It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
Since our country's first Presidential election in 1788, the strategies of those campaigning have changed dramatically. Although the tactics that presidential hopefuls used in the early days of our country's history are still relevant, those who seek to be the Commander in Chief today must embrace a vast array of strategies that invite constant exposure and accountability.
My American Experience
From George Washington (1789-1797) to William McKinley (1897-1901), who is your favorite? Was it one of the Adams', Jefferson, or any of the other founding fathers? Or was it Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, or James Garfield? Which of the new country's leaders most helped shape America's identity in its first century of existence? Who was the most influential, and who had the most impact on the country we live in today? Share your story.
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