Presidential Races: The Battle for Power in the United States

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With today's presidential candidates launching multimillion dollar campaigns years before an election, it's hard to imagine a time when running for the top office in the country was as simple as being asked. But that's how George Washington became president. Thomas Jefferson and other early presidential contenders actually tried to avoid the contest as it wasn't proper to appear too interested in the office. In the 1840s, candidates didn't need to say much about their own ideas for government; the party leaders ran the ...

Presidential Races: The Battle for Power in the United States 2007, Twenty-First Century Books (CT), Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780822567837

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