Everything We Know About the U.S. Government We Learned from Drunk History

Election Day is the perfect time to reflect on our nation’s history. And depending on how your candidates do in their races, it’s also when you’ll be celebrating with or drowning your sorrows in alcohol. Luckily, there’s a way to brush up on the U.S.’s past and get your buzz on: Comedy Central’s Drunk History!

Though you’re not voting for a president this election cycle, you can still appreciate Drunk History’s take on famous presidential facts. Whether you’re watching clips from the show’s period online on Funny Or Die or checking it out on cable, you’ll admit it’s a non-partisan way appreciate your basic freedoms.

Click through to see Casey Wilson, Will Ferrell, and more stars re-enact drunken accounts of everything you should have learned back in high school.

The Election Of 1800

If you thought trash talking between opponents was a modern phenomenon, think again. In the clip above, watch as John Adams (Joe Lo Truglio) and Thomas Jefferson (Jerry O’Connell) duke it out in 1800’s presidential election.

Dolley Madison Saves A Piece Of History During The War Of 1812

Casey Wilson plays Dolley Madison, wife of President James Madison. As British troops advanced on Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812, the first lady exercised her own leadership skills. Watch the clip above to see how badass Dolley Madison was.

Abraham Lincoln Is Smuggled Into Washington, D.C.

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