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Timeline (Pearson Wins)

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Below is the full timeline for the alternate history Pearson Wins, which focuses on a parallel world that mixes aspects of secret history with its point of divergence.


  • William McKinley is elected the 25th president of the United States on November 3, 1896 and re-elected in 1900.
  • The Spanish-American War in 1898, the United States defeats the empire of Spain and acquires Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico.


  • President McKinley is shot on September 8, 1901, dying eight days later, allowing his Vice President Theodore Roosevelt to assume the presidency and later elected in 1904.
  • Howard Taft is elected the 27th president of the United States on November 3, 1908.


  • Woodrow Wilson is elected 28th president of the United States on November 5, 1912 and later re-elected in 1916.


  • Warren G. Harding is elected 29th president of the United States on November 2, 1920, later succumbing to health issues in 1923. This allowed his Vice President Calvin Coolidge to assume the presidency. Coolidge is elected in 1924.
  • Herbert Hoover is elected 31st president of the United States on November 6, 1928.
  • The Great Depression occurs after the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 concluding the Roaring Twenties and ushering in the Turbulent Thirties.


  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected 32nd president of the United States on November 8, 1932, he is re-elected three times in 1936, 1940 and 1944. Before dying of complications to polio on April 12, 1945. The longest-serving president in U.S. history.


  • World War II begins as the United States enters the global conflict after a surprise attack is conducted by the Empire of Japan on its Pearl Harbor base on December 7, 1941.
  • With the death of FDR, new Vice President Harry S. Truman assumes the presidency and is elected in 1948.


  • Famous World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected the 34th president of the United States on November 4, 1952 and is re-elected in 1956.


  • John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States takes a motorcade through Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 and is subsequently assassinated by lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald. Ultimately igniting a flurry of conspiracy theories that remain strong as much as fifty years later.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, JFK's Vice President runs for election in 1964, which becomes known as a realignment election where Democrats would begin to struggle to win states in the South and Republicans would begin to win them instead.
  • JFK's 1960 election presidential rival Richard M. Nixon runs for election in 1968 and wins, he is re-elected in 1972.


  • Richard M. Nixon, 37th president of the United States resigns from the office on August 9, 1974 as the result of an investigation into the Watergate scandal. This event allows Gerald R. Ford to assume the presidency, Ford is elected in 1976.


  • Little known Ohio congressman Robert Pearson is elected 39th president of the United States on November 4, 1980 and re-elected in 1984.
  • Widely popular California governor Tom Bradley is elected 40th president of the United States on November 8, 1988. He bows out of a re-election bid in 1992 due to health concerns.


  • Libertarian-minded Republican senator from Indiana William Morgan is elected 41st president of the United States on November 3, 1992 and re-elected in 1996.


  • Highly popular Connecticut governor Henry Raymond is elected 42nd president of the United States on November 7, 2000 and re-elected in 2004.
  • Terrorists aligned with a faction inside Naziristan launch a massive attack on San Francisco on Labor Day 2002.
  • The attack leads to a formal declaration of war with Naziristan and an invasion of the country which would become known as the Naziristan War of 2003.
  • Republican governor of Utah Bud McMurray is elected the 43rd president of the United States on November 4, 2008 and is re-elected in 2012.


  • An electoral fight occurs during the 2016 cycle between McMurray's Vice President John Boyer and his Democratic challenger Colorado Governor Thomas Pearson.

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