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Jan 31, 2017

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On today's episode we discuss the Crédit Mobilier Scandal and how it rocked United States politics in the 1860s. Join us as we discuss...

  • the origins of Crédit Mobilier,
  • Union Pacific Railroad's deception,
  • powerful political figures caught up in the scandal,
  • and more!

On the next episode, we'll be discussing Schuyler Colfax and how his life got turned upside down by this ordeal!

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Jan 26, 2017

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On today's episode we discuss John Jay - a founding father who doesn't get much attention! In this episode we discuss...

  • John's part in the American Revolution,
  • his diplomatic roles,
  • The Federalist Papers,
  • the Jay Court,
  • a treaty named after Jay,
  • 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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Jan 24, 2017

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On today's episode we discuss John Jay - a founding father who doesn't get much attention! In this episode we discuss...

  • John's early life and wealthy background,
  • his career as the people's lawyer,
  • controversial and confusing views on slavery,
  • Jay's overt religious convictions,
  • and more!

Next time, we'll talk about the rest of his life during the American Revolution and beyond!

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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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Jan 19, 2017

To get you ready for Inauguration Day, let's talk about some of the most interesting inauguration stories like...

  • Andrew Jackson walking to the White House,
  • JFK's podium catching on fire,
  • Andrew Johnson getting sloshed on Inauguration Day,
  • Calvin Coolidge getting sworn in by his father,
  • 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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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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Jan 17, 2017

In this episode we dive into the issue of how Senators are elected to their office.

Did you know...

  • Americans didn't directly vote for senators for a long time?
  • There were deadlocks and empty seats because senators couldn't be agreed upon?
  • Senators used to cast lots to see who got which district?
  • Alabama didn't ratify the 17th Amendment until 2002 and Rhode Island not until 2014?
  • Utah still hasn't ratified the 17th Amendment and fights against it?

Check out this and much more in this episode!

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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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Jan 12, 2017

We talk about Andrew Jackson (Andy Jack) a lot here on the podcast and this episode is no different! Let's talk about his inauguration!

Join us as we discuss...

  • the presidential campaign of 1828,
  • Andy Jack's wife's death,
  • people climb in the windows of the White House,
  • Jackson bails on his own party,
  • someone gives him a big wheel of cheese,
  • and much more!

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Check out our new logo t-shirt!

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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!

Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram

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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. 

Jan 10, 2017

In this episode we talk all about one of the craziest things in our political system... presidential inaugurations! They have the possibility of being somber and quiet or completely insane!

Join us as we discuss..

  • the origins of inaugurations,
  • inaugural traditions,
  • a few stand out inaugurations,
  • the peaceful transfer of power,
  • and more!

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Check out our new logo t-shirt!

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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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Jan 5, 2017

Wendell Willkie is an enigma! He switched political parties and fought against the grain to stand up for what he believed in. Join us in this episode as we discuss...

  • Willkie's childhood and background,
  • his career as an activist and lawyer for the railroad,
  • the battle over the TVA,
  • an unlikely bid for the presidency,
  • a friendship with FDR,
  • and much more!

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Check out our new logo t-shirt!

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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!

Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram

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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. 

 

Jan 3, 2017

In today's episode we talk about a race for a governor position! Meet William Goebel, a politician who ended up serving only 4 days in his position. We discuss his early life, his fight against big corporations, as well as a ton more in this episode of Election College.

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Check out our new logo t-shirt!

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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!

Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram

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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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