Similarities and Differences: T. Roosevelt vs. W. Wilson Michelle Neuman HIS204 Professor Carl Garrigus July 8, 2013 Similarities and Differences: T. Roosevelt vs. W. Wilson The election of 1912 was an election that changed the country, as 75 percent of all votes cast were for a Progressive candidate. The candidates were Theodore Roosevelt, a staunch Progressive who ran under the newly created Bull Moose Party; William Howard Taft, a Republican; and, Woodrow Wilson, a Progressive Democrat. The race was one of astounding victory for the progressive way of thinking. While there were definite parallels in the two men, the contrasts were far more striking. Even though Roosevelt and Wilson were both supportive of the progressive movement, they ran for President under two completely different parties, and this was not their only difference.
For a country to be democratic there should be universal suffrage – all adults should have the right to vote. Britain was not very democratic in this respect in 1851, since only 1 in 7 men had the right to vote and no women could vote. However, a number of pieces of legislation were passed to extend the franchise. The 1867 Second Reform Act granted the vote to some working class men for the first time and meant that 1 in 3 men could vote. The 1884 Third Reform Act gave more respectable working class men the vote and meant that 2 out of every 3 were enfranchised.
Whilst in his presidential years, he was liked by the public because he challenged the views against homosexuals and abortion, which were popular amongst Americans. Also the welfare reform showed truly what a successful president he was as he didn’t just work on his government but worked on his people and gave better lives to his people. The welfare reform
Oliver Robinson 12/2/12 Period 1 Mr. Bain AP US History DBQ The age of Jackson was an era filled with changes and controversy. After a great triumph at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, Jackson ascended to the presidency asserting the fact that he was the voice of the common man. However under his leadership the nation faced numerous struggles and controversies. The Jacksonian democrats claimed to be the guardians of the Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality in economic opportunities. However personal vendettas and corruption led to the destruction of these values during the 1820’s and 1830’s.
A good government is one who restrains men from injuring one another, leaves men free to regulate their pursuits of industry and improvement, and does not take from those who earn what they have. Gordon S. Wood said that Thomas Jefferson was a symbol of what we as a people are. “No figure in our past has embodied so much of our heritage and so many of our hopes.” But, again he was also a hypocrite. He said in his inaugural address that minorities should be protected by the law and treated as equals when he himself had many slaves. He even had one of his slaves as a mistress to whom he fathered many children.
Why was the Republican Party so successful in Presidential elections in the years 1968-88? There are many reasons why the Republican Party was so successful in the Presidential elections in 1968-88 such as election strategies, finance, personalities, successes as Presidents, and the weakness of Democratic contenders. However the main reason for the success of the Republican’s was due to the economy as this was a very important factor for the American people so if the economy was good then they would vote for the party that improved the economy, but if the economy was bad then they would vote for the opposite party. The economy was of great importance for the Republican’s success from 1968-1988 as depending on the state of the economy this would determine which party the Americans would vote for. During this time period, the Republican presidents managed to obtain a good economy and managed to improve it which would lead to more Republicans being elected in the future.
The United States presidential election of 1828 made a rematch between John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson. The Election of 1828 was unique in that nominations were no longer made by Congressional caucuses, but by conventions and the state legislatures. The election was unlike those before it mainly because of the "corrupt bargain" specifically between Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay. Jackson was not rich, not from one of the old, established American families. He had not much education and no connection with the founding fathers.
This allowed men from all classes to vote rather than the richer classes having the majority of voters meaning that Germany was starting to become well represented in parliament. Voting also included a secret ballot which meant that German citizens could vote without the fear of persecution, so the votes would be the honest opinions of German citizens. This links in with the idea that citizens were starting to take advantage of Rechtsstaact, the turn out for Reichstag elections increased substantially from 50% in 1871 to 85% in 1912. The growth of the Social Democratic party was also a clear indication for the growing parliamentary democracy and the nations want for change. In the 1912 election the SPD polled 4,250,000 votes and became the largest party in the Reichstag with 110 deputies.
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
Therefore, the hallmark of franchise is considered to be the most important hallmark for helping Britain become a more democratic country. For franchise to be met every adult needs to be able to vote. In 1850 only 1 in 7 men could vote, there were severe restrictions based on property and income, and all women were disenfranchised. In 1867 there was a Second Reform Act which meant 1 in 3 men could vote and in 1884 there was a Representation of People Act which improved this further, meaning that 2 in 3 men could vote. By 1900, however, the hallmark of franchise was not met because working class men and no women at all could vote.