Preceding the Civil War, people of color, especially African Americans were practically disenfranchised everywhere throughout all fifty states of the United States. The ratification of the fifteenth amendment in the Constitution gave all men, regardless of race, color, or previous state of servitude the right to vote. Even with the enactment of the fifteenth amendment, many states used numerous techniques to prevent people of color from voting. The obstacles that prevented Africans Americans from casting a ballot ranged from literacy tests, poll taxes, the grandfather clause, intimidation, threats, and even violence.
The presidential election of 1876 almost ruined the Reconstruction even faster. This election was one of the most controversial elections that ever occurred. This election could have ruined America. The North was focused on protecting the government, they were too caught up in their own affairs to pay even the slightest attention to the South. This helps me answer the main question because the North was almost ruining the South without fully knowing it.
One reason the Electoral College should be abolished is that one of the candidates could win the popular vote and still end up losing the election. On November 8th, 2016 Donald Trump was elected president because the Electoral College voted for him. Approximately thirty out of the fifty states’ electoral colleges voted for Donald Trump, he ended with 290 Electoral College votes. He had lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by about one million people because the vote of the citizens in the US has no value. The Electoral College votes are the only ones with value.
There was such internal fighting within the Federalists that they could not form a formal opposition. Anti-Federalists feared that concentration of central government would result in a loss of individual and state rights, an aspect that defines American freedom today. They also opposed monetary policies and the Federalist support for trade with the British and were in favor of relations with the French, who helped during the American Revolution. This fall marked the end of Federalist party. The Republicans were now the only political party in America and the one-party dominance led to the name the Era of Good Feelings.
Collision 2012 Dan Balz’s Collision 2012 tracks the ebbs and flows of the 2012 presidential campaign, starting from the disastrous 2010 mid-terms for the Democratic Party, moving into the crazy ride that was the Republican primary, and finally ending with the tumultuous presidential battle. Through his tracking and research of the election, Balz finds that the 2012 election cycle was a stark departure from prior cycles, characterized by three major collisions which set the tone for the future of elections/campaigns and our country. One of these collisions was the clash between the America that elected Barack Obama in 2008 and the America that gave Democrats their biggest defeat since 1938 in 2010. The 2008 election led to Democrats gaining
In the spring of 1868, America was focused on Congress to see if the President was going to be removed from office. Individuals were impeached and removed from office before, however, President Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached. Many have regarded Johnson as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States because of his racism, stubbornness, disastrous Reconstruction policies, and his impeachment trial. Johnson’s impeachment would be the defining point of his presidency and his legacy. This raises the numerous questions such as why was Johnson put on trial; what made Republicans hell-bent on impeaching him; and was Andrew Johnson’s impeachment justified.
Reality TV would be if he were to somehow win the Presidency this November. The ad entitled "Republican party unifier: Donald Trump?" is a variable rogues gallery of Republicans leadership as GOP all stars from Mitt Romney to Marco Rubio are shown criticizing some of the many dangerous traits that Donald Trump has displayed over the past 9 months of the Republican race for the nomination. In the video Trump is called a "phony" by Romney, “the most vulgar person ever to aspire to the presidency,” by Rubio and a "race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot,” by Lindsey Graham; and these remarks are by the people who are suppose to have his back against Hillary
Political parties hold far too much power in today’s election process and need to be abolished. Parties were originally only intended to serve as temporary coalitions for specifically controversial elections, and yet every election since the late 1700’s has been won by a specific party. The existence of political parties has had quite a few negative effects on America including the division of people, a lack of communication, and violence between opposing sides (U.S. History.org). The idea that political parties are dangerous is not a new concept. George Washington discussed his view on the issue in his farewell address in 1796.
In the 1998 election Eydadéma ran against many other candidates and won however the people were not pleased and rioted against him. He was charged with voter intimidation and fraud, unfortunately because Gilchrist Olympio (Eydadéma’s main competitor) had been living in exile and there is a law stating you must be living the country Gilchrist Olympio was eliminated from the presidential race. Sometime in February 2005 Eydadéma passed way, the military then appointed his son, Faure Gnassingbé as the President of the Republic of Togo. The Togolese people did not like the fact that the military simply appointed Faure instead of holding a vote and other nations had him hold a vote, a vote that Faure came out victorious. Like his father before him, Faure was accused of rigging the vote and there was a riot, however he was relieved of
For many years the United States has been choosing presidents, some have been great and some have been questionable. Our current president Barack Obama is in his final days of presidency, and now it’s time to decide between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Donald Trump has been known for his unruly attitude and ill-mannered behavior, no one has paid close attention till now, and ever since he’s been running as a candidate his behavior is beginning to become uncontainable; Donald trump is not fit to be president, and the majority of America knows it. As the race for a new president began, all eyes have been on Donald trump. He has been capturing viewers’ attention for a while, he has gained many followers.