The year of 1876 was and will probably be forever known as the most disputed election in the American history of elections. There was a lot of violence, discrimination and unjust results during the election of 1876-1877. The electoral commission was developed due to circumstances the election caused. Samuel J. Tilden had outpolled Rutherford B. Hayes in the popular vote, but due to the twenty uncounted electoral votes, there was a compromise and Hayes was elected President. The results of the election could and would have been different if the popular votes were considered in the decision of the presidency in the year of 1876. The Electoral Commision should altogether be abolished or if the chance came, modified, because of the following reasons,
The astonishing conflict that separated American life during the 1790’s balanced on the conflicting understanding of the meaning of the American Revolution and how its legacy should be represented in the newly built nation. Disagreements about the question were heightened due to the French Revolution and what America should do, either take part or keep its distance. At this stage, the United States was still a frail experiment in government. The conflict of 1790 encouraged a new development in the politics in America. Most Americans still believed that there could only be one position to take on political responsibility. The spread of opinion became even more prominent because of the rise of newspapers. With
In 1787, the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution to establish a new, stronger government for the United States. During George Washington’s presidency in the 1790s, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson argued over the role of the government as dictated by the Constitution. As a result, a two party system consisting of the Hamiltonian Federalists and the Jeffersonian Republicans emerged. To some extent, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson reflected the policies and beliefs of the Federalist Hamilton.
An explosive controversy of the early 1840s involved the Maine boundary dispute. The St. Lawrence River is icebound several months of the year, as the British, remembering the War of 1812, well knew. They were determined, as a defensive precaution against the Yankees, to build a road westward from Halifax to Quebec. But the proposed route ran through disputed territory, claimed also by Maine under the misleading peace treaty of 1783. Lumberjacks from both Maine and Canada entered the disputed land of the Aroostook River valley. Ugly fights flared up, and both sides summoned the local militia. This was known as the Aroostook War and occurred in 1839.
People say that Aaron Burr was a villain in the history of the American Revolution. He was wrongly perceived this way because of a smear campaign created by his political enemies. He may have killed Alexander Hamilton, but he made many contributions to the United States, most of which go unnoticed by America’s citizens. People of today have repeated these distortions, making Burr appear as the classic bad guy of American history. In reality, Aaron Burr was a particularly interesting man who faced a great number of challenges throughout his life, but still managed to accomplish many feats; both in the army and his career.
The election of 1824 was undoubtedly unique, but it seems it may have been the result of a corrupt bargain that John Quincy Adams himself had set up.
The election of 1800, involved two parties. The Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans. John Adams and Charles C. Pinckney represented the Federalists and Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr represented the Democratic-Republicans. In the election of 1800, the candidates’ supporters wrote letters and articles to make their arguments against the opposing party. They didn’t travel around and give speeches like today. The two parties argued in newspapers against the other’s candidates. They spread bad information about each other, so they could get more votes. In the end, Jefferson became President with 73 electoral votes. His vice president, Aaron burr also received 73 electoral votes. The federalists’ candidate John Adams only got 65 electoral
The Second Industrial Revolution affected the North, South, West, and Midwest in several ways. New unions and laws were introduced. More issues regarding differences in culture and social classes arose. Economies developed greatly with efficient farming technologies and manufacturing industries. Populations had major changes with increased amounts of people in urban areas around cities, and increased amounts of immigrants. Railroads erupted in quantity and popularity around the nation, connecting major areas, and transporting important resources, such as livestock, timber, and metals. During this period, I would have preferred to live in the Midwest. The Midwest had many cities that were centers for industry, which were very profitable in wealth
With the Civil War finally over, the United states can now introduce the Southern citizens back into their society. 1876 just so happened to be the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Sixteen African-American politicians were elected into Congress which is a huge step from where they were a less than a year ago. However, Reconstruction was killed by the North because Grant was too wrapped up in his reputation, racism towards blacks, and the Panic of 1873.
The election of 1796, John Adams versus Thomas Jefferson. The former won by only 3 single electoral college votes. In a highly competitive, controversial race filled with fake smiles and harsh glares, those votes made all the difference in the world to these two men and their running mates. Because George Washington refused a second term, political parties took root when election time came around. No one knew that this election in the early stages of Americas development would define the future of the United States of America. The Two-Party system soon controlled the decisions of all Americans. This is all this country has ever known, and if it were to every drastically change, our country would spin into ultimate turmoil. This system works
Many people helped win the Revolution. For example, there was John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. One leader outshines all of these people. This man is George Washington. George grew up in Virginia with his family. When he was eleven, his father died, which changed his whole life. Instead of going to school in England, like all other boys his age, he went to a school where he lived. He did not let his lack of proper education stop him. He overcame his rough childhood and became one of the most powerful leaders of all time. Without this man, the colonies would never be as successful as the were. He created the basis of our federal government and became our first President. Therefore, George Washington deserves to be in the Revolutionary Hall of Fame for his determination to fight, giving our military more strength, and the many great decisions he made in office.
In period 4, (1800-1848). The U.S. was widely shaped and formed by Technology, a modern democracy, democratic ideals, and technology over the 48 year time period. The republic struggled with democratic ideal as well as many economical, territorial, and demographic changes shaping the United States.
For much of the election, Lincoln believed he had little chance of being re-elected. Because of the increase in war casualties, the idea “peace at all cost” offered by a democratic group known as the “Copperheads”, started to look more and more desirable. It was because of this that McClellan was a favorite to win the election. Internal strains and other issues within the democratic party eventually made Lincoln’s re-election inevitable. In the end Lincoln won 55% of the popular vote and 90% of the electoral vote, easily beating out McClellan.
In the year 2000, during the presidential election, many people had believed that Al Gore had won, only to discover in the morning that George W. Bush had been declared the winner. In fact, the election was simply too close to call. In the end it came down to one: Florida, where Bush 's younger brother, Jeb, was governor. Florida electors were unable to commit themselves to either Bush or Gore owing to the closeness of the vote. Brush fires erupted in several precincts where the candidates ' surrogates traded allegations about various improprieties. Recounts were started, then stopped as Republicans and Democrats wrangled over what standards to apply. It was more than a little chaotic.
Following the nomination, Bush would go on to battle Democratic candidate, Al Gore, for the presidential nomination. This was not a clear victory for either part, and was the starting point of controversy for Bush that would remain through his presidency and so on. On Election Day 2000, news stations were inconsistent as they would declare one candidate winner and vice versa. The candidates were already neck and neck, so the tally for Florida was crucial as it was the determining factor. All focus turned to the state as several counties reported issues in regards to voting, such as confusion on ballot or misprints. This would result in an agonizing, timely process of recounting, which is done by machine mandatory state law. Republicans