Thursday, October 1, 2020

Inaugural Absences

Everyone is familiar with the pomp and ceremony of a presidential inauguration. The procedures and traditions involved are well known. One of the seemingly...

Thanks, But No Thanks – Silas Wright

Silas Wright turned down more major offices than most politicians win in a lifetime of election campaigns. Before his career ended with his premature...

The Washington Administration – It’s the Economy, Stupid

George Washington had one of the most eventful administrations of any president, largely due to the fact that he was the first. Washington had...

Gays in Government

Although it has never been proven, there is a good chance that one or two members of the executive branch, both elected by the...

The Washington Administration – Foreign Affairs

Foreign affairs reached a critical point almost immediately after Washington took office. The British and the French were in conflict all around the world,...

William Howard Taft, President and Chief Justice

William Howard Taft never wanted to be President. He wanted to be Chief Justice of the United States. On election night 1904, Teddy Roosevelt promised...

John Adams – Administration and Events

John Adams was our second President, serving from 1897-1801. He came to the office with a wealth of political experience. Adams had served in...

The First Parties

Most people believe we have two major political parties in the United States. In reality, the Republicans and Democrats are each a collection of...

When No One Won – Richard Mentor Johnson

Richard Mentor Johnson may well be the most controversial vice president in the history of the United States, and considering some of his competition...