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Significant and Controversial Presidential Elections and Campaigns in American History

From the angry and venomous campaign of 1796 to the angry and venomous campaign of 2016, this course examines significant and controversial presidential campaigns and elections in American history. We examine populist revolts, dark horses, contested conventions, and elections that were so close that they were decided by the US House of Representatives and the US Supreme Court. Learn about political turning points of the past while gaining context for the 2020 presidential race as it heads into the finishing stretch.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of American history through the prism of presidential campaigns and elections
  • Historic context for understanding the current political climate

Ideal for

  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
  • Students interested in political history
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