History Stories
CATEGORY: Presidential Elections
8 Women Who Ran for the White House
November 4, 2016

Take a look back at eight ground-breaking women who helped put early dents in the glass ceiling. Read More

5 Presidential Election Upsets
October 18, 2016

With the election on the horizon, take a look at five famous instances where candidates proved the oddsmakers wrong. Read More

8 Early American Political Scandals
August 9, 2016

From an early sex scandal to a mass conspiracy to siphon taxes from the federal treasury, get the facts on eight political controversies from the 18th and 19th centuries. Read More

A Brief History of American Campaign Finance Reform in 7 Acts
May 17, 2016

Explore how U.S. politicians have tried to rein in the unscrupulous behavior of their fellows through seven bills enacted at the state and federal level since 1757. Read More

7 Most Contentious U.S. Presidential Elections
April 26, 2016

These seven presidential elections brought out the wild side in our nation’s democratic process. Read More

8 Unusual Presidential Candidates
March 22, 2016

Meet eight of history’s most unlikely candidates for the United States’ highest office. Read More

9 Lesser-Known Political Parties
March 7, 2016

Get the facts about nine political parties now consigned to the historic graveyard. Read More