Though our founding fathers created the Electoral College over 200 years ago, it has been changed with time to accommodate modern needs and is still an important and necessary part of our electoral system. The Electoral College ensures political stability in our nation by encouraging the two-party system and also protects the interests of minorities. Furthermore, the Electoral College helps maintain a united country by requiring widespread popular support of a candidate in order for him or her to become president.
In November of 1860, the presidential election was one of the most momentous in the history of the United States. The land was split between North and the South and was smoldering for almost a decade. The candidates for the presidential election of 1860 were Abraham Lincoln, Republican, John Breckinridge, Southern Democrat, John Bell, Constitutional Union, and Stephen Douglas, Northern Democratic. Abraham Lincoln was against the increase of slavery into the new territories. Lincoln did not receive one vote from the south, but he did win over 50% of the Electoral College votes so Lincoln won the presidency to become the 16th President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was known as one of America’s greatest heroes because of his inconceivable impact on our nation and his unique appeal. Lincoln was a captain in the military and a lawyer all before becoming the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln was one of two U.S. presidents who was assassinated while in office. Lincoln was also the president during the roughest part of American history, the Civil War. Lincoln was heavily in favor of abolishing slavery and so most of the citizens in the northern states of the U.S... On the other hand, the south had large plantations and favored slavery because the slaves worked for free and made plantation owners and other farmers a staggering amount of profit. The slaves were not treated as human beings; therefore, the slaves were mistreated. Slave owners often beat their slaves
Television in today’s world is vital for more than one type of situation. These situations can be an addition to entertainment, news, as well as politics. This combination, though, can have its faults as well as benefits. Television channels are owned by different brands of people such as democrats, republicans, and more. Media in politics can become biased based on the channels being viewed, or the commercials being distributed into the public. Due to this, television has made the presidential elections more unfair than just. As television introduces the image of the presidential candidates rather than their told plans and goals, we can gain a better understanding on their personal image rather than the principal of their reason for presidency.
The election of 1860 and 2016 divided our country. There are some similarities and differences, but both elections had the same effect. Each point in time had problems, and each candidate had a different point of view on how to solve these problems. The people who are voting for our future president need to have some background information, so that’s what I’m going to give to you. Hopefully after reading this, you will be sure the person you’re voting for is right for the country.
Adams vs Jefferson, The Tumultuous Election of 1800, describes the events of the infamous United States Presidential Election of 1800, the election that forever changed the landscape of American politics and reestablished the principles of the American Revolution. The election of 1800 was a battle of two political powerhouses: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. They were two of America’s founding fathers who were once great friends, but were thrown against each other as adversaries with the future of America in their hands.
The Electoral College is the name for the electors who nominally choose the president and vice president of the United States. Each of the states receives a certain number of electors, which is determined by the total number of senators and representatives it sends to the U.S. Congress. Therefore, each state has at least 3 electors. The Electoral College was devised by the Framers of the Constitution as a procedure to elect the president by the people, at least indirectly. The framers came up with this procedure for many reasons. Such reasons included the lack of information to make a good choice by the people and it was also a way to control the power of the people. Although the Electoral
Although the results of the 2016 presidential election contradicted months of numerous surveys conducted by pollsters and pundits predicting a Democratic victory, it should not have been surprising to individuals familiar with the current political science research on American politics. Despite the some opinions that the election of Donald Trump marked a political watershed, underlying factors such as partisanship, a topic with decades of research for those familiar with American politics, ultimately resulted in the business and real estate mogul in being inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.
On November 8,2016 the country was split in two. Everyone in the country had an opinion on who should be our 45th president. In the end Donald Trump was victorious, but there was some backlash from the other side. Today, we are still divided. People are not listening to the other peoples sides and that has caused a lot of confusion and misinterpretation. The country is divided and the following story will show you just how much we are.
In this first presidential debate the speaker I chose to focus on presidential candidate Senator Hilary Clinton. This speech was given at Hofstra University, which is located in Hempstead, New York. This debate was held on Monday, September 26th, 2016 to a large audience. The audience included many politicians, everyday Americans, neutralized individuals etc... In the opening segment of this debate, Mr. Lester Holt opened up this event asking each presidential candidate how would they respond to the issue of jobs in the entire United States if they were elected. In her response she was very focused and determine to get her point across. She was trying to persuade the audience that she would make the more valued
On the November 8th, 2016 our country became divided. This was the day that a man who probably had dinner with the devil became president. Donald John Trump, a business mogul, was elected to become the successor to President Obama by a landstorm. Both my mother and grandmother were both unhappy, and I was rather irate.
The US Presidential elections are around the corner and the stock market has been stuck in a range for more than three months. There has been a long-standing interest among the market participants on the behavior of the stock market and the US Presidential elections.
While the 2016 United States general election has been in itself special with regards to the deep division among the electorate and lack of favorability of the two frontrunners for the presidency, it still has the unique American system of being dominated by two major political parties; Republicans and Democrats. Over time these political parties have experienced massive changes but in modern America they have crafted very unique identities. With regards to social issues such as abortion rights and treatment of minority groups and economic issues such as fiscal spending, income taxes and welfare, Republicans in general have been characterized as mainly conservative, tax averse and against government entitlements while Democrats have been generally characterized as mainly liberal on these same issues. Altogether political affiliations to either the right or the left can be categorized based on their preference for stability. Liberals are generally seen as being more adaptable to a changing environment for example in the case for LGBTQ rights where the changing environment has generally led them to be more acceptable while
The current political climate has been a nightmare in the United States of America. When Donald Trump was elected as president many people were divided, instead of it being all of us supporting our president and looking on the Brightside, many people were eagerly awaiting his impeachment. Democrats and Republicans were at a draw, you had some who weren’t opposed to Trump but also not too happy however the most vocal one’s were destructive. Just following Trump’s inauguration an riot had already broke out, the riot
America is diverse and this diversity at times can breed resentment and anger. Within this diversity many paths cross and at times the crossing paths can have a positive or negative effect on the lives of those involved. Often times when a younger individual is traveling their path a wiser individual may guide them through their travels. America currently faces many challenges many of which have been present since the founding of the nation. The same problems that were flagrant in 1885, have become subliminal yet existent in 2017.