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And 1940 is a Leap Year

Leap Years, in which the month of February has an extra day, occur only once every four years. On that extra day, marvelous and extraordinary things can happen.

As it turns out, the 1940 was a leap year, and also a presidential election year. In a marvelous event, Incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigned and was successfully elected to a third…

I Kinda Think 1940 is Going to be a Young Man's Year

In 1940 the Democratic presidential candidate was incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Republican party was made up of a diverse group of political hopefuls: Hoover, Vandenberg, La Guardia, Taft, Barton, Lodge, and Dewey. A photo of each is presented with the age of the candidates, the oldest being Herbert Hoover at 65 and the youngest being Dewey…

"Spirit of Old Hickory"

Old donkey Hickory is not going down without a fight! Even though the Democrats lost New York in the 1920 election, their spirit did not waver! The democratic nominee, James Cox won over the south. However, Warren G. Harding won not only New York, but also the west, making him the winner of the Presidency, despite how much the Democrats fought. …

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The year is between 1938 and 1939. A posterboard reads 'The Washington Monument has shrunk one inch since erected.' "I'll bet it's been within the last five years." A Republican Elephant sighs sorrowfully. During the Great Depression, Republicans felt as frustrated as this elephant. Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, had taken office in 1933 and…