History Stories
CATEGORY: Elections
How the Great Compromise Affects Politics Today
April 17, 2018

The Great Compromise was forged during the 1787 Constitutional Convention: Larger states wanted congressional representation based on population, while smaller states wanted equal representation. Read More

What’s Next for 2018?
December 15, 2017

Our team of historians, experts and thought leaders have come up with lessons of the past to help us understand the future. Read More

The Truman-Dewey Election, 65 Years Ago
November 1, 2013

On the 65th anniversary of one of the greatest upsets in American politics, get the story on President Harry Truman’s unexpected re-election victory over Thomas Dewey. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About Presidential Inaugurations
January 21, 2013

Explore eight surprising facts about presidential inaugurations. Read More

A Tour of Lesser-Known Presidential Inaugural Sites
January 18, 2013

As Inauguration Day approaches, explore seven locations other than the U.S. Capitol where presidents have taken the oath of office. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About the Electoral College
December 17, 2012

Thought the U.S. presidential election was over on Election Day? Read More

10 Winning Presidential Campaign Slogans
November 6, 2012

As Americans vote for their next president, explore 10 memorable campaign slogans that have propelled candidates to the White House. Read More

Remembering the 1912 Presidential Election
November 2, 2012

A former president, a current president, a future president and a Socialist Party candidate all sought the White House 100 years ago. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Presidential Debates
October 3, 2012

As the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates finally meet face to face, explore seven surprising facts about the history of presidential debates. Read More