do you follow that guy?!
Alright, time for the first presidential election under the Constitution! Washington wins unanimously! Done! This blog stuff is easy!
Congratulations, new nation! You just won independence from the evil Great Britain! But… what do you do next?
So maybe my love of Constitution Day has gone a little too far when my coworkers buy me a cake for it. Just kidding, that's impossible!