The United States is the world’s largest economy if you’re looking at nominal GDP. We’re also a major leader in technology and innovation. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. The first cell phone was made by Motorola, an American company. Michigan-born Henry Ford was credited for developing the first affordable automobile. America is also home to some of the world’s most significant civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. And don’t get us started on pop culture. These are just a few of the reasons that the rest of the world looks to us for an example. This is why our presidential election, held every four years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, is viewed as an international event. We’ve made history by voting this past decade. Barack Obama was the first African American to serve as POTUS, Hillary Clinton was the first woman to be nominated by a major party, and Donald J. Trump, 70, will be the oldest candidate to be sworn into office. But history was also made in years past. Check out our list of 25 election facts below to see how. Let us know what you think. Have we made progress or is history merely repeating itself? What do you hope to see in the future?