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Savanna Parisian

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Political Parties

What is the political symbolism behind the donkey and the elephant?

The Democratic Party’s donkey can be traced back to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson, whose opponents referred to him as a “jackass.” Jackson embraced the image and featured the donkey on his campaign posters. Years later, a political cartoonist named Thomas Nast helped popularize the donkey as a symbol for the whole Democratic Party.

Nast was also responsible for promoting the elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party. He first used it in an 1874 drawing titled “The Third-Term Panic” featuring an elephant labeled “The Republican vote.” He continued to use the elephant as a symbol for the party, and other cartoonists followed suit, cementing the association.

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Literacy
Children's Books

What was your favorite book growing up?

I was a huge fan of Judy Blume's "Fudge" series, especially "Superfudge", when I was in grade school. In junior high it was "Indiana Jones and the White Witch" by Martin Caidin. In high school I was too busy transcribing video game music to spend a lot of time reading, but I enjoyed a couple books I read in classes, mainly "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

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Germany in WW2
Anne Frank

When did Anne Franks become famous?

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Uncategorized
Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

What is Max Gladwell's birthday?

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2020 Presidential Campaign
Elections and Voting

Who won the presidential debate tonight poll?

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