History

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams, son of John and Abigail Adams, served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. A member of multiple political parties over the years, he also served as a diplomat, US Senator, and member of the US House of Representatives.

The United Nations – A Brief History and Overview

The United Nations – A Brief History and Overview

The United Nations was established October 24, 1945 in the aftermath of World War II, inspired by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. The forerunner of the UN was the League of Nations, which had been created immediately following the First World War but failed to prevent WWII due to the refusal of the United States to join the organization and the body’s lack of enforcement capability.

Glenn Swift to Present “The Electoral College: An Evolutionary Process”

Glenn Swift to Present “The Electoral College: An Evolutionary Process”

Glenn R. Swift, award-winning journalist and historian, will be holding a lecture open to the public on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Palm Beach State’s Eissey Campus on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens from 7pm to 8:15pm in the college’s prestigious Meldon Lecture Hall (BB Bldg.). Entitled “The Electoral College: an Evolutionary Process,” Swift will explore the philosophical reasons behind the unique institution’s creation and illustrate just how the body’s functionality has evolved from what was originally intended by the nation’s Constitutional framers. Swift’s presentation will also explain how the electoral vote system has impacted presidential elections in the past and how it will influence the outcome in 2016. The lecture is free to the public.