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bhunt70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:24 PM
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What is the longest concurrent time one party has spent in the oval office
Just wondering?
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:29 PM
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1. My brain is fried but here's a link:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/pres/list.s...

Maybe you have the energy to figure it out! :D
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:31 PM
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2. The Republicans after the Civil War?
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:32 PM
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3. The Republicans after the Civil War?
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:32 PM
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4. fdr and truman, maybe?
1933-1953

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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:33 PM
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5. Republicans had a nice run after the Civil War
16 years.

FDR/Truman combined held the White House for 20.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:40 PM
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10. Of the 72 years following Lincoln's first inauguration...
Republicans held the White House for 56. (Although some don't count Teddy Roosevelt as a "real" Republican). The longest streak during that time was from 1861-1885, 24 years.
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bhunt70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:35 PM
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6. Interesting.
in the modern era (I'm using 1900 - present) we've had a hard time stringing together more than 2 in a row. We have such amazing talent on deck and in the wings I'd like to see us break that streak.

There aren't enough years to go around!
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bhunt70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:36 PM
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8. reply to self - read the list wrong and can't edit.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:36 PM
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7. if you count jefferson and the democratic-republicans as democrats
as some do, then the democrats from jefferson to van bueren held power from 1801-1841
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:37 PM
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9. Maybe the Republicans 1861-1885
Except Andrew Johnson (1865-69) was a War Democrat elected on the National Union ticket in 1864...

Maybe the Democrats 1801-1841 although the party certainly went through some changes in the 1820s.
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carpetbagger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 10:42 PM
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11. Jefferson-Van Buren. 40 years, 24 before factionalism.
Even if you argue that JQ Adams and Jackson essentially represented different parties, it still leaves 24 years under Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe.

If you argue that the one-party rule only existed until 1824, then you would also have to argue that the Republican's 24 year rule from 1860 to 1884 was also tainted by the ascension of Andrew Johnson to the presidency, a democrat who ran on the 1864 "national union" ticket with Lincoln.
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