Campaigning for President in America 1788 2016

Author: Scott John Hammond
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440850798
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What does it take to get elected president of the United States—"leader of the free world"? This book gives readers insight into the major issues and events surrounding American presidential elections across more than two centuries, from the earliest years of the Republic through the campaigns of the 21st century. • Introduces readers to the how and why of every American presidential election in history through plain-English analyses written by national scholars of American politics • Presents a chronological account of presidential campaigns that showcases the key personalities, issues, and campaign themes as they emerged in American political history • Examines recent presidential elections of the 21st century in detail • Decodes confusing campaign jargon and political insider terminology, especially for the ever-changing campaigns of the 21st century

A History of American Presidential Elections From George Washington to Barack Obama

Author: Marc Schulman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781885881199
Format: PDF
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All New Updated to Include the 2012 Election American Presidential Elections: From George Washington to Barack Obama is a comprehensive reference on American elections. The book contains overviews of the issues and events of every election in US history, including charts with popular votes, electoral votes, and states carried. The election summary also includes information on party conventions. the book open with a section explaining how elections take place, why people vote and other issues in elections. Questions such as why certain different religious groups vote for Republicans or Democrats are explored, including a novel theory on Jewish voting. American Presidential Elections is a must for anyone interested in American politics!

Who Will Be the Next President

Author: Alexander S. Belenky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642326358
Format: PDF
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This book addresses the peculiarities of the current presidential election system not yet addressed in other publications. It argues that any rules for electing a President that may have a chance to replace the current ones should provide an equal representation of states as equal members of the Union, and of the nation as a whole. This book analyzes the National Popular Vote plan and shows that this plan may violate the Supreme Court decisions on the equality of votes cast in statewide popular elections held to choose state electors. Thus, the National Popular Vote plan may violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The book proposes a new election system in which the will of the states and the will of the nation as a whole are determined by direct popular elections for President and Vice President in the 50 states and in D.C. This system a) would elect President a candidate who is the choice of both the nation as a whole and of the states as equal members of the Union, b) would let the current system elect a President only if no such candidate exists, and c) would encourage the candidates to campaign nationwide. From the contents: The initial design of the Electoral College: basic ideas, logical mistakes, and overlooked problems.- The Electoral College today.- Curbing contingent elections.- Inconvenient facts about the Electoral College.- The Electoral College and campaign strategies.- The National Popular Vote plan: a brilliant idea or a dead-on-arrival delusion?.- Equalizing the will of the states and the will of the nation.- Conclusion.

1912

Author: James Chace
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439188262
Format: PDF, ePub
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Beginning with former president Theodore Roosevelt’s return in 1910 from his African safari, Chace brilliantly unfolds a dazzling political circus that featured four extraordinary candidates. When Roosevelt failed to defeat his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, for the Republican nomination, he ran as a radical reformer on the Bull Moose ticket. Meanwhile, Woodrow Wilson, the ex-president of Princeton, astonished everyone by seizing the Democratic nomination from the bosses who had made him New Jersey’s governor. Most revealing of the reformist spirit sweeping the land was the charismatic socialist Eugene Debs, who polled an unprecedented one million votes. Wilson’s “accidental” election had lasting impact on America and the world. The broken friendship between Taft and TR inflicted wounds on the Republican Party that have never healed, and the party passed into the hands of a conservative ascendancy that reached its fullness under Reagan and George W. Bush. Wilson’s victory imbued the Democratic Party with a progressive idealism later incarnated in FDR, Truman, and LBJ. 1912 changed America.

Presidential Elections 1789 2008 10th edition

Author: CQ Press
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781604265415
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This comprehensive resource explains with detail and clarity the evolution of presidential elections. Now updated to include full coverage of the 2008 contest between John McCain and Barack Obama, the book illustrates the means by which the president is elected&BAD:mdash;including the complexities of the Electoral College system. Readers will find information on:Who runs for president and how the process works from primaries to inaugurationThe contests held for every presidential election from 1789 to 2008The impact of the primary and caucus systemsPopular and electoral votes for all presidents from 1789 to 2008The role of the Electoral College and related political debatesA biographical directory of U.S. presidential and vice-presidential candidates Enhanced with data tables, maps, portraits of candidates, political cartoons, and other illustrations, this unique volume brings to life the history and processes behind presidential elections for a wide range of readers. Priced affordably with limited budgets in mind, this updated edition of Presidential Elections 1789-2008 will become an essential part of public, academic, and high school library collections.

A Magnificent Catastrophe

Author: Edward J. Larson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416568409
Format: PDF, Kindle
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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title "They could write like angels and scheme like demons." So begins Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson's masterful account of the wild ride that was the 1800 presidential election—an election so convulsive and so momentous to the future of American democracy that Thomas Jefferson would later dub it "America's second revolution." This was America's first true presidential campaign, giving birth to our two-party system and indelibly etching the lines of partisanship that have so profoundly shaped American politics ever since. The contest featured two of our most beloved Founding Fathers, once warm friends, facing off as the heads of their two still-forming parties—the hot-tempered but sharp-minded John Adams, and the eloquent yet enigmatic Thomas Jefferson—flanked by the brilliant tacticians Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, who later settled their own differences in a duel. The country was descending into turmoil, reeling from the terrors of the French Revolution, and on the brink of war with France. Blistering accusations flew as our young nation was torn apart along party lines: Adams and his elitist Federalists would squelch liberty and impose a British-style monarchy; Jefferson and his radically democratizing Republicans would throw the country into chaos and debase the role of religion in American life. The stakes could not have been higher. As the competition heated up, other founders joined the fray—James Madison, John Jay, James Monroe, Gouverneur Morris, George Clinton, John Marshall, Horatio Gates, and even George Washington—some of them emerging from retirement to respond to the political crisis gripping the nation and threatening its future. Drawing on unprecedented, meticulous research of the day-to-day unfolding drama, from diaries and letters of the principal players as well as accounts in the fast-evolving partisan press, Larson vividly re-creates the mounting tension as one state after another voted and the press had the lead passing back and forth. The outcome remained shrouded in doubt long after the voting ended, and as Inauguration Day approached, Congress met in closed session to resolve the crisis. In its first great electoral challenge, our fragile experiment in constitutional democracy hung in the balance. A Magnificent Catastrophe is history writing at its evocative best: the riveting story of the last great contest of the founding period.

A Woman for President

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 080279615X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Traces the life and accomplishments of the American suffragist who became the first successful female stockbroker, and later started a newspaper and ran for president.

9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America

Author: Brion McClanahan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621574911
Format: PDF, ePub
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Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. Which nine? Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers and The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution, will surprise readers with his list, which he supports with exhaustive and entertaining evidence. 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America is a new look back at American history that unabashedly places blame for our nation's current problems on the backs of nine very flawed men.

The Role of Twitter in the 2016 US Election

Author: Christopher J. Galdieri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319689819
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book assembles six chapters by respected and emerging scholars in political science and communication to produce a first sustained look at Twitter's role in the 2016 US Presidential Election. While much attention has already been paid to Trump's use of Twitter as a phenomenon—how it helps drive news cycles, distracts attention from other matters, or levies attacks against rivals, the news media, and other critics—there has been little scholarly analysis of the impact Twitter played in the actual election. These chapters apply an impressive diversity of theoretical explanations and methodological approaches to explore how this new technology shaped an American election, and what impact it could have in the future.

Congressman Lincoln

Author: Chris DeRose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451697287
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A chronicle of the early political years of the 16th President offers insight into his lesser-known professional and personal difficulties, from his abuse-marked marriage and near-duel with an adversary to his quorum-preventing window jump and his invention patent. By the author of Founding Rivals.