History First

Polk, Trump, and Politics at the Border

An episode of History First

By History First
A podcast about presidential history and trivia. Based on the blog, history-first.com
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Inauguration! Drama
Inaugurations can be dramatic affairs. Today, we take a look back at the end of Harry Truman's presidency, and his involvement in the inaugurations of his successors. 
January 20, 2019
Trump, Pelosi, and the State of the Union
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has written the president asking him to submit a written State of the Union in lieu of a speech. A written address isn't all that unusual. The tradition of a speech has only been set in the last 100 years:
January 16, 2019
To Biden or not to Biden
THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT HAS RUN BEFORE, NEVER SUCCESSFULLY. COULD 2020 BE DIFFERENT? Check out the full article at: https://history-first.com/2019/01/09/to-biden-or-not-to-biden/
January 10, 2019
Polk, Trump, and Politics at the Border
President Trump isn’t the first president to manufacture a crisis at the border as a means to an end. He follows in the footsteps of James K. Polk. For Polk, the war was both a success and a political misfire.
January 8, 2019
Instagram Live & Front Porch Campaigns
Presidential hopefuls are increasingly relying on Instagram to get their message across. Is it so different from the front porch campaigns or yesterday?
January 8, 2019
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