Disputed Presidential Election of 2000: A History and Reference Guide / Edition 1 by E. D. Dover | 9780313323195 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Disputed Presidential Election of 2000: A History and Reference Guide / Edition 1

Disputed Presidential Election of 2000: A History and Reference Guide / Edition 1

by E. D. Dover
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313323194

ISBN-13: 9780313323195

Pub. Date: 05/30/2003

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

This all-in-one reference guide will help students, researchers, and interested readers make sense of the infamous election of 2000. Following an overview of the 2000 presidential race, five essays spotlight separate issues related to the race and its outcome. Biographical entries cover major players in the story. Primary documents from court cases show the actual

Overview

This all-in-one reference guide will help students, researchers, and interested readers make sense of the infamous election of 2000. Following an overview of the 2000 presidential race, five essays spotlight separate issues related to the race and its outcome. Biographical entries cover major players in the story. Primary documents from court cases show the actual wording of the legal decisions.

Millions of U.S. citizens can easily operate ATMs, yet elections for the nation's highest office still involve manual ballot counting, punch cards, and dangling chads. Why? This all-in-one reference guide will help students, researchers, and interested readers make sense of the infamous election of 2000. Following an overview of the 2000 presidential race, five essays spotlight separate issues related to the race and its outcome. Biographical entries cover major players in the story. Primary documents from court cases show the actual wording of the legal decisions, and Dover considers into the political and legal issues behind the actions and rulings.

Additional essays consider the role of federalism in national elections and the relevance of the Electoral College itself. The potential long-term consequences of the election are examined. Will there be sweeping changes in future presidential elections? In what areas will they appear? Finally, an annotated bibliography selects and reviews the most important responses written about the election. This guide is indispensable to anyone wanting to make sense of this perplexing historical event and electoral politics in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313323195
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxi
Key Players in the Disputed Presidential Election of 2000xiii
Chronology of Eventsxv
1Overview of the 2000 Election1
2The Electoral College: Creation, Development, and Relevance23
3The Florida Vote Controversy: Major Political and Legal Issues37
4The Florida Vote Controversy: Major Court Cases53
5Federalism and the Florida Vote Controversy63
6The Long-Term Significance of the Disputed Election of 200075
Biographies: The Personalities behind the Disputed Election of 200087
Primary Documents of the Election111
Annotated Bibliography153
Index165

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