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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Mudslinging, Muckraking and Apple Pie: Presidential Campaigns, the Great American Pastime

12:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Park Ridge Park District Centennial Activity Center
100 S. Western Ave.
Park Ridge, IL , 60068

847-692-3597


It seems that now more than ever, Presidential campaigns are getting down and dirty. How did this campaign craziness get started? Believe it or not, Presidential campaigns have actually gotten more civil over the years!

In this program with Terry Lynch, hear 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 election of Teddy Roosevelt when he decided to start his OWN political party. Catered lunch includes chicken breast roulade, American potato salad, green beans and apple pie!
 
It seems that now more than ever, Presidential campaigns are getting down and dirty. How did this campaign craziness get started? Believe it or not, Presidential campaigns have actually gotten more civil over the years!
 
Fee is $17 Member/$19 Guest (skip the lunch and come at 1:15, fee is $7 Member/$9 Guest).
 
Please register in advance. Contact the Centennial Activity Center at 847-692-3597 for more information.

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