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The War for the West Dec 21, 2022

While the politics in Washington D.C. were shaping events throughout the rest of the nation, the same can be said in reverse: what was happening...

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The Nomadic Life of Army Wife Margaret Taylor Dec 19, 2022

We’re going to move from political power player Sarah Polk to our next first lady: a total frontierswoman who was more comfortable roughing...

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Frederick Douglass: The Powerhouse Abolitionist Dec 16, 2022

Who was Frederick Douglas? A person who was born with no access and no rights. A person who was born into enslavement, fought his way to freedom,...

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The Wealthy & Powerful Sarah Polk Dec 14, 2022

Continuing our First Ladies series, today you’ll learn five reasons why Sarah Polk is unique in the constellation of America’s First...

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Women Vs. Whiskey: The Rise of the American Temperance Movement Dec 12, 2022

Can you imagine a time when people consumed 3 times the amount of alcohol that Americans consume today? What about imagining a women...

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Two White House Weddings and a Funeral Dec 09, 2022

Did you know there was a President who had three women perform the official duties of the White House Hostess? John Tyler, often called...

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Deaths in the White House Dec 07, 2022

How has the U.S. government responded to the death of our nation’s leaders? Some of the traditions may surprise you. Do you know which...

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First Lady of the Month, Anna Harrison Dec 05, 2022

It was the shortest presidency in U.S. history. Let's talk about another First Lady who follows the pattern: married to the president, but never...

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Petticoats and Kitchen Cabinets: A Capital City Shake-Up Dec 04, 2022

Whose defiance of social and moral convention irrevocably shaped the nation’s political stage during the Antebellum years? In the 1800s, the...

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Cookies, Corsets, and a Legacy of Learning from Hannah Van Buren Nov 30, 2022

It's time to talk about some key players of the Jacksonian Era - and, before we get to this infamous scandal in Washington that I’ve been...

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Andrew Jackson and the Cheese That Pleased a Nation Nov 30, 2022

You recognize him from every crisp $20 bill. It's time to dive in and take a look at some of the actions and eccentricities of the...

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The Catastrophic Marriage Scandal of Rachel Jackson Nov 28, 2022

Her life had an undeniably major impact on her husband’s two-term presidency. I know we love to hate him, but during this episode,...

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