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Electoral College
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States Rights
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Electoral College Is No Longer A Functional System
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Many Americans take pride in the fact that the United States has a dem
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The current method of selecting nominees is unsatisfactory We feel t
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President Kennedy was born on May 29 1917 in Brooklin Massachusetts a
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Born on January 9 1913 at Yorba Linda California Richard M Nixon becom
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Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for being president
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Important Presidential Elections
Important Presidential Elections
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The Contenders
The Contenders
The Contenders For the presidential election of 1856, the Democrats nominated James Buchanan and John Breckenridge, the newly formed Republican party nominated John Fremont and William Drayton, the American [or Know-Nothing] party nominated former president Millard Fillmore and Andrew Donelson, and the Abolition Party nominated Gerrit Smith and Samuel McFarland. Buchanan started his political career as a state representative in Pennsylvania, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 18
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
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