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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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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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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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Oct 6, 2016

John Quincy Adams was quite the guy. Before he was President, he traveled all over Europe–he had the ultimate homeschool experience. 

By the time he was 20, Q knew several languages, had translated the New Testament, and had a prolific blog (well, he had a diary). 

While he might have wished to stay home, his dad - John Adam - encouraged him to take his experience on the road. George Washington appointed him as Minister to the Netherlands at the age of 26. 

Q served as James Monroe's Secretary of State and wrote the document that we now know as the Monroe Doctrine. 

All that to say . . .If there was a Foreign Affairs All Star team from the early 1800s, The Q would be batting clean-up. 

 

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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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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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Oct 5, 2016

In this supplemental episode, we’re talking to Victoria Van Voorhies, founder and CEO of Second Avenue Learning.

Tory is not only a highly sought-after speaker and Digital Rochester Technology Woman of the Year . . . She has also served as the Principle Investigator for both Department of Education and National Science Foundation grants. Her company, Second Avenue Learning, is behind the gaming resource, “Voters Ed.”

Voters Ed is designed to “put the power of the pundits in educators’ hands so students of all ages can understand our presidential election process.”

Check out Voters Ed by visiting http://electioncollege.com/voters-ed. Connect with them on Twitter @VotersEd.

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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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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!

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Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible

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Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

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Oct 4, 2016

One of the biggest perks about winning a Presidential election is that you don't have to sit next to that guy who takes his shoes off on the plane anymore.

In this episode we talk about . . .

*The history of the aircraft US Presidents fly in.

*If your name is "Roosevelt" and you're the President, you're going to fly!

*How they came up with the name "Air Force One."

*Where can you go aboard an Air Force One today.

*How much does it cost to operate the Chief Executive's airplane? 

*Who gets to fly on Air Force One (and what happens if they put you in the back).

*Do Presidents ever still fly commercial aircraft?

*Why you don't want to mess around with this plane.

 

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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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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!

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Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible

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Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

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Some links in these show notes are affiliate links that could monetarily benefit Election College, but cost you nothing extra. 

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