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Let The People Rule Theodore Roosevelt And The Birth Of The Presidential Primary

Author : Geoffrey Cowan
ISBN : 9780393249859
Genre : History
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The exhilarating, prescient story of the four-month campaign that changed American politics forever. Let the People Rule tells the exhilarating story of the four-month campaign that changed American politics forever. In 1912 Theodore Roosevelt came out of retirement to challenge his close friend and handpicked successor, William Howard Taft, for the Republican Party nomination. To overcome the power of the incumbent, TR seized on the idea of presidential primaries, telling bosses everywhere to “Let the People Rule.” The cheers and jeers of rowdy supporters and detractors echo from Geoffrey Cowan’s pages as he explores TR’s fight-to-the-finish battle to win popular support. After sweeping nine out of thirteen primaries, he felt entitled to the nomination. But the party bosses proved too powerful, leading Roosevelt to walk out of the convention and create a new political party of his own. Using a trove of newly discovered documents, Cowan takes readers inside the colorful, dramatic, and often mean-spirited campaign, describing the political machinations and intrigue and painting indelible portraits of its larger-than-life characters. But Cowan also exposes the more unsavory parts of TR’s campaign: seamy backroom deals, bribes made in TR’s name during the Republican Convention, and then the shocking political calculation that led TR to ban any black delegates from the Deep South from his new “Bull Moose Party.” In this utterly compelling work, Cowan illuminates lessons of the past that have great resonance for American politics today.

Presidential Elections And Majority Rule

Author : Edward B. Foley
ISBN : 9780190060176
Genre : Law
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The Electoral College that governs America has been with us since 1804, when Thomas Jefferson's supporters redesigned it for his re-election. The Jeffersonians were motivated by the principle of majority rule. Gone were the days when a president would be elected by acclamation, as George Washington had been. Instead, given the emergence of intense two-party competition, the Jeffersonians wanted to make sure that the Electoral College awarded the presidency to the candidate of the majority, rather than minority, party. They also envisioned that a candidate would win by amassing a majority of Electoral College votes secured from states where the candidate's party was in the majority. For most of American history, this system has worked as intended, producing presidents who won Electoral College victories derived from state-based majorities. In the last quarter-century, however, there have been three significant aberrations from the Jeffersonian design: 1992, 2000, and 2016. In each of these years, the Electoral College victory depended on states where the winner received only a minority of votes. In this authoritative history of the American Electoral College system, Edward Foley analyzes the consequences of the unparalleled departure from the Jeffersonians' original intent-and delineates what we can do about it. He explains how states, by simply changing their Electoral College procedures, could restore the original Jeffersonian commitment to majority rule. There are various ways to do this, all of which comply with the Constitution. If only a few states had done so before 2016, the outcome might have been different. Doing so before future elections can prevent another victory that, contrary to the original Jeffersonian intent, a majority of voters did not want.

The Best Candidate

Author : Eugene D. Mazo
ISBN : 9781108858113
Genre : Law
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The way American citizens elect a president in November is enshrined in the Constitution and has remained unchanged for two hundred years. By contrast, the rules by which American political parties nominate their presidential candidates have evolved dramatically over time. In recent years, these byzantine rules have allowed a number of unexpected candidates to win their party's presidential nomination. In The Best Candidate, a roster of leading election law scholars from across the political spectrum - true-blue Democrats, die-hard Republicans, and everyone in between - illuminate the law behind the modern presidential nomination process and offer ideas for how it can be improved. This book offers a blueprint for how American voters and their parties could nominate the best candidate for the presidency, and it should be read by anyone who cares about the occupant of the Oval Office.

These Truths A History Of The United States

Author : Jill Lepore
ISBN : 9780393635256
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New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."

Roosevelt S Revolt

Author : John C. Skipper
ISBN : 9781476632193
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 The presidential election of 1912 was the only one whose candidates included an incumbent president, a former president and a future president. Theodore Roosevelt, in the Oval Office from 1901 to 1909, chose not to run again. When his former Secretary of War, William Howard Taft, took controversial actions as his successor, Roosevelt challenged him for the 1912 Republican nomination. Taft emerged as the nominee and Roosevelt ran as a third-party candidate on the Progressive (Bull Moose) ticket, causing a split in the GOP that allowed Democrat Woodrow Wilson to win the presidency. The author examines the election in detail and traces the effects of Roosevelt’s actions on the Republican Party for decades. Appendices detail Republican primary results and all of the parties’ platforms and provide a summary of presidential assassinations and attempts.

The Splendid Misery

Author : Jack Bell
ISBN : UOM:39015013455251
Genre : Executive power
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Reviving memories of a dozen national administrations, this backstage account traces the running battle between the executive and legislative branches to capture political leadership of the nation. In doing so, it etches the pattern by which the workaday functions of the country's highest office are carried out, not always by the President. Told in an anecdotal style, much of the work is devoted to the administrations of Franklin, D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and President Eisenhower.

The Works Of Theodore Roosevelt

Author : Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN : IND:32000009045008
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Theodore Roosevelt S Confession Of Faith Before The Progressive National Convention August 6 1912

Author : Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN : HARVARD:32044074339094
Genre : Campaign literature, 1912
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Address By Theodore Roosevelt Before The Convention Of The National Progressive Party In Chicago August Nineteen Twelve

Author : Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN : HARVARD:32044019926583
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La Follette S Weekly Magazine

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Governing America; Public Choice And Political Action

Author : Robert Holt Salisbury
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Genre : United States
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Films And Other Materials For Projection

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : UIUC:30112013844334
Genre : Filmstrips
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The Searchlight

Author : William Ellis
ISBN : WISC:89060924941
Genre : Socialism
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American Government

Author : Karen O'Connor
ISBN : 0321317092
Genre : Political Science
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The new edition of this bestseller in American government has been aggressively revised to provide the most in-depth and current coverage of the 2004 elections, the beginnings of the second George W. Bush administration, and the ongoing wars on terror and in Iraq while also providing expansive new coverage of the United States' and Texas's Constitutional roots. The Texas Edition includes seven complete chapters on Texas government and politics. Written with the belief that students must first understand how American government developed to fully understand the issues facing our nation today, O'Connor/Sabato offers the strongest coverage of both history and current events on the market today. The new edition provides deeper coverage of both history and events today by exploring the Constitutional roots of our system and how those roots are relevant and often challenged today. The authors also continue their commitment to currency and student-relevance by providing up-to-the-minute coverage of the new Bush administration, the ongoing war in Iraq, etc.

Library Of Congress Catalog Motion Pictures And Filmstrips

Author : Library of Congress
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The Challenge Of Populism

Author : Michael P. Federici
ISBN : UOM:39015022068350
Genre : Political Science
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A qualitative analysis of America's trend toward direct democracy, this book places today's populist movements in their historical context. Throughout this work, Federici reflects on the meaning of democracy by examining strains of populism and how they relate to America's Constitutional tradition. He concludes that recent right-wing populism in the economic, religious, and foreign policy arenas poses a serious threat to the Constitutional tradition. This book offers insights for journalists and scholars of American history, social movements, sociology and democracy.

Works Presidential Addresses And State Papers Dec 3 1901 June 1910 And European Addresses 8 V

Author : Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN : UCAL:B3021959
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Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
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Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Voter

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Harper S Weekly

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