The Adams Family

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Almost President – Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part 3

After Hubert Humphrey’s disastrous start in the Senate, he found himself isolated and ostracized by the senior senators. In typical Humphrey fashion, he began...

Andrew Jackson and the Eaton Affair – A National Soap Opera

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Hell and Maria – The Story of Charles Dawes

Vice-President Charles G. Dawes is remembered for several reasons. He is the only Vice-President to win the Nobel Peace Prize (excluding Teddy Roosevelt who...

Ticket Balancing

With the announcement of the Republican and Democratic Vice Presidential nominees, much attention has been given to the practice of ticket balancing. George Bush...

Al Smith – The Happy Warrior

In 1928, the Democrats nominated Al Smith of New York for President. Al Smith was the son of Irish immigrants and a self-made man....

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...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 1

Only two men in our entire history hold the distinction of losing three presidential elections (losing being defined here as losing in the Electoral...

Teddy Roosevelt – More Fun Than a Goat

Most of us can name three of the four people depicted on Mount Rushmore, especially if they count their pocket change, (the penny, nickel...

Is There a President in the House? – Part 2

Martin Van Buren was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1821. The previous year, he had engineered a revolt against his party’s leader, Governor...
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