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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....
Reading
19 个视频(共 96 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video19 个视频
Setting the Scene 2: Issues--Hamilton vs. Jefferson; the French Revolution6分钟
Setting the Scene 3: The Election of 1796; the Quasi-War5分钟
Adams and Pinckney4分钟
Jefferson and Burr4分钟
Hamilton1分钟
The Electoral College6分钟
Voting5分钟
The 1800 Campaign 16分钟
The 1800 Campaign 23分钟
The Press and the 1800 Campaign2分钟
The Electoral College Meets3分钟
Deadlock in Congress4分钟
Jefferson's Deal?2分钟
The Inauguration1分钟
The Revolution of 1800?6分钟
Interview: Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf7分钟
Interview: Joanne B. Freeman5分钟
Interview: Gaye Wilson11分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
The New Nation10分钟
Joanne B. Freeman, "The Presidential Election of 1800: A Story of Crisis, Controversy, and Change."10分钟
[Optional Reading] Alexander Hamilton's attack on John Adams, October 24, 180010分钟
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 180110分钟
Interviews with Historians10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Practice Quiz – The Election of 18006分钟
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完成时间为 3 小时

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 个视频(共 28 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video6 个视频
Parties and Voting6分钟
Conventions and Platforms9分钟
Outcomes and Consequences3分钟
Roundtable: The impact of the 1860 election4分钟
Round-up discussion: Friday, October 28, Was the 1800 presidential election the 'nastiest' in American history?2分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
The Pre-Civil War Era & the Sectional Crisis10分钟
Caleb Bingham (1853-1854)20分钟
“Political Parties in the United States, 1820–1860”10分钟
Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 186030分钟
1860 Republican Platform10分钟
Primary Sources: Secession20分钟
“Presidential Election of 1860: A Resource Guide,” Library of Congress.10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Practice Quiz – The Election of 18606分钟
Week 1 Quiz - Nineteenth-Century Elections10分钟

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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?...
Reading
9 个视频(共 46 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video9 个视频
The Impact of Tet6分钟
The New Hampshire Primary5分钟
Presidential Primaries4分钟
Democratic Primaries 19685分钟
Issues I: Law and Order6分钟
Issues II: The Impact of Vietnam4分钟
The Results7分钟
Conclusion3分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
The Sixties, the 'Unraveling', and 196830分钟
Primary Sources – Responses to Vietnam: Walter Cronkite and the 'Wise Men'20分钟
Primary Source – President Johnson's March 31st Speech10分钟
Primaries10分钟
Primary Sources about the 1968 Election – Party Platforms, Humphrey's Campaign, and Riots in Chicago30分钟
Primary Sources: Humphrey/Johnson Discuss Vietnam, LeMay/Wallace Press Conference, and LBJ Halts Bombing in Vietnam30分钟
Voting Map, Statistics, and Results10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Practice Quiz - The Election of 19686分钟
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完成时间为 3 小时

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 个视频(共 54 分钟), 8 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video6 个视频
The history of presidential debates8分钟
The Carter-Reagan presidential debate6分钟
Conservative ascendancy and electoral eras7分钟
The gender gap8分钟
Roundtable Discussion: Week 216分钟
Reading8 个阅读材料
Context2分钟
Secondary reading on liberalism's travails and the 1980 election40分钟
Primary sources on the 1980 presidential campaign10分钟
The development and significance of presidential debates on television3分钟
Optional primary source: the Carter-Reagan debate10分钟
Turning points and "realignments" in electoral history3分钟
Exploring the "gender gap" in voting3分钟
Data on the gender gap10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Practice Quiz – The Election of 19806分钟
Week 2 Quiz – Twentieth-Century Elections10分钟

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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?...
Reading
4 个视频(共 56 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
Jon Kelly on the making of the US president in 200817分钟
Nicol Rae on the making of the US president in 200814分钟
Roundtable on 2008 election8分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
Exploring the election of Barack Obama5分钟
"Barack Obama: Campaigns and Elections"10分钟
Background reading (optional): The American Yawp on recent US history30分钟
Primary Sources – Campaign Commercials10分钟
About Mike Moffo1分钟
About Jon Kelly1分钟
About Nicol Rae2分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Practice Quiz – The Election of 20086分钟
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完成时间为 3 小时

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 个视频(共 87 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video2 个视频
Discussing Donald Trump's inaugural address18分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
Exploring the political battle via campaign commercials15分钟
Roundtable discussion after the 2016 election10分钟
Exploring Donald Trump's inaugural address in historical perspective15分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 3 Quiz – The Election of 2016 and Historical Parallels10分钟
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创建者 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.

讲师

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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