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Oct 19, 2017

This episode was recorded LIVE at Reclamation Brewing Company in Butler, PA as part of A Very Fine Arts Festival. 

Because it was recorded in a brewery, we're talking about beer and the presidents!

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Oct 17, 2017

No conversation about Abraham Lincoln would be complete without talking about Hannibal Hamlin!

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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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Oct 12, 2017

Part 4 of our series on Abraham Lincoln!

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No president, except maybe George Washington, is as talked about and beloved by many as Abraham Lincoln. We've been eagerly anticipating this little mini-series about him, and now it's here! Tune on in for the first episode of a multi-part series about Lincoln!

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Oct 10, 2017

Part 3 of our series on Abraham Lincoln!

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No president, except maybe George Washington, is as talked about and beloved by many as Abraham Lincoln. We've been eagerly anticipating this little mini-series about him, and now it's here! Tune on in for the first episode of a multi-part series about Lincoln!

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Oct 5, 2017

We're in the middle of talking about Abraham Lincoln, so here is this episode about the Lincoln/Douglas debates!

In this episode we finally talk about what you want to hear - the Lincoln/Douglass debates!

Stephen Douglas was a man who constantly found himself walking a very thing line on almost every subject he touched. If he said one thing he would anger one set of people - but if he said the opposite, someone else would be upset instead!

Join us in this episode as we again talk about Stephen Douglas!

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Oct 3, 2017

We're talking about Lincoln, and you can't talk about Lincoln without talking about Douglas! Check out this episode leading up to the Lincoln Douglas debates.

The Douglas/Lincoln debates are some of the most famous debates in all of American history! But before he debated Lincoln, Stephen Douglas had built quite the resume on his own.

A semi-national leader for the Democrats as a Senator and statesmen, Stephen Douglas is a truly interesting character in our past. He was a wealthy landowner and was hugely influential on many fronts.

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Sep 28, 2017

Part 2 of our series on Abraham Lincoln!

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No president, except maybe George Washington, is as talked about and beloved by many as Abraham Lincoln. We've been eagerly anticipating this little mini-series about him, and now it's here! Tune on in for the first episode of a multi-part series about Lincoln!

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Sep 26, 2017

No president, except maybe George Washington, is as talked about and beloved by many as Abraham Lincoln. We've been eagerly anticipating this little mini-series about him, and now it's here! Tune on in for the first episode of a multi-part series about Lincoln!

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Sep 19, 2017

Constitution Day was this past weekend, so we thought it would be a good time to replay this episode! If you've never heard it or you forgot what it was all about, listen in!

 

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In this episode of Election College... The Constitutional Convention and Electoral College

 

Join us as we discuss...

  • the Continental Congres and how they couldn't help themselves but to vote for George Washington,
  • creation of the United States Constitution,
  • original intentions, ideas, and issues with the Electoral College,
  • reasons why the Electoral College is still relevant,
  • and much more!

For more information on the Electoral College, we check out the following resources...

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Sep 14, 2017

Some of you ask questions about the podcast, how we got started, and even what kind of equipment we use so we thought we would give you some answers!

If you just want history (and not of Jason and Ben) you should probably skip this one...

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Sep 12, 2017

First Lady Lane? But we didn't even have a President Lane?!

Correct you are, faithful listener! So why don't you listen in to see what Harriet's story is!

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Sep 7, 2017

Wow. We've been dreading doing this episode. The Pierce administration was not a fun one, and Jane was not a terribly happy person. The addition of multiple tragedies to her life didn't make things any better.

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Sep 5, 2017

We're pressing on in our series on the First Ladies and this week Abigail Fillmore is up! We didn't know much about her at first, but we do know she follows us on Twitter...

 

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Aug 31, 2017

Margaret Taylor wasn't a big fan of the idea of her husband continuing on in public service. Rumor has it she even prayed that he would lose the election! That's just part of the reason why their daughter stepped in to take on the role.

 

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Aug 29, 2017

Sarah was a great entertainer and had a knack for making people like her - but she was a TON different than the previous First Lady, Julia Tyler. 

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Aug 24, 2017

Julia was quite a bit younger than John Tyler and thought he was kind of dull the first time that he proposed. He kept trying and she became the first lady! 

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Aug 22, 2017

In another crazy turn of events, a President loses his wife and then has another woman act as First Lady! This one has a twist though - he has a total of three acting First Ladies (and some may even say 4). 

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Aug 17, 2017

President Harrison may have only been in office for a month - but he still kinda had two First Ladies!

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Aug 15, 2017

Yeah... we know this episode is kinda on the short side, but it needed to be! 

We talk about how Martin Van Buren's bride didn't make it to see his presidency, but Angelica stepped up to perform the job!

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Aug 10, 2017

For as rough of a guy as Andy Jack was, it seems like he really cared about his wife, Rachel. She had a hard life, and a tragic end.

We're going to talk about her, as well as the ladies who took on the mantle of First Lady during Andy Jack's Presidency.

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Aug 8, 2017

We can only imagine that being married to The Q would be interesting enough, but she was also the daughter-in-law of John Adams... wow.

Come along as we continue our series on the First Ladies!

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Aug 3, 2017

 

Every First Lady has a story, but we have very little information about Elizabeth Monroe. Fortunately, the stuff we do have is really interesting!

Thanks for checking out our series on the First Ladies!

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Aug 1, 2017

We did an episode about Dolley Madison back in April of 2016, so we decided to re-release it for our series on First Ladies!

Join us as we discuss...

  • Dolley Madison - the first First Lady,
  • how Dolley supported both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison,
  • the story of how Dolley saved the portrait of George Washington,
  • and more!

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Jul 27, 2017

Ever think to yourself, "I'd really like to hear an episode all about how two women married their third cousins and were also closely related to the President of the United States?" We've got just the episode for you!

Martha and Martha were never quite First Ladies of the United States, but we figure they get an honorable mention since one was the wife of a President and the other acted as a First Lady at times.

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Jul 25, 2017

As we continue our overview of the First Ladies we take a look at Abigail Adams! Abigail had perhaps more influence on our presidents than any other First Lady as she was not only the wife of John Adams, but also the mother of John Quincy Adams! 

Join us as we discuss Abigail Adams as she fulfilled her role of First Lady.

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