From the California Digital Newspaper Collection: Sacramento Daily Union 17 September 1868 THE FIRST FIGHT (the Kansas-Nebraska contest) A reader asks us to give some information regarding the Kansas-Nebraska contest and the opinions of the different parties thereto. That fight for liberty was so like the present one in the principles and purposes involved that … [Read more…]
An interesting graphic from PEW RESEARCH published January 18, 2019 on Trump’s third year approval rating. What is interesting is seeing other Presidents ranked in time along with Trump. As is normal with Pew Research, the accompanying article has an excellent summary of their methods and interpretation of the results.
In searching for a suitable article to include in my “This Day in History” section, I chose the February 20th, 1877 edition of the Sacramento Union to try to find something interesting. There was column after column of reports on the volatile situation in Congress surrounding the contested 1876 election of Hayes and Tilden. The electoral … [Read more…]
San Bernardino Sun, 11 February 1933 DICTATORSHIP PLAN TO MEET G.O.P. ATTACK Garner Scheme Giving Boundless Authority to President Hit By Republican Leaders HOOVER’S HELP SOLICITED Minority Party Sees Threats to Government if Executive Can Set Aside Laws BY CECIL B. DICKSON (Associated Press Writer) WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 – A compromise on the extent of … [Read more…]
In the House of Representatives in 1900, we have a Polygamist, Republicans, Democrats, Populists and Silver Republicans, so much for a two party system. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1900. ROBERTS’ SEAT DECLARED VACANT By a Vote of 268 to 50 the House Excludes the Polygamist. ROBERTS’ SEAT DECLARED VACANT By a Vote … [Read more…]
Los Angeles Herald, 2 October 1900 SANTA ROSA’S MUDDLE The City Officials May All Be Turned Out City Recorder Prindle Claims Their Election Was Illegal and Proposes to Sue Them in the Name of the State (By Associated. Press.) Santa Rosa, Oct. 1. — City Recorder Henry Prindle today served notice upon members of the … [Read more…]