HBCU Politics™ Histolitics: Compromise of 1787

The Three-Fifths Compromise is found in Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States of America Constitution: Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, … Continue reading


President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Speech – Full Text

Remarks of U.S. President Barack Obama — As Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he said, “to report the State of the … Continue reading


Presidential Margin of Victory Per HBCU State

Washington D.C. 84.2% New York 26.6% Maryland 25.1% Massachusetts 23.1% California 20.9% Delaware 18.6% Illinois 16.2% Michigan 9.5% Pennsylvania 5.1% Virginia 3.1% Ohio 1.9% Florida 0.9% North Carolina 2.2% Georgia 8.0% Missouri 9.6% South Carolina 10.6% Mississippi 12.0% Texas 15.8% Louisiana 17.3% Tennessee 20.5% Alabama 22.2% Kentucky 22.7% Arkansas 23.7% Oklahoma 33.5% *Red denotes margin … Continue reading