Podcast

Election College | Presidential Election History

Join us as we take a fun and informative look at the history of Presidential elections in the United States of America as well as all sorts of topics directly related to how our government and elections work! We also delve into the reasons and policies (Constitutional or otherwise) behind exactly what makes the highest offices in the land tick.

Episodes

  • Alben Barkley - Part 2 | Episode #303 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 16 2019

    Too old? Hah! Alben will show them a thing or two...________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musicLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Alben Barkley - Part 1 | Episode #302 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 09 2019

    Alben Barkley was a Vice President who ascended through the ranks at breakneck speed. Find out about his early life and the beginnings of his political career in this episode!________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musicLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Harry S. Truman - Part 4 | Episode #301 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 19 2019

    Truman's presidency ended about as sadly as it began.________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musicLearn more about your ad choices. Vi...more

  • Let's Celebrate! | Episode #300 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 12 2019

    Thanks for an incredible 300 episodes!________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musicLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f...more

  • Harry S. Truman - Part 3 | Episode #299 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 05 2019

    Turns out Harry Truman was incredibly unpopular. Find out why and how he overcame it here!________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musi...more

  • Harry S. Truman - Part 2 | Episode #298 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 26 2019

    Harry Truman just got back from war and decides he is going to get into politics. Maybe he'll even be the President some day...________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http...more

  • Harry S. Truman - Part 1 | Episode #297 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 18 2019

    Harry Truman came from pretty humble beginnings and MAY just not have been President if it weren't for a girl he liked - at least not in Ben's alternate version of history.________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Inst...more

  • Cactus Jack (John Nance Garner) | Episode #296 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 12 2019

    You don't get a nickname like Cactus Jack without ruffling a few feathers - and you also do pretty much whatever you want.________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://ww...more

  • Rebroadcast - First Bank of the United States | Episode #175 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 29 2019

    The First Bank of the United States was created to help the new country establish some financial security. Did it work?__________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from...more

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 4 | Episode #295 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 22 2019

    FDR is gonna run for a fourth term and we can hardly believe it. We have a feeling he won't finish it though.________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bensound.co...more

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 3 | Episode #294 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 15 2019

    FDR's government continues to grow as a decision of whether to run for a third term approaches.________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...more

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 2 | Episode #293 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 08 2019

    FDR may have been a Democrat, but we think he resembles a lot of other presidents from all parties - and history always repeats itself.________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music fr...more

  • Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 20 2018

    Did you know that Pilgrims probably weren't the first people to celebrate Thanksgiving? And they definitely didn't celebrate it in the way we know now. In this episode we talk about...the reason the Pilgrims came to America,how multiple groups celebrated a day of Thanksgiving,George Washington's day(s) of Thanksgiving,Sarah Hale, Abe Lincoln and Edward Winslow,and much more!Ready for your holiday party? Is it an ugly sweater party? Do you want to turn it into an ugly sweater party? We've go...more

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Part 1 | Episode #292 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 13 2018

    Fifth cousins are a big theme in FDR's family....________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music________________________Some links in th...more

  • Charles Curtis | Episode #291 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 06 2018

    Ever heard of Charles Curtis? Well you should!________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music________________________Some links in these...more

  • Lou Henry Hoover | Episode #290 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 23 2018

    We've had some impressive First Ladies in the past, but very few beat out Lou Henry Hoover! Listen to find out why.________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.benso...more

  • Herbert Hoover - Part 2 | Episode #289 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 16 2018

    We often just associate Herbert Hoover with the Great Depression - but there's a lot of other stuff you probably didn't know about him!________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music fr...more

  • Herbert Hoover - Part 1 | Episode #288 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 09 2018

    He's looked on with mixed emotions these days, but it's certain that Herbert Hoover had an impact on the country regardless of whether you like him or not!________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram____________...more

  • Supreme Court Confirmations | Episode #287 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 02 2018

    You've probably seen a lot of stuff in the news about Supreme Court nominations. We'll talk about how they work!________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bensound...more

  • Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Steps Up - Election of 1928 | Episode #049 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 25 2018

    Join us as we discuss...Coolidge decides not to run again,America is afraid of the Catholics,Hoover wins the presidency,and more!______________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Make sur...more

  • Charles Dawes | Episode #286 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 11 2018

    In this episode we talk about the little known Charles Dawes as well as form our own society (kindanotreally).______________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://www.bens...more

  • Rebroadcast: Eugene V. Debs and the Socialists | Episode #089 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 04 2018

    Eugene Debs helped found multiple unions, political parties and ran for president five times... one of them from jail.______________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Music from: http://...more

  • Rebroadcast: Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Steps Up - Election of 1928 | Episode #049 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 21 2018

    Join us as we discuss...Coolidge decides not to run again,America is afraid of the Catholics,Hoover wins the presidency,and more!______________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Make sur...more

  • Grace Coolidge | Episode #285 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 14 2018

    Grace Coolidge was rather subdued in her time as First Lady, but that didn't make her any less impactful in the life of her husband or in the eyes of the nation!_____Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support...more

  • Calvin Coolidge - Part 2 | Episode #284 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 07 2018

    Coolidge was often silent and some may even say he was a recluse - but he sure did get a lot of stuff done!_____Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon...more

  • Calvin Coolidge - Part 1 | Episode #283 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 31 2018

    Calvin Coolidge became the President in an unlikely way - but first he did some other stuff! Join us as we chat about it.Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping ...more

  • Florence Harding | Episode #282 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 24 2018

    Florence Harding is an interesting First Lady if there ever was one. It's assumed she pretty much ran the show when Warren was in office and there have may have been some not-above-board stuff happening at times as well.Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus ep...more

  • Warren G. Harding - Part 3 | Episode #281 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 19 2018

    Emotions run wild in this episode as Harding passes away and we find out some information about him that isn't particularly stellar...Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do y...more

  • REBROADCAST: Return to Normalcy - Election of 1920 | Episode #046 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 10 2018

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon___________________________________Join us as we discuss...Wilson's wife runs the country and he can't run again,a ton of people want to be President,women impact the vote big time,Harding wins the election,and more!________________________Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________...more

  • Warren G. Harding - Part 2 | Episode #280 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 03 2018

    We're continuing on our journey with Warren G. Harding! In this one, he becomes President. Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a...more

  • Warren G. Harding - Part 1 | Episode #279 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 26 2018

    Get acquainted with Warren G. Harding! He's destined to be considered one of the worst presidents in American history. First though, we need to hear about his backstory. Let's go!Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.______________________...more

  • The Two Mrs. Wilsons | Episode #278 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 19 2018

    Woodrow Wilson was married twice. His second wife may have been one of the most influential First Ladys that we've ever had!Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shoppi...more

  • Thomas R. Marshall - Part 2 | Episode #277 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 12 2018

    We talk a lot about Woodrow Wilson in this episode and whether or not Thomas Marshall should have taken over for him. What do you think? Join our new Facebook group to chime in!Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.________________________...more

  • Thomas R. Marshall - Part 1 | Episode #276 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 05 2018

    Marshall and Wilson didn't always get along... but this episode isn't about them yet. We're talking about the early life and career of Thomas Marshall!_______________________________Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.___________________...more

  • Woodrow Wilson - Part 3 | Episode #275 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 29 2018

    Woodrow Wilson is going to run for President again. This time, his campaign slogan is about keeping us out of war... but can he keep us out for long?_______________________________Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out._____________________...more

  • Woodrow Wilson - Part 2 | Episode #274 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 22 2018

    In the last episode we talked all about the "private" life of Woodrow Wilson - and on this one we enter in to the public sphere! Join us as we chat about President Woodrow Wilson_______________________________Join our Facebook group and be our Election College Cousin! - ElectionCollege.com/Group_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check...more

  • Join our new Facebook Group and be our Election College Cousin!

    May 21 2018

    We want to hang out with you more so we started a Facebook Group where we can all interact! Come join!Electioncollege.com/GroupLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Woodrow Wilson - Part 1 | Episode #273 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 15 2018

    Woodrow Wilson was a pretty cool and prolific president - but before that, he was a lot of other things. Join us as we discuss his early life and life as a private citizen in part 1 of this series!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Ama...more

  • James Sherman | Episode #272 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 08 2018

    James Sherman is an under appreciated character out of history and deserves several episodes. Unfortunately, he died before his second election and we don't fully know what else he would have gone on to do. Join us as we talk about this accomplishments!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Su...more

  • Helen "Nellie" Taft | Episode #271 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 01 2018

    Nellie was much of the inspiration behind the moved that President Taft made and was super influential during his political career! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out! ...more

  • William Taft - Part 2 | Episode #270 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 26 2018

    Taft continues to chase the dream he didn't know he had and become President! Will he ever get to be Chief Justice? We'll find out!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out! ...more

  • William Taft - Part 1 | Episode #269 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 24 2018

    We get to talk about William Taft, a man who may have only ever had one goal in live, but accomplished so much more. Check it out! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out! ...more

  • Charles Fairbanks | Episode #268 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 19 2018

    Charles Fairbanks was almost the President multiple times... but he never was. And he didn't get along with Theodore Roosevelt very much either. He may have even called him... Teddy!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't c...more

  • Alice and Edith Roosevelt | Episode #267 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 17 2018

    Theodore had two loves in his life, and they were Alice and Edith. Check in with this episode to hear how it went down! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCo...more

  • REBROADCAST: The Realignment Episode - Election of 1896 | Episode #039 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 12 2018

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon___________________________________Join us as we discuss...contention about the gold standard,William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold speech,Teddy Roosevelt speaks on behalf of McKinley,and more!______________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | ...more

  • Theodore Roosevelt - Part 3 | Episode #266 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 05 2018

    For being such a big conservationist, what Theodore Roosevelt did oversees is kind of surprising._______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon_______...more

  • Theodore Roosevelt - Part 1 | Episode #264 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 29 2018

    We've talked about Roosevelt many times before, but he's finally getting his own episode! Or three..._______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon___...more

  • Theodore Roosevelt - Part 2 | Episode #265 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 27 2018

    Theodore finally gets to become the President! Just not in the best of circumstances..._______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon_________________...more

  • Garrett Hobart | Episode #263 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 27 2018

    Never heard of Garrett Hobart? Don't feel bad, you're not alone. He was one of the most under appreciated Vice Presidents who served under an under appreciated president! Let's talk about him..._______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon...more

  • Ida McKinley | Episode #262 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 22 2018

    We mention a book by Robert Merry in this episode a few times. You can check it out here!______________________________Ida McKinley was unfortunately not terribly well for most of her adult life. Nevertheless, William stood by her side while she went through life. Follow us along as we pay tribute!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Ch...more

  • REBROADCAST: Interview with Author Robert Merry | Episode #243 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 20 2018

    We had the amazing opportunity to interview Robert Merry who is the author of a great new biography about President McKinley. We talked about his processes and some cool things you may not know about McKinley's presidency.If you like the interview, be sure to check out the book! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.________...more

  • William McKinley - Part 2 | Episode #261 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 15 2018

    We mention a book by Robert Merry in this episode a few times. You can check it out here!______________________________In the last episode we introduced you to the first modern President. in this episode, we'll be discussing his rise to the presidency and his sad assassination._______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.__________...more

  • William McKinley - Part 1 | Episode #260 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 13 2018

    We mention a book by Robert Merry in this episode a few times. You can check it out here!______________________________We have a ton of respect for William McKinley, and we think plenty of you do as well. Come along with us to find about more about the man that we call the first modern President!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Chec...more

  • The Incumbent and a Democrat - Election of 1888 | Episode #037 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 08 2018

    Join us as we discuss...tariffs and their huge part to play in the election,the relatively unknown Benjamin Harrison,Grover the Good getting ousted... for now,and more!______________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | In...more

  • Chester A Arthur and the Election of 1884 | Episode #036 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 06 2018

    It's finally the Democrats' turn.Join us as we discuss...Arthur becomes President,nobody likes Arthur for a while,Grover the Good is elected,and more!______________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram___________...more

  • REBROADCAST: Grover's Back! - Election of 1892 | Episode #038 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 01 2018

    Join us as we discuss...Harrison's lackluster presidency,the Populist Party,Grover the Good's return to the White House,and more!______________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Get a fr...more

  • Thomas Hendricks | Episode #259 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 27 2018

    It's entirely possible that we were a little too hard on Thomas because, let's face it, here we are talking about him all this time later. Join us as we discuss Thomas' life as well as the strange intersection between his places of living and Jason's favorite hangout spots._______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out._________...more

  • Frances Cleveland | Episode #258 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 22 2018

    If you've ever been held as a child by a man nearly 30 years your senior and then fallen in love with him and married him, you might be Frances Cleveland._______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it ...more

  • Grover Cleveland - Part 2 | Episode #257 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 20 2018

    Grover Cleveland won the popular vote three times in a row but only won the Presidency twice. How? We'll tell you!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege....more

  • Grover Cleveland - Part 1 | Episode #256 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 15 2018

    Grover Cleveland came out of nowhere and swept them all away! Okay, maybe not out of nowhere. He followed a pretty predictable path to the presidency - but we'll get into that more in the episode!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amaz...more

  • Nell Arthur | Episode #255 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 13 2018

    Nell Arthur never got to be the First Lady but she had a significant impact on her husband who later became President. His love for her inspired him to never remarry, and her legacy persists! Join us as we honor her memory in this episode!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show...more

  • Chester A. Arthur - Part 2 | Episode #254 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 08 2018

    It's always a rude awakening when you have the easiest job in the world (the vice presidency) and you wake up to find out you're now the President! Arthur rocked it out in his own way though! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. ...more

  • Chester A. Arthur - Part 1 | Episode #253 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 06 2018

    After President Garfield was assassinated, Arthur had to take the reigns! But before any of that happened, he lived an interesting life. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!...more

  • Lucretia Garfield | Episode #252 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 01 2018

    Lucretia Garfield was no fool and knew how to prepare for life without a husband - and it's a good thing she did..._______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege...more

  • REBROADCAST: The Assassination of James Garfield | Episode #035 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 30 2018

    You would have to be crazy to assassinate the President... right?Join us as we discuss...Garfield's short tenure as president,more turmoil in the Republican party,Guiteau's motives,and more!______________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |&nb...more

  • James Garfield - Part 2 | Episode #251 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 26 2018

    James Garfield is often overlooked (except for his name) because of his incredibly short tenure as the president. However, before he became president, he did lots of other stuff! ____________________________Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you...more

  • James Garfield - Part 1 | Episode #250 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 23 2018

    James Garfield is often overlooked (except for his name) because of his incredibly short tenure as the president. However, before he became president, he did lots of other stuff! ____________________________Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you...more

  • Lucy Hayes | Episode #249 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 16 2018

    Lucy Hayes was quite the icon, and she radically changed the way that people look at the First Lady! Check out here life story in this episode. ____________________________Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us o...more

  • Julia Grant | Episode #248 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 11 2018

    Every good man has a better woman standing behind him - at least that's what Ulysses S. Grant would have said if you asked him about his wife Julia! We talk about the rockstar in this episode!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. ...more

  • REBROADCAST: Schuyler Colfax | Episode #164 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 09 2018

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out._______________________________On today's episode we discuss Schuyler Colfax and...his early life and family upbringing,an early start into politics,a quick jump to (nearly the top),Colfax's time as Vice President,and more!__________________________Check out our new logo t-shirt!__________________________We recorded an...more

  • Rutherford B. Hayes - Part 2 | Episode #247 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 04 2018

    Rutherford B. Hayes thought he was done with politics... but he wasn't! Hear about the interesting events that lead to his presidency and the convention he never should have won!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost ...more

  • Rutherford B. Hayes - Part 1 | Episode #246 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 02 2018

    You don't hear a ton about Rutherford B. Hayes and it's a total shame. As usual, our job is to shed light on people you didn't know about - so here we go!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.____________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it ...more

  • Ulysses S. Grant - Part 2 | Episode #245 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 21 2017

    Get your presidential Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt Now! Free Amazon Prime Shipping!_______________________________It's crazy to think that a famous ex-President can go broke, but a world tour and no income will do that to you! We wrap up talking about U. S. Grant in this episode!_______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out.______...more

  • Ulysses S. Grant - Part 1 | Episode #244 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 19 2017

    Get your presidential Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt Now! Free Amazon Prime Shipping! _______________________________ Join as we traverse through the life of one of the most interesting presidents and Civil War personalities in history! U. S. Grant went through a lot of crazy stuff in his life, not the least of which being the evolution of his name! _______________________________   Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few m...more

  • Interview with Author Robert Merry | Episode #243 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 14 2017

    We had the amazing opportunity to interview Robert Merry who is the author of a great new biography about President McKinley. We talked about his processes and some cool things you may not know about McKinley's presidency. If you like the interview, be sure to check out the book!  _______________________________ Get your presidential Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt Now! Free Amazon Prime Shipping! _______________________________   Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you c...more

  • Eliza Johnson | Episode #242 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 12 2017

    Get your presidential Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt Now! Free Amazon Prime Shipping! _______________________________ Eliza Johnson may have had one of the most interesting lives of any First Lady, and yet we don't know much about her at all. We discussed most of what we do know in this episode!  _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Ch...more

  • Reconstruction - Part 2 | Episode #241 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 07 2017

    Get your presidential Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt Now! Free Amazon Prime Shipping! _______________________________ After the Civil War, there were so many things broken in the south - and we're not just talking about infrastructure! In this episode we talk about some of the underlying reasons behind reconstruction as well as initial steps taken. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more...more

  • Reconstruction - Part 1 | Episode #240 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 05 2017

    Get your presidential Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt Now! Free Amazon Prime Shipping! _______________________________ After the Civil War, there were so many things broken in the south - and we're not just talking about infrastructure! In this episode we talk about some of the underlying reasons behind reconstruction as well as initial steps taken. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more...more

  • William Seward - Part 2 | Episode #239 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 30 2017

    Get your presidential Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt Now! Free Amazon Prime Shipping! _______________________________ William Seward is one of the most influential Americans that we rarely hear about! In this episode we follow Seward through his career and into retirement. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ___________...more

  • William Seward - Part 1 | Episode #238 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 28 2017

    Get your presidential Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt Now! Free Amazon Prime Shipping! _______________________________ William Seward is one of the most influential Americans that we rarely hear about! Hear about his early life and ascent to Secretary of State. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ________________________...more

  • Rebroadcast: Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 21 2017

    HEY! It's that time of year again! Yes, it's Thanksgiving time, but it's also time for our Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirts! Head on over to Amazon to check out this year's line up of Presidential attire for the Holiday season. You can even get Prime shipping! _________ Did you know that Pilgrims probably weren't the first people to celebrate Thanksgiving? And they definitely didn't celebrate it in the way we know now.  In this episode we talk about... the reason the Pilgrims came to America, ho...more

  • Ben Runs for Office - Part 2 | Episode #237 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 16 2017

    Part 2! We kept a secret from you - Ben ran for office! He ran for Mayor of Butler, PA and we want to give you the full story here! Join us as we talk about what encouraged Ben to run and how he got started. If you haven't listened to part 1 in episode 236, we think you should do that first ;-)    _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! C...more

  • Ben Runs for Office - Part 1 | Episode #236 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 14 2017

    We kept a secret from you - Ben ran for office! He ran for Mayor of Butler, PA and we want to give you the full story here! Join us in part 1 as we talk about what encouraged Ben to run and how he got started. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your sho...more

  • Edwin Stanton - Part 2 | Episode #235 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 09 2017

    This is part 2! We recommend you listen to the first part first...   Edwin Stanton was never a president, but he was very intricately involved in politics! We decided to do a couple episodes about him - so check them out!   _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link ...more

  • Edwin Stanton - Part 1 | Episode #234 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 07 2017

    Edwin Stanton was never a president, but he was very intricately involved in politics! We decided to do a couple episodes about him - so check them out!   _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it ...more

  • Andrew Johnson - Part 2 | Episode #233 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 02 2017

    Tune in for the second part of our series on Andrew Johnson! We've moved on from the Lincolns and now we're talking about Andrew Johnson! If you're like us, you didn't realize how interesting this guy is. Go ahead, listen. We dare you. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Us...more

  • Andrew Johnson - Part 1 | Episode #232 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 31 2017

    We've moved on from the Lincolns and now we're talking about Andrew Johnson! If you're like us, you didn't realize how interesting this guy is. Go ahead, listen. We dare you. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you ...more

  • Mary Todd Lincoln | Episode #231 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 26 2017

    We all know the story of Mary (Todd) Lincoln. She was spoiled, afflicted with mental illness, and had a really rough life in certain aspects. Join as we discuss how it panned out! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost...more

  • Rebroadcast: The Secession Episode | Episode #027 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 24 2017

    In this episode we discuss the secession of many states in the years leading up to the Civil War. _______________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at Elect...more

  • LIVE! - Presidents and Beer | Episode #230 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 19 2017

    This episode was recorded LIVE at Reclamation Brewing Company in Butler, PA as part of A Very Fine Arts Festival.  Because it was recorded in a brewery, we're talking about beer and the presidents! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Ama...more

  • Rebroadcast: Who in the World Was Hannibal Hamlin? | Episode #132 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 17 2017

    No conversation about Abraham Lincoln would be complete without talking about Hannibal Hamlin! ______ 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 ...more

  • Abraham Lincoln - Part 4 | Episode #229 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 12 2017

    Part 4 of our series on Abraham Lincoln! ______ No president, except maybe George Washington, is as talked about and beloved by many as Abraham Lincoln. We've been eagerly anticipating this little mini-series about him, and now it's here! Tune on in for the first episode of a multi-part series about Lincoln! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus...more

  • Abraham Lincoln - Part 3 | Episode #228 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 10 2017

    Part 3 of our series on Abraham Lincoln! ______ No president, except maybe George Washington, is as talked about and beloved by many as Abraham Lincoln. We've been eagerly anticipating this little mini-series about him, and now it's here! Tune on in for the first episode of a multi-part series about Lincoln! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus...more

  • Rebroadcast: Stephen Douglas - Lincoln/Douglas Debates (Part 2) | Episode #128 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 05 2017

    We're in the middle of talking about Abraham Lincoln, so here is this episode about the Lincoln/Douglas debates! In this episode we finally talk about what you want to hear - the Lincoln/Douglass debates! Stephen Douglas was a man who constantly found himself walking a very thing line on almost every subject he touched. If he said one thing he would anger one set of people - but if he said the opposite, someone else would be upset instead! Join us in this episode as we again talk about Stephen D...more

  • Rebroadcast: Stephen Douglas - The Early Years (Part 1) | Episode #127 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 03 2017

    We're talking about Lincoln, and you can't talk about Lincoln without talking about Douglas! Check out this episode leading up to the Lincoln Douglas debates. The Douglas/Lincoln debates are some of the most famous debates in all of American history! But before he debated Lincoln, Stephen Douglas had built quite the resume on his own. A semi-national leader for the Democrats as a Senator and statesmen, Stephen Douglas is a truly interesting character in our past. He was a wealthy landowner and w...more

  • Abraham Lincoln - Part 2 | Episode #227 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 28 2017

    Part 2 of our series on Abraham Lincoln! ______ No president, except maybe George Washington, is as talked about and beloved by many as Abraham Lincoln. We've been eagerly anticipating this little mini-series about him, and now it's here! Tune on in for the first episode of a multi-part series about Lincoln! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus...more

  • Abraham Lincoln - Part 1 | Episode #226 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 26 2017

    No president, except maybe George Washington, is as talked about and beloved by many as Abraham Lincoln. We've been eagerly anticipating this little mini-series about him, and now it's here! Tune on in for the first episode of a multi-part series about Lincoln! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________...more

  • REBROADCAST: Constitutional Convention and Electoral College | Episode #002 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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!   _____________  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 ...more

  • The Story of Election College | Episode #225 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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... _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show!...more

  • Harriet Lane | Episode #224 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it ...more

  • Jane Pierce | Episode #223 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 07 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. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your sho...more

  • Abigail Fillmore | Episode #222 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 05 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...   _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you...more

  • Margaret Taylor | Episode #221 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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.   _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show!...more

  • Sarah Polk | Episode #220 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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.  _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will hel...more

  • Julia Gardiner Tyler | Episode #219 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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!  _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and ...more

  • Letitia Tyler | Episode #218 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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).  _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopp...more

  • Anna Harrison and Jane Irwin Harrison | Episode #217 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 17 2017

    President Harrison may have only been in office for a month - but he still kinda had two First Ladies! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ______...more

  • Hanna Van Buren and Angelica Singleton Van Buren | Episode #216 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping ...more

  • Rachel Jackson and Emily Donelson | Episode #215 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Su...more

  • Louisa Catherine Adams | Episode #214 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 08 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! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon....more

  • Elizabeth Monroe | Episode #213 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 03 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! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping...more

  • Replay - The First First Lady - Dolley Madison | Episode #079 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 01 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! ______________________________ Find out more about Paul Jennings, Dolley Madison's former slave. You can read about him here, or visit Audible, sign up for a free audiobook...more

  • Martha Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph | Episode #212 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($...more

  • Abigail Adams | Episode #211 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Martha Washington | Episode #210 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patr...more

  • John C. Breckinridge - Part 2 | Episode #209 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus epis...more

  • John C. Breckinridge - Part 1 | Episode #208 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll t...more

  • William Rufus DeVane King | Episode #207 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! C...more

  • George Dallas | Episode #206 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 06 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!   _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out....more

  • John C. Calhoun - Part 2 | Episode #205 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _...more

  • John C. Calhoun - Part 1 | Episode #204 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Richard Mentor Johnson | Episode #203 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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!  _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amaz...more

  • Admitting States To The Union | Episode #202 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 20 2017

    With Puerto Rico's recent vote to request statehood from the United States, we thought it would be a great time for a little refresher on how states have historically (and currently!) entered into the Union. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopp...more

  • Daniel D. Tompkins | Episode #201 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 15 2017

    Ever heard of Daniel D. Tompkins? Yeah... neither have many other people. So we're here to tell you about him! This dude was flush with cash and didn't have a problem loaning it to the government - though he did have a bit of a problem with getting it back. We talk about that and - oh yeah - the fact that he was a Vice President, which we almost didn't even know! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community....more

  • 200 Episodes | Episode #200 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 13 2017

    In this episode we talk about ourselves a lot and get a little bit sappy. After all, it's our 200th episode and nearly our 2 year anniversary! If you want to get to know us a little better, tune in! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Am...more

  • Elbridge Gerry - Part 2 | Episode #199 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 08 2017

    In this episode Elbridge Gerry runs for Vice President! And then he dies basically penniless... _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon _____________...more

  • Elbridge Gerry - Part 1 | Episode #198 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 06 2017

    It's simply amazing how little we hear and know about Elbridge Gerry - but he was one of the first Vice Presidents of the new United States of America! We'll give you a little backstory on Gerry and his journey to being near bankrupt - right before he became VP! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ______________________...more

  • James Buchanan - Part 2 | Episode #197 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 01 2017

    Join us as we continue talking about James Buchanan as he runs for office, becomes president, and makes many controversial decisions leading up to the Civil War. _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more ...more

  • James Buchanan - Part 1 | Episode #196 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 30 2017

      In this week's episode we're talking about James Buchanan! Buchanan was quite involved with law and politics from a very young age and... we know this will come as a surprise... even started his career studying law! Fun fact... did you know that James Buchanan is the only President with military experience that was never an officer? It's true! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bu...more

  • JFK | Episode #195 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 25 2017

    We went way out of order this week - we're traveling forward through time to talk about John Fitzgerald Kennedy as we're celebrating his 100th birthday this year! We talk about JFK's early start in politics and his quick ascension to the Presidency. Also, we discuss the books The Road to Camelot as well as Profiles In Courage. Check them both out! _______________________________ Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more ...more

  • Millard Fillmore - Part 2 | Episode #194 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 18 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ Today's episode is about one of the most talked about but least known presidents - Millard Fillmore! He started out as a local politician and worked his way up to... well,  you'll find out in this episode! ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shoppin...more

  • Millard Fillmore - Part 1 | Episode #193 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 16 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ Today's episode is about one of the most talked about but least known presidents - Millard Fillmore! He started out as a local politician and worked his way up to... well,  you'll find out in this episode! ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shoppin...more

  • Franklin Pierce - Part 2 | Episode #192 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 11 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ Part 2 of our episode on the life of Franklin Pierce! If you don't know a whole lot about Franklin Pierce... well, we really can't blame you. He's often ranked as one of the worst Presidents we've ever had! The guy had a lot of stuff going on though, and we'll talk about some of it in ...more

  • Franklin Pierce | Episode #191 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 09 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ If you don't know a whole lot about Franklin Pierce... well, we really can't blame you. He's often ranked as one of the worst Presidents we've ever had! The guy had a lot of stuff going on though, and we'll talk about some of it in this episode! ____________________________ Support th...more

  • Winfield Scott | Episode #190 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 04 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ Winfield Scott was one of the greatest Army Generals in history - but so few of us know anything about him. He served under 14 presidents under 53 years. WOW! Listen in as we discuss the life and service of Winfield Scott. ____________________________ Support the show! Use this link t...more

  • The Mexican-American War | Episode #189 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 02 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________   If you're like us, you didn't talk about Mexican-American War very much during your high school history class. There's SO much to talk about, but this episode we'll be giving you a broad flyover of the factors leading up to the war as well as the ripple effects it had afterward. ____...more

  • Zachary Taylor - Part 2 | Episode #188 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 27 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ 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 Colleg...more

  • Zachary Taylor - Part 1 | Episode #187 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 25 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ 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!    __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! ________________...more

  • James K Polk - Part 2 | Episode #186 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 20 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________     James K Polk is going to be the president! He'll face lots of opposition to get there, but will he have an effective term? Find out on this episode of... Election College!* *Yeah, we read this in an announcer voice from a 60's cartoon. Don't judge us!  __________________________ Ch...more

  • James K Polk - Part 1 | Episode #185 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 18 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________   Who is James K. Polk? Yeah... we know. No one talks about him! Often ranked as one of the most effective presidents and yet largely unknown. We're trying to correct that, so in this episode we discuss... Polk's family and upbringing, a brief stint in the military, an early start to ...more

  • John Tyler - Part 2 | Episode #184 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 13 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________    John Tyler is the President now! Or wait... is he? Can you really just assume a position when there is no written rule? Let's find out together...    __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letter...more

  • John Tyler - Part 1 | Episode #183 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 11 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________  John Tyler is often low on the list of favorite and most successful American presidents - but he certainly wasn't boring!  Join us as we discuss... his upbringing and family life, an early start in law, military service in the War of 1812, a failed presidential campaign, and more!  ...more

  • The Salem Witch Trials and the Province of Massachusetts Bay | Episode #182 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 06 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________   The Salem Witch Trials weren't really about witchcraft as much as interpersonal conflict. While mass hysteria disguised as witchcraft had reached many parts of the world, we hear about Salem the most often. In this episode we talk more about the events leading up to the American Revo...more

  • The Province of Massachusetts Bay and the 1689 Boston Revolt | Episode #181 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 04 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ Think the entire Revolution and revolt against England happened during the lat 1770s? Think again! More than 100 years prior we started seeing significant signs of unrest. In this episode we dig in to some of them! Spoiler... if you are an appointed ruler from England, you don't want t...more

  • William Henry Harrison - Part 2 | Episode #180 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 30 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ In the last episode we discussed everything through the time of the War of 1812. William Henry Harrison's life was just getting interesting at this point! Join us as we discuss... Harrison's flip-flop between public service and private citizen, an unsuccessful presidential campaign, t...more

  • William Henry Harrison - Part 1 | Episode #179 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 28 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ William Henry Harrison is interesting if for no other reason than that he was barely even president. But before we get into all of that, let's talk about the events leading up to his presidency! Join us as we discuss... WHH's early life and subsequent education, his military career un...more

  • Martin Van Buren - Part 2 | Episode #178 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 23 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ If you didn't listen to the last episode (177) go back and listen now! If you did, you'll be ready to hear about Martin Van Buren and... his ascension to being Vice President an unlikely role in Andy Jack's Kitchen Cabinet, Van Buren's daughter-in-law taking on the role of the First L...more

  • Martin Van Buren - Part 1 | Episode #177 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 21 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ Martin Van Buren had quite the crazy hair! But what else do we know about him? In this episode of Election College we discuss... Marty's early life in a Dutch speaking household, his small stature and subsequent nicknames, a short time as a state senator, encounters with his slave nam...more

  • Second Bank of the United States | Episode #176 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 16 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ The Second Bank of the United States came about because we realized we shouldn't have gotten rid of the First Bank of the United States... __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alex...more

  • First Bank of the United States | Episode #175 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 14 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode!Check it out. _______________________________The First Bank of the United States was created to help the new country establish some financial security. Did it work? __________________________Check out our new logo t-shirt!__________________________We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton...more

  • Gouverneur Morris | Episode #174 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 09 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On this episode of Election College, we're talking about Gouverneur Morris. Join us as we discuss... the strange pronunciation of his name, a confusing family at odds during the American Revolution, his time at the Continental Congress and public office, a painful death, and more! __...more

  • Davy Crockett | Episode #173 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 07 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On this episode of Election College, we're talking about Davy Crockett (and his coonskin cap)! Join us as we discuss... His upbringing and family, service in the Tennessee militia, a career in the Tennessee General Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives, an attempt on Andrew Jacks...more

  • The Life of Samuel Adams - Part 2 | Episode #172 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 02 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On this episode of Election College, we pick up with episode two of our discussion and continue talking about Samuel Adams and his part in the American Revolution! __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about...more

  • The Life of Samuel Adams - Part 1 | Episode #171 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 28 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On this episode of Election College, we talk about Samuel Adams! Join as us we discuss Sam's... Early life and upbringing Family life Job as a maltster Struggle with the British And more! __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorde...more

  • Filibusters | Episode #170 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 23 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On this episode of Election College, we talk about Filibusters! What are filibusters? Where did filibusters come from? Do they do any good? Can you even stop a filibuster from happening? Find out the answers to these questions and more! __________________________ Check out our new logo...more

  • The Supreme Court | Episode #169 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 21 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On this episode of Election College, we talk about the Supreme Court! Where did it come from? Who are the justices and what do they do? Is there a specific number of justices mandated? Where is the Supreme Court building? We answer all of these questions and more in this episode! _____...more

  • Frederick Douglass - Part 2 | Episode #168 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 16 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On this episode of Election College, we talk about Frederick Douglass. In addition to marveling at just how much he accomplished and overcame in his life, we discuss... his religious views, the Civil War, some scandals in his life, his final days, and more! __________________________...more

  • Frederick Douglass - Part 1 | Episode #167 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 14 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On this episode of Election College, we talk about Frederick Douglass. In addition to marveling at just how much he accomplished and overcame in his life, we discuss... his early life, being passed back and forth between 'masters', Douglass being taught to read and then teaching other...more

  • George Clinton | Episode #166 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 09 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On this episode of Election College, we talk about George Clinton. No, not the guy from the band Parliament - the Vice President! Join us as we discuss... his early life, service in the French and Indian War, a legal background, the first Governor of New York, Clinton as Vice Presiden...more

  • Executive Orders | Episode #165 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 07 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ It's time for executive orders and we've got all the facts! Like executive orders now? You'll hate them later. Hate them now? You probably loved them in the past! Executive orders are super controversial, so they're probably all illegal, right? Nope! Listen to this episode to find out ...more

  • Schuyler Colfax | Episode #164 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 02 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On today's episode we discuss Schuyler Colfax and... his early life and family upbringing, an early start into politics, a quick jump to (nearly the top), Colfax's time as Vice President, and more! __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ ...more

  • The Crédit Mobilier Scandal | Episode #163 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 31 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On today's episode we discuss the Crédit Mobilier Scandal and how it rocked United States politics in the 1860s. Join us as we discuss... the origins of Crédit Mobilier, Union Pacific Railroad's deception, powerful political figures caught up in the scandal, and more! On the next epi...more

  • John Jay - Part 2 | Episode #162 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 26 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On today's episode we discuss John Jay - a founding father who doesn't get much attention! In this episode we discuss... John's part in the American Revolution, his diplomatic roles, The Federalist Papers, the Jay Court, a treaty named after Jay, and more! __________________________ ...more

  • John Jay - Part 1 | Episode #161 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 24 2017

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________ On today's episode we discuss John Jay - a founding father who doesn't get much attention! In this episode we discuss... John's early life and wealthy background, his career as the people's lawyer, controversial and confusing views on slavery, Jay's overt religious convictions, and mo...more

  • Inauguration Extravaganza | Episode #160 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 19 2017

    To get you ready for Inauguration Day, let's talk about some of the most interesting inauguration stories like... Andrew Jackson walking to the White House, JFK's podium catching on fire, Andrew Johnson getting sloshed on Inauguration Day, Calvin Coolidge getting sworn in by his father, and more! __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful du...more

  • How Senators Are Elected - The 17th Amendment | Episode #159 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 17 2017

    In this episode we dive into the issue of how Senators are elected to their office. Did you know... Americans didn't directly vote for senators for a long time? There were deadlocks and empty seats because senators couldn't be agreed upon? Senators used to cast lots to see who got which district? Alabama didn't ratify the 17th Amendment until 2002 and Rhode Island not until 2014? Utah still hasn't ratified the 17th Amendment and fights against it? Check out this and much more in this episode! ...more

  • Inauguration of Andrew Jackson - 1829 | Episode #158 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 12 2017

    We talk about Andrew Jackson (Andy Jack) a lot here on the podcast and this episode is no different! Let's talk about his inauguration! Join us as we discuss... the presidential campaign of 1828, Andy Jack's wife's death, people climb in the windows of the White House, Jackson bails on his own party, someone gives him a big wheel of cheese, and much more! __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters betwe...more

  • Presidential Inaugurations | Episode #157 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 10 2017

    In this episode we talk all about one of the craziest things in our political system... presidential inaugurations! They have the possibility of being somber and quiet or completely insane! Join us as we discuss.. the origins of inaugurations, inaugural traditions, a few stand out inaugurations, the peaceful transfer of power, and more! __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilt...more

  • Wendell Willkie | Episode #156 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 05 2017

    Wendell Willkie is an enigma! He switched political parties and fought against the grain to stand up for what he believed in. Join us in this episode as we discuss... Willkie's childhood and background, his career as an activist and lawyer for the railroad, the battle over the TVA, an unlikely bid for the presidency, a friendship with FDR, and much more! __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters betwee...more

  • William Goebel | Episode #155 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 03 2017

    In today's episode we talk about a race for a governor position! Meet William Goebel, a politician who ended up serving only 4 days in his position. We discuss his early life, his fight against big corporations, as well as a ton more in this episode of Election College. __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ 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...more

  • Benjamin Franklin - Part 2 | Episode #154 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 29 2016

    In today's episode we pick up our conversation about Benjamin Franklin and discuss his life as... a public servant  an ambassador the President of Pennsylvania a signer of major documents the postmaster general and much more! __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ 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/D...more

  • Benjamin Franklin - Part 1 | Episode #153 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 27 2016

    Benjamin Franklin may have never been the President of the United States, but he sure did a lot of other stuff. Here's part 1 of our 2 part series on the man! Listen as we discuss... early life for Franklin, a career in printing, Puritan roots, his trip to London, Junto and the founding of a library, his marriage and children, scientific discoveries, and much more!  __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the le...more

  • Christmas at the White House | Episode #152 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 22 2016

    It's Christmas time and we thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about some of the traditions held in the nation's capital by the nation's leader! Join us as we discuss... Andy Jack's snowball fight, the first Christmas party at the White House, White House Christmas trees, a party with 500 children, the Blue Room tree, too many trees in the White House, and much more! We also ask... which President would terrify you the most if he came down your chimney? __________________________ W...more

  • James Wilkinson | Episode #151 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 20 2016

    We talk really badly about Aaron Burr sometimes and, yeah, he deserves it. But he doesn't seem to be nearly as bad of a guy as James Wilkinson! Join us as we discuss... Wilkinson's uncanny ability to move up through military ranks, how the Spanish paid Wilkinson to promote their interests, the betrayal of the Spanish by Wilkinson, an unlikely friendship and partnership between Burr and Wilkinson, Wilkinson's many blunders and trials, and much more! __________________________ We recorded an aud...more

  • Faithless Electors and the Electoral College | Episode #150 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 15 2016

    The electoral college will soon cast their votes for who the president should be. Naturally, we thought it was time for a refresh on how they work, why they exist, and what happens if they decide to switch their vote. Join us as we discuss... the history of the electoral college, how electors are chosen, processes that the electors abide by, example of faithless electors, and much more! _____________________________ Ready for your holiday party? Is it an ugly sweater party? Do you want to tur...more

  • Presidents, Politicians, and Outer Space | Episode #149 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 13 2016

    What does outer space have to do with presidents and politics? We're gonna tell you. In this episode we talk about... the Cold War and the Space Race, USA losing the Space Race, astronauts and the challenge to go to the moon from JFK, the first 7 astronauts, John Glenn - patriot, politicians who have been to space, and much more! _____________________________ Ready for your holiday party? Is it an ugly sweater party? Do you want to turn it into an ugly sweater party? We've got just the things...more

  • Failed Constitutional Amendments | Episode #148 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 08 2016

    Even though we think it's pretty cool that we can change the constitution, there are some real doozies that have been attempted. In this episode we talk about some of them! Hear about... an attempt to remove the office of President, abolishing the Senate, the United States of Earth, getting rid of the Army and Navy, and more! _____________________________ Ready for your holiday party? Is it an ugly sweater party? Do you want to turn it into an ugly sweater party? We've got just the things for...more

  • Editing the Constitution | Episode #147 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 06 2016

    Our founding fathers were pretty smart dudes. Not only did they set up our entire government, they built in ways for us to change it if it needed to be changed. There have been nearly 12,000 proposed Constitutional amendments since the start of our country. In today's episode we discuss... exactly what an amendment is, how an amendment can be passed, the fact that there are amendments out there that were never ratified, our 27 amendments as they stand, tease our next episode where we discuss pr...more

  • The President's Cabinet - Part 2 | | Episode #146 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 01 2016

    We're talking about the President's Cabinet and just exactly what they do. Join us as we discuss the positions of... Secretary of the Interior Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Commerce Secretary of Labor Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary of Transportation Secretary of Energy Secretary of Education Secretary of Homeland Security White House Chief of Staff Director of the Office of Management and Budget Administrator of the Environmen...more

  • The President's Cabinet - Part 1 | | Episode #145 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 29 2016

    Today's episode of Election College was recorded right in the heart of the nation, Washington D.C.! We're talking about the President's Cabinet and just exactly what they do. Join us as we discuss... the origin of the term 'cabinet', who makes up current and past cabinets, some of the more interesting cabinet assignments, the positions of the "Big 4" Secretary of State Secretary of Treasury Attorney General Secretary of Defense what role the Vice President plays on the cabinet, and much more...more

  • Thanksgiving | Episode #144 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 24 2016

    Did you know that Pilgrims probably weren't the first people to celebrate Thanksgiving? And they definitely didn't celebrate it in the way we know now.  In this episode we talk about... the reason the Pilgrims came to America, how multiple groups celebrated a day of Thanksgiving, George Washington's day(s) of Thanksgiving, Sarah Hale, Abe Lincoln and Edward Winslow, and much more! Visit electioncollege.com/144 for complete show notes! Ready for your holiday party? Is it an ugly sweater party? ...more

  • Presidential Pardons | Episode #143 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 22 2016

    If you're like us, you've often wondered how the president gets away with pardoning people during their terms. Are all pardons the same? Does it get erased off of your permanent record after you're pardoned? Can you be pardoned for any crime? On this episode we talk about... what a pardon is and isn't, the differences between pardons, reprieves, and commutations, the first presidential pardon ever performed, where the president gets permission to pardon people, controversial pardons, a rejected...more

  • Gerrymandering | Episode #142 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 17 2016

    Today we talk about everyone's favorite topic... gerrymandering! Okay, maybe it sounds a bit more like a guy you knew back in high school than a political maneuver - so we're going to tell you how it works. Gerrymandering is a process where one (or multiple) political party adjusts the boundaries of a congressional district to better suit their party. Sounds illegal, doesn't it? In this episode we're going to tell you... where gerrymandering got its name, how it can sometimes actually be a good...more

  • The Census | Episode #141 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 15 2016

    Did you know that there are few things in the world that have more of an influence on our government than that census that is conducted every 10 years in the United States? It's true! In this episode we talk about... a census being in the Constitution, fines for people who don't comply with the census, how census data is used to configure representatives and districts, the 72 year rule,  and much, much more! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Al...more

  • Trump VS Clinton - Election of 2016 | Episode #140 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 10 2016

    The election of 2016 just happened, and we're already talking about it! History is history after all. In this episode we talk about... unpredictable polls, Bernie Sanders and the independent vote, Donald Trump challenges Hillary Clinton, and much more! In a time where everyone has an opinion, we do our best to just give you the facts! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free ...more

  • How We Vote - Election Day 2016! | Episode #139 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 08 2016

    It's Election Day! In case you didn't know, that's kind of like a birthday, Christmas and every other holiday all rolled into one for a couple of election enthusiasts like ourselves... In today's episode we discuss... why you should get out and vote, the Electoral College, how people voted in early America and beyond, people getting paid in money and in liquor to vote certain ways, voter fraud and, the history of the secret ballot in America. Come along for the ride! Also, don't forget to VOTE...more

  • Voter Turnout | Episode #138 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 03 2016

    Help us out! We have a survey and would really appreciate it if you could give us just a few minutes of your time to fill it out! ElectionCollege.com/Survey ___________________ This week Jason and Ben riff on some ideas and facts about voter turnout and how it ebbs and flows. We talk about a variety of subjects such as... How Wyoming and California are equal (sort of) Who votes more - women or men? Are votes from young people declining? Does your neighborhood setting determine if you will go vo...more

  • October Surprises | Episode #137 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 01 2016

    Help us out! We have a survey and would really appreciate it if you could give us just a few minutes of your time to fill it out! ElectionCollege.com/Survey ___________________ October Surprises have had a name since the early 1970s, but they've been around for a lot longer than that! Sometimes they're intentional on the part of the opposing party. Other times, they're just the result of bad luck. Join us as we discuss a few outstanding ones! Van Buren tries to expose election fraud, Garfield c...more

  • The United States Capital (and Capitol) | Episode #136 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 27 2016

    In this episode we discuss the amazing subject that is the history of the capital of the United States of America, as well as the actual building and city that has now become our Capitol! (We know... it can get confusing) Join us to hear... -The real first location of the capital -Who designed the building? -What are the different parts inside the building? -How much does the Capitol Rotunda weigh? -And More! ___________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Al...more

  • Jen Briney of Congressional Dish Podcast | Election College

    Oct 26 2016

    In this supplemental episode, we’re talking to Jen Briney, host of Congressional Dish!   Jen has a degree from Loyola Marymount University and is the host of Congressional Dish. In December of 2010, Jen was watching C-SPAN when she realized that a congressman had attached an amendment to a government funding bill that had nothing to do with the bill itself! After that, she started researching and then podcasting - and the rest is history. Check out Congressional Dish by visiting http://www.congr...more

  • President for a Day? | Episode #135 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 25 2016

    What happens when a President's term expires and the newly elected President refuses to be sworn in because it's a Sunday?  In this episode we talk about David Rice Atchison, who may or may not have been President on March 4, 1849.  ___________________________ 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 Audi...more

  • Andrew Jackson - "Stop Thinking and Go In" (His Life - Part 2) | Episode #134 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 20 2016

    In this episode we talk about the life of Andrew Johnson from his first run for President in 1824 and on to his time in the White House in 1828. Andrew Jackson makes a run for the Presidency in 1824, gets the most popular votes, but not a majority. So, the House of Representatives votes in John Quincy Adams (with a little help from Henry Clay). The next three-and-a-half years, Andy Jack sets his sight on winning.  He does win in 1828–big time. But not without a cost. During the campaign his wife...more

  • Andrew Jackson - Born for a Storm (His Life - Part 1) | Episode #133 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 18 2016

    "I was born for a storm, and a calm does not suit me." – Andrew Jackson From the beginning of his life, Andrew Jackson's life was anything but calm. In this episode we discuss: *His father's death 3 weeks prior to his birth *Was he born in North or South Carolina? *At the age of 13, he was a courier during the Revolutionary War  *Two brothers died young *Became an orphan at fourteen years of age *If you're British, he hates you *Becomes a saddle maker and studies law *Moves west to what is now T...more

  • Who in the World Was Hannibal Hamlin? | Episode #132 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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 ...more

  • John Quincy Adams the President and Elder Statesman (His Life - Part 2)| Episode #131 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    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...more

  • John Quincy Adams Has Been Everywhere (His Life - Part 1) | Episode #130 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 06 2016

    John Quincy Adams was quite the guy. Before he was President, he traveled all over Europe–he had the ultimate homeschool experience.  By the time he was 20, Q knew several languages, had translated the New Testament, and had a prolific blog (well, he had a diary).  While he might have wished to stay home, his dad - John Adam - encouraged him to take his experience on the road. George Washington appointed him as Minister to the Netherlands at the age of 26.  Q served as James Monroe's Secretary o...more

  • Voters Ed - Hands-on Learning About the Presidential Election Process

    Oct 05 2016

    In this supplemental episode, we’re talking to Victoria Van Voorhies, founder and CEO of Second Avenue Learning. Tory is not only a highly sought-after speaker and Digital Rochester Technology Woman of the Year . . . She has also served as the Principle Investigator for both Department of Education and National Science Foundation grants. Her company, Second Avenue Learning, is behind the gaming resource, “Voters Ed.” Voters Ed is designed to “put the power of the pundits in educators’ hands so s...more

  • Air Force One | Episode #129 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 04 2016

    One of the biggest perks about winning a Presidential election is that you don't have to sit next to that guy who takes his shoes off on the plane anymore. In this episode we talk about . . . *The history of the aircraft US Presidents fly in. *If your name is "Roosevelt" and you're the President, you're going to fly! *How they came up with the name "Air Force One." *Where can you go aboard an Air Force One today. *How much does it cost to operate the Chief Executive's airplane?  *Who gets to fly...more

  • Stephen Douglas - Lincoln/Douglas Debates (Part 2) | Episode #128 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 29 2016

      In this episode we finally talk about what you want to hear - the Lincoln/Douglass debates! Stephen Douglas was a man who constantly found himself walking a very thing line on almost every subject he touched. If he said one thing he would anger one set of people - but if he said the opposite, someone else would be upset instead! Join us in this episode as we again talk about Stephen Douglas! _______________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron B...more

  • Stephen Douglas - The Early Years (Part 1) | Episode #127 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 27 2016

    The Douglas/Lincoln debates are some of the most famous debates in all of American history! But before he debated Lincoln, Stephen Douglas had built quite the resume on his own. A semi-national leader for the Democrats as a Senator and statesmen, Stephen Douglas is a truly interesting character in our past. He was a wealthy landowner and was hugely influential on many fronts. _______________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their f...more

  • Why We Aren't Talking About The Debates | Episode #126 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 26 2016

    If you want to hear commentary on tonight's presidential debates, there are a million places you can go! We're not one of them. Listen to this short, supplementary episode to find out why. _______________ 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! ___________________________ Support th...more

  • James Monroe - Part 2 | Episode #125 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 22 2016

    James Monroe is one of the only guys in history who was able to win two elections in a row with almost no competition at all. He even ran completely unopposed in his second attempt! Monroe not only persevered through a tough time in our history during the War of 1812 - he did it with one of the most bipartisan cabinets ever! While we don't agree with all of his policies and beliefs, you can't deny that Monroe had a wonderful effect on the United States of America. _______________ We recorded an ...more

  • James Monroe - Part 1 | Episode #124 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 20 2016

    James Monroe is an easy president to miss. He's not a super controversial figure, but he's also not a guy who just lets people walk all over him. In this episode we discuss the early life of the last Founding Father to be the leader of our country, as well as the last president to have fought during the Revolutionary War.  Ambassador to France, Secretary of State, Secretary of War, Delegate to the Virginia House, United States Senator and Governor of Virginia are just a few of Monroe's many job ...more

  • The Bill of Rights - The Amendments | Episode #123 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 15 2016

    On the last episode we talked about how the Bill of Rights and subsequently the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution came about. This time around we talk about each one of those 10 in a bit more depth. A big thank you to our boy James Madison who fought to make it all happen.  _______________ 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 ...more

  • The Bill of Rights - The Backstory | Episode #122 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 13 2016

    Way back before the Bill of Rights was even written, the writers of the Constitution knew there was going to be one! These 10 Amendments to our governing document lead the way through troubled times and precarious situations on a regular basis. However, we don't go very deep in to what the actual amendments within the Bill of Rights entail during this episode. That's next time. Instead, we talk about the history of, necessity for, and influencers behind the nation's 10 most popular amendments. _...more

  • James Madison - Part 2 | Episode #121 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 07 2016

    In this episode you’ll hear about Madison’s time as President and some of the challenges he faced such as: *getting his cabinet nominees approved *paying for a war despite not wanting a national bank *not having Thomas Jefferson around We also talk about his rockstar wife, Dolley, and how she managed to keep things going in spite of some of the men in her life after James’ time in office. ___________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton an...more

  • James Madison - Part 1 | Episode #120 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 06 2016

    James Madison is often overlooked - and no, that's not a short joke. You may know him as our fourth president, but Madison accomplished a tremendous amount of good for the well-being of our new country here in the USA aside from the office of the presidency. From being the Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights to being an influential delegate in foreign affairs, we think James Madison deserves his very own episode. ______________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the l...more

  • The Spitting Lyon - Matthew Lyon | Episode #119 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 01 2016

    Matthew Lyon is definitely one of the most interesting Congressmen we've ever had here in the United States of America! The guy lived multiple lives and basically needed all of them with all the crazy antics he pulled. Give it up for our favorite brawler in Congress... Matthew Lyon! ______________________________ 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/...more

  • The Alien and Sedition Acts | Episode #118 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 30 2016

    The Alien and Sedition Acts are something we've talked all around but never dove into! Some people might think it's just one big law. Instead, it's four different laws combined into a type of government approved speech suppression with a side of nationalism thrown in. If you're in the mood for a good head scratcher, this is the episode for you! ______________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get ...more

  • The Vice President | Episode #117 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 25 2016

    Often mocked, but immensely valuable, is the office of the Vice President. It's true, the biggest job of the VP may be being the President of the Senate (which is essentially just breaking ties) but the VP is a super important position with a very interesting past. ______________________________ The mentioned podcast about the "Designated Survivor is episode 549 of This American Life ______________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aa...more

  • The Declaration of Independence | Episode #116 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 23 2016

    In case you're wondering... no, we didn't make it the whole way through without a Nicholas Cage reference. It's here! We talk all around the Declaration of Independence and even discuss the men who wrote it. However, we've never tackled the subject of the Declaration itself! Join us in this episode as we discuss the ins and outs of one of the most recognizable documents in the country! ______________________________ I reference another podcast about a relatively unknown guy who signed the Declar...more

  • Thomas Jefferson: Part 2 | Episode #115 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 18 2016

    In the last episode we talked about all of the things that Thomas Jefferson (TJ) did before he became the President of the United States. This time, we pick up right after he gets elected as the VP and move forward from there! Super influential dude. Super controversial legacy. ______________________________ 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/Dueli...more

  • Thomas Jefferson: Part 1 | Episode #114 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 16 2016

    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! _________________ We all know that Thomas Jefferson (or, as we like to call him, TJ) was the president of the United States, right? Well he also lived quite the interesting life before he got to the highest office in the land as well! This epi...more

  • The Curious Case of Daniel Sickles | Episode #113 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 11 2016

    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! _____________________________   Daniel Sickles was really influential in American History, and there's a pretty good chance you've never even heard of him. We hadn't even heard of him until just recently and we thought he was pretty interestin...more

  • The Two Party System and the Jay Treaty | Episode #112 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 09 2016

    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! _____________________________ If you’re going to talk about the First Party System, you definitely have to talk about the Jay Treaty. So that’s what we’re going to do!   Did it ever occur to you that not everything was all wrapped up nicely wi...more

  • The Federalist Party | Episode #111 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 04 2016

    Way back in the day there weren't any political parties. And then about 5 seconds later there were. Meet one of the originals! The party of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams (as well as many more) gets the Election College treatment in today's episode! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help u...more

  • The Farewell Address of George Washington | Episode #110 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 02 2016

    One of the most important things that George Washington every wrote was the letter announcing that he would be leaving the office of the Presidency. Many things he said and thought in his letter can apply today as much today as they did the day he wrote them.  Come along with us as we discuss the farewell address of George Washington! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shop...more

  • John Adams - Part 2 | Episode #109 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 28 2016

    Though John Adams had a very active early life and did many things to help shape our country, we haven't talked much about his impact as Vice President and President of the United State! Well, fear not. We're going to do just that. In this episode you will hear about Adams' ascent to the highest political offices in the land (after he helped create them) and learn all about his struggles with having the "boring" job of Vice President. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show -...more

  • John Adams - Part 1 | Episode #108 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 26 2016

    Even though we like to pick on him a lot and even call him a funny nickname quite a bit (how can you not say "His Rotundity" anyway?) John Adams had a profound impact on our country.  In this episode we talk about the early life and influence of John Adams, his schooling, career, and the different ways in which he served the United States in it's infancy. Listen in for much more! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ S...more

  • George Washington - Part 2 | Episode #107 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 21 2016

    In this episode, George finally gets to fight in some wars and become the President! We all discuss some more personal stuff about him and his successes as the leader of the country. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the s...more

  • George Washington - Part 1 | Episode #106 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 19 2016

    Did you know that George Washington had a rather robust life before he became the first president of the United States? Not only did he have his own wealth before becoming president, but his marriage to Martha also helped sure up his fortune. Before the revolution he was a surveyor and a military man. Find out more in this episode!  ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shoppi...more

  • Watergate and Richard Nixon | Episode #105 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 14 2016

    ___________________________ What happened with Richard Nixon? Didn't he get impeached? How does Watergate work? Is that kinda like deflategate? We explore the mixed-up world of this presidential scandal in today's episode!   ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It reall...more

  • Impeachment | Episode #104 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 12 2016

    Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1 per month!) you can help support Election College. For a few bucks more you'll be able to get extra episodes! Check it out! ______________________________ We've probably all heard of impeachment, but how does it work anyway? If the president does something bad, who holds them accountable? What happens if they get impeached? We'll talk about all that and more in this episode!  ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to d...more

  • More of the First Presidents (during the Articles of the Confederation) | Episode #103 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 07 2016

    Last episode we talked about the Continental Congress and the men who presided over it. America moved on into the era of the Articles of Confederation and we have... more presidents! Plus, we talk about George Washington's legacy and how cool of a guy he must have been. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us...more

  • The First Presidents (of the Continental Congress) | Episode #102 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 05 2016

    There are plenty of people who try to say that George Washington wasn't the first president because the Continental Congress elected leaders to preside. We disagree... but we still think those guys were pretty important - so let's talk about them! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege....more

  • Horace Greeley| Episode #101 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 30 2016

    Horace Greeley was a major influencer in the political scene of the late 1800s. However, most of us have never even heard of him!  We kept seeing his name pop up and figured it was probably time to investigate him. Plus, he has an insane amount of neck and bear hair and we can't really determine which one is which... ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It...more

  • Presidential Debates | Episode #100 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 28 2016

    We're (basically) done with primary debate season and are nearly to the general election debates here in 2016. So... we thought it would be a great idea to talk about the history of debates, how they work and who gets to be involved! In addition, we're also celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary as well as 100,000 downloads. Thanks, everyone!   ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do y...more

  • PACs and SuperPACs| Episode #099 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 23 2016

    You've probably heard lots about PACs and SuperPACS when you hear about campaign finance regulations over the years. But what are they?  What's a connected PAC? How about a non-connected PAC? A leadership PAC? SuperPACS? We wanted to know too, so we made this episode. Check it out!  ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it...more

  • Henry Clay | Episode #098 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 21 2016

      We've talked about Henry Clay a BUNCH on Election College, but he's never gotten his own episode. We figured it was time we changed that and gave this political juggernaut the episode he deserves.  ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to s...more

  • The Whig Party | Episode #097 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 16 2016

    It's time to hear about those crazy Whig folks. Henry Clay was one. Abraham Lincoln was one. John Quincy Adams was one. Thomas Jefferson was NOT one. So... what's a Whig all about anyway? Let's find out! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure ...more

  • The White House | Episode #096 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 14 2016

    We all know the iconic image of the White House, but there's lots of great stuff to learn about it! Did you know it wasn't always the President's house? It also has been gutted a couple times and entirely renovated. We talk about that stuff and more today! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  Electio...more

  • The Libertarian Party | Episode #095 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 09 2016

    It's about time we talk about someone besides Democrats and Republicans (and Whigs) already! So, how about the Libertarians? If you like the idea of the government keeping their nose out of your business, you might like the Libertarians. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon...more

  • William Jennings Bryan | Episode #094 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 07 2016

    William Jennings Bryan was a political juggernaut and political speaker. But the cards always seemed to be stacked against him when it came to the presidency. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review o...more

  • Tammany Hall | Episode #093 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 02 2016

    Political corruption and collusion didn't happen back in the good ole' days did it? Everything was perfectly great and no-one ever got paid off, threatened or coerced into anything! Yeah... that's how it went. Nope. Meet Tammany Hall. The New York political machine. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out...more

  • Salmon Chase | Episode #092 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 31 2016

    He helped found multiple political parties, was a Supreme Court Chief Justice and JPMorgan Chase is named after him. But how much do you actually know about Salmon Chase? ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave u...more

  • Aaron Burr | Episode #091 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 26 2016

    Meet the man who killed Alexander Hamilton! Oh, and he was also Vice President and a State Senator and other stuff as well. Aaron Burr!  ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really h...more

  • Alexander Hamilton | Episode #090 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 24 2016

    Support us on Patreon! For as little as $1 per month ($0.11 per episode) you can join our exclusive Patreon community. For a few more cents per episode you can get extra episodes! Check it out. _________________ Alexander Hamilton is one of our favorite guys to talk about... mostly because we've been calling him 'The Wizard of Oz' for about a year! However, we thought it was about time we call him by his real name and give him the episode he deserves... plus we can't get this dang musical about ...more

  • Eugene V. Debs and the Socialists | Episode #089 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 19 2016

    Eugene Debs helped found multiple unions, political parties and ran for president five times... one of them from jail. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Faceb...more

  • The Petticoat Affair (and How it Changed Presidential History) | Episode #088 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 17 2016

    How did a bunch of gossip impact the course of history and the lives of several Presidents (and potential Presidents)? The Petticoat Affair, of course! Join us as we dive into the adventures of Peggy Eaton and her many suitors. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon _________...more

  • Party Conventions | Episode #087 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 12 2016

    What happens at political nominating conventions? Why do we even need them? Where are they held? Find out in today's episode so you can impress your friends... or something like that. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the ...more

  • Superdelegates | Episode #086 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 10 2016

    Are superdelegates actually democratic? How do they work and what do they do? Find out in today's episode! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online MarketingGuys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use thislink to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you apenny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It reallyhelps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter ...more

  • How Rich Were the Presidents? Part 2 | Episode #085 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 05 2016

    Part 2 - In this episode we discuss the net worth of all of our Presidents! There's a lot of money talk going around during the 2016 election, and we want to know where our forefathers stood too. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online MarketingGuys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use thislink to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you apenny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscrib...more

  • How Rich Were the Presidents? Part 1 | Episode #084 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    May 03 2016

    Part 1 - In this episode we discuss the net worth of all of our Presidents! There's a lot of money talk going around during the 2016 election, and we want to know where our forefathers stood too. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online MarketingGuys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use thislink to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you apenny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscrib...more

  • Currency, Andy Jack and Harriet Tubman | Episode #083 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 28 2016

    In this episode we discuss United States currency, it's origins, who is on the bills, and the current shakeup with the images of Andrew Jackson and Harriet Tubman. ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a rev...more

  • Contested Conventions | Episode #082 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 26 2016

    Join us in this episode as we discuss contested conventions, what they are and how they happen! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Inst...more

  • Do Territories Get To Vote? | Episode #081 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 21 2016

    Join us in  this bit-sized episode as we discuss whether or not U.S. territories get to vote! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  ...more

  • Primaries vs. Caucuses | Episode #080 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 19 2016

    Join us as we discuss... the purpose of caucuses and primaries, how a caucus and a primary differ, the crazy, confusing world of the primary process, and more! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a revie...more

  • The First First Lady - Dolley Madison | Episode #079 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 14 2016

    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! ______________________________ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ______________________________ Find out more about Paul Jennings, Dolley Madison's former slave. You can read about him here, or visit Audible, sign up for a free audiobook, and search for "A Slave in t...more

  • Women's Suffrage | Episode #078 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 12 2016

    Join us as we discuss... Women's struggle through the years to gain suffrage, the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram _____________________...more

  • Obama Gets Reelected - Election of 2012 | Episode #077 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 07 2016

    Join us as we discuss... No Democrats challenge Obama Mitt Romney emerges as the Republican candidate, Barack Obama gets reelected, and more! _____________________________ Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com...more

  • The Great Recession - Election of 2008 | Episode #076 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Apr 05 2016

    Join us as we discuss... Bush's time is over and the Republican's are not popular, the nation's economy is in trouble, Barack Obama makes history, and more! _____________________________ Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  Elec...more

  • The Dean Scream - Election of 2004 | Episode #075 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 31 2016

    Join us as we discuss... W is extremely popular, John Kerry enters the scene, Howard Dean gets mocked by the nation, the Swift Boat Vets call John Kerry out, "W" gets reelected, and more! _____________________________ Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny mo...more

  • Florida Can't Decide - Election of 2000 | Episode #074 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 29 2016

    Join us as we discuss... George W. Bush facing off against Al Gore, VP candidates play their part, the country is at a standstill, "W" becomes the President, and more! _____________________________ Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help u...more

  • The Democrats Finally Win Two In A Row - Election of 1996 | Episode #073 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 24 2016

    Join us as we discuss... how age plays a factor in Dole's candidacy, a campaign donation scandal, Bill Clinton breaks a bad streak for the Democrats, and more! _____________________________ Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  E...more

  • It's the Economy, Stupid - Election of 1992 | Episode #072 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 22 2016

      Join us as we discuss... George H.W. Bush's popularity takes a huge hit, Nader plays spoiler, Bill Clinton wins the White House, and more! _____________________________ Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com...more

  • The Republicans Can't Slow Down - Election of 1988 | Episode #071 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 17 2016

    Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... George H.W. Bush rides Reagan's insane popularity, Dukakis can't get much traction, the Republicans win the White House again, and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us...more

  • Reagan Does It Again - Election of 1984 | Episode #070 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 15 2016

    Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Reagan's insane popularity, a former VP (Mondale) gets the nomination, Ronald Reagan is re-elected as the President, and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  Ele...more

  • Reagan Gets A Shot - Election of 1980 | Episode #069 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 10 2016

    Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Everyone being tired of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan is the obvious Republican candidate, Ronald Reagan becomes the President, and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us ...more

  • The Bicentennial Year - Election of 1976 | Episode #068 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 08 2016

    Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... America's bicentennial year, Gerald Ford's pardon of Reagan loses him some votes, Jimmy Carter becomes the President, and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  El...more

  • A New Amendment, Two Resignations, and a New President | Episode #067 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 03 2016

    Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Spiro Agnew resigns over some money issues, the 25th Amendment allows Nixon to select his new Vice President, Nixon resigns over some spying issues, Ford becomes the next President, and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Am...more

  • The People Love Richard Nixon - The Election of 1972 | Episode #066 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Mar 01 2016

    Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Nixon's insane popularity, McGovern's missteps with his Vice Presidential candidate, a landslide election,  and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionColl...more

  • The 26th Amendment | Episode #065 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 25 2016

    Take our survey so we can know what you want to hear from us! ElectionCollege.com/Survey _________________________ Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ________________________ Join as we discuss the passage of the 26th Amendment! ________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionC...more

  • Another Realignment Election - The Election of 1968 | Episode #064 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 23 2016

    Take our survey about the future of Election College! - ElectionCollege.com/Survey ______________________________ Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Johnson's loses popularity and decides not to run, Nixon and Humphrey face off, Nixon and the Republicans take over,  and more! ______________________________ Suppor...more

  • The 23rd Amendment | Episode #063 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 18 2016

    Take our survey so we can know what you want to hear from us! ElectionCollege.com/Survey _________________________ Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ________________________ Join as we discuss the passage of the 23rd Amendment! ________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionC...more

  • The Most Lopsided Election - Election of 1964 | Episode #062 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 16 2016

    Take our survey about the future of Election College! - ElectionCollege.com/Survey ______________________________ Ben and Jason do consulting! Need some guidance with your podcast? Is your social media presence leaving a little to be desired? Let us help you! ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Johnson's immense popularity, division in the Republican party, Johnson wins the presidency in a huge landslide,  and more! ______________________________ Support th...more

  • The State of the Podcast | Episode #061 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 15 2016

    Take our survey so we can know what you want to hear from us! ElectionCollege.com/Survey ________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Election College is recorded using Audacity and produced with help ...more

  • JFK Is Assassinated | Episode #060 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 11 2016

    Join us as we discuss the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Election College is recorded using Audacity and produced with help from the BossJock for i...more

  • A Clean Shave Wins An Election - Election of 1960 | Episode #059 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 09 2016

    Join us as we discuss... Eisenhower isn't eligible to run again, a new guy named John F. Kennedy runs against Nixon, JFK wins the presidency,  and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ____________________...more

  • We Hate Change - Election of 1956 | Episode #058 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 04 2016

    Join us as we discuss... Eisenhower is still pretty popular, Ike considers dropping Nixon from the ticket, the first televised presidential debate happens, Eisenhower and Nixon win again,  and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook...more

  • I Like Ike - Election of 1952 | Episode #057 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Feb 02 2016

    Join us as we discuss... Truman decides not to run (because no one likes him), I Like Ike sweeps the nation, Dwight Eisenhower wins the presidency,  and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ______________...more

  • The 22nd Amendment | Episode #056 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 28 2016

    Join us as we discuss... The passage of the 22nd Amendment ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Election College is recorded using Audacity and produced with help from the BossJock for ...more

  • The Democratic Party Splits Into Pieces... and Still Wins - Election of 1948 | Episode #055 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 26 2016

    Join us as we discuss... Harry Truman is losing popularity, Thomas Dewey takes the world by storm, Everyone, including Truman, things Truman will lose but he doesn't,  and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Insta...more

  • FDR Dies and Truman Assumes the Presidency | Episode #054 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 21 2016

    Join us as we discuss... FDR is not as popular as he once was, but still pretty popular, the world is at war and needs some stability, FDR is elected for an unprecedented 4th term,  and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Tw...more

  • The Peaceful President Becomes the Wartime President - Election of 1944 | Episode #053 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 19 2016

    Join us as we discuss... FDR is not as popular as he once was, but still pretty popular, the world is at war and needs some stability, FDR is elected for an unprecedented 4th term,  and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Tw...more

  • FDR: Round 3 - Election of 1940 | Episode #052 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 14 2016

    Join us as we discuss... FDR is STILL insanely popular, the country doesn't want to go to war, FDR is elected for an unprecedented 3rd term,  and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram _____________________...more

  • FDR vs Alf - Election of 1936 | Episode #051 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 12 2016

      Join us as we discuss... FDR is insanely popular, even though he likes him, Alf runs against FDR, FDR is elected by a landslide,  and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Electi...more

  • The Great Depression Didn't Make It Easy On Hoover - Election fo 1932 | Episode #050 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 07 2016

    Join us as we discuss... Hoover isn't popular anymore thanks to the Great Depression, Democrats are all about saving money, FDR is elected,  and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ______________________...more

  • Coolidge Steps Down and Hoover Steps Up - Election of 1928 | Episode #049 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jan 05 2016

    Join us as we discuss... Coolidge decides not to run again, America is afraid of the Catholics, Hoover wins the presidency, and more! ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Election Colle...more

  • Coolidge Epitomizes Conservative Politics - Election of 1924 | Episode #048 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 31 2015

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Coolidge is still well-liked... by many, the Democrats start out strong and then crash, Coolidge wins the election in his own right, and more! ______________________________ Jason and Ben have a new podcast premiering on January 1st called Fortune Cookie Podcast! Go to CookiePodc...more

  • Harding Dies and Coolidge Becomes President | Episode #047 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 29 2015

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Harding goes on a tour of the country, the President dies and skeletons come out of the closet, Coolidge takes over the Presidency, and more! ______________________________ Jason and Ben have a new podcast premiering on January 1st called Fortune Cookie Podcast! Go to CookiePodca...more

  • Return to Normalcy - Election of 1920 | Episode #046 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 17 2015

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Wilson's wife runs the country and he can't run again, a ton of people want to be President, women impact the vote big time, Harding wins the election, and more! ______________________________ Jason and Ben have a new podcast premiering on January 1st called Fortune Cookie Podca...more

  • He Kept Us Out Of War - Election of 1916 | Episode #045 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 15 2015

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Wilson's wife dies and he quickly remarries, we DON'T go to war... and the country is cool with that, the election race is REALLY close between Wilson and Hughes, Wilson gets reelected, and more! ______________________________ Jason and Ben have a new podcast premiering on Janua...more

  • Teddy Is Back! - Election of 1912 | Episode #044 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 10 2015

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... Teddy Roosevelt gets mad at Taft and decides to run again, another Vice President dies, Taft wins the Presidency, and more! ______________________________ Jason and Ben have a new podcast premiering on January 1st called Fortune Cookie Podcast! Go to CookiePodcast.com to sign up ...more

  • The Battle of the Bills - Election of 1908 | Episode #043 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 08 2015

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... William Jennings Bryan just can't quit running for President, Roosevelt grooms Taft, Taft wins the Presidency, and more! ______________________________ Jason and Ben have a new podcast premiering on January 1st called Fortune Cookie Podcast! Go to CookiePodcast.com to sign up for...more

  • Don't Call Him Teddy - Election of 1904 | Episode #042 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 03 2015

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... the Republican party finally agreeing on something, the North and South being evenly split (surprise!), Roosevelt's easy win over Parker, and more! ______________________________ Jason and Ben have a new podcast premiering on January 1st called Fortune Cookie Podcast! Go to Cooki...more

  • The Assassination of William McKinley | Episode #041 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Dec 01 2015

    Jason and Ben have a new podcast coming on January 1st! Sign up for alerts at Cookiepodcast.com _____________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___________________________________ On this episode... William McKinley is assassinated and Theodore Roosevelt becomes President. ______________________________ Did you know that Jason and Ben do podcast and social media ...more

  • 1896 Part 2 - The election of 1900| Episode #040 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 26 2015

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... McKinley vs Bryan - Round 2, Vice President Hobart dies, Teddy Roosevelt runs for Vice President, and more! ______________________________ Did you know that Jason and Ben do podcast and social media consulting? Shoot us a message to find out more about our services and what we ca...more

  • The Realignment Episode - Election of 1896 | Episode #039 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 24 2015

    Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___________________________________ Join us as we discuss... contention about the gold standard, William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold speech, Teddy Roosevelt speaks on behalf of McKinley, and more! ______________________________ Did you know that Jason and Ben do podcast and social media consulting? Shoot us a message to find out more ab...more

  • Grover's Back! - Election of 1892 | Episode #038 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 19 2015

    Join us as we discuss... Harrison's lackluster presidency, the Populist Party, Grover the Good's return to the White House, and more! ______________________________  Did you know that Jason and Ben do podcast and social media consulting? Shoot us a message to find out more about our services and what we can offer. ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ____...more

  • The Incumbent and a Democrat - Election of 1888 | Episode #037 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 17 2015

    Join us as we discuss... tariffs and their huge part to play in the election, the relatively unknown Benjamin Harrison, Grover the Good getting ousted... for now, and more! ______________________________  Did you know that Jason and Ben do podcast and social media consulting? Shoot us a message to find out more about our services and what we can offer. ______________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it w...more

  • Chester A Arthur and the Election of 1884 | Episode #036 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 12 2015

    It's finally the Democrats' turn. Join us as we discuss... Arthur becomes President, nobody likes Arthur for a while, Grover the Good is elected, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ...more

  • The Assassination of James Garfield | Episode #035 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 10 2015

    You would have to be crazy to assassinate the President... right? Join us as we discuss... Garfield's short tenure as president, more turmoil in the Republican party, Guiteau's motives, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us o...more

  • The One Where Hayes Keeps His Promise - The Election of 1880 | Episode #034 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 05 2015

    Make way for Garfield!   Join us as we discuss... Hayes' honesty, Garfield's election win, the impact the electoral college can have over popular vote, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Inst...more

  • The Election of 1876... What a Mess! | Episode #033 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Nov 03 2015

    Join us as we discuss... Grant's decision not to run again, the (messed up) Compromise of 1877, Hayes' narrow victory, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ El...more

  • The Republican Party Divides in the Election of 1872 | Episode #032 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 29 2015

    Grant still wins... but it's a little more complicated this time. Join us as we discuss... the death of Horace Greeley, Grant's re-election, corruption and a split in the Republican party, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps u...more

  • The War Hero and the Election of 1868 | Episode #031 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 27 2015

    We would have voted for Horatio just because he had a cool name... Join us as we discuss... the failed administration of Johnson, Grant's war hero status, the unwilling nomination of Horatio Seymour Grant's election as president, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave...more

  • Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction, and a Bunch of Disagreements | Episode #030 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 20 2015

    The war brought turmoil. The end of the war brought more turmoil. Join us as we discuss... failed assassination attempts on Secretary Seward and Vice President Johnson, Johnson's goals for reconstruction, disagreements all over the place, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show...more

  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln | Episode #029 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 15 2015

    John Wilkes Booth was not a nice dude. Join us as we discuss the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.   If you want to learn more about the events surrounding the death of Abraham Lincoln, be sure to check out the book Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly. You can get it on Amazon or start your free trial at Audible.com ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon...more

  • Lincoln, the Underdog? | Episode #028 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 13 2015

    There are still a lot of people who don't like Abraham Lincoln. But he still wins. Join us as we discuss... Hannibal Hamlin getting out of politics, dissension within the party system grows, Lincoln's doubts about his own chances at reelection, the election of Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon _______...more

  • The Secession Episode | Episode #027 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 08 2015

    In this episode we discuss the secession of many states in the years leading up to the Civil War. _______________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Election College is recorded using Audacity and produced...more

  • Honest Abe and the Election of 1860 | Episode #026 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 06 2015

    Buchanan did and said some dumb stuff. Can Lincoln fix it? Join us as we discuss... the vast unpopularity of Buchanan, division between the popular parties, disagreements within parties, the election of Abraham Lincoln, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes -...more

  • The Election of 1856 | Episode #025 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Oct 01 2015

    Disclaimer: We apologize for the sound quality this week. Ben just moved and hasn't set up his new studio yet. So he basically had to record in an echo chamber. Bear with us - the content is still good!   The Democrats say “Thanks, but no thanks” to Pierce and the Republicans run for the first time. Join us as we discuss... Franklin Pierce's presidency getting off to a rough start, the (further) death of the Whig Party, Republicans running for the first time, and more! ______________...more

  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act and Bleeding Kansas | Episode #024 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 29 2015

    Disclaimer: We apologize for the sound quality this week. Ben just moved and hasn't set up his new studio yet. So he basically had to record in an echo chamber. Bear with us - the content is still good!   We tried to get to the election of 1856... but there's just too much to talk about. Join us as we discuss... the Kansas-Nebraska Act, death and destruction in Kansas (Bleeding Kansas), poll cheaters, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shoppin...more

  • The Death of the Whig Party and Election of 1852 | Episode #023 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 17 2015

    We miss Henry Clay already... Join us as we discuss... how the Compromise of 1850 impacted Millard Fillmore's presidency, the deaths of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and the Whig Party, Franklin Pierce's election, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTu...more

  • 1850: An Unforeseen Turn of Events | Episode #022 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 15 2015

    Stay away from the raw fruit...   Join us as we discuss... the death of Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore becoming the President, the Compromise of 1850, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Ins...more

  • Marty Plays Spoiler in the Election of 1848 | Episode #021 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 10 2015

    Marty is old and crotchety now. So he spoils the election. Join us as we discuss... James Polk achieving his four goals, Martin Van Buren and the Free Soil Party, David Rice Atchison being president for like a minute, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review ...more

  • Manifest Destiny and the Election of 1844 | Episode #020 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 08 2015

    Don't mess with Texas. Or something like that. Join us as we discuss... The Whigs hate His Accidency, Manifest Destiny is a huge deal, everyone argues about Texas, Marty and Henry Clay try it again, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It...more

  • 1841 and His Accidency | Episode #019 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 03 2015

    William Henry Harrison dies... so John "His Accidency" Tyler takes over. Join us as we discuss... William Henry Harrison's untimely death John Tyler's ascension to the Presidency, dissension about John Tyler's validity as president, and more! ______________________________   Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Lea...more

  • Tippecanoe and Tyler too! - The Election of 1840 | Episode #018 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Sep 01 2015

    Join us as we discuss... Martin Van Buren rides on other people's coattails, the Panic of 1837, Tippecanoe and Tyler too, Harrison's election win, and more! Further Reading... Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His Time ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Election College is recorded using Audacity and produced with help from the Bos...more

  • The Whigs Lose - 1836 Election | Episode #017 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 27 2015

    If you can't beat 'em... just run more candidates to try and confuse them! Join us as we discuss... an assassination attempt on Andrew Jackson, Andrew Jackson's retirement, confusion and disagreement among the Whig party, a complicated Vice Presidential election, and more! Further Reading... Martin Van Buren: The 8th President, 1837-1841 The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War ________________________ Be sure to subscrib...more

  • The Eaton Affair and Election of 1832 | Episode #016 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 25 2015

    There's more mudslinging going on. This time, it's the ladies' turn. Join us as we discuss... Andrew Jackson's first term as President, the Eaton/Petticoat Affair, "treaties" with the Native Americans, Andrew Jackson's reelection, and more! Further Reading... Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson's White House ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps u...more

  • Andy Jack and Q Star in the Election of 1828 | Episode #015 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 20 2015

    Nothing make an election more fun than a little mudslinging and talking bad about someone's wife, right? Join us as we discuss... John Quincy "Q" Adams trivia, political mudslinging, the introduction of modern campaigning, Andrew Jackson's election, and more! Further Reading... Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828 ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review...more

  • The Corrupt Bargain and Election of 1824 | Episode #014 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 18 2015

    We were really excited about this episode because we got to talk about His Rotundity again... kinda. Join us as we discuss... way too many Presidential candidates strong regional support for different candidates, political mudslinging the invention of modern campaigning, the election of John Quincy Adams, and more! Further Reading... John Quincy Adams: American Visionary ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps u...more

  • The Era of Good Feelings and Election of 1820 | Episode #013 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 13 2015

    You have to admit... James Monroe had a pretty easy reelection campaign.Join us as we discuss...the Era of Good Feelings,Monroe's good will tour,the Missouri Compromise,a controversy surrounding Missouri,the reelection of Jame Monroeand more!Further Reading...The Era of Good FeelingsJames Monroe: The Quest for National Identity________________________Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram_____________...more

  • 1816: The Death of Federalism and Election of James Monroe | Episode #012 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 11 2015

    Join us as we discuss...the Federalists' attempts at the Hartford Convention,the beginning of the Era of Good Feelings,controversy surrounding Indiana,the election of James Monroe,the death of Federalism,and more!Further Reading...The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to GreatnessJames Monroe: The Quest for National Identity________________________Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram________________________Make...more

  • The War of 1812 | Episode #011 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 06 2015

    Many people don't even remember that the War of 1812 ever happened. But we do.Join us as we discuss...how the Napoleonic Wars lead to the War of 1812,the US getting stomped on land and dominating at seawhen the British burned down Washington,and more!Further Reading...The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies1812: The War That Forged a Nation________________________Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twit...more

  • James Madison and the Dead Vice Presidents - 1812 | Episode #010 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Aug 04 2015

    It's a tumultuous time in the history of the United State, but President James Madison stands strong.Join us as we discuss...continued tensions between the French, British, Spanish, and Americans, how the British kept kidnapping our citizens,Vice Presidents dropping like flies,the re-election of James Madison,and more!Further Reading...James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the NationJames Madison: A Life Reconsidered________________________ Leave us a review on iTunes - It reall...more

  • Exit Thomas Jefferson; Enter James Madison - The Election of 1808 | Episode #009 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 30 2015

    Thomas Jefferson nearly screws things up with the Embargo Act, but James Madison saves the day.Join us as we discuss...the Embargo Act of 1807, Jefferson's legacy,James Madison's run for the presidency,and more!Further Reading...James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the NationThomas Jefferson: The Art of Power________________________ Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | InstagramMake sure you sign up for our newsletter ...more

  • The Louisiana Purchase and Election of 1804 | Episode #008 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 28 2015

    What do you do when your vice-president kills a guy? Get another one!Join us as we discuss...the Louisiana Purchase, a duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander HamiltonJefferson's second presidential campaign,and more!Further Reading...Jefferson's Great Gamble: The Remarkable Story of Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Men Behind the Louisiana PurchaseWar of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave u...more

  • The 12th Amendment | Episode #007 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 23 2015

    We're proudly pro-12th Amendment. Where do you stand?Join us as we discuss...the reason for the 12th Amendment,provisions inside the amendment,Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts' lack of ratification,and more! Further Reading...1803: Constitutional Intent for Electing the Presidency: How the Twelfth Amendment Failed to Anticipate the Rise of Competing National Parties________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Fac...more

  • The Revolution of 1800 | Episode #006 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 21 2015

    The nation couldn't think of anything else better to do, so they kicked the President out and went to war with France.Join us as we discuss...political tensionsthe Quasi-War against France,how big of a jerk Aaron Burr was,how Jefferson become the Presidentand more!For more information, check out the following books...Thomas Jefferson: The Art of PowerThe Forgotten Wars: The U.S. Navy in the Quasi-war with FranceAmerican Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America______________________...more

  • His Rotundity Takes Over | Episode #005 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 16 2015

    The Jay treaty gets everyone all riled up. The obvious solution? FIGHT!Join us as we discuss...the Jay Treaty,Washington's retirement,a spat between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams,and more!For more information, check out the following resources...The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789John AdamsThe First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It rea...more

  • George Washington Wins Again | Episode #004 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 14 2015

    If you thought the first election was a pretty decisive one, wait until you check out the second one.Join us as we discuss...disagreements between Washington's cabinet members,the Residence Act and Assumption Billthe Whiskey Rebellion and what Washington did to overcome it,the second election,and more!For more information, check out the following resources...Washington: A LifeJohn AdamsThe Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution________________________ Be sure to sub...more

  • 1788: The First Election | Episode #003 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 09 2015

    The first election wasn't really much of an election at all. Join us as we discuss...Washington's background and the overwhelming support for George as our first POTUS,the reluctance of Washington to run,John Adams - aka - "His Rotundity",low voter turnout,the President's salary,and more!For more information, check out the following resources...Washington: A LifeJohn Adams1789: The Threshold of the Modern Age________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on...more

  • Constitutional Convention and Electoral College | Episode #002 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jul 02 2015

    Support us on Patreon! For $0.11 per episode ($1 a month!) you can join our exclusive Patreon community. For a few bucks more you can get extra episodes!Check it out!_____________  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...more

  • The Continental Congress and Articles of Confederation| Episode #001 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 25 2015

    Before we can start talking about elections, we really have to understand the background of why, how, and when the United States of America was formed. Join us as we discuss...the establishment of America's first colony,passage of the Stamp and Intolerable/Coercive Acts,Continental Congress and Articles of Association,the Revolutionary War,our Declaration of Independence,the Articles of Confederation and more!For more information, check out the following resources...What Was the Continental...more

  • Introduction to Election College | Episode #000 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Jun 18 2015

    Election College is a show about United State Election History.  In this introductory episode of Election College, Jason Goff and Ben Smith introduce themselves and the show to you, the listener.  Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram Election College is recorded using Audacity and produced with help from the BossJock for iPad App.    ________________________ Some links in these show notes are affiliate l...more