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Presidency of William Howard Taft - Part 1

Presidency of William Howard Taft - Part 1

January 27, 2022

This podcast is part 1 of 2 on The Presidency of William Howard Taft. WH Taft was the 27th President of the United States.

In this first part we review how Taft became president, his political beginnings and future ambitions. He is the only President that would go on to become a Supreme Court Justice. He held the title of Chief Justice.

Taft continued the trust-busting ways of his predecessor, initiating 80 lawsuits, twice as many as Teddy Roosevelt!

He was instrumental in the creation of the Food and Drug Administration, Dept of Labor and the Children's Bureau.

Taft was not happy in his role as president and really flourished professionally AFTER his presidency, which is also included in part two on Taft.

 

There is always more to learn!

Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt: Part 2

Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt: Part 2

January 20, 2022

We pick up where we left off with part one on The Presidency of Theodore "Teddy Roosevelt". This part discusses his role as a conservationist, his impact on wildlife preserves, the building of the Panama Canal, his contributions to the museums, as well as how Teddy Bears came to be named after Teddy Roosevelt!

 

All this and more in this podcast.

 

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Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt Part 1

Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt Part 1

January 13, 2022

This podcast is part one on the life and Presidency of Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. 

Teddy led a very active life. He was a Reformer, Rough Rider, Trust Buster, Hunter, Outdoorsman, and more. 

He was a progressive reformer and his presidency saw the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act, which established the Food and Drug Administration to regulate food safety, and the Hepburn Act, which increased the regulatory power of the Interstate Commerce Commission. 

 

We don't want to spoil the contents of the podcast and there will be a part two as there was so much to cover....there is always more to learn!

 

Presidency of William McKinley & The Spanish American War

Presidency of William McKinley & The Spanish American War

December 9, 2021

In this podcast we delve into the election of 1896, The Presidency of William McKinley, and the Spanish American War. This period begins the transition of the United States into an Imperial Power. 

We also get into the assassination of President McKinley, now the 3rd US president to be killed in office, which brings about the beginnings of full time security detail for the president. The secret service, up until this time, was primarily involved in protection from and hunting down counterfeiting operations! (That was all covered in our previous podcast on the History of Money in the United States!)

Presidencies of Grover Cleveland & Benjamin Harrison

Presidencies of Grover Cleveland & Benjamin Harrison

November 17, 2021

We continue with our "Presidential Series" with the presidencies of both Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. They needed to be done together because of the non-consecutive terms that Cleveland served. The two presidents covered in this podcast were very intertwined.

 

It's a longer one than usual, and we hope you can learn more about these two men. 

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Presidencies of James Garfield & Chester A. Arthur

Presidencies of James Garfield & Chester A. Arthur

November 10, 2021

This US History Repeated podcast is what we call a "History Quickie" as we cover the very abbreviated presidency of James Garfield and then move on to Chester A. Arthur and his taking over and finishing out the four year term of Garfield.

This podcast has murder, intrigue, and some great pop culture references!

Please visit our website or social media channels and send us your email address so you can stay on top of all things Jimmy & Jean.

 

Always more to learn, talk to you soon.

The Gilded Age Part 2

The Gilded Age Part 2

November 1, 2021

This podcast continues the discussion on the period we call the Gilded Age. We pick this podcast up by introducing JP Morgan and Rockefeller's business enterprises and the problems their monopolies caused. 

We then go into the government's legislation in the Sherman Antitrust Act, the creation of the FTC, how it evolved into what it is today, as well as the Departments of Commerce and Labor.

Lastly, we get into more modern-day monopolies such as AT&T, and the potential monopolies of Google, Facebook, and Amazon. 

There is always more to learn!

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We will be putting out some great information and historical tidbits and gems that may be left on the cutting room floor during production!

The Gilded Age Part 1

The Gilded Age Part 1

October 25, 2021

This podcast introduces the period we call the Gilded Age. We discuss the early goings of big business in the United States and introduce some of the day's "Captains of Industry", such as Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan, Rockefeller, and the beginnings of monopolies in the Unites States. 

 

We also discuss how the government's role changed through this period and some of the legislation passed to protect fair trade. 

 

There is always more to learn! Go to our website and sign onto our email list. We will be putting out some great information and historical tidbits and gems that may be left on the cutting room floor during production!

Immigration & The Development of Cities Part 2

Immigration & The Development of Cities Part 2

October 18, 2021

We continue where we left off by discussing the journey to the United States for many immigrants, as well as how the cities they lived in started to grow. 

We discuss Angel Island on the west coast of the US, immigration of both Chinese and Japanese immigrants. 

Once these immigrants arrived, what was life like for them in the cities? 

How did your family get here? What are some of your stories? We shared some of ours. (Jeananne and my stories are the same as we are brother and sister! Perhaps you did not realize.)

What types of jobs did immigrants have? What is a sandhog?

Learn all of this and more when you listen to this podcast!

Immigration & The Development of Cities Part 1

Immigration & The Development of Cities Part 1

October 11, 2021

There was so much to discuss about immigration that we needed to break it up into two podcasts. This first podcast discusses the journey and conditions in which the immigrants made their way into the country. We discuss their arrival at Ellis Island and the processes they went through to gain entry into the United States.

Ellis Island is so much more than Liberty Enlightening the World....but you probably call her Lady Liberty or by her nickname, The Statue of Liberty!

There is ALWAYS more to learn!

 

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