US History

Total 13 Posts

Once Donald Trump is out of the White House, Americans should write him out of history too.

6 min read
The outgoing president has threatened US democracy. There must be consequences. Shouldn’t a citizen who tries to destroy the republic have no place in the public memory of the state except by their absence?

Pennsylvania: Why the Keystone State I call home unlocked the White House.

5 min read
A profile of Joe Biden’s home state, which was crucial to securing victory in the 2020 US election.

Who invented the Electoral College?

6 min read
Three approaches were debated during the Constitutional Convention – election by Congress, selection by state legislatures and a popular election, though that was restricted to white landowning men.

Nearly two centuries ago, a QAnon-like conspiracy theory propelled candidates to Congress.

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A 2019 Emerson poll found that 5% of Americans believe in QAnon. This might seem like a small number. But elections can serve as important platforms to expand movements.

If Trump refuses to accept defeat in November, the republic will survive intact, as it has 5 out of 6 times in the past.

5 min read
Five of the six contested presidential elections in U.S. history were resolved and the country moved on – one ended in civil war. What will happen if the upcoming election is contested?

October surprise: How foreign policy can shape US presidential elections.

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Speculation is mounting about an impending October surprise in the 2020 race. What does that mean?

Before Kamala Harris became Biden’s running mate, Shirley Chisholm and other Black women aimed for the White House.

5 min read
Many African American women have run for president of the US, despite the enormous barriers facing both Black and female candidates. Biden’s pick puts a Black woman much closer to the Oval Office.
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