Archive for March, 2016

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James Madison Defeats DeWitt Clinton: The Wartime Election Of 1812 – Guest Essayist: Sam Agami

1816, James Monroe Defeats Rufus King: The Hartford Convention – Guest Essayist: Professor Joerg Knipprath

1816, Constitutional Issues Surrounding The Second Bank Of The U. S. – Guest Essayist: Professor Kyle Scott

1820, James Monroe Won Unopposed: The Missouri Compromise – Guest Essayist: Daniel A. Cotter

1824, John Quincy Adams Defeats Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, And William Crawford: Party Nominating Conventions And Popular Votes In Elections – Guest Essayist: Professor Joseph Postell

McCulloch v. Maryland: Not Quite A Campaign Issue? – Guest Essayist: Professor Robert Lowry Clinton

1824, The Second Instance Of An Election Decided In The House Of Representatives – Guest Essayist: Tony Williams

1828, Andrew Jackson Defeats John Quincy Adams: The Two-Party System – Guest Essayist: Professor Mark Cheathem

1828, Controversy Over Andrew Jackson’s War Record And The Question Of Civilian Control Over The Military – Guest Essayist: Professor William Morrisey

1832, Andrew Jackson Defeats Henry Clay, William Wirt: Re-Chartering Of The Bank Of The U.S. – Guest Essayist: Professor Joerg Knipprath

1832, The Anti-Masonic Controversy – Guest Essayist: Daniel A. Cotter

1836, Martin Van Buren Defeats William Henry Harrison, Daniel Webster, Hugh White: The Unusual Practice Of Running Three Candidates By One Party (The Whigs) In Different Parts Of The Country – Guest Essayist: Lisa Ice-Jones

1836, The Tariff Issue And The Constitution – Guest Essayist: Daniel A. Cotter

1840, William Henry Harrison Defeats Martin Van Buren: The Appeal Of Running Military Heroes For President And The Issue Of Generalship As A Qualification For Executive Office – Guest Essayist: Lisa Ice-Jones

1841, The Presidency Of John Tyler – Guest Essayist: John S. Baker

1844, James K. Polk Defeats Henry Clay, James Birney – Texas Annexation As It Related To The Issue Of Slavery: Guest Essayist: Daniel A. Cotter

1844, The Issue Of Oregon Territorial Boundary – Guest Essayist: Tony Williams

1848, Zachary Taylor Defeats Martin Van Buren, Lewis Cass: Popular Sovereignty In The Territories, Cass’s Issue That Would Affect U. S. Constitutional Politics For The Next Decade – Guest Essayist: Professor Joerg Knipprath

Election Of 1848: Abolitionism And The Constitution – Guest Essayist: Daniel A. Cotter

1856, James Buchanan Defeats Millard Fillmore, John C. Fremont: The Kansas-Nebraska Act – Guest Essayist: James D. Best

1852, Franklin Pierce Defeats Winfield Scott, John Pitale: The Controversy Over The Fugitive Slave Act Of 1850 – Guest Essayist: Daniel A. Cotter

1856, The Rise Of The Republican Party – Guest Essayist: Professor Joerg Knipprath

1860, Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address And Mathew Brady’s Lincoln Photo: The Making Of The President – Guest Essayist: James D. Best

1860, Abraham Lincoln Defeats Stephen Douglas, John C. Breckinridge, John Bell: Constitutional Issues Surrounding Secessionism And “The Crisis Of The House Divided” – Guest Essayist: James D. Best