(NewsUSA) - Think this election season has been the craziest of all time? Think again. American elections have long been highlighted by drama, scandal and intrigue -- and the surprising twists and turns of presidential campaigns have a habit of repeating themselves.
Several aspects of the 2020 election cycle have undoubtedly been unique, with a global pandemic, protests for racial justice and extremist groups threatening violence. But from the civil rights movement to the Great Recession, Americans have previously headed to the polls through war, economic downturn and social instability. As the dust settles after this election, it's worth looking back to the past for a bit of historical context.