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Edited by: Deborah Kalb

In: Guide to U.S. Elections 7th Edition

Chapter 9: Chronology of Presidential Elections

Edited by: Deborah Kalb

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483380346.n11

Subject: Elections

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Chronology of Presidential Elections
Chronology of presidential elections

In the early years of the Republic, the American colonists and their leaders were ambivalent about the concept of democracy. On the one hand, Americans searched for ways to prevent the kind of tyranny they had experienced at the hand of elite rulers such as King George of England. On the other hand, political elites feared the instability that might result from mass participation in politics. This ambivalence was ...

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