Daniel Webster sought the Whig Party nomination in 1848, but was defeated by Mexican-American War hero Zachary Taylor. Webster declined the subsequent offer of the Vice-Presidency, saying, “No thank you, I do not propose to be buried until I am really dead and in my coffin.” - #history #politics
Freeport Wide Awakes / Lincoln and Hamlin. The Wide Awakes were groups of young men who supported Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election. They marched and rallied in uniform, carrying torches. They also organized as self-appointed political police, poll watching and monitoring over political meetings to ensure order was kept.
Chicago’s Police Department’s first female officers, 1913 The starting salary of a policewoman in 1913 was $75 a month, and each officer was assigned an area to patrol—often a beach, park, bus terminal, railroad station, or dancehall. Their duties included protecting girls from unsavory types who might lure them into danger and arresting girls for wearing questionable swimming costumes at the local beaches.
The 1880 presidential election saw Ohioan James A. Garfield and his running mate, Chester A. Arthur, defeat Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock and William Hayden English. Arthur would become president in 1881, following the assassination of Garfield. Garfield & Arthur campaign ribbon from Heritage Auctions (HA.com)
I Voted for Lincoln and I Voted for McKinley. A William McKinley for President ribbon from 1900, meant to be worn by someone who voted for Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and 1864, and for McKinley in 1896. Ribbon from Heritage Auctions (HA.com)