A little history lesson for those who have an interest in politics, Others can skip to the next post.

“In 1856, Nathaniel P. Banks of Massachusetts found himself in the speaker’s chair after nearly two months of voting and 133 ballots cast in a fractious House. At that time, there were numerous factions, like the waning Whig Party, an anemic group of Democrats, a small nativist block called the American Party (also called the Know Nothings), and a fledgling Republican Party. The chaos was a precursor to the Civil War and to the emergence of the modern two-party system.”

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