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 1881, the most corrupt politician in the country had a change of heart.
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?
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
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?
We've finally reached the Twenty-First Century! In the previous hundred years, America solidified its standing as a world leader. It entered the new millennium with a federal surplus and no major foreign conflicts. Who would voters pick to maintain this prosperity?