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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.

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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