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

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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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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 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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Ready for your holiday party? Is it an ugly sweater party? Do you want to turn it into an ugly sweater party? We've got just the things for you... check out our store!

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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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Be sure to subscribe to the show!

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. 

 

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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Ready for your holiday party? Is it an ugly sweater party? Do you want to turn it into an ugly sweater party? We've got just the things for you... check out our store!

__________________________

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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Be sure to subscribe to the show!

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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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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Ready for your holiday party? Is it an ugly sweater party? Do you want to turn it into an ugly sweater party? We've got just the things for you... check out our store!

__________________________

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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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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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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Ready for your holiday party? Is it an ugly sweater party? Do you want to turn it into an ugly sweater party? We've got just the things for you... check out our store!

__________________________

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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Be sure to subscribe to the show!

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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