United States presidential election

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  • Presidential Elections In The United States During 1928-1948

    During the period 1928-1948, the United States experienced the Roaring 20 's, the Great Depression, the New Deal, World War II, and the beginning of the Cold War. Each of these phases presented Presidential candidates with opportunities to share their positions on the issues. There was a major shift in political party loyalties different from the traditional Republican and big business in the North versus Democrats in the South. There were six Presidential elections from 1928-1948; however, only three different presidents were elected during this period. Republican Herbert Hoover, and Democrats Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman shifted party loyalties based on their stances on the issues of civil rights and the economy. While the issue of civil rights and the prosperous economy caused loyalties to shift in the election of Republican Hoover (1928), the issues of civil rights and the Great Depression helped Democrats dominate politics for years after as party loyalties kept shifting. The election of 1928 saw the Secretary of Commerce, Republican Herbert Hoover, running…

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  • Big Money In Elections

    so large they are practically impossible to comprehend. Parents talk to their children about their childhood when movie tickets were only one dollar instead of eight. Some of the biggest culprits of this “big money” society, are the politicians who run the country. As they begin the cycle of elections, whether it’s a congressional or presidential election, they gear up for costs in the millions and billions of dollars. The money that candidates are able to spend come from many different places,…

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  • My Definition Of A President

    possible for a woman to become the leader and lead our country like no other? Among other questions, this is one that was asked when making the decision of who to vote for in my very first Presidential election. A President is defined as “the highest executive officer of a modern republic, as the Chief Executive of the United States.” My definition of a President is someone who will lead the country to the best of their ability without regard to race, religion, or sex and will do what is in…

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  • Presidential Nominations

    In Wayne Steger’s book, A Citizen’s Guide to Presidential Nominations: The Competition for Leadership, he identifies the important factors of the presidential nomination process, which can then be used to understand the 2016 cycle. His argument states that the crucial period of a campaign is during the invisible primary, which is the year or so preceding the delegate selection process. If party stakeholders are cohesive, (as in the Democratic Party,) the race will be predictable; if they are…

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  • What Is The Importance Of The 2016 Election

    I remember talking with friends in my early teen years about what it would be like to vote. We did some math, and deduced that we’d all be 18 by the time the 2016 Presidential election. However, what we didn’t anticipate, was how dominating the election would be over our lives-- we simply thought, come voting day, that we’d walk in and easily choose the candidate of our choice. There was no anticipation of the fact that we’d also be freshly enrolled in college, an environment so tuned in to…

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  • Rebecca Traister's Big Girls Don T Cry

    People play strong roles in history. In the last ten years, American citizens has witnessed so many things in history, from Hurricane Katrina, to numerous terrorist attacks, police brutality, and the election of the first black president of the united states. With that being said, the book “Big Girls Don’t Cry” focuses on the presidential election of 2008 and the roles that numerous women played in it. These women were left with the dilemmas of following tradition in all they did. The women in…

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  • Donald Trump Persuasive Essay 2016

    All of America is outraged at the win of Donald J. Trump on election night 2016. How could a rich, insensitive, bigoted, racist business man become the next President of the United States? Over half of the US population will be moving to Canada in the next several months in response—or will they? In a world that is becoming increasingly reliant on technology and easily accessible information, the media have insidiously crept into a position of influence over the thoughts and emotions of today’s…

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  • Berlin Wall Political Activism

    I will present my research findings on the Berlin Wall, political activism expressed through graffiti in 1961 compared to graffiti during the 2008 presidential election. This paper will cover a brief history of the Berlin Wall and its intended social and political purpose. I will show how expression through art can change political space and majority opinion. I will conclude that the use of activist art in public space greatly affected the outcome of specific political events. The Berlin Wall…

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  • The Battle For Souls Analysis

    Church will have great impact on the directions of politics and how to combat and address future challenges to bring forth progress for the Black Community (Harris p. 75). Historically, one of the most important institutions within the Black community, the Black Church has been instrumental in formulating and executing social change, the improvement of living conditions, and the spiritual base for the enduring determinative fortitude of African-Americans (p. 75). Described by Frederick C. Harris…

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  • Bio-Psychosocial Theory

    These three events influenced me in different aspects. The 2008 presidential election of President Barack Obama influenced me mentally because it gave me more strength within myself that anything is possible. If an African American can be the president of the United States than a female African American like myself can too. The evolution of social media and technology influenced me because it open my eyes up to a whole new learning, but it also decreased my ability to use my own brain at times.…

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