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Title: Presidential elections


1
Presidential elections
  • Four for the
  • History Books

2
Election of 1800
  • Before the 12th Amendment, Electors cast two
    votes for their party without specifying one as
    being for the President and the other as being
    for the Vice President.
  • Since there was no majority within the Electoral
    College, the decision was deferred to the House
    of Representatives, then controlled by the
    Federalist Party.

3
Election of 1800
  • The House?had difficulty coming?to a majority and
    cast 36 separate votes within one week. Though
    the original election was in November, the final
    House vote, electing Jefferson as President, did
    not occur until February 7, 1800. Jefferson won
    the election.

4
Election of 1800
  • This election prompted the passing of the 12th
    Amendment which introduced double balloting. The
    Electoral College now casts two separate votes,
    one for President and one for Vice President.

5
Election of 1824
  • Andrew Jackson won a slight plurality in the
    popular vote, leading John Quincy Adams by 38,149
    votes. No one candidate had won a majority of the
    Electoral College votes

6
Election of 1824
  • Four candidates received Electoral votes, though
    none received enough to constitute a majority
  • Andrew Jackson received 99 Electoral votes. John
    Quincy Adams - 84 Electoral votes. ?William H.
    Crawford - 41 Electoral votes. ?Henry Clay - 37
    Electoral votes.

7
Election of 1824
  • After more than a month of bargaining, John
    Quincy Adams took precisely the 13 states he
    needed to win, Jackson won seven, and Crawford
    won four.
  • Jackson called it a corrupt bargain. Jacksons
    4-year campaign highlighting the unfairness was
    successful. He won the Presidency in 1828,
    presenting himself as a man of the people, not
    the government.

8
Election of 1912
  • The election was an important and pithy
    discussion about the country's future. During the
    campaign, Roosevelt and Wilson commanded the
    lion's share of public attention. William Howard
    taft, the incumbent Republican president received
    very little.

9
Election of 1912
  • Wilson won a lopsided electoral victory. His
    election was nearly assured from the beginning
    because of the Republican split. The votes for
    Taft and Roosevelt combined indicate the G.O.P.
    would have won the presidency

10
Election of 2000
  • The 2000 Presidential Election was the most
    recent election where the popular vote winner was
    not elected. George W. Bush ran the sitting Vice
    President, Al Gore.
  • Though Gore held a slim popular vote victory of
    543,895 (0.5), Bush eventually won the Electoral
    College 271-266

11
Election of 2000
  • Florida became the key state as the election drew
    to a close. Consisting of nearly 6 million
    voters, Florida was officially won by a margin of
    537 votes, after a process of recounting the
    votes and a Supreme Court ruling.

12
Election of 2000
  • Another significant candidate in the 2000
    election was Green Party candidate, Ralph Nader.
  • In such a close election, many believe that Gore
    would have won if Nader had dropped out of the
    race.
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