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« Reply #1075 on: March 17, 2012, 02:17:39 pm »
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35. Lyndon Johnson: 1961-1969
36. Barry Goldwater: 1969-1977
37. Ronald Reagan: 1977-1985
38. Mario Cuomo: 1985-1993
39. Bill Clinton: 1993-1997
40. Colin Powell: 1997-2005
41. John McCain: 2005-2013
42. Claire McCaskill: 2013-
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« Reply #1076 on: March 17, 2012, 06:24:24 pm »
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Not completely an alternate history but some key changes.....

32.  1933-1945   Franklin D Roosevelt- (John Garner, Henry Wallace) (D)
33.  1945-1953   Henry Wallace- Harry Truman (D)  


(In 1950 Helen Gahagan Douglas narrowly beats Richard Nixon for the California senate)

34.  1953-1961   Dwight Eisenhower- Henry Cabot Lodge (R)
35.  1961-1969   John Kennedy- Hubert Humphrey (D)
36.  1969-1973   Robert Kennedy- Eugene McCarthy (D) no second term due to sex scandal

37.  1973-1981  Gerald Ford- Richard Schweiker (R)
38.  1981-1989  George McGovern -Geraldine Ferraro (D)
39.  1989-1993   Alan Simpson -Mark Hatfield (R)---defeated due to the recession of 1992
40.   1993-2001  Bill Clinton- Ann Richards (D)
41.   2001-2005  Ann Richards- Richard Gephardt (D)---steps down due to poor heath.
42.   2005-2009  Rudy Giuiliani -Olympia Snowe (R)---defeated poor economy.
43.   2009-2017  Hillary Clinton--Barack Obama (D)


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32 FDR keeps Wallace on 1944 ticket despite party opposition.

33.  Wallace assumed the presidency during WWII. Wallace refused to use Nuclear bombs and the US invaded Japan in 1945 to success. The job market was relatively strong under Wallace and thus he was narrowly nominated in 1948 and defeated Thomas Dewey in the closest election in history after 3 statewide recounts. (Dewey won the popular vote 51 to 49%.) Wallace pursued civil rights support came under stiff opposition from southern democrats and lost renomination in 1952 to Adlai Stevenson.

34. Eisenhower was elected to two terms along with moderate running mate Henry Cabot Lodge. In 1952 he faced Adlai Stevenson defeating him in a landslide. In 1956 Estes Kefauver. The 1956 race was much closer due to Eisenhower's health being an issue. Senator Kefauver hammered at this issue and raised doubts, but it was not enough to tip the election his way.  

35. In 1960 John Kennedy and running mate Hubert Humphrey defeated Vice President Henry Cabot Lodge in a landslide carrying 350 to 188 electoral votes 55 to 45%.Lodge ran a lackluster campaign without any focus. In 1964 they defeated Nelson Rockefeller in a close race 50 to 49% 300-238 EV. Kennedy pursued a "Strong Society" program, and passed landmark civil rights legislation in addition to packing the supreme court. Kennedy opted against full scale involvement in Vietnam. Kennedy continued much of the New Deal and left office with sky high approval ratings.

36. The public's love affair with the Kennedy dynasty continued in 1968. Robert Kennedy the presidents brother decided to pursue the presidency. In a very tough and bitter primary he narrowly defeated Vice President Humphrey. In the general election he defeated Arizona senator Barry Goldwater 53% to 47% with Goldwater carried every southern state and a few in the west. During his only term he continued his brothers domestic and civil rights policies to much success. His approval ratings were high until a sex scandal in 1971 involving call girls at the white house. The presidents numbers plummeted and the party asked for his withdrawal from reelection. Vice President McCarthy sought and won the nomination but was narrowly defeated by House Minority Leader Gerald Ford 50% to 49% (276-262). Former President Kennedy's image improved after leaving office hailed as a international humanitarian.

37 Gerald Ford began his presidency in the wake of the Kennedy sex scandals. He was narrowly elected on a promise of renewal. He sought to get the publics mind off of those sensitive issues. He was perceived as a social moderate, fiscal conservative and while not always a sharp public speaker people generally liked him even in the beggining. Ford pursued policies of detente with the soviet union and sought to improve relations between the nations and avert a cold war. President Fords middle east peace talks in 1975 were hailed as a break through. Ford was reelected in a landslide in 1976 based on a improving economy and peace abroad. Ford carried a whopping 44 states and 56% of the popular vote against Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter and running mate Ted Kennedy. He left office with a 70% approval rating after successfully negotiating the Iran hostage crisis.

38. Vice President Schweiker was very popular and the press was stunned when he opted out of running to succeed President Ford. Kansas senator Bob Dole won the republican nomination in 1980 and with President's Ford approval ratings high it was Dole's race to lose. That he did, his defeat came with a series of high profile gaffe's and one incident falling off of an open truck. Democrats nominated South Dakota Senator George McGovern over Ted Kennedy. McGovern defeated Dole in a major general election upset. The upset carried with him the first female vice president Geraldine Ferraro. This election marked a major gender gap with McGovern carrying women 60%-40% Dole with Men 56-44. President McGovern was famously photoed with an issue of the Chicago tribune which had predicted a Dole victory, in addition to many on air personalites notably Walter Cronkite early in the evening. Not a single pre election poll showed McGovern competitive despite Dole's gaffe problems. The McGovern terms were marked with a strong economy and peace abroad. McGovern pursued peace talks with the Soviet Union and a nuclear freeze. This met with conservative opposition and in 1984 McGovern survived a challenge from Texas Senator George Bush 52 to 47% McGoverns reelection theme was America is blooming again.

39. Vice President Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to seek a major party nomination in 1988 and won nomination.  Ferraro had issues with her husbands business connections and mild sexism abroad which played as a distractions to her economic and equality based message. Ferraro chose California senator Alan Cranston as her running mate. Moderate republican senator Alan Simpson was nominated by republicans and he chose his colleague Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield. The Simpson- Hatfield Ticket beat Ferraro-Cranston 51% to 48% 298 electoral votes to 240.

40. Despite relative popularity after the successful gulf war and the death of Saddam Hussein President Alan Simpson lost support as the US economy sank into a deep recession. Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton was nominated by the Democrats and he chose popular Texas governor Ann Richards as his running mate. Independent businessman Pat Buchanan ran as a reform candidate and at claims that President Simpson was not socially conservative enough. Bill Clinton won the day with 50% of the popular vote to Simpsons 43% 7% for Buchanan. Clintons victory in the electoral college 338 to 208. Texas helped tip the electoral college in Clintons favor after winning it by less then 1pt. President Clinton presided over the best economy in decades and his approval ratings skyrocketed. His wife Hillary Clinton successfully lead the fight to pass a form of Universal Heathcare. By 1996 Clinton was the most popular president since FDR. He won the 1996 election in the strongest landslide since 1936 carrying 40 states and 59% of the popular vote against North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms. Clinton did have a sex scandal at the end of his term with Former Minnesota Senator Walter Mondale's daughter Eleanor, but republicans were not able to leverage this event to their advantage and Vice President Richards was elected to succeed him.

41. Vice President Ann Richards became the second woman to seek a major parties nomination. Having seen the mistakes and issues with Former Vice President Ferraro's campaign Richards went in with a game plan. The public admired her tough and frank cantor and felt she could be trusted because of it. The public felt she was someone they wanted to have a beer with. The republicans ran Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as opposition. The contrast between the two was apparent from day one. The Richards campaign dug up Romney's past with Bain capital and the media painted him as out of touch. Vice President Richards one liners during the debates seem to help reinforce the image of Romney being out of touch. Richards defeated Romney 53% to 47% and 368-170 in the electoral college.Richards time in office was a challenge, she presided over the 9-11 attacks and the hunt for Osama Bid Laden. In 2003 The US found Bin Laden hiding in Syria and killed him in a raid. Richards approval was very high following this event. Richards while tough on foreign policy was an advocate at home for those without a voice in poverty, women and the LGBT community.During the end of her only term it was clear to the press and her administration that the presidents health was an issue and she decided not to seek a second term in 2004. President Richards passed away in 2006 two years after ending her successful term.

42. After President Richards decision not to seek a second term Rudy Giuiliani was the odds on favorite to win based on his popularity following the 9-11 attacks and his alliance with President Richards. Democrats nominated Vice President Richard Gephardt and the first African American on a ticket Congressman Harold Ford. They were defeated by Giuliani and his running mate Maine senator Olympia Snowe 52%-47% (279-259 EV) in the election. Guiliani began his term with strong popularity and continued President Richards homeland security policies. However the stock market crashed in 2008 and this lead to his defeat by Former First Lady and  Arkansas Senator Hillary Clinton.

43. Democrats tasted victory in the fall of President Giuliani's numbers in 2008. They saw Former First Lady Hillary Clinton as the strongest candidate to take him down and she was nominated outright after winning the Iowa caucus in a landslide over Illinois Governor Barack Obama. She quickly sought a running mate that would make a statement to add appeal to her ticket and she chose her closest opponent Obama to join her on the ticket. The Clinton Obama ticket stressed an economic message and took it deep into the industrial midwest where they crushed Giuliani in the popular and electoral vote. 379 to 159 54% to 46% respectively. Clinton began her term with legislation aimed at creating jobs and has tailored her message accordingly. Clinton has preferred to steer away from issues that do not pertain to job growth or the economy and her approval rating has remained steady at 47-52%. President Clinton was recently hailed by the LGBT community after a speech on gay rights. In addition to her opposition to recent republican efforts on birth control related legislation against women.
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« Reply #1077 on: March 18, 2012, 12:42:19 am »
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38. Hubert Humphrey (Democratic): 1969-1977
39. Ronald Reagan (Republican): 1977-1981
40. Edward M. Kennedy (Democratic): 1981-1989
41. Lloyd Bentsen (Democratic): 1989-1993

42. Pat Buchanan (Republican): 1993-2001
43. Paul Wellstone (Democratic): 2001-2009
44. Mike Huckabee (Republican): 2009-present

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« Reply #1078 on: March 18, 2012, 05:42:38 pm »
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1845-1849: Henry Clay (Whig)
1849-1853: Lewis Cass (Democratic)
1853-1857: Abraham Lincoln (Whig)
1857-1861: Lazarus W. Powell (Democratic)
1861-1869: John C. Frémont (Radical Whig)
1869-1873: Charles Sumner (Radical Whig)
1873-1877: Abraham Lincoln (Whig)
1877-1881: James Blaine (Whig)
1881-1885: Winfield S. Hancock (Democratic)
1885-1889: William Sherman (Whig)
1889-1897: James Garfield (Whig)
1897-1901: William McKinley (Whig)
1901-1905: Alton B. Parker (Democratic)
1905-1913: Eugene Debs (Socialist)
1913-1921: Theodore Roosevelt (Whig)
1921-1925: Leonard Wood (Whig)
1925-1929: James Cox (Democratic)
1929-1937: Upton Sinclair (Socialist)
1937-1945: Henry Wallace (Socialist)
1945-1949: Robert Taft (Democratic)
1949-1957: Thomas Dewey (Whig)
1957-1961: Dwight Eisenhower (Whig)
1961-1962: Barry Goldwater (Democratic)*
1962-1965: Richard Russell, Jr. (Democratic)
1965-1969: Lyndon Johnson (Socialist)
1969-1977: John F. Kennedy (Whig)
1977-1981: Richard Nixon (Democratic)
1981-1984: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Socialist)*
1984-1989: Robert F. Kennedy (Socialist)
1989-1993: Jerry Brown (Whig)
1993-2001: Mario Cuomo (Socialist)
2001-2009: John McCain (Democratic)
2009-2017: Hillary Clinton (Whig)
2017-2021: John Thune (Democratic)
2017-2025: Gavin Newsom (Socialist)
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« Reply #1079 on: March 18, 2012, 06:44:55 pm »
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26. Theodore Roosevelt: 1901-1913
27. Charles Evan Hughes: 1913-1917
28. William Jennings Bryan: 1917-1921
29. Calvin Coolidge: 1921-1929
30. Herbert Hoover: 1929-1933
31. Franklin D. Roosevelt: 1933-1941
32. Robert Taft: 1941-1949
33. Thomas Dewey: 1949-1953
34. Adlai Stevenson: 1953-1961
35. Lyndon Johnson: 1961-1969
36. Hubert Humphrey: 1969-1973
37. Barry Goldwater: 1973-1981
38. Jack Kemp: 1981-1985
39. Mario Cuomo: 1985-1989
40. Bob Dole: 1989-1997
41. Bill Clinton: 1997-2001
42. John McCain: 2001-2009
43. Michael Bloomberg: 2009-2013
44. Jon Huntsman: 2013-
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26. Theodore Roosevelt: 1901-1913
27. Charles Evan Hughes: 1913-1917
28. William Jennings Bryan: 1917-1921
29. Calvin Coolidge: 1921-1929
30. Herbert Hoover: 1929-1933
31. Franklin D. Roosevelt: 1933-1941
32. Robert Taft: 1941-1949
33. Thomas Dewey: 1949-1953
34. Adlai Stevenson: 1953-1961
35. Lyndon Johnson: 1961-1969
36. Hubert Humphrey: 1969-1973
37. Barry Goldwater: 1973-1981
38. Jack Kemp: 1981-1985
39. Mario Cuomo: 1985-1989
40. Bob Dole: 1989-1997
41. Bill Clinton: 1997-2001
42. John McCain: 2001-2009
43. Michael Bloomberg: 2009-2013
44. Jon Huntsman: 2013-


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32. Franklin Roosevelt (Democratic): 1933-1945*
33. Harry Truman (Democratic): 1945-1949

34. Robert Taft (Republican): 1949-1953
35. Adlai Stevenson (Democratic): 1953-1961
36. John F. Kennedy (Democratic): 1961-1963*
37. Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic): 1963-1969

38. Barry Goldwater (Conservative): 1969-1977
39. Gerald Ford (Conservative): 1977-1981*
40. Howard Baker (Conservative,
then Republican): 1985-1989**
41. Michael Dukakis (Democratic): 1989-1997
42. Pat Buchanan (Conservative): 1997-2001*
43. Marcy Kaptur (Democratic): 2001-2005
44. Colin Powell (Conservative): 2005-2013
45. Andrew Cuomo (Liberal): 2013-2017
46. Rob Portman (Conservative): 2017-2021
47. Kirsten Gillibrand (Liberal): 2021-2029
48. Orlando Lombardi (Liberal): 2029-2033


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The Confederation Continues

In 1786, a group including John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Jay, George Washington, and a few youngsters including Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, meeting in Pennsylvania, produced a constitution to save the Confederation. Amending the Articles of Confederation, they produce a modified plan that leaves states with a large amount of autonomy but leaves the federal government in control of interestate commerce, foreign policy, and a number of other key points. Combined with certain compromises made in 1787, the agreement is ratified, and in 1787, the first of the new elections to the Congress are held.

1. George Washington (Virginia) March 4th, 1788-March 4th, 1789
2. John Hancock (Massachusetts) March 4th, 1789-March 4th, 1790
3. Patrick Henry (Virginia) March 4th, 1790-March 4th, 1791
4. John Adams (Massachusetts) March 4th, 1791-March 4th, 1792
5. John Jay (New York) March 4th, 1792-March 4th, 1793
6. Thomas Jefferson (Virginia) March 4th, 1793-March 4th, 1794
7. Samuel Adams (Massachustts) March 4th, 1794-March 4th, 1795

8. Oliver Ellsworth (Connecticut) March 4th, 1795-March 4th, 1796
9. Aaron Burr (New York) March 4th, 1796-March 4th, 1797
10. Alexander Hamilton (New York) March 4th, 1797-March 4th, 1797)
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A Moderate America
John B. Anderson (R-IL) 1981-1989
Paul Simon (D-IL) 1989-1993
Ross Perot (I-TX) 1993-1997
John McCain (R-AZ) 1997-2005
Joe Lieberman (D-CT) 2005-2009
Mitt Romney (R-MA) 2009-2017
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« Reply #1084 on: March 25, 2012, 12:18:03 am »
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Johnsonian Democracy

36. Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic): 1963-1969
37. Hubert H. Humphrey (Democratic): 1969-1977

38. Howard Baker (Republican): 1977-1981
39. Henry M. Jackson (Democratic): 1981-1989
40. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (Democratic): 1989-1997

41. Colin Powell (Republican): 1997-2005
42. Joseph I. Lieberman (Democratic): 2005-2013
43. Mitt Romney (Republican): 2013-

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A Paultard's Dream

41. Ronald E. Paul (Libertarian-TX) 1989-1997
42. Dennis J. Kucinich (American Left Alliance-OH) 1997-2001
43. Maurice Robert "Mike" Gravel (American Left Alliance-AK) 2001-2009
44. Randal Howard "Rand" Paul (Liberty Party-KY) 2009-2017

41. Incumbent President Ronald Reagan (R) dies just 3 weeks before the race, Republicans decide not to run a candidate, and endorse Ron Paul. Following the election of President Paul, the Republican Party merges with the Libertarian Party to create the Liberty Party, while the Democratic Party merges with the Green Party to create the American Left Alliance.

42. Was President Paul's Vice President from 1993-1997. The previous Vice President, Barry Goldwater Jr., announced that he would retire from politics. President Paul chose Ohio Governor Dennis Kucinich as his running mate, and won decisively. Vice President Kucinich sought the Presidency and chose Alaska Senator Mike Gravel as his running mate, he won with 57% of the vote.

43. After President Kucinich announced he would not seek re-election, Vice President Gravel immediately announced his candidacy. He faced a reasonably difficult primary from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, but won. Vice President Gravel chose Sanders as his running mate and won with 58% of the vote in 2000, but won with only 50% of the vote in 2004.

44. President Rand Paul was the first son of a former President ever elected to the same office. His father, former President Ron Paul, died 3 days after his inauguration. His Vice President for both terms was Utah Senator Mike Lee.
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President Kucinich is a Paultard's dream? Also, don't forget Quincy!
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California Uber Alles

39. Jimmy Carter (Democratic): 1977-1985
40. Jerry Brown (Democratic): 1985-1993

41. Pete Wilson (Republican): 1993-2001
42. Diane Feinstein (Democratic): 2001-2009
43. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Republican): 2009-
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California Uber Alles

39. Jimmy Carter (Democratic): 1977-1985
40. Jerry Brown (Democratic): 1985-1993

41. Pete Wilson (Republican): 1993-2001
42. Diane Feinstein (Democratic): 2001-2009
43. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Republican): 2009-

Schwarzenegger was born in Austria. He is constitutionally barred from running for President because he was not born in the USA.
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California Uber Alles

39. Jimmy Carter (Democratic): 1977-1985
40. Jerry Brown (Democratic): 1985-1993

41. Pete Wilson (Republican): 1993-2001
42. Diane Feinstein (Democratic): 2001-2009
43. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Republican): 2009-

Schwarzenegger was born in Austria. He is constitutionally barred from running for President because he was not born in the USA.

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1861 - 1865: 16. Abraham Lincoln (Republican/ National Union)*
1865 - 1871: 17. Andrew Johnson (National Union)**
1871 - 1873: 18. Edmund Ross (National Union)
1873 - 1881: 19. Ulysses S. Grant (Republican)
1881 - 1885: 20. Samuel Tilden (Democratic) ***
1885 - 1889: 21. James G. Blaine (Republican)
1889 - 1897: 22. Grover Cleveland (Democratic)
1897 - 1901: 23. Robert T. Lincoln (Republican) *
1901 - 1909: 24. William McKinley (Republican)
1909 - 1913: 25. Elihu Root (Republican)
1913 - 1921: 26. Theodore Roosevelt (Democratic)
1921 - 1925: 27. Frank Orren Lowden (Republican) ***
1925 - 1933: 28. Charles Evans Hughes (Republican)
1933 - 1941: 29. Herbert Hoover (Democratic)
1941 - 1949: 30. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic)
1949 - 1953: 31. Robert Taft (Republican) **
1953 - 1961: 32. Earl Warren (Republican)
1961 - 1963: 33. Lyndon B. Johnson(Democratic) *
1963 - 1973: 34. John F. Kennedy (Democratic)
1973 - 1977: 35. Gerald Ford (Republican) ***
1977 - 1981: 36. Ronald Reagan (Republican)
1981 - 1989: 37. Walter Mondale (Democratic)
1989 - 1997: 38. George Bush (Republican)
1997 - 2001: 39. Al Gore (Democratic)
2001 - 2001: 40. John McCain (Republican) *
2001 - 2009: 41. Elizabeth Dole (Republican)
2009 - now:   42. Bill Clinton(Democratic)

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39. Jimmy Carter (Democratic): 1977-1985
40. Jerry Brown (Democratic): 1985-1993

41. Pete Wilson (Republican): 1993-2001
42. Diane Feinstein (Democratic): 2001-2009
43. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Republican): 2009-


Schwarzenegger was born in Austria. He is constitutionally barred from running for President because he was not born in the USA.

Constitutional amendment :p

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The Confederation Continues

In 1786, a group including John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Jay, George Washington, and a few youngsters including Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, meeting in Pennsylvania, produced a constitution to save the Confederation. Amending the Articles of Confederation, they produce a modified plan that leaves states with a large amount of autonomy but leaves the federal government in control of interestate commerce, foreign policy, and a number of other key points. Combined with certain compromises made in 1787, the agreement is ratified, and in 1787, the first of the new elections to the Congress are held.

1. George Washington (Virginia) March 4th, 1788-March 4th, 1789
2. John Hancock (Massachusetts) March 4th, 1789-March 4th, 1790
3. Patrick Henry (Virginia) March 4th, 1790-March 4th, 1791
4. John Adams (Massachusetts) March 4th, 1791-March 4th, 1792
5. John Jay (New York) March 4th, 1792-March 4th, 1793
6. Thomas Jefferson (Virginia) March 4th, 1793-March 4th, 1794
7. Samuel Adams (Massachustts) March 4th, 1794-March 4th, 1795

8. Oliver Ellsworth (Connecticut) March 4th, 1795-March 4th, 1796
9. Aaron Burr (New York) March 4th, 1796-March 4th, 1797
10. Alexander Hamilton (New York) March 4th, 1797-March 4th, 1797)

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List of Mayors of New York City:

Ed Koch (D): 1979-1993*
Rudolph Giuliani (R): 1994-2005**
Howard Stern (Independent-Libertarian): 2006-2009***
Bob Turner (R): 2010-Present****

* Koch narrowly survives a bitter primary against fellow Democrat David Dinkins
** Giuliani given third term in the wake of 9/11, term limits repealed
*** Stern runs on change from past two mayors, promising to serve only one term.  After a sex scandal comes out against his only real competition, Congressman Anthony Weiner, the polls tighten, and Stern is elected in a major upset, promising to legalize Marajuana and other "soft drugs" and eliminate the "fascist police tactics" of the Giuliani administration
**** While crime continued to drop during Stern's time in office, the citizens of New York realize that it is too early to legalize drugs of any kind in the city, and Turner is elected in a landslide on a law and order campaign.
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« Reply #1095 on: March 27, 2012, 08:14:21 am »
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« Reply #1096 on: March 27, 2012, 10:42:11 am »
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Presidents of the United States:
43. George W. Bush (Republican): 2001-2005
44. Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic): 2005-2013

Vice Presidents of the United States:
46. Dick Cheney (Republican): 2001-2005
47. John Edwards (Democratic): 2005-2013

Speakers of the United States House of Representatives:
59. Dennis Hastert (Republican): 1999-2003
60. Dick Gephardt (Democratic): 2003-2007
61. Nancy Pelosi (Democratic): 2007-2011
62. John Boehner (Republican): 2011-present

United States Senate Majority Leaders:
Tom Daschle (Democratic): 2001-2011
Harry Reid (Democratic): 2011-present


Defeated Presidential Tickets, 2000-2008
2000: Al Gore / Joe Lieberman (Democratic)
2004: George W. Bush / Dick Cheney (Republican)
2008: John McCain / Charlie Crist (Republican)


The leading candidate for the Republican nomination in 2012 is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, while the Democrats are divided between Vice President Edwards, former House Speaker Gephardt, Senator Sherrod Brown, and Representative Dennis Kucinich.
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« Reply #1097 on: April 07, 2012, 09:57:15 pm »
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Between the Fountain of Abundance and the Court of Lilies- No McKinley Assassination

25) William McKinley/ Garret Hobart (R): 1897-1899
                                               Theodore Roosevelt (R): 1901-1902

                                Vacant: 1902-1905
26) William C. Whitney/Richard Olney (D): 1905-1906
27) Richard Olney/Vacant (D): 1906-1909
28) Elihu Root/Joseph B. Foraker (R): 1909-1913
29) John Albert Johnson/ Thomas E. Watson (D): 1913-1921
30) Gifford Pinchot/Calvin Coolidge (R): 1921-1929
31) Calvin Coolidge/Dwight Morrow (R): 1929-1931
                                                  Vacant: 1932
32) William Richards Castle, Jr. / Vacant (R): 1932-1933
33) Arthur Harry Moore/John W. Martin (D): 1933-1937
34) Gifford Pinchot/William Borah (R): 1937-1940
                                                 Vacant: 1940-1941
35) Arthur Vandenberg/Bruce Barton (R): 1941-1945
36) Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr./Carl Hayden (D): 1945-1953
37) Carl Hayden/Jimmie Davis (D): 1953-1957
38) Everett M. Dirksen/Sherman Adams (R): 1957-1959
                                       Vacant 1959-1961
                                       Leverett Saltonstall (R): 1961-1965
39) Pierre Salinger/Julius Krug (D): 1965-1967
40) Julius Krug/Carl E. Sanders (D): 1967-1969
41) Carl E. Sanders/Phillip A. Hart (D): 1969-1973
42) Ronald W. Reagan/Elly M. Peterson (R): 1973-1978
43) Elly M. Peterson/Howard Baker (R): 1978-1985
44) Robert McFarlane/Gordon Humphrey (R): 1985-1989
45) Sam Waterston/Dick Gephardt (D): 1989-1997
46) Jack Kemp/John Ensign (R): 1997-2001
47) Robert Redford/Martin Frost (D): 2001-2009
48) Anthony Muñoz /Jim Gilmore (R): 2009-Present (April 2012)

25. President William McKinley while on one of his many nationwide tours, traveled to the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in September 1901. While in the shaking hands in the Temple Of Music by the Tower of Light between the Fountain of Abundance and the Court of Lilies anarchist Leon Czolgosz attempted to assassinate the president with a cleverly concealed pistol. However, an African-American James “Big Ben” Parker eyed the gun in a loose bandage and tackled the Michigan born anarchist before his deed could be carried out. Parker was hailed as a national hero and President McKinley left Buffalo more popular than ever.

The second term of William “Big Bill” McKinley was not an easy one for the nation. When news was leaked that the attempted assassin was an anarchist with a foreign name a new era of “Know Nothing”-ism took hold over the country.  Former Governor of the Philippines William Howard Taft is named the new U.S. Attorney General and, as a good bureaucrat, dutifully begins the “Taft Raids.” Lists of “reds” are released to the press and thousands of Americans are arrested in what becomes known as the “Red Scare of 1901.” The most famous anarchists/reds arrested are Emma Goldman, Sherwood Anderson, George Tucker, Bill Haywood, Eugene Debs, Job Harriman and Upton Sinclair. The arrests were highly controversial and lead to international outcry. The arrests continued into spring 1902 before the McKinley Administration ended them.

The war against the Philippines continued in force under McKinley. The brutal crackdown was continued. Terror came to the American homeland when on March 16, 1902, Pilipino nationals fired on the U.S. Senate as it was conducting a quorum call. Vice-President Roosevelt, who had happened to be overseeing the legislative body, was one of the five casualties of the attack. A bullet entered TR’s left-lung and he would pass away by the morning of March 17th, 1901. The Hero of Kettle Hill was mourned around the nation as a fallen hero. The war in the Philippines was expanded and the McKinley Administration Okayed concentration camps for Pilipino rebels. The resistance to these camps only created a more bloody resistance to the American occupation. By 1904 the United States was involved in fighting a guerilla resistance with no end in sight.  

26. In the 1904 election the Democrats nominated the Cleveland Democratic ticket of former Secretary of the Navy William C. Whitney (who survived an illness in early 1904) and former Secretary of State Richard Olney. Whitney ran on a peace platform which contrasted with the “Stay the Course” message of the Republican nominee Senator Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island. President Whitney would only serve in the Executive Office from March 4th, 1905, to January 17th, 1906, but he began the long road to peace and independence for the Philippines. He would die in office of a stroke. One of the only decisions made by President Whitney was naming “Hail Colombia” as the U.S. national anthem. The popular tune was beloved across the country and both houses of Congress approved of the National Anthem Act of 1905 by unanimous margins.                
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« Reply #1098 on: April 07, 2012, 09:57:50 pm »
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27. President Richard Olney assumed the office following the unexpected death of President Whitney. A reluctant president, Olney was not a popular president with labor due to his defense of the suppression of the Pullman Strike as Cleveland’s Attorney General, so as president he championed the controversial Berryhill Labor Act which allowed industrial professions to legally ban unionization of labor. This laew was overturned in Davis v. Humboldt (1928). Other domestic policies of President Olney include singing the Bullion Act of 1907 formalizing only the gold as the standard U.S. payment for foreign loans and bonds and the Taliaferro Tariff, which eliminated the Dingley Tariff and lowered foreign rates to 27%.

President Olney is best remembered for ending the American war in the Philippines. President Olney sent former Secretary of the Treasury Charles S. Fairchild and journalist Edwin Godkin to the Philippines to work out a treaty of peace and gradual independence for the unruly American territory. The Fairchild Proviso of 1908 (also known as the Peace Policy) established that the Philippines was granted independence in 1910 and that, to cater to American interests, the United States would intervene militarily if the islands were ever attacked. This last caveat was added to deter Germany or Japan from meddling in the affairs of the new republic. President Olney did not stand for reelection in 1908.

28. President Elihu Root was elected the 28th United States President after a bitter 1908 campaign against New York Governor William Randolph Hearst, the controversial Democratic nominee who had only been governor of the Empire State since 1905. President Root oversaw a mildly progressive administration in the mold of President McKinley. He continued the Idol of Ohio’s trust busting activities and signing the Hedge Tariff, which repealed the Taliaferro Tariff and hiked tariff rates to 67%, a move which is seen as on the precipitating factors of the Panic of 1910. President Root signed the Federal Reserves Act of 1912 hoping that the new central bank could cure investor’s fears over the immediate future. This act failed to stabilize markets and President Root was defeated for reelection in 1912.

29. President John Albert Johnson, a former Minnesota governor, was elected the 29th President of the United States defeating incumbent Republican President Elihu Root by a wide margin. President Johnson, who almost died following a botched operation in September 1909, was known as the Great Amender. During his eight year in the Executive Mansion the president proved to be instrumental in the passage of five amendments to the U.S. Constitution: the 16th (Outlawing lynching, held as Constitutional by Ridger v. Cochran, 1920), 17th (Prohibiting government purchase of lands of private usage), 18th (Establishing the direct election of U.S. senators), 19th (Allowing government expenditures on internal improvements, held as Constitutional in Virginia v. Carman, 1919) and 20th (Establishing the legality of a central bank).

In the realm of foreign affairs Johnson was instrumental in keeping the United States out of the Great War (1914-1916). Believed by many to favor the German cause, the Thompson Imbroglio of 1914 greatly harmed his foreign policy. In that embarrassing episode American Ambassador to Germany David Eugene Thompson assured German Foreign Minister Gottlieb von Jagow that the U.S. had, “no quarrel with the German Empire.” This set off a firestorm in Europe and the United States, but the comment was never taken back by President Johnson. It is generally agreed upon by historians that the Thompson Imbroglio dampened the fears of U.S. entry into the war which German Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg fostered and encouraged him to okay a complete submarine campaign against English commerce. This unrestricted submarine warfare on English commerce mirrored the results of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel Danger: The Nordic nation used submarines to starve the people of England into a Carthagian peace.

Following his reelection in 1916 against Indiana Senator Charles Fairbanks, the Republican nominee, President Johnson began his best remembered progressive reforms: creating a progressive tax code and environmentalism. As president he set aside more land for national parks than even Presidents Ulysses Grant, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley or Elihu Root. Johnson left office extremely popular and is remembered as one of the greatest chief executives.

30. President Gifford Pinchot was elected by a wide margin in 1920 over Vice-President Thomas E. Watson, the lack-luster Democratic nominee. President Pinchot is known as the “Father of Modern Progressive Republicanism.” Under his New Federalism the United States government became active in the daily lives of citizens and in the affairs of the globe. “The time of exclusiveness is now past,” President Pinchot liked to tell the nation, homage to a saying of the late President McKinley. President Pinchot’s administration was friendly to labor, proponents of bimetallism and those favoring an income tax. While the Income Tax Amendment failed three times during his eight years in office, Pinchot was able to sign the Graduated Tax Act of 1922 which generally established the same idea.

In 1924 President Pinchot was reelected by a landslide over New York Governor Al Smith, a Democrat in the mold of President Johnson. In his second term he led the United States into the World Court and the Association of the Americas. Pinchot was instrumental in bringing about an end to the Mexican Civil War in 1925 and ending the upheaval in Haiti and Nicaragua. The Pinchot Doctrine of 1925 established that the Association of the Americas, under U.S. leadership, would intervene in civil unrest throughout the Americas to restore order. This doctrine proved to be too difficult to uphold as civil unrest in Central and South America became the norm in the 1930s.

In economic affairs President Pinchot reintroduced bimetallism in the United States for the first time since the McKinley Administration. In 1928 the U.S. senate rejected American entry into the Belfast Agreement, which would have placed American bullion into the European Bank. International bimetallism, one of the major dreams of President McKinley, was now a dead dream.

Despite his high popularity and his belief that he had more work to do, President Pinchot honored the unofficial two-term limit and refused to run for the office in 1928. When he left office on March 4th, 1929, the staff at The Nation supposedly collectively wept.

31. President Calvin Coolidge, who served eight years as Vice-President under President Pinchot, was elected in 1928 over Democratic nominee Governor Al Smith, the 1924 nominee. President Coolidge served as a cool, conservative president. He appointed anti-inflationist to sit on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and withdrew American forces from Nicaragua and Bolivia, where they had been placed under the Pinchot Doctrine.

Coolidge emerged as the most visible president yet due to his utilization of radio and newsreels. The president became a beloved figure due to the work of his press secretary, adman Bruce Barton. Barton, who would later serve as Vice-President of the United States, made sure to sell the president on his dry one-liners and loveable penny pincher image. This was the first “packaging of a president” since the days of Abraham Lincoln and Americans ate it up like cotton candy at a state fair.

In the year 1930 a real estate bubble built up by cheap credit during the Pinchot tenure popped due to the contractionary fiscal policies of President Coolidge. Tens of thousands of Americans lost their homes which were assured to them under the unsustainable American Home Program oversaw by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover. Unsustainable mortgages became toxic assets that banks throughout the United States rejected leading to a banking collapse not seen in the United States since the Panic of 1893. Secretary Hoover resigned his position and was replaced with industrialist Henry Ford, who took the position of Secretary of Commerce on a salary of $1 a day and only until the crisis ended. The Great Panic of 1930 began a decade long economic downturn remembered by monetary historians as “The Lost Decade.”  

In 1930 Vice-President Dwight Murrow (a classmate of Coolidge’s at Amherst College) made sure that his son in law, famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, was present at the lighting of the first National Christmas Tree. Within a year Vice-President Murrow would be dead and there was no legal process to name a new vice-president. President Coolidge was not the man to buck tradition so he soldiered on without a rather useless appendix.  In January 1932, however, President Coolidge was found collapsed on the floor in his White House bedroom bathroom by First Lady Grace Goodhue Coolidge. The president with no veep had died of a heart attack.

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« Reply #1099 on: April 07, 2012, 09:59:07 pm »
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32. Under the Succession Act of 1886 Secretary of State William Richards Castle, Jr., became the 32nd President of the United States. After a period of mourning for the loss of President Coolidge with intensity not seen since the passing of Lincoln, legal questions arose over the fitness of President Castle. Castle was born in the Kingdom of Hawaii, not an American territory. Castle’s father was an official in the Hawaiian government and born in Honolulu in 1849, long before the islands became an American territory. A bipartisan committee in the Senate urged President Castle to resign his post and allow Secretary of the Treasury Hamilton Fish II (born in Putnam County, NY) to assume to office of president. President Castle refused to yield and a major legal battle began. In April 1932 a U.S. district court ruled that President Castle had title to the presidency because Hawaii was a U.S. territory, establishing him as a citizen of the United States. Opponents appealed to the Supreme Court, but the Republican majority high court would not hear the argument.

Due to the fact that President Castle was viewed as an illegitimate leader by a strong minority of the country his tenure in office was not productive. Democratic Speaker of the House John Nance Garner emerged as the most powerful man in Washington, D.C., leading a reactionary revolution that was rejected by many Democrats and embraced by a solid majority of Republicans. Most notable of the shift in ideology was the Sanford Crisis in October 1932. When American businessman Rufert Sanford was kidnapped by Cuban rebels in Santiago de Cuba Democrats (who were traditionally viewed as isolationists) called for intervention to free the capitalist while Republicans (who were traditionally viewed as interventionists) urged caution. President Castle sided with the Democrats and failed in his attempt to persuade Speaker Garner to okay a mission to Cuba to rescue Sanford. “What if an American is killed in Cuba? Should we not intervene?” the president asked the speaker. “Well,” Garner supposedly responded, “I guess it would depend on what American is killed.” The Association of the Americas would peacefully free Sanford and five other American hostages on Christmas Eve 1932.

President Castle attempted to change the national anthem to “The Star Spangled Banner” in 1932, but the move was met with anger from both sides of the aisle in Congress. While newspapers erroneously stated that the song was “sung to the tune of an Irish drinking song” the song had no real place in Americana outside of Baltimore, Maryland. President Castle gave a speech on July 4, 1932, to the Hannah Caldwell Branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution proclaiming that opposition to his plan was, “The work of Anglophiles in the Senate.” The president would lose this argument as he lost every other argument in his short presidency. The story of The Star Spangled Banner Controversy of 1932 would live on in the 1986 Stephen Sondheim musical comedy Another National Anthem with the talented Jerry Orbach playing the role of President Castle.    

33. President Andrew Harry Moore was elected the 33rd President of the United States by a landslide in 1932, defeating Republican Secretary of the Treasury Hamilton Fish II. President Moore was the first man ever directly elected from the United States Senate to the Executive Mansion. The main matter of business was the Great Panic of 1930. President Moore embraced inflationary policies such as lowering interest rates and increasing the discount window for Federal Reserves cash. These loose monetary policies, coupled with wide tax cuts for the top 10% earners in the country, slowed the recession but did not produce the economic growth hoped by the administration. In 1935 the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) was established to offer cheap federal government loans to cash strapped state and local governments to encourage investment. By 1936 the Moore Administration raised taxes on the wealthiest citizens to keep the budget balanced and failed in its attempt to remove the United States from the gold standard (as Britain had done in 1933).

34. President Gifford Pinchot returned back to the Executive Mansion in 1936 following his landslide victory over President A. Harry Moore. Despite hopes from the American left that Pinchot would preside as he did in the 1920s this was not to be. President Pinchot’s third term is remembered as a conservative (even reactionary) four-year period in American history. His presidency focused on ending the Great Panic of the 1930s. He tackled this by repealing the gold standard (his most progressive reform), repealing the 1935 tax increases of the Moore Administration. These inflationary policies are credited with being the pushes needed to hook the United States out of the abyss of recession.

The Peace Agreement with the Philippines would bear bitter fruit when in 1937 the Republic of the Philippines joined with China in resisting the expansionist Japanese. President Pinchot originally intended to do nothing, after all the Philippines had openly entered the war and their sovereignty was not threatened. When Manila was bombed by Japanese long range bombers in 1939 they appealed to the United States for aid. Threatened with the possibility of war with Great Britain if the nation declared war on Japan (due to the Anglo-Japanese Naval Alliance which was still in tack due to the failure of the Washington Naval Conference in 1921) President Pinchot instead opened up a Lend-Lease Program with the Philippines sending them Douglas B-18 bombers and Lockheed P-38 Lightning air vessels. Pinchot also did not enforce the Neutrality Act of 1934 barring American air servicemen from volunteering for the Filipino Army. Amazingly this middle of the road approach kept the United States out of the Second Sino-Japanese War despite the fact that it was waged from 1931-1943.

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