He was nominated on the ballot thanks to the support of William Jennings Bryan, a three-time Democratic presidential candidate. If all of the candidates were supporters of Progressivism, what were the issues? The three key issues of this election were how to deal with trusts, should women be able to vote, and should tariffs be used to protect trade in America. This book states, “Although the debates ranged widely, there were two general camps: (1) Those who argued for a small- scale, localized, producer-oriented
In the election of 1796, Jefferson was the favorite of Democratic-Republican opponents of the Washington administration. He came in second to Federalist John Adams in electoral college votes and became Adams's vice president. In 1800, however, the political tide had turned against the Federalist Party of Adams and Hamilton. After a bitterly contested election, a tie vote in the electoral college, and a protracted deadlock in the House of Representatives, Jefferson finally emerged as the winner—thanks, in part, to the three-fifths clause of the Constitution, which gave states with large slave populations additional votes. In his inaugural address, Jefferson pled for national unity in an attempt to heal the wounds of a vicious campaign and to gain support from the Federalist-controlled Congress.
After the war, he took a law degree at Kansas City and after this he moved into the social and political circles of the Democrat Party. Truman was a county court judge for eight years until 1935, when aged 41 he was elected as a Senator. In World War Two, Truman had the responsibility of keeping a check on war time spending. In 1944, he was selected by F D Roosevelt to be his running mate for the 1944 election campaign. Roosevelt won this election and Truman moved from being a Senator to becoming Vice-President of the United States.
He also presided over the elimination of a projected $1.2–1.5 billion deficit through a combination of spending cuts, increased fees, and the closure of corporate tax loopholes. Romney did not seek re-election in 2006, instead focusing on his campaign for the Republican nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. He won several primaries and caucuses but lost out to the eventual nominee, Senator John McCain. In 2011, he began campaigning for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, eventually winning enough caucuses and primaries to be nominated with his chosen running mate, Representative Paul Ryan. In doing so, Romney became the first Mormon to be a major party presidential nominee.
He defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, and was the third of seven boys. He was originally named David Dwight, but his mother reversed the two names after his birth to avoid the confusion
The couple had four sons together, two of whom would die tragically while still children. Then, in 1846, Lincoln was elected to U.S. Congress, and moved to Washington to serve out his term, where he spoke out against the Mexican War and unsuccessfully attempted to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia. In 1849, Lincoln returned to Springfield to resume his career as a lawyer and devote more time to his family. His political life seemed to be over. But when the slavery question heated up in the middle 1850s, Lincoln took to the stump again, running unsuccessfully for Senate in 1854 and 1858.
Though Al Gore won the popular vote by 48.4% Bush won the votes of the Electoral College which resulted in him winning the Presidential election. Another example that presents Electoral Colleges distorted nature is the 1996 election in which Bill Clinton achieved 49% of the popular vote and went on to achieve 70% of the Electoral College vote. However, this is a weak argument as prior to this election it never occurred that a running candidate had more Electoral College votes without gaining the majority of votes in the national popular vote. A national popular vote would allow democracy to function in its most pure form by selecting the President based on the national popular
US History 939-943 Victory for Nixon • Vietnam proved a less crucial issue than expected. • Both candidates were committed to carrying on the war until the enemy settled for an honorable peace. • Nixon won one in 1968. • He won 301 of the electoral votes with a 43.4 % of the popular tally. • Nixon was the first president-elect since 1848 to not bring in one house of congress for his party in an initial election.
Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States, until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through the American Civil War, ended slavery, and promoted economic modernization. He also became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives but later failed in two attempts at a seat in the United States Senate. Although Lincoln is most remembered for what he has done, He was also a loving husband and father of four children. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.
* LIFE AND LEGACY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN Abraham Lincoln worked his way up from humble beginnings to the highest office in the land, preserved the Union despite a frighteningly massive Civil War, freed slaves, and promised a more perfect union, before ending his life as a martyr, the victim of an assassin's bullet. He is remembered for all of these things and more. His name is synonymous with greatness, and he is consistently considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, American President. Born on Feb. 12, 1809, he started life the son of two illiterate farmers living as a poor economic conditions in Kentucky. His mother and brothers die when he was young.