In the midterm elections of 1862, which concluded on November 4, the Lincoln administration and the Republican Party suffered a serious setback at the polls. Proclaiming “the Constitution as it is and the Union as it was,” Democrats pointed to the promised Emancipation Proclamation and Lincoln’s recent nationwide suspension of the writ of habeas corpus as evidence of the Republicans’ desire to impose a tyrannical dictatorship upon the republic. Nor did the prospects for decisive military victory seem bright:...
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James Monroe’s two terms in office as president of the United States (1817–1825) are often called the “Era of Good Feelings.” The country...
When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt decided to seek a fourth term in 1944, his campaign would come to mark a...
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Incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson was easily elected over Republican Barry Goldwater by more than fifteen million popular votes.