7SS – Presidential Election

Response Question – Look up information on the election of the president that you choose to research. Find Electoral Score, Popular vote, and key issues of that day. Then find a website that looks into more detail about the race and share some information that you found to be most interesting or useful in learning about that election. 

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8 thoughts on “7SS – Presidential Election

  1. In 1972 Richard Nixon won the election but then two years later he resigned and Gerald Ford his vice president took over in 1974. When it came to the 1976 Election Gerald Ford lost to Jimmy Carter. Gerald Ford’s Electoral vote was 240 and his Popular vote was 39,140,770 and JImmy Carter’s for Electoral was 297 and for Popular was 40,825,839. Gerald For wa a Democratic and Jimmy was both Incumbent and Republican. On August 9, 1974 Gerald was the first person to date to serve both the vice president and president without being elected by the Electoral College. Before coming Vice President Ford served nearly 25 years as the Representative for Michigan’s 5th congress district. Issues during his Electoral time was the Vietnam War, International Relations, and Watergate. His presidency remains the shortest of the presidents who did not die in office which was a 895 day presidency. Ford also lived longer than any president living 93 years and 165 days.

    http://www.270towin.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Ford

  2. Kennedy won most of the south but it was mostly spread out across the country he had 302 electoral votes and 34,227,096 popular votes. It was the closest presidential election ever . Kennedy didn’t know who won till the next day kennedy uses his very well funded campaign money to win the nomination . John kennedy was a democrat When kennedy was making his speech he said “i’ll get this country moving” and also said that he would end the cold war one main reason kennedy almost didn’t win was because they didn’t want a catholic to be president because they like the pope. Kennedy got more votes do to getting Martin Luther King out of jail. New York Times had made a paper saying Kennedy becomes president even before it was over then Nixon began to come back and New York Times said that they couldn’t have NIxon have anymore votes or else they would have to recall them.

    http://www.270towin.com/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1960

  3. In 1904 Theodore Roosevelt was elected and the standing were: Alton B. Parker Electoral 140, Popular 5,077,911: Theodore Roosevelt Electoral 336 Popular 7,623,486. In 1908 Theodore did not run and he nominated in William H taft. He did not like the way taft was dealing with the presidency so he became a separate party at the 1912 election and did not want taft to win. These were the presidential standings at that election: Woodrow Wilson Electoral 435 Popular 6,293,454: Theodore Roosevelt Electoral 88 Popular 4,119,207: William H. Taft Electoral 8 Popular 3,483,922.

    http://www.270towin.com/

  4. Ronald Reagan ran for president as a Republican. Reagan won both elections he was in. During his first election in 1980, Reagan won both the Popular vote and the Electoral vote, beating out Democrat Jimmy Carter who was also in office at the time. Reagan won in every state but Minnesota, Hawaii, Georgia, Maryland, West Virginia, Rhode Island, and also Washington D.C. Problems of the time of his first election include the Iran hostage crisis, USSR invasion of Afghanistan, and inflation. During this election, Ronald Reagan received the highest amount of Electoral votes by an non-incumbent presidential candidate. Reagan had amassed 489 electoral votes and 43,901,812 popular votes during this election. When Ronald Reagan ran for his second turn as president, he again won, this time defeating Walter F. Waldale. He had only lost in one state which was Minnesota and also Washington D.C. Reagan had 525 Electoral votes and 54,455,000 popular votes. Reagan’s amount of Electoral votes during this election still stands as the record for most Electoral votes. Issues of the time he was elected this time was Recession and Subsequent Recovery and Defense Spending.

  5. Voting

    James Garfield
    electoral-214
    popular-4,454,416

    Winfield Hancock
    electoral-155
    popular-4,444,952

    Almost all northern states voted for him. He was running to be president as a republican.
    He won by far in the electoral votes but the people seen to nearly equal out with there being 9 million votes. Winfield hancock focused more in the south and ended up with a lost of their votes. Garfield may of had less states but he was smart about it and went for the states with all the points. Garfield got a lot of midwest votes because he would help farmers. Garfield also went for smaller northern states with the bigger ones.

  6. The 1964 election was held on Tuesday, November 3 ,1964. Lyndon B. Johnson was a democratic who was racing against the republican, Barry M. Goldwater. Lyndon won with both popular and electoral votes. He had 42,825,463 popular votes and 486 electoral states while also carrying out 44 of the 50 states to win. Goldwater had 27,146,969 popular votes and 52 electoral votes. Goldwater only won over 6 of the 50 states. Most of those states where in the Southeast with one in the Southwest, Arizona. Issues going on during this 1964 presidential election are Civil Rights and Gulf of Tonkin War. During this time there was good economy. Johnson was president before the 1964 election when he was sworn into office after JFK’s assassination.
    http://www.270towin.com/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1964

  7. http://www.biography.com/people/george-w-bush-9232768#governor-of-texas&awesm=~oEIPGUml5jfcNz

    Election info- When he moved to Washington he was there to work for his fathers bid for the white house. After his father’s victory he moved back to Texas and joined a group of investigator that were buying the Texas rangers baseball team. In 1992 he decided to run for governor in Texas. He won the election and was governor for four years. He pushed for tax cut and more money towards education. He also lowered the age that juvinials could be tried as an adult in court. In 1999 he began his push for president. He many republican things and decided to be a republican. Him and Al gore were head and head running for president. There was no clear winner. It was going to be very close election.


  8. presidential election of 1876 was the 23rd quadrennialelection, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1876. It was one of the most contentious and controversial lelections in American history. The results of the election remain among the most disputed ever, although there is no question that Samuel J. Tilden of New York outpolled Ohio’s Rutherford B. Hayes in the popular vote. After a first count of votes, it was clear that Tilden had won 184electoral votes to Hayes’s 165, with 20 votes unresolved. These 20 electoral votes were in dispute in four states: in the case of Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina, each party reported its candidate had won the state, while in Oregon one elector was declared illegal (as an “elected or appointed official and replaced. The question of who should have been awarded these electoral votes is the source of the continued controversy concerning the results of this election.

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