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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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Oct 13, 2016

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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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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Oct 11, 2016

In the last episode, we talked about John Quincy Adams' upbringing which led to many travels around Europe. He was a foreign relations all-star.

After serving in the Monroe administration as Secretary of State, he runs for President and that's where we pick-up in this episode where we discuss . . .

*How JQA emerges as the President in 1824 (even though he finished in third place)

*Helps build infrastructure during his presidency

*Has a rough ride as President and loses to Andy Jack in 1828

*Goes back to serve in Congress

*Opposes slavery and mistreatment of Native Americans

*Ignores the gag rule about mentioning slavery in Congress

*Is a link between the Revolution and Civil War - Knew the Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln

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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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