The New York Times on Critical U.S. Elections, 1st Edition

  • Gerald M. Pomper
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  • ISBN-10: 1604266589
  • ISBN-13: 9781604266580
  • DDC: 324.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 301 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released August 2010
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The TimesReference from CQ Press imprint, focusing on topics in American government, U.S. history, elections, Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, journalism, international affairs, current events, and public opinion, is designed to support high-school and college curricula and course work.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Titles in the Timesreference from CQ Press Series.
About TimesReference from CQ Press.
About the Author.
1: The Congressional Elections of 1854: New Republican Party Challenges the Slave Power.
2: The Intractable Issue.
3: Parties Divided.
4: An Electorate Realigning.
5: Rise of the Know-Nothings.
6: Beyond 1854.
7: Rise of the Republicans.
8: The Presidential Election of 1860: Lincoln's Victory Creates Fear of National Division.
9: Compromise Over Slavery Begins to Falter.
10: The Public Believes the Union will Persevere.
11: Conflict at the Democratic National Convention.
12: Southern Democrats Bolt the Convention.
13: The Charleston Convention Collapses with No Nominee.
14: The Constitutional Union Party Nominates John Bell.
15: A Dark Horse is Nominated at the Republican Convention in Chicago.
16: The Candidates on the Slavery Question.
17: Democrats Nominate Stephen Douglas in Baltimore and John Breckinridge in Richmond.
18: The Campaign of 1860 Commences.
19: The Wide Awakes Campaign for Lincoln.
20: Divided Democrats Face an Uphill Battle.
21: Fusion Tickets Make Last Ditch Effort to Defeat Lincoln.
22: Lincoln is the Favorite to Win the Presidency.
23: Voters Ponder the Result of a Lincoln Victory.
24: Abraham Lincoln is Elected President.
25: Slave Rebellion Feared in the Wake of Lincoln's Election.
26: South Carolina Secedes from the United States.
27: Republicans Seek Compromise to Halt Secession.
28: The Civil War Begins.
29: The Presidential Election of 1864: Lincoln's Reelection Portends the End of Rebellion and Slavery.
30: Northern Democrats Develop Strategies to Defeat Lincoln.
31: The New York City Draft Riots.
32: Lincoln Lays the Groundwork for Reconstruction.
33: A Member of Lincoln's Cabinet Opts Not to Challenge the President.
34: A Confederate View on the 1864 Election.
35: Republican Opponents Seek to Delay Lincoln's Renomination.
36: Radical Republicans Nominate a Candidate to Oppose Lincoln.
37: Lincoln Renominated at the Union Party Convention.
38: The Abolition of Slavery Becomes a War Aim.
39: Andrew Johnson is Nominated for Vice President.
40: Lincoln Ponders an Approach to Peace Negotiations.
41: The Democratic Convention.
42: Gen. George Mcclellan Nominated for President.
43: Sherman Captures Atlanta.
44: McClellan's Candidacy Falters.
45: Alleged Scandal Weeks before the Election.
46: Nineteenth-Century Campaign Regalia.
47: Anti-Irish Rhetoric Targets Democratic Supporters.
48: Secretary Seward Campaigns for Lincoln on Eve of Election.
49: Lincoln Wins Reelection.
50: Lincoln Celebrates Victory.
51: Robert E. Lee Surrenders.
52: Lincoln is Assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
53: The Congressional Elections of 1874: Democrats Revived by Congressional Victory.
54: The Republicans Consolidate Power.
55: Reconstruction Falters.
56: Republicans Face Political Scandal.
57: The Panic of 1873.
58: Resistance in the South.
59: The Democrats Gain Power.
60: The Civil Rights Act of 1875.
61: An Early Death for Civil Rights.
62: The Presidential Election of 1876: After a Disputed Contest, Hayes Ends Reconstruction.
63: Trying Times as America Celebrates the Centennial.
64: The 1876 Republican Convention.
65: Republicans Select a Presidential Nominee.
66: Democrats Select a Presidential Nominee.
67: The Candidates Issue Letters of Acceptance.
68: The New York Times Backs Hayes.
69: An Election too Close to Call.
70: The Republicans Claim Victory for Hayes.
71: Election Fraud and Intimidation Mar the Vote.
72: The Electoral College Vote Fails to Settle the Election.
73: Congress Creates an Electoral Commission.
74: The Electoral Commission Names Hayes President.
75: President Hayes Takes Office.
76: The End of Reconstruction.
77: The Presidential Election of 1896: Republicans Return to Power with an Altered Coalition.
78: William McKinley's Campaign Uses Innovative Methods.
79: The Republican Convention Rubber Stamps McKinley.
80: Hobart Joins McKinley in Running on the Gold Platform.
81: William Jennings Bryan and the "Cross of Gold" Speech.
82: Bryan and Sewall Run on the Silver Platform.
83: Campaign Manager Leads the McKinley Campaign.
84: Bryan's Nomination by Populists Leads to "Popocrat" Candidacy.
85: Bryan Bucks Tradition of Staying Home.
86: Campaign Book Outlines Hanna's Campaign Strategy.
87: Bryan's Whirlwind Speaking Tour.
88: McKinley Avoids Bryan's Invitation to Debate.
89: Bryan's Speaking Schedule Tests His Endurance.
90: McKinley Campaigns from the Comfort of Home.
91: A Recuperated Bryan Heads South.
92: The New York Times Questions Bryan's Mental Condition.
93: Gamblers Predict the Outcome of the Election.
94: Rumors Concerning the State of Bryan's Health.
95: The Republicans Win in a Landslide.
96: Vice President Garret Hobart Dies.
97: President McKinley is Assassinated.
98: Theodore Roosevelt is Sworn in as President.
99: Hanna Dies at the Height of His Career.
100: The Congressional Elections of 1910: Nation Elects a Progressive Majority in Congress.
101: The Rising Progressive Voice.
102: Republican Insurrection.
103: The Tariff and Spreading Upheaval.
104: A Republican House War.
105: Struggles Over Republicanism.
106: The Republican Collapse.
107: Changing Politics.
108: The Presidential Election of 1912: Woodrow Wilson's National Victory Promises Major Reforms.
109: The North Dakota Primary Kicks off the 1912 Presidential Election.
110: The New York Times Argues Against the Primary System.
111: The Socialist Party Enlivens the Election of 1912.
112: Republicans Renominate William Howard Taft.
113: The Democratic Convention Begins with a Power Struggle.
114: Woodrow Wilson Secures the Democratic Presidential Nomination.
115: The Democrats Unite Behind Wilson.
116: Roosevelt Supporters Found the Progressive Party and Nominate their Candidate.
117: The Republicans and Democrats Unite in Opposition to Roosevelt.
118: Taft Runs a Restrained Reelection Campaign.
119: Roosevelt Positions Himself as the Challenger to Wilson.
120: Roosevelt Survives an Assassination Attempt.
121: Vice President Sherman Dies.
122: Woodrow Wilson Wins the Election of 1912.
123: The Presidential Election of 1932: Roosevelt Sweeps, Seeks to End the Depression.
124: The Wall Street Crash of 1929.
125: The Republicans Renominate President Hoover.
126: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Receives the Democratic Nomination.
127: Hoover and Roosevelt Enact Differing Campaign Strategies.
128: Radio Transforms Politics.
129: Hoover Begins Campaigning as Republican Worries Mount.
130: Early Public Opinion Polling Predicts an FDR Victory.
131: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Wins the Election of 1932.
132: A Difficult Transition and an Assassination Attempt.
133: Fascism and Nazism Rise in Europe.
134: The Presidential Election of 1936: FDR Wins Historic Endorsement of his "New Deal".
135: Roosevelt Defends His Policies as He Prepares for Reelection.
136: The Republicans Search for an Opponent to Face Roosevelt.
137: Alfred Landon Receives the Republican Nomination.
138: Roosevelt is Renominated in a Forward-looking Convention.
139: Roosevelt Addresses His Struggles with the Supreme Court.
140: Landon Campaign Starts Slowly Before Going on the Attack.
141: Reverend Coughlin.
142: Roosevelt Remains the Favorite.
143: Roosevelt Wins Reelection in a Landslide.
144: FDR Leads America into World War II.
145: The Congressional Elections of 1946: Voters Seek a New Direction as Republicans Take Congress.
146: The New President.
147: The War Ends.
148: Truman's Troubles.
149: Price Controls.
150: The Soviet Menace.
151: Election Results.
152: The Do-Nothing Congress.
153: Republican Reversal.
154: The Presidential Election of 1952: Eisenhower Overturns Two Decades of Democratic Control.
155: The Two-Term Amendment.
156: Speculation on the Candidates.
157: The Fields Narrow.
158: The Republican Convention.
159: The Democratic Convention.
160: The Nixon Fund.
161: Stevenson.
162: Television.
163: Korea.
164: The Campaign.
165: Election Results.
166: The Presidential Election of 1960: Kennedy Gains a Narrow Win for the "New Frontier".
167: The New Political Era.
168: The Front-Runners.
169: Prelude to the Democratic Nominations.
170: The Democratic Nominees.
171: Prelude to the Republican Nominations.
172: The Republican Nominations.
173: The Debates.
174: Unsettled Bases.
175: Catholicism.
176: Last Minute Predictions.
177: Election Results.
178: The Inauguration.
179: The Presidential Election of 1964: Johnson Triumphs and Looks Toward the "Great Society".
180: JFK Assassination.
181: Leading Contenders.
182: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
183: The Changing Republican Party.
184: Republican Nomination.
185: Democratic Convention.
186: Goldwater Conservatism.
187: Vietnam.
188: Nuclear Weapons.
189: Election Results.
190: Realignment?.
191: The Presidential Election of 1968: Nixon Gains the Presidency Amid Vietnam War, Civil Disorder.
192: Crises of the Late 1960s.