Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th and youngest U.S. president, focused on bringing progressive policies to the government and ensuring a strong middle class. He is also largely responsible for the establishment of many national parks
ALF LANDON was governor of Kansas when he was nominated to run a fools errand campaign against the ever-popular Franklin Roosevelt in 1936. The reason for his nomination? He was the only Republican governor re-elected in the midterms of 1934, an overwhelming Democratic year. Unfortunately for Landon, his underwhelming campaign was doomed from the start. Even the GOP leadership referred to him as "the poor man's Coolidge". In the end, Landon won 2 states, Maine and Vermont, . . .
Source: Newspaper, c.1929. The stock market crash of 1929 brought the economic world to a halt. Billions of dollars were lost worldwide. People lined up at their banks in a rush to withdraw their money before it was all lost.
The 1880 presidential election saw Ohioan James A. Garfield and his running mate, Chester A. Arthur, defeat Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock and William Hayden English. Arthur would become president in 1881, following the assassination of Garfield. Garfield & Arthur campaign ribbon from Heritage Auctions (HA.com)