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Jul 20, 2017

It's been a long time coming and it's finally here! We'll be spending some time talking about the wives of our presidents and all the important things that they did.

First up, Martha Washington! Martha was a successful woman in her own right before she ever met George or even her first husband. Take a listen to this episode as we discuss the life of America's first First Lady!

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Jul 18, 2017

Breckinridge lead a pretty interesting life both before AND after his stint as Vice President. In this episode we discuss how he left the Vice Presidency and became a Senator, then got kicked out of the country and went to vacation in Pompeii - okay... it didn't happen exactly like that, but you'll see!

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Jul 13, 2017

It's time to play a little game we like to call "Slap your high school history teacher!" because we can pretty much bet they didn't teach you about John C. Breckinridge. 

Breckinridge lead a pretty interesting life both before AND after his stint as Vice President. Follow along as we discuss him in part 1 of a 2 part series.

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Jul 11, 2017

In the fashion of continuing on with our episodes about Vice Presidents who never made it to the presidency, we're talking about William Rufus DeVane King! 

 

King served a very short and not-so-effective presidency, but he was very interesting before that! Find out more about him in this episode!

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Jul 6, 2017

George Dallas was a vice president of the United States - but there's still a pretty good chance that you've never heard of him!

No stranger to politics or fancy lifestyles, Dallas was destined for greatness... until he wasn't anymore.

Join us as we explore the life of George Dallas!

 

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Jun 29, 2017

In the last episode we talked about all the rotten (and not so rotten) things that John C. Calhoun did. In this episode - we talk about some more! Also, Calhoun becomes vice-president and some other stuff in this episode too.

Join us as we conclude our discussion on John C. Calhoun!

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Jun 27, 2017

Can you believe he married his cousin's kid? Yeah, it wasn't terribly uncommon in those days - but it certainly sounds weird now!

John C. Calhoun lead an interesting life, did a lot of stuff (both positive and negative), and had quite the personality which irritated many people. 

Join us as we begin the discussion on John C. Calhoun!

Jun 22, 2017

Richard Mentor Johnson had everything going for him right up until the point where he became Vice President. Check him out and find out everything you didn't know you didn't know in this episode! 

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Jun 20, 2017

With Puerto Rico's recent vote to request statehood from the United States, we thought it would be a great time for a little refresher on how states have historically (and currently!) entered into the Union.

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Jun 15, 2017

Ever heard of Daniel D. Tompkins? Yeah... neither have many other people. So we're here to tell you about him! This dude was flush with cash and didn't have a problem loaning it to the government - though he did have a bit of a problem with getting it back. We talk about that and - oh yeah - the fact that he was a Vice President, which we almost didn't even know!

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Jun 13, 2017

In this episode we talk about ourselves a lot and get a little bit sappy. After all, it's our 200th episode and nearly our 2 year anniversary! If you want to get to know us a little better, tune in!

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Jun 8, 2017

In this episode Elbridge Gerry runs for Vice President! And then he dies basically penniless...

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Jun 6, 2017

It's simply amazing how little we hear and know about Elbridge Gerry - but he was one of the first Vice Presidents of the new United States of America!

We'll give you a little backstory on Gerry and his journey to being near bankrupt - right before he became VP!

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Jun 1, 2017

Join us as we continue talking about James Buchanan as he runs for office, becomes president, and makes many controversial decisions leading up to the Civil War.

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May 30, 2017

 

In this week's episode we're talking about James Buchanan!

Buchanan was quite involved with law and politics from a very young age and... we know this will come as a surprise... even started his career studying law!

Fun fact... did you know that James Buchanan is the only President with military experience that was never an officer? It's true!

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May 25, 2017

We went way out of order this week - we're traveling forward through time to talk about John Fitzgerald Kennedy as we're celebrating his 100th birthday this year!

We talk about JFK's early start in politics and his quick ascension to the Presidency.

Also, we discuss the books The Road to Camelot as well as Profiles In Courage. Check them both out!

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May 18, 2017

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Today's episode is about one of the most talked about but least known presidents - Millard Fillmore! He started out as a local politician and worked his way up to... well,  you'll find out in this episode!

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May 16, 2017

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Today's episode is about one of the most talked about but least known presidents - Millard Fillmore! He started out as a local politician and worked his way up to... well,  you'll find out in this episode!

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May 11, 2017

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Part 2 of our episode on the life of Franklin Pierce! If you don't know a whole lot about Franklin Pierce... well, we really can't blame you. He's often ranked as one of the worst Presidents we've ever had! The guy had a lot of stuff going on though, and we'll talk about some of it in this episode! But don't start with this one... go back to 191 and give it a listen first!

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May 9, 2017

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If you don't know a whole lot about Franklin Pierce... well, we really can't blame you. He's often ranked as one of the worst Presidents we've ever had! The guy had a lot of stuff going on though, and we'll talk about some of it in this episode!

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May 4, 2017

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Winfield Scott was one of the greatest Army Generals in history - but so few of us know anything about him. He served under 14 presidents under 53 years. WOW! Listen in as we discuss the life and service of Winfield Scott.

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May 2, 2017

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If you're like us, you didn't talk about Mexican-American War very much during your high school history class. There's SO much to talk about, but this episode we'll be giving you a broad flyover of the factors leading up to the war as well as the ripple effects it had afterward.

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Apr 27, 2017

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Zachary Taylor never voted prior to his running for President in 1848. As a matter of fact, no one really knew what he stood for . . . that's what being a war hero get you! 

We discuss the events leading up to his election and his shortened presidency in this episode of Election College. 

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Apr 25, 2017

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Zachary Taylor had quite the list of accomplishments before ever running for office! Also... he had slaves but often times voted against pro-slavery measures? Check this guy out in this episode and the next!

 

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Apr 20, 2017

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James K Polk is going to be the president! He'll face lots of opposition to get there, but will he have an effective term? Find out on this episode of... Election College!*

*Yeah, we read this in an announcer voice from a 60's cartoon. Don't judge us!

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