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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....
Reading
19 vidéos (Total 96 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video19 vidéos
Setting the Scene 2: Issues--Hamilton vs. Jefferson; the French Revolution6 min
Setting the Scene 3: The Election of 1796; the Quasi-War5 min
Adams and Pinckney4 min
Jefferson and Burr4 min
Hamilton1 min
The Electoral College6 min
Voting5 min
The 1800 Campaign 16 min
The 1800 Campaign 23 min
The Press and the 1800 Campaign2 min
The Electoral College Meets3 min
Deadlock in Congress4 min
Jefferson's Deal?2 min
The Inauguration1 min
The Revolution of 1800?6 min
Interview: Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf7 min
Interview: Joanne B. Freeman5 min
Interview: Gaye Wilson11 min
Reading5 lectures
The New Nation10 min
Joanne B. Freeman, "The Presidential Election of 1800: A Story of Crisis, Controversy, and Change."10 min
[Optional Reading] Alexander Hamilton's attack on John Adams, October 24, 180010 min
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 180110 min
Interviews with Historians10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz – The Election of 18006 min
Heures pour terminer
3 heures pour terminer

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....
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 28 min), 7 lectures, 2 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Parties and Voting6 min
Conventions and Platforms9 min
Outcomes and Consequences3 min
Roundtable: The impact of the 1860 election4 min
Round-up discussion: Friday, October 28, Was the 1800 presidential election the 'nastiest' in American history?2 min
Reading7 lectures
The Pre-Civil War Era & the Sectional Crisis10 min
Caleb Bingham (1853-1854)20 min
“Political Parties in the United States, 1820–1860”10 min
Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 186030 min
1860 Republican Platform10 min
Primary Sources: Secession20 min
“Presidential Election of 1860: A Resource Guide,” Library of Congress.10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz – The Election of 18606 min
Week 1 Quiz - Nineteenth-Century Elections10 min
Semaine
2
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3 heures pour terminer

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?...
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 46 min), 7 lectures, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
The Impact of Tet6 min
The New Hampshire Primary5 min
Presidential Primaries4 min
Democratic Primaries 19685 min
Issues I: Law and Order6 min
Issues II: The Impact of Vietnam4 min
The Results7 min
Conclusion3 min
Reading7 lectures
The Sixties, the 'Unraveling', and 196830 min
Primary Sources – Responses to Vietnam: Walter Cronkite and the 'Wise Men'20 min
Primary Source – President Johnson's March 31st Speech10 min
Primaries10 min
Primary Sources about the 1968 Election – Party Platforms, Humphrey's Campaign, and Riots in Chicago30 min
Primary Sources: Humphrey/Johnson Discuss Vietnam, LeMay/Wallace Press Conference, and LBJ Halts Bombing in Vietnam30 min
Voting Map, Statistics, and Results10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz - The Election of 19686 min
Heures pour terminer
3 heures pour terminer

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....
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 54 min), 8 lectures, 2 quiz
Video6 vidéos
The history of presidential debates8 min
The Carter-Reagan presidential debate6 min
Conservative ascendancy and electoral eras7 min
The gender gap8 min
Roundtable Discussion: Week 216 min
Reading8 lectures
Context2 min
Secondary reading on liberalism's travails and the 1980 election40 min
Primary sources on the 1980 presidential campaign10 min
The development and significance of presidential debates on television3 min
Optional primary source: the Carter-Reagan debate10 min
Turning points and "realignments" in electoral history3 min
Exploring the "gender gap" in voting3 min
Data on the gender gap10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz – The Election of 19806 min
Week 2 Quiz – Twentieth-Century Elections10 min
Semaine
3
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2 heures pour terminer

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?...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 56 min), 7 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Jon Kelly on the making of the US president in 200817 min
Nicol Rae on the making of the US president in 200814 min
Roundtable on 2008 election8 min
Reading7 lectures
Exploring the election of Barack Obama5 min
"Barack Obama: Campaigns and Elections"10 min
Background reading (optional): The American Yawp on recent US history30 min
Primary Sources – Campaign Commercials10 min
About Mike Moffo1 min
About Jon Kelly1 min
About Nicol Rae2 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz – The Election of 20086 min
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3 heures pour terminer

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)....
Reading
2 vidéos (Total 87 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video2 vidéos
Discussing Donald Trump's inaugural address18 min
Reading3 lectures
Exploring the political battle via campaign commercials15 min
Roundtable discussion after the 2016 election10 min
Exploring Donald Trump's inaugural address in historical perspective15 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 Quiz – The Election of 2016 and Historical Parallels10 min
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par 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.

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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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