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2012 Election Project

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Sanjana Boyapalli

on 28 October 2012

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in beginning, opposed strong central government
favored common folk, working class, and farmers over the elite and educated
split in 1860 over the unresolved issue of slavery
evolved from original principles; started to favor more government insight in 1900s
dominated most of 20th century after Roosevelt's election
controlled house for 40 straight years, then lost it in 1994 Democratic Party Republican Party Major Parties a natural born citizen
age 35+
lived in U.S. for at least 14 years To Be President... 2012 Election A Brief History Libertarian Party Sanjana Boyapalli
4th Hour 2012 Election
Presentation The Electoral College The U.S.'s
Electoral College
is a small body of electors
that are chosen by a larger group.
They represent the states, and formally
cast votes for the election of the president
and the vice president. It lets a candidate
that got not as much popular votes to win the election. Even if the candidate
receives more popular votes than
others, they can lose if they get
less electoral votes. formed in early 1850s by anti-slavery activists
1st official meeting on July 6th, 1854
considered 3rd party at first because 2-party system was represented by Whigs and Democrats at the time
Abraham Lincoln was the 1st republican to win the White House
helped pass 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments during Civil War
leading role in securing women the right to vote A Brief History Platform -support capitalism
-against “socialized” medicine
-not government's job to find green energy
-no Affirmative Action
-no gay marriage
-pro-life - for government paid programs
-yes to gay marriage
- for government healthcare
-for green energy
-support Affirmative Action
-pro-choice Platform Third Party Biden Candidates Third Party
Candidate ELECTION DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN Obama Romney Ryan 1970 2010 1990 Libertarian Party is founded 1st national convention was
held in Denver,Colorado National Director testifies before congress, demanding that they make it easier for 3rd-party candidates to be a part of presidential debates Move headquarters to the
prestigious Watergate Office Building Becomes 1st third-party to earn ballot status in all 50 states "Boycott Nosy Census Questions" campaign
causes 10%increase in votes LP Released the "Iraq Exit Strategy:
America's Path Forward" -born in Honolulu -studied at Columbia and Harvard -married Michelle Robinson in 1992 -elected into Senate in 2004 -formally announced candidacy for 2008 election in Feb. 2007 -became 44th President
of the U.S. -elected to the U.S.
Senate in 1972 -declared candidacy for presidential
race, but dropped out
one year later -named as Vice
Pres. running
mate for Obama -crafted
Violent Crime Control Act
and Violence Against
Women Act -became
governor of Massachusetts
in 2003 -ran for 2008
election -attended Harvard and the prestigious Cranbrook School -founded his own investment firm called Bain Capital -June 2, 2011, Romney announced
official start of his campaign for
2012 presidential election -was U.S.
of Wisconsin's
District 1 since 1999 -graduated from Miami University -August 28, 2012—Romney was
officially named the
Republican Party's
presidential nominee -worked as marketing consultant for construction company

-in an interview with Fox News, he reiterated
his belief that same-sex couples should not
be allowed to marry
-says, "My view is that marriage
itself is a relationship between a
man and a woman. And that's
my own preference." SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Obama -“For me personally, it is
important for me to go ahead
and affirm that I think same-
sex couples should be able to
get married.” -“We should try to disentangle what has historically been the issue of the word ‘marriage,’ which has religious connotations to some
people, from the civil rights that are given to
couples, in terms of
hospital visitation, in
terms of whether or not
they can transfer
property or any of
the other -- Social
Security benefits
and so forth.” ABORTION Obama Romney Romney believes that life begins at conception

"We'd be talking about getting rid of abortion, birth control, access to health care screenings,"

He's pro-life and believes that abortion is a "problem." Obama believes abortion should be safe and legal

Says that it is a woman's right to chose whether or not she should have an abortion.

"The democratic party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancey," Gary
Johnson -was formerly
New Mexico's
Governor -studied at the University
of New Mexico -started Big J Enterprises, which became a multi-million dollar firm -became a member of the Board
of Directors for the Albuquerque
Chamber of Commerce (Libertarian) Romney
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