Perhaps the most surprising thing to modern Americans about the 1860 presidential campaign—the historic election that sent Abraham Lincoln to the White House—is how little actual campaigning the presidential candidates that year did.
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 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.
Monroe Doctrine, statement of United States policy on the activities and rights of European powers in the western hemisphere. It was made by President James Monroe in his seventh annual address to Congress on December 2, 1823; it eventually became one of the foundations of U.S.
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.
Venerably moored at 1089 E. 9th St. in Cleveland, Ohio, on the banks of historic Lake Erie, the USS Cod Memorial brings an up close, hands-on feel of our nation’s proud history and serves as a living tribute to those who bravely answered the call of duty when an unprovoked enemy attacked us without warning three generations ago.
Seventy-three years ago in July of 1940, Great Britain was in the midst of a life-and-death struggle with Nazi Germany. Following the fall of France a month earlier, the United Kingdom found herself standing alone…