Friday, September 22, 2023

John Adams – Obnoxious and Disliked

John Adams, our first vice-president and second president, is remembered for many things. He was the leading patriot in the Continental Congress, being the...

Do You Know Me? (William Miller, 1964 Republican Vice Presidential Candidate)

William E. Miller is probably best remembered for his role in an American Express commercial, looking into the camera and saying, “Do you know...

Minority Presidents

Many articles use the term “minority president” in describing past presidents and past elections. This is especially true when discussing a president’s “mandate” to...

The Case for the Electoral College

Now that the presidential election has finally been resolved, the next issue will most certainly be how to reform our electoral system. Already, we...

Election Surprises – Lincoln’s 1864 Re-Election

Records show that Abraham Lincoln was re-elected in 1864 by a huge electoral vote majority, taking 221 votes to his opponent's 21. But until...

George Washington – British Officer

George Washington is remembered for many things. He was the victorious general who defeated the most powerful army on earth to win our nation's...

Almost President – Hannibal Hamlin

Hannibal Hamlin missed being President by five weeks. Most history students know that Abraham Lincoln’s Vice President was Andrew Johnson, who became President when...

Faithless Electors

We will know on election night in November, or early the next morning, who will be our next President. But in reality, that is...

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...

Election Surprises – Truman’s 1948 Victory

Probably the biggest surprise in the history of presidential elections, Harry Truman defied the odds in winning re-election in 1948. When the campaign started,...