The Origins of the Twelfth Amendment: The Electoral College in the Early Republic, 1787-1804

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THE ORIGINS OF THE TWELFTH AMENDMENT
The Electoral College in the Early Republic, 1787-1804

TADAHISA KURODA

Contributions in Political Science, Number 344

Bernard K. Johnpoll, Series Editor

GREENWOOD PRESS

Westport, Connecticut London

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The Origins of the Twelfth Amendment: The Electoral College in the Early Republic, 1787-1804
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • I - A Republican Hand: No Kings, No Queens 5
  • 1 - Origins of the Electoral College 7
  • 2 - The Ratification Debate 17
  • 3 - The First Presidential Election 27
  • 4 - New York Abstains 39
  • II - Learning to Play 51
  • 5 - New Rules for the Game in 1792 53
  • 6 - An Election Without Washington 63
  • 7 - Preparations for 1800 73
  • 8 - The Election of 1800 83
  • 9 - The Contingency Election of 1801 99
  • 10 - The Electoral College in 1801 107
  • III - Shuffling the Deck 115
  • 11 - Partisan Principles and Interests 117
  • 12 - The House Initiates an Amendment 127
  • 13 - The Senate Adopts a Different Plan 133
  • 14 - The House Concurs 145
  • IV - Winner-Take All 153
  • 15 - Ratification of the Twelfth Amendment 155
  • 16 - The Election of 1804 163
  • Epilogue 171
  • Appendices 175
  • Select Bibliography 221
  • Index 231
  • About the Author 237
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