A Magnificent Catastrophe Donald Trump Elected President in Stunning Reshuffle to American Politics Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Larson compares the first presidential race to the last, and explains why dirty tricks and a 2-party system are the synergy of a democracy in "A Magnificent Catastrophe. Nasty political mud slinging.
The contest featured two of our most beloved Founding Fathers, once warm friends, facing off as the heads of their two still-forming parties—the hot-tempered but sharp-minded John Adams, and the eloquent yet enigmatic Thomas Jefferson—flanked by the brilliant tacticians Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, who later settled their own differences in a duel.
The country was descending into turmoil, reeling from the terrors of the French Revolution, and on the brink of war with France.
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Blistering accusations flew as our young nation was torn apart along party lines: Adams and his elitist Federalists would squelch liberty and impose a British-style monarchy; Jefferson and his radically democratizing Republicans would throw the country into chaos and debase the role of religion in American life.
The stakes could not have been higher. As the competition heated up, other founders joined the fray—James Madison, John Jay, James Monroe, Gouverneur Morris, George Clinton, John Marshall, Horatio Gates, and even George Washington—some of them emerging from retirement to respond to the political crisis gripping the nation and threatening its future.
Drawing on unprecedented, meticulous research of the day-to-day unfolding drama, from diaries and letters of the principal players as well as accounts in the fast-evolving partisan press, Larson vividly re-creates the mounting tension as one state after another voted and the press had the lead passing back and forth.
The outcome remained shrouded in doubt long after the voting ended, and as Inauguration Day approached, Congress met in closed session to resolve the crisis.
In its first great electoral challenge, our fragile experiment in constitutional democracy hung in the balance. A Magnificent Catastrophe is history writing at its evocative best:A Magnificent Catastrophe The book A Magnificent Catastrophe, by Edward J.
Larson, narrates a story about the bizarre and most influential elections that have ever been held in the United States of America. As historian Edward J. Larson observed in A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of , “Nothing in the national Constitution actually required states to cast electoral votes.”.
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A Magnificent Catastrophe In , there were no TV ads, no memes, and no social media channels to endlessly discuss the pros and cons of each political candidate. A Magnificent Catastrophe is history writing at its evocative best: the riveting story of the last great contest of the founding period.
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