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1
3 horas para concluir

The Election of 1800

The stormy election of 1800 culminated in the election of Thomas Jefferson as president, but it also played an important role in encouraging American politicians to reform the electoral college, which remains the system by which presidents are chosen.

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19 vídeos ((Total 96 mín.)), 5 leituras, 1 teste
19 videos
Adams and Pinckney4min
Jefferson and Burr4min
Hamilton1min
The Electoral College6min
Voting5min
The 1800 Campaign 16min
The 1800 Campaign 23min
The Press and the 1800 Campaign2min
The Electoral College Meets3min
Deadlock in Congress4min
Jefferson's Deal?2min
The Inauguration1min
The Revolution of 1800?6min
Interview: Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf7min
Interview: Joanne B. Freeman5min
Interview: Gaye Wilson11min
5 leituras
The New Nation10min
Joanne B. Freeman, "The Presidential Election of 1800: A Story of Crisis, Controversy, and Change."10min
[Optional Reading] Alexander Hamilton's attack on John Adams, October 24, 180010min
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 180110min
Interviews with Historians10min
1 exercício prático
Practice Quiz – The Election of 18006min
3 horas para concluir

The Election of 1860

With four candidates seeking the White House in 1860, the election of Abraham Lincoln prompted South Carolina's secession, the establishment of the Confederate States of America, and the Civil War. Exploring the 1860 election helps us to understand the development of political parties, voting, and radicalism in American politics.

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6 vídeos ((Total 28 mín.)), 7 leituras, 2 testes
6 videos
Outcomes and Consequences3min
Roundtable: The impact of the 1860 election4min
Round-up discussion: Friday, October 28, Was the 1800 presidential election the 'nastiest' in American history?2min
7 leituras
The Pre-Civil War Era & the Sectional Crisis10min
Caleb Bingham (1853-1854)20min
“Political Parties in the United States, 1820–1860”10min
Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 186030min
1860 Republican Platform10min
Primary Sources: Secession20min
“Presidential Election of 1860: A Resource Guide,” Library of Congress.10min
2 exercícios práticos
Practice Quiz – The Election of 18606min
Week 1 Quiz - Nineteenth-Century Elections10min
Semana
2
3 horas para concluir

The Election of 1968

The problems that America faced in fighting the Vietnam War forced Lyndon Johnson to withdraw his candidacy for reelection, and the war would be seen as a leading factor in the victory of Richard Nixon. But how important was, and is, foreign policy in American domestic politics?

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9 vídeos ((Total 46 mín.)), 7 leituras, 1 teste
9 videos
Presidential Primaries4min
Democratic Primaries 19685min
Issues I: Law and Order6min
Issues II: The Impact of Vietnam4min
The Results7min
Conclusion3min
7 leituras
The Sixties, the 'Unraveling', and 196830min
Primary Sources – Responses to Vietnam: Walter Cronkite and the 'Wise Men'20min
Primary Source – President Johnson's March 31st Speech10min
Primaries10min
Primary Sources about the 1968 Election – Party Platforms, Humphrey's Campaign, and Riots in Chicago30min
Primary Sources: Humphrey/Johnson Discuss Vietnam, LeMay/Wallace Press Conference, and LBJ Halts Bombing in Vietnam30min
Voting Map, Statistics, and Results10min
1 exercício prático
Practice Quiz - The Election of 19686min
3 horas para concluir

The Election of 1980

The election of 1980 is often seen as marking modern America's embrace of conservatism, in a manner that still shapes the nation and the world today. Examining the 1980 election helps us to understand why conservative ideas on the economy and foreign policy gained popularity, and why Reagan proved a powerful salesperson for the Right.

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6 vídeos ((Total 54 mín.)), 8 leituras, 2 testes
6 videos
Conservative ascendancy and electoral eras7min
The gender gap8min
Roundtable Discussion: Week 216min
8 leituras
Context2min
Secondary reading on liberalism's travails and the 1980 election40min
Primary sources on the 1980 presidential campaign10min
The development and significance of presidential debates on television3min
Optional primary source: the Carter-Reagan debate10min
Turning points and "realignments" in electoral history3min
Exploring the "gender gap" in voting3min
Data on the gender gap10min
2 exercícios práticos
Practice Quiz – The Election of 19806min
Week 2 Quiz – Twentieth-Century Elections10min
Semana
3
2 horas para concluir

The Election of 2008

At the end of our course, we look back to the election of Barack Obama in 2008. This is explored through the testimony and perspectives of a practitioner who took part in the Obama campaign, of a journalist who traveled across America in fall 2008, and of a political scientist who has written about the election. Did Obama's victory signal a turn to progressivism, and how did digital technologies transform electoral politics?

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4 vídeos ((Total 56 mín.)), 7 leituras, 1 teste
7 leituras
Exploring the election of Barack Obama5min
"Barack Obama: Campaigns and Elections"10min
Background reading (optional): The American Yawp on recent US history30min
Primary Sources – Campaign Commercials10min
About Mike Moffo1min
About Jon Kelly1min
About Nicol Rae2min
1 exercício prático
Practice Quiz – The Election of 20086min
3 horas para concluir

The Election of 2016

It is too soon to tell the history of the 2016 presidential election (and so last year's election is not one of the five that are at the heart of our course), but how does does history help us to understand the Clinton-Trump contest and its outcome? By way of concluding "The Making of the US President," we reflect on historical parallels (and discontinuities).

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2 vídeos ((Total 87 mín.)), 3 leituras, 1 teste
3 leituras
Exploring the political battle via campaign commercials15min
Roundtable discussion after the 2016 election10min
Exploring Donald Trump's inaugural address in historical perspective15min
1 exercício prático
Week 3 Quiz – The Election of 2016 and Historical Parallels10min
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por JQFeb 12th 2017

Great Review. I am active in politics and still found there were things I'd forgotten. Thanks for the fun and the review.

Instrutores

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Frank Cogliano

Professor of American History
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
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David Silkenat

Lecturer
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
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Fabian Hilfrich

Senior Lecturer in American History
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
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Robert Mason

Professor of Twentieth-Century U.S. History
School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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