The Encyclopedia of U.S. Presidential Elections

The Encyclopedia of U.S. Presidential Elections

by David C. Ph.D. Saffell, Richard C. Remy
     
 

The United States has held a presidential election every four years since George Washington was unanimously elected to office in 1788 and inaugurated in 1789. This single volume reference book discusses the presidential candidates and the major issues surrounding each election. Each entry also includes sections on the campaign and the election, explaining everything… See more details below

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The United States has held a presidential election every four years since George Washington was unanimously elected to office in 1788 and inaugurated in 1789. This single volume reference book discusses the presidential candidates and the major issues surrounding each election. Each entry also includes sections on the campaign and the election, explaining everything from the tactics used by each side to the results of the election -- both in the Electoral College and the popular vote. Organized chronologically, with special features that include sidebars, presidential portraits, campaign memorabilia, election maps and charts, biographies of the First Ladies, a bibliography, and an index, The Encyclopedia of U.S. Presidential Elections is a terrific resource for young readers.

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Gr 5-8-Enjoyably readable, this compilation devotes a clearly written, two- to three-page treatment to each election, from George Washington's unopposed win in 1789 to George W. Bush's eventual victory in 2000. Sections of each article include the candidates, issues, campaign tactics, and election tallies. Sidebars include information on first ladies, opposing candidates, and administration highlights, adding significant human interest. Campaign slogans and memorabilia, election maps and charts, and presidential portraits augment the text. The book is attractively designed with bands of red and blue against a white background; some black-and-white photos are included. The impact of current national and global events on each presidential contest and ensuing administration lends historical context, making this a useful resource for report writers. Casual readers will enjoy the way historical figures come to life, foibles and all. Cross-references within the text, as well as a solid glossary, index, and chart of quick facts about the presidents, contribute to the volume's ready-reference value. Commentary within each article neatly explains terminology, slogans, political jargon, and party maneuvering, clarifying complicated material without condescending or oversimplifying, particularly in analyzing political campaigns and results. Syl Sobel's Presidential Elections: And Other Cool Facts (Barron's, 2000) uses historical trivia to highlight a more narrative overview of the process and traces the general steps of a campaign, including primaries and caucuses, with a concluding section addressing the question of presidential succession.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531120514
Publisher:
Children's Press(CT)
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Watts Reference Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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