Asked “if America has ever been in such a crisis before”, Heather Cox Richardson details three other times it has happened here.

The answer to the first question is yes, it has, three times, although only once was this bad. In the 1850s, the 1890s, and the 1920s, oligarchs took over the nation’s government, controlling the White House, Congress, and the courts.

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