After leaving his hand-picked successor, William Taft, in charge of the White House, Teddy Roosevelt traveled to Africa for a hunting trip. He intended to give his friend space to lead the country his own way. But keeping the progressive faction happy was more difficult than it seemed. Roosevelt's return to the US threatened the stability of the Republican Party and changed politics forever.
It was America’s hundredth year of independence! How did the nation celebrate? With the most controversial election in American history!
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.