23 Facts About US Elections That Will Tickle Your Brain.
#6. George Washington was the first and only U.S. president in history to be elected unanimously by the Electoral College. The nation was divided between Federalists and anti-Federalists but united in wanting Washington as their president. There were also no formal political parties at the time.
#7. Would you have ever guessed that the White House once hosted one of the wildest parties in history? After swearing in, seventh president Andrew Jackson had about 20,000 guests in his new residence. Servants had to lure them out by placing tubs of juice and whiskey out on the lawn.
#8. One loss might be a big enough blow for some but these dreamers kept fighting. Presbyterian minister Norman Thomas of the Socialist Party ran for president six times and was never elected. Harold Stassen sought the Republican Party nomination nine times also without success. Henry Clay, leader of the Whigs, ran five times. Although he never won, he was considered central to national politics. He is best known for his work with the Compromise of 1850.
#9. Martin Van Buren was the first natural born U.S. citizen to serve as president. The first seven were British subjects.
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