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THEN AND NOW: How campaigning for president has changed over the years

Candidates never used to campaign for themselves – supporters spoke on their behalf. Debates were televised beginning in 1960, and the first televised town hall debate was held in 1992. Attacking one’s political opponent is nothing new, but the methods have changed. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. It used […]
THEN AND NOW: How campaigning for president has changed over the years
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What 12 US first ladies’ wedding dresses looked like

Martha Washington’s gold silk damask wedding gown is on display at Mount Vernon. Laura Bush bought her two-tone wedding dress straight off the rack in 1977. Melania Trump’s Dior wedding gown held 1,500 crystal rhinestones and pearls. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. In addition to championing important causes and […]
What 12 US first ladies’ wedding dresses looked like
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What the childhood homes of 24 US first ladies looked like

Some first ladies grew up in humble suburban homes. Others were raised on wealthy plantations and estates. Many of their birthplaces and childhood homes are now museums or national landmarks. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The role of US first lady has never been officially defined, and the influential […]
What the childhood homes of 24 US first ladies looked like
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What the childhood homes of 33 US presidents looked like

Some US presidents grew up on farms with no electricity or running water. Others grew up in mansions. Many of their birthplaces and childhood homes are now museums or national landmarks. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some US presidents as recent as Jimmy Carter grew up on rural farms […]
What the childhood homes of 33 US presidents looked like
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How American discrimination has hindered the way we’ve handled disease outbreaks

A long history of discrimination has led to government inaction and mishandling of outbreaks throughout American history. During the Civil War, an outbreak of smallpox among African Americans was left ignored. When the AIDS epidemic occured in the 1980s, government reluctance to help gay populations resulted in countless deaths and […]
How American discrimination has hindered the way we’ve handled disease outbreaks
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The history behind the most controversial holiday beverage of all time, which was once likened to an energy drink and even prompted a drunken riot at West Point

Eggnog is a hot-button topic when it comes to holiday beverages, attracting fans and detractors alike. The drink has a rather odd history, going from a beverage that was believed to be a nutritional treatment for influenza to a sloshy party punch. George Washington had a particularly alcoholic recipe for […]
The history behind the most controversial holiday beverage of all time, which was once likened to an energy drink and even prompted a drunken riot at West Point