Iowa Celebrates 175 Years of Statehood Today

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Iowa Caucuses


In 1976, Jimmy Carter performed well in the “first-in-the-nation” Iowa caucuses and used the momentum to become the Democratic Party’s nominee and, eventually, the president of the United States. Due to his success, the Iowa caucuses attracted more national attention as candidates from both parties flocked to the state to make their case to Iowa voters in local cafes, church basements and similar venues.