September 19, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mudslinging, Muckraking and Apple Pie:
Presidential Campaigns, the Great American Pastime
Political campaigns are getting down and dirty. How did this campaign craziness get started? Believe it or not, they have actually gotten more civil over the years. Don’t believe it? In this program, hear the stories of the mudslinging and muckraking of the Jefferson v. Adams campaign of 1800, the Jackson v. Adams of 1828, the Lincoln v. Douglas of 1860, and Grant v. ANYONE! Also covered in this program is the 1912 campaign when Teddy Roosevelt decided to start his OWN political party.
Join us and Nationally known actor, Terry Lynch for this HFK Zoom Presentation on the history of U.S. Presidential campaigns.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Decatur Public Library for funding this program.