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1) G. Washington made voters unhappy with the Jay Treaty and Taxes
See Do You Want a Revolution? and The Revolution 1774-76
6) FDR took an unpopular stance by planning for war but still reelected.
See Great Depression was FDR first major problem then WW2
Safety Net Deficits like war deficits prove attractive
J. Adams avoided a Quasi-War with France
which cost him reelection.
See The Master of Monticello 1809 to the End and
The Leader of the Opposition
A. Jackson Took On Eastern Oligarchs
See From a Constitution to Manifest Destiny
Andrew Jackson - Good Evil & The Presidency
push school integration despite potential political
See JFK Avoids Vietnam, and
1973 Finally Brings Faster Track Civil Rights
required freeing the slaves
as a condition of
saving the Union.
See Apocalypse To Civil War and Reconstruction
A Divided Nation from the 1862 Battle of Antietam
Reagan hastened the end of the Cold War with deficit spending.
See RR Closes an Evil Empire and Federal Deficit increases used to hasten
the fall of USSR a re still feared by many.
took on corporate RR trusts
for consumers and farmers.
See TR Continues Manifest Destiny and War With Spain
mean Manifest Destiny Rides again.
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Preface: The electoral college is a 12th century medieval construct where specific influential noble princes were chosen to elect the Holy Roman Emperor. They were given the hereditary title of “elector.”Election of 1800 was decided in the House of Representatives.
The soon to be replaced Federalist Congress would make the decision. Alexander Hamilton worked behind the scenes to helped Jefferson, the lesser of two evils. One delegate from each state voted 4 for Jefferson, 4 for 4 Burr, and 2 made no choice. It was the first peaceful transition of political power between opposing parties in U.S.
1824 was House decided when no candidate received a majority. Jackson had 43 percent to 30% for Adams. The House elected John Quincy Adams over Andrew Jackson. Some felt Clay, the Speaker of the House, had made a Corrupt bargain with Adams who would appoint Clay his Secretary of State. Jackson had refused the offer.
1876 Election was contested when electoral college vote went to Samuel Tilden by 19 votes with 20 votes from four states unresolved: in Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina. An informal Compromise of 1877 awarded all 20 electoral votes to Hayes in return for Republican agreement to ending Reconstruction by withdrawing federal troops from the South.
1960 election had a 0.17 percent winning margin though Kennedy easily won the Electoral College. Winner of the popular vote is complicated by ambiguous Alabama results. Some Republican legislators and journalists, claimed voter fraud, especially in Texas, where Lyndon B. Johnson was senator, and Illinois, home of Mayor Richard Daley's powerful Chicago political machine.
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