American Elections: Wicked Game
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On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, the citizens of the United States will cast ballots to elect their president, and it feels like the country couldn’t be more divided.
America will have to endure another 58 weeks of shouting, outrage, and the worst sort of political rancor. How has it come to this?
It turns out, it’s almost always been this way. And the 58 weeks we have remaining is just enough time to review the entire history of presidential elections, from the unanimous and inevitable election of George Washington in 1789, to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory in 2016.
From the host of the American History Tellers and American Scandal (Lindsay Graham), this new podcast will explore all 58 presidential elections to discover if there ever was a “good ol’ days,” or if presidential politics have always been played dirty.
1848, Cass vs Taylor: Old Rough and Ready
1844, Clay vs Polk: His Accidency
1840, Van Buren vs. Harrison: Ole Tip
1836, Van Buren vs. the Whigs: Sin on the Ballot
1832, Jackson vs. Clay: The Reign of King Mob
1828, Adams vs Jackson: The General’s Vengeance
1824, Adams vs. Jackson: End of an Era
1820, Monroe: Good Feelings
1816, Monroe vs. King: The Virginia Dynasty
1812, Madison vs. Clinton: The Wartime Candidate
1808, Madison vs. Pinckney: Two Virginians
1804, Jefferson vs. Pinckney: The People’s President
1800, Adams vs. Jefferson: Tiebreaker
1796, Adams vs. Jefferson: The First Contest
1792, Washington: Partisanship Rising
1789, Washington: The Alpha and the Omega
Introducing American Elections: Wicked Game