Bryant Paul Johnson returns with another installment of his historically accurate series, The Antecedent. If you're new to this regular feature at Comixpedia be sure to catch up on the archived installments. In this comic, we run into John Tyler, the first man to gain the Presidency without winning a presidential election — and he didn't even need a 5-4 Supreme Court decision to do it!
Bryant Paul Johnson returns with another two-fisted tale of American politics and other circus acts.
Before being killed later in life by a stingray, our seventh American president Andrew Jackson once wrestled an alligator to win the Battle of New Orleans.
He also gave us political patronage and expanded the use of the veto, the most powerful presidential tool (until the presidential signing statement of course).
When the Presidential Election of 1824 was too close to call the
Supreme Court House of Representatives picked the President. The elections of 1824 were also a turning point for American politics in many other ways.
How political and economic pressures created the most famous piece of American foreign policy: The Monroe Doctrine (and how a strategic partnership kept if from being hollow rhetoric).
Faulty intelligence. A war of choice. Incompetent leadership.
No, not the current war in Iraq. Think 1812 and Canada.
In the fourth installment of The Antecedent, Bryant Paul Johnson revisits the origin of the "gerrymander," a critter almost as old as American democracy itself.
In the third installment of The Antecedent, Bryant Paul Johnson examines the "federal ratio" inscribed in the original U.S constitution and how that compromise amongst the founding fathers trapped the young American nation on a path destined for the ultimate conflict of the Civil War.
In its second installment, The Antecedent looks at the original Patriot Act: the Alien & Sedition Acts of the 1790s.
2005 may have been a year of political scandal, but corruption in American politics is a tradition as old as the nation.