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Nov 21, 2017

HEY! It's that time of year again! Yes, it's Thanksgiving time, but it's also time for our Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirts! Head on over to Amazon to check out this year's line up of Presidential attire for the Holiday season. You can even get Prime shipping!

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Did you know that Pilgrims probably weren't the first people to celebrate Thanksgiving? And they definitely didn't celebrate it in the way we know now. 

In this episode we talk about...

  • the reason the Pilgrims came to America,
  • how multiple groups celebrated a day of Thanksgiving,
  • George Washington's day(s) of Thanksgiving,
  • Sarah Hale, Abe Lincoln and Edward Winslow,
  • and much more!

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Nov 16, 2017

Part 2! We kept a secret from you - Ben ran for office! He ran for Mayor of Butler, PA and we want to give you the full story here! Join us as we talk about what encouraged Ben to run and how he got started. If you haven't listened to part 1 in episode 236, we think you should do that first ;-) 

 

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Nov 14, 2017

We kept a secret from you - Ben ran for office! He ran for Mayor of Butler, PA and we want to give you the full story here! Join us in part 1 as we talk about what encouraged Ben to run and how he got started.

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Nov 9, 2017

This is part 2! We recommend you listen to the first part first...

 

Edwin Stanton was never a president, but he was very intricately involved in politics! We decided to do a couple episodes about him - so check them out!

 

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Nov 7, 2017

Edwin Stanton was never a president, but he was very intricately involved in politics! We decided to do a couple episodes about him - so check them out!

 

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Nov 2, 2017

Tune in for the second part of our series on Andrew Johnson!

We've moved on from the Lincolns and now we're talking about Andrew Johnson! If you're like us, you didn't realize how interesting this guy is. Go ahead, listen. We dare you.

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Oct 31, 2017

We've moved on from the Lincolns and now we're talking about Andrew Johnson! If you're like us, you didn't realize how interesting this guy is. Go ahead, listen. We dare you.

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Oct 26, 2017

We all know the story of Mary (Todd) Lincoln. She was spoiled, afflicted with mental illness, and had a really rough life in certain aspects. Join as we discuss how it panned out!

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Oct 24, 2017

In this episode we discuss the secession of many states in the years leading up to the Civil War.

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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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