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Dec 29, 2016

In today's episode we pick up our conversation about Benjamin Franklin and discuss his life as...

  • a public servant 
  • an ambassador
  • the President of Pennsylvania
  • a signer of major documents
  • the postmaster general
  • and much more!

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Dec 27, 2016

Benjamin Franklin may have never been the President of the United States, but he sure did a lot of other stuff. Here's part 1 of our 2 part series on the man!

Listen as we discuss...

  • early life for Franklin,
  • a career in printing,
  • Puritan roots,
  • his trip to London,
  • Junto and the founding of a library,
  • his marriage and children,
  • scientific discoveries,
  • and much more! 

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Dec 22, 2016

It's Christmas time and we thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about some of the traditions held in the nation's capital by the nation's leader!

Join us as we discuss...

  • Andy Jack's snowball fight,
  • the first Christmas party at the White House,
  • White House Christmas trees,
  • a party with 500 children,
  • the Blue Room tree,
  • too many trees in the White House,
  • and much more!

We also ask... which President would terrify you the most if he came down your chimney?

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Dec 20, 2016

We talk really badly about Aaron Burr sometimes and, yeah, he deserves it. But he doesn't seem to be nearly as bad of a guy as James Wilkinson!

Join us as we discuss...

  • Wilkinson's uncanny ability to move up through military ranks,
  • how the Spanish paid Wilkinson to promote their interests,
  • the betrayal of the Spanish by Wilkinson,
  • an unlikely friendship and partnership between Burr and Wilkinson,
  • Wilkinson's many blunders and trials,
  • and much more!

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Dec 15, 2016

The electoral college will soon cast their votes for who the president should be. Naturally, we thought it was time for a refresh on how they work, why they exist, and what happens if they decide to switch their vote.

Join us as we discuss...

  • the history of the electoral college,
  • how electors are chosen,
  • processes that the electors abide by,
  • example of faithless electors,
  • and much more!

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Dec 13, 2016

What does outer space have to do with presidents and politics? We're gonna tell you.

In this episode we talk about...

  • the Cold War and the Space Race,
  • USA losing the Space Race,
  • astronauts and the challenge to go to the moon from JFK,
  • the first 7 astronauts,
  • John Glenn - patriot,
  • politicians who have been to space,
  • and much more!

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Dec 8, 2016

Even though we think it's pretty cool that we can change the constitution, there are some real doozies that have been attempted. In this episode we talk about some of them!

Hear about...

  • an attempt to remove the office of President,
  • abolishing the Senate,
  • the United States of Earth,
  • getting rid of the Army and Navy,
  • and more!

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Dec 6, 2016

Our founding fathers were pretty smart dudes. Not only did they set up our entire government, they built in ways for us to change it if it needed to be changed. There have been nearly 12,000 proposed Constitutional amendments since the start of our country.

In today's episode we discuss...

  • exactly what an amendment is,
  • how an amendment can be passed,
  • the fact that there are amendments out there that were never ratified,
  • our 27 amendments as they stand,
  • tease our next episode where we discuss proposed amendments,
  • and more!

Check out our blog for more info: http://electioncollege.com/147

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Dec 1, 2016

We're talking about the President's Cabinet and just exactly what they do. Join us as we discuss the positions of...

  • Secretary of the Interior
  • Secretary of Agriculture
  • Secretary of Commerce
  • Secretary of Labor
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Secretary of Transportation
  • Secretary of Energy
  • Secretary of Education
  • Secretary of Homeland Security
  • White House Chief of Staff
  • Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  • Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Trade Representative
  • United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
  • Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Visit electioncollege.com/146 for complete show notes!

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Nov 29, 2016

Today's episode of Election College was recorded right in the heart of the nation, Washington D.C.! We're talking about the President's Cabinet and just exactly what they do. Join us as we discuss...

  • the origin of the term 'cabinet',
  • who makes up current and past cabinets,
  • some of the more interesting cabinet assignments,
  • the positions of the "Big 4"
    • Secretary of State
    • Secretary of Treasury
    • Attorney General
    • Secretary of Defense
  • what role the Vice President plays on the cabinet,
  • and much more!

Visit electioncollege.com/145 for complete show notes!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Nov 24, 2016

Did you know that Pilgrims probably weren't the first people to celebrate Thanksgiving? And they definitely didn't celebrate it in the way we know now. 

In this episode we talk about...

  • the reason the Pilgrims came to America,
  • how multiple groups celebrated a day of Thanksgiving,
  • George Washington's day(s) of Thanksgiving,
  • Sarah Hale, Abe Lincoln and Edward Winslow,
  • and much more!

Visit electioncollege.com/144 for complete show notes!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Nov 22, 2016

If you're like us, you've often wondered how the president gets away with pardoning people during their terms. Are all pardons the same? Does it get erased off of your permanent record after you're pardoned? Can you be pardoned for any crime?

On this episode we talk about...

  • what a pardon is and isn't,
  • the differences between pardons, reprieves, and commutations,
  • the first presidential pardon ever performed,
  • where the president gets permission to pardon people,
  • controversial pardons,
  • a rejected pardon,
  • requirements to be pardoned,
  • and much more!

Check out our detailed show notes at electioncollege.com/143

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Nov 17, 2016

Today we talk about everyone's favorite topic... gerrymandering! Okay, maybe it sounds a bit more like a guy you knew back in high school than a political maneuver - so we're going to tell you how it works.

Gerrymandering is a process where one (or multiple) political party adjusts the boundaries of a congressional district to better suit their party. Sounds illegal, doesn't it?

In this episode we're going to tell you...

  • where gerrymandering got its name,
  • how it can sometimes actually be a good thing,
  • if the Supreme Court has ever issued an opinion on it,
  • and much more!

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Nov 15, 2016

Did you know that there are few things in the world that have more of an influence on our government than that census that is conducted every 10 years in the United States? It's true!

In this episode we talk about...

  • a census being in the Constitution,
  • fines for people who don't comply with the census,
  • how census data is used to configure representatives and districts,
  • the 72 year rule, 
  • and much, much more!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Nov 10, 2016

The election of 2016 just happened, and we're already talking about it! History is history after all. In this episode we talk about...

  • unpredictable polls,
  • Bernie Sanders and the independent vote,
  • Donald Trump challenges Hillary Clinton,
  • and much more!

In a time where everyone has an opinion, we do our best to just give you the facts!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Nov 8, 2016

It's Election Day! In case you didn't know, that's kind of like a birthday, Christmas and every other holiday all rolled into one for a couple of election enthusiasts like ourselves...

In today's episode we discuss...

  • why you should get out and vote,
  • the Electoral College,
  • how people voted in early America and beyond,
  • people getting paid in money and in liquor to vote certain ways,
  • voter fraud and,
  • the history of the secret ballot in America.

Come along for the ride!

Also, don't forget to VOTE!

Links we mention in the show...

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Nov 3, 2016

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This week Jason and Ben riff on some ideas and facts about voter turnout and how it ebbs and flows. We talk about a variety of subjects such as...

  • How Wyoming and California are equal (sort of)
  • Who votes more - women or men?
  • Are votes from young people declining?
  • Does your neighborhood setting determine if you will go vote?
  • Should Election Day be a national holiday?
  • And lots more!

HEY! Election Day is next Tuesday. Get informed and go vote. SERIOUSLY! GO VOTE!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Nov 1, 2016

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October Surprises have had a name since the early 1970s, but they've been around for a lot longer than that! Sometimes they're intentional on the part of the opposing party. Other times, they're just the result of bad luck. Join us as we discuss a few outstanding ones!

  • Van Buren tries to expose election fraud,
  • Garfield can't remember if he wrote a letter about imigrants,
  • FDR loses the black vote and wins it back just as fast,
  • Nixon slides one by,
  • Reagan "lucks out" on the Iran hostage crisis,
  • W gets a DUI,
  • and several others!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Oct 27, 2016

In this episode we discuss the amazing subject that is the history of the capital of the United States of America, as well as the actual building and city that has now become our Capitol! (We know... it can get confusing)

Join us to hear...

-The real first location of the capital

-Who designed the building?

-What are the different parts inside the building?

-How much does the Capitol Rotunda weigh?

-And More!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Oct 26, 2016

In this supplemental episode, we’re talking to Jen Briney, host of Congressional Dish!

 

Jen has a degree from Loyola Marymount University and is the host of Congressional Dish. In December of 2010, Jen was watching C-SPAN when she realized that a congressman had attached an amendment to a government funding bill that had nothing to do with the bill itself! After that, she started researching and then podcasting - and the rest is history.

Check out Congressional Dish by visiting http://www.congressionaldish.com and be sure to follow Jen on Twitter @JenBriney and @CongressDish.

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Oct 25, 2016

What happens when a President's term expires and the newly elected President refuses to be sworn in because it's a Sunday? 

In this episode we talk about David Rice Atchison, who may or may not have been President on March 4, 1849. 

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Oct 20, 2016

In this episode we talk about the life of Andrew Johnson from his first run for President in 1824 and on to his time in the White House in 1828.

Andrew Jackson makes a run for the Presidency in 1824, gets the most popular votes, but not a majority. So, the House of Representatives votes in John Quincy Adams (with a little help from Henry Clay). The next three-and-a-half years, Andy Jack sets his sight on winning. 

He does win in 1828–big time. But not without a cost. During the campaign his wife, Rachel, was accused of bigamy. She had been previously been married and it was later found out that her divorce had not yet been finalized when she married Jackson. 

Jackson claimed that the stress from the campaign caused her death soon after the election (and before his inauguration). The president-elect blamed Henry Clay and the Adams campaign for her demise. He was quoted as saying, "I can and do forgive all my enemies. But those vile wretches who have slandered her must look to God for mercy."

We also discuss the mixed legacy of Andrew Johnson . . .

*The Trail of Tears

*His view of a national bank

*His government reforms

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Oct 18, 2016

"I was born for a storm, and a calm does not suit me."
– Andrew Jackson

From the beginning of his life, Andrew Jackson's life was anything but calm. In this episode we discuss:

*His father's death 3 weeks prior to his birth

*Was he born in North or South Carolina?

*At the age of 13, he was a courier during the Revolutionary War 

*Two brothers died young

*Became an orphan at fourteen years of age

*If you're British, he hates you

*Becomes a saddle maker and studies law

*Moves west to what is now Tennessee

*Serves as Congressman, Senator, and Supreme Court Judge for Tennessee

*Plantation owner

*Slave owner

*Wars with Native Americans

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Oct 13, 2016

Unless you’re from Maine, you probably didn’t hear too much in your history class about Abraham Lincoln’s first Vice President. Hannibal Hamlin came from a distinguished New England family and stood firm against the expansion of slavery in the territories. It only made sense for a Midwestern Republican like Lincoln to join forces with a New Englander (after all, the Republicans weren’t going to get very much support from the South in 1860). And, what caused him not to serve as Lincoln’s running mate four years later?

So, why don’t we hear very much about Hamlin? After all, he only missed the Presidency by a few weeks.

In this episode we discuss:

 *Hamlin’s New England Upbringing

*His Kids Were Cousins (Yeah, it’s totally legit, too)

*His Role in Maine Politics

*The Example He Sought to Set by Going to War While He Was Vice President

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Oct 11, 2016

In the last episode, we talked about John Quincy Adams' upbringing which led to many travels around Europe. He was a foreign relations all-star.

After serving in the Monroe administration as Secretary of State, he runs for President and that's where we pick-up in this episode where we discuss . . .

*How JQA emerges as the President in 1824 (even though he finished in third place)

*Helps build infrastructure during his presidency

*Has a rough ride as President and loses to Andy Jack in 1828

*Goes back to serve in Congress

*Opposes slavery and mistreatment of Native Americans

*Ignores the gag rule about mentioning slavery in Congress

*Is a link between the Revolution and Civil War - Knew the Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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