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As Donald Trump takes office as the forty-fifth president of the United States, this course explores presidential elections in historical perspective, via five case studies. It tells the story of key campaigns in US history, and by doing so it investigates how politics changed over time—and how understanding the past sheds light on the current campaign. From the arrival of "dirty politics" to the impact of the "digital revolution," the course looks at the historical background to some of the key phenomena that shaped the controversy-laden campaign of 2016. The five elections that we'll investigate are among the most significant in American political history. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson won the presidency in a contest that encouraged politicians to reform the electoral college, the system by which presidents are still chosen. The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 prompted the outbreak of the Civil War. It's an election that helps us to understand the development of political parties. In 1968, the Vietnam War was a dominant concern for Americans, and yet foreign policy played a secondary role in Richard Nixon's victory. Twelve years later, in 1980, Ronald Reagan won an election that initiated a new era of conservatism. Finally, we'll turn our attention to the election that took Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, to the White House in 2008. Many saw the Obama's success not only as revealing the impact of the digital revolution on campaign politics, but also as signaling a turn to progressivism. Image credits: Course logo - "Former President Truman holds a copy of the famous Chicago Daily Tribune paper declaring 'Dewey Defeats Truman'" Harry S. Truman Library & Museum (https://www.trumanlibrary.org/photographs/view.php?id=38592). Course banner - "US Flag Backlit" by Joshua Nathanson, CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Flag_Backlit.jpg)....
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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....
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19 видео (всего 96 мин.), 5 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video19 видео
Setting the Scene 2: Issues--Hamilton vs. Jefferson; the French Revolution6мин
Setting the Scene 3: The Election of 1796; the Quasi-War5мин
Adams and Pinckney4мин
Jefferson and Burr4мин
Hamilton1мин
The Electoral College6мин
Voting5мин
The 1800 Campaign 16мин
The 1800 Campaign 23мин
The Press and the 1800 Campaign2мин
The Electoral College Meets3мин
Deadlock in Congress4мин
Jefferson's Deal?2мин
The Inauguration1мин
The Revolution of 1800?6мин
Interview: Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf7мин
Interview: Joanne B. Freeman5мин
Interview: Gaye Wilson11мин
Reading5 материала для самостоятельного изучения
The New Nation10мин
Joanne B. Freeman, "The Presidential Election of 1800: A Story of Crisis, Controversy, and Change."10мин
[Optional Reading] Alexander Hamilton's attack on John Adams, October 24, 180010мин
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 180110мин
Interviews with Historians10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Practice Quiz – The Election of 18006мин
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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 видео (всего 28 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video6 видео
Parties and Voting6мин
Conventions and Platforms9мин
Outcomes and Consequences3мин
Roundtable: The impact of the 1860 election4мин
Round-up discussion: Friday, October 28, Was the 1800 presidential election the 'nastiest' in American history?2мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
The Pre-Civil War Era & the Sectional Crisis10мин
Caleb Bingham (1853-1854)20мин
“Political Parties in the United States, 1820–1860”10мин
Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 186030мин
1860 Republican Platform10мин
Primary Sources: Secession20мин
“Presidential Election of 1860: A Resource Guide,” Library of Congress.10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Practice Quiz – The Election of 18606мин
Week 1 Quiz - Nineteenth-Century Elections10мин

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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 видео (всего 46 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video9 видео
The Impact of Tet6мин
The New Hampshire Primary5мин
Presidential Primaries4мин
Democratic Primaries 19685мин
Issues I: Law and Order6мин
Issues II: The Impact of Vietnam4мин
The Results7мин
Conclusion3мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
The Sixties, the 'Unraveling', and 196830мин
Primary Sources – Responses to Vietnam: Walter Cronkite and the 'Wise Men'20мин
Primary Source – President Johnson's March 31st Speech10мин
Primaries10мин
Primary Sources about the 1968 Election – Party Platforms, Humphrey's Campaign, and Riots in Chicago30мин
Primary Sources: Humphrey/Johnson Discuss Vietnam, LeMay/Wallace Press Conference, and LBJ Halts Bombing in Vietnam30мин
Voting Map, Statistics, and Results10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Practice Quiz - The Election of 19686мин
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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 видео (всего 54 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video6 видео
The history of presidential debates8мин
The Carter-Reagan presidential debate6мин
Conservative ascendancy and electoral eras7мин
The gender gap8мин
Roundtable Discussion: Week 216мин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Context2мин
Secondary reading on liberalism's travails and the 1980 election40мин
Primary sources on the 1980 presidential campaign10мин
The development and significance of presidential debates on television3мин
Optional primary source: the Carter-Reagan debate10мин
Turning points and "realignments" in electoral history3мин
Exploring the "gender gap" in voting3мин
Data on the gender gap10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Practice Quiz – The Election of 19806мин
Week 2 Quiz – Twentieth-Century Elections10мин

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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 видео (всего 56 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video4 видео
Jon Kelly on the making of the US president in 200817мин
Nicol Rae on the making of the US president in 200814мин
Roundtable on 2008 election8мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Exploring the election of Barack Obama5мин
"Barack Obama: Campaigns and Elections"10мин
Background reading (optional): The American Yawp on recent US history30мин
Primary Sources – Campaign Commercials10мин
About Mike Moffo1мин
About Jon Kelly1мин
About Nicol Rae2мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Practice Quiz – The Election of 20086мин
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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 видео (всего 87 мин.), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video2 видео
Discussing Donald Trump's inaugural address18мин
Reading3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Exploring the political battle via campaign commercials15мин
Roundtable discussion after the 2016 election10мин
Exploring Donald Trump's inaugural address in historical perspective15мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 3 Quiz – The Election of 2016 and Historical Parallels10мин
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автор: 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

David Silkenat

Lecturer
School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Fabian Hilfrich

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

Robert Mason

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

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