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    Nasty political mud-slinging. Campaign attacks and person insults. These are some of the words used to describe the outrageous election between two very bitter candidates. Although this sounds rather similar to the present-day elections of 2016, it actually describes an election that took place more than two hundred years ago. This shocking election is told by Edward Larson in his narrative of the election of 1800. Edward Larson was born in 1953 and is an American historian and a legal scholar. Larson’s A Magnificent Catastrophe is a novel about the momentous election that happened in 1800 and would eventually lead to the future of democracy. His account of this election is very useful especially for people who are looking for a general view…

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    The book A Magnificent Catastrophe by Edward J. Larson is about the election of 1800. This is the United States of America's most extraordinary and influential election that they have ever held due to all that it meant to the country. This election was the first election that had their own presidential campaigns no matter how chaotic and twisted the electoral process may have been. This election was so important that Larson called it “The Second American Revolution”(Larson 22). Larson called the…

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    responsibility in the election. They came up with a system that was based on electors who were elected by the people. The Constitutional Convention approved the committee’s Electoral College proposal on September 6, 1787. The emergence of political parties would soon expose flaws in the original system. For example, in 1796, Federalist Party candidate John Adams won the presidential election. His opponent, Thomas Jefferson, of the Democratic-Republican Party would finish second. Although the…

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    Slavery In The 1800s

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    Slavery. It’s a word that when I hear it chills run down my back, only because it’s a terrible crime. It’s even in the place known as the land of the free America! Kids are taken and enslaved; they work for countless hours day and night. Some people say it’s not slavery because they pay the kids, truth is these kids aren’t even getting minimum wage. Slavery is unacceptable there are kids being enslaved, also modern day slavery is worse than slavery in the 1800’s, and enforcement on slavery and…

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    Women In The 1800s

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    During the 1800’s women's roles in society were having many obligations and few choices. Some compare the conditions of women’s life in this time period to a form of slavery. Due to the harsh living conditions women were constantly making efforts to reform America. Women had a large impact on the social changes in America involving educational reform, prison reform, and the abolition movement. The educational reform in America in the 1800’s was a major reformation movement that won extensive…

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    Bureaucracy In The 1800s

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    The federal bureaucracy was rather small in the 1800s employing around three thousand employees that worked for the government (Patterson, 2013, p. 333). However, towards the end of the 1800s the bureaucracy began to grow tremendously in size due to the growth in the economy (Patterson, 2013, p. 333). Also, due to the demands that the economy required, this would generate an even greater demand on the government (Patterson, 2013, p. 333). Nonetheless, in 1889 the Department of Agriculture was…

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    Wrongdoers In The 1800s

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    At the beginning of the 1800s, there were many debates about which type of punishment should be carried out on wrongdoers that cannot follow or abide by the law. The one thing that these debaters decided on was that the most criminals (with the exception of executions) needed to be sent to isolated facilities where their criminal behaviors could be corrected; these facilities are known as penitentiaries. In the 1800s, there were two main types of these penitentiaries – the Pennsylvania and the…

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    Technology In The 1800s

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    Technology How would you act with not a lot of technology? Well there wasn't a lot of things that were invented back in the 1800’s, but there was little things that made good impacts on people. Back then people didn't really care what they had or didn't have, then just cared that they had things to communicate with others, and things that they had never seen before so they were happy. The piece of technology that I will talk about is the telephone. The telephone was made on March 10th 1876.…

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    Surgery In The 1800s

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    that they are going to pull a few teeth out and do some minor touches on the others. You sit back in the chair and the doctor holds up a mask. You automatically think that all the mask is going to do is put you to sleep,but what you don’t realize how this important this gas helped your life in many ways. This gas is called anesthesia. Not only did it impact how surgeons did surgery today or how it changed feeling’s against surgery after it was invented, it also saved many lives in the process of…

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    Immigration In The 1800s

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    Immigration became very popular in the late 1800’s, but why did immigrants come to America? Immigration is still changing today. There are now many illegal immigrants in the United States. It is becoming a bigger topic in news and political discussions. Immigration has changed, therefore the views of immigration now compared to the 1800’s have changed. Since immigration is still changing, our country 's attitude is changing because of all of the debates and danger immigration has brought. In…

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