It wasn’t until 1856 that Congress removed property ownership as a requirement to vote in elections.
In 1870, Congress passed the 15th Amendment, which granted the right to vote to African- Americans and other nonwhite men. However, an African-American’s right to vote was often denied in the South and parts of the North until the 1960's.
When Democrat Stephen A. Douglas called Abraham Lincoln “two-faced” during an election year, Lincoln replied, “If I had another face, do you think I would wear this one?”
In the 1984 presidential election, Ronald Reagan received both the highest number of popular votes and the highest number of electoral votes in the history of U.S. presidential elections. These numbers have yet to be surpassed by another presidential candidate.
John Quincy Adams is the only president to have lost both the popular vote and electoral vote and still become president.
The first U.S. presidential election was in 1789. Only white men who owned property could vote, a stipulation that prohibited 94% of the population from casting a ballot.
Over 200 women have run for President of the United States; however, this list includes nominees of many minor parties and candidates who ran for president before women won the right to vote in 1920.