Donald Trump speaking at an immigration policy speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Aug. 31, 2016. Source: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons

Short Take

Putting the 2016 election into historical perspective

Early this morning, Donald J. Trump was declared president-elect and will become the 45th President of the United States. The victory came as a surprise to many and it feels like a rupture in American history.

Just what should we make of this and how can we draw lessons from the past? In this BackStory short take, Brian and Ed look to add perspective to this historic event.

(Photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

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