Familiarize yourself with the Library of Congress’s collections on the presidential elections of 1856 and 1860. Locate one primary source to consider when watching Professor Blum’s video on Political Parties of the 1850s.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/streaming.greatrivertech.net/sdsu/blum/unit4video2.mp4

1)After watching Professor Blum’s video on political parties of the 1850s and analyzing one primary source, discuss what you find most interesting about the primary source. 50- 100 words

2)After watching Professor Blum’s video on political parties of the 1850s and analyzing one primary source, discuss one element you find confusing. 50- 100 words

For your project, you will use data from the Presidential Elections of 1856 and 1860 to plan a political campaign. You will create a Party Platform and an agenda for your candidates.

First, select which election you will focus upon. Second, create a name for the new and unique political party you will create.

1)List the election and party

2)Write one paragraph of trends within the primary sources for the election year you selected. 200 words

3)Create a distinct Party Platform for your election year and party. It must contain at least five key points and no more than fifteen. Do NOT simply reprint or slightly alter the actual party platforms from the age. Try to write the platform in language similar to that of the 1850s

MINIMUM OF FIVE MAIN POINTS AND NO MORE THAN FIFTEEN

4)Create a distinct Party Platform for your election year and party. It must contain at least five key points and no more than fifteen. Do NOT simply reprint or slightly alter the actual party platforms from the age. Try to write the platform in language similar to that of the 1850s

MINIMUM OF 100 WORDS

5)CREATE A POLITICAL PARTY SYMBOL

Draw and describe a visual symbol for your political party and candidates. Incorporate concepts that represent your party’s positions on the main issues of the day. Also, include images that challenge the positions of your political opponents.

Describe your visual symbol here

minimum of 200 words

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