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

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

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

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

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"Kuroda, in a concise format and readable text, offers a complete assessment of the college from its 1787 inception to its 1804 revision that has long been needed and is well worth reading." New York State Historical Association

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It is a pleasure to acknowledge the support and assistance of mentors, colleagues, friends, and family members who have had a hand in this production. I have been fortune to have teachers like William Dusinberre, Robert R. Ramsey, Jr., Robert D. Cross, and Eric L. McKitrick; Flora B. Harper and Peter D. Pelham, Jr.; Joseph C. Palamountain and Edwin M. Moseley. I have benefitted enormously from the encouragement of colleagues and friends, including David H. Porter, Jr., David W. Marcell, Eric. J. Weller, and Phyllis A. Roth; Daniel Balmuth, William E. Brynteson, Joel Gordon, Richard B. Jensen, Allen F. Kifer, Patricia-Ann Lee, and Margaret J. Pearson of the Skidmore College History Department; Mary Ellen Fischer and Erwin L. Levine; Carolyn J. Anderson, Beverly Becker, David J. Burrows, Ralph A. Ciancio, Robert P. DeSieno, Giuseppe Faustini, Henry C. Galant, Warren Hockenos, Kenneth G. Johnson, Robert J. Jones, James M. Kiehl, Susan A. Kress, Mary C. Lynn, Donald J. McCormack, E. Darnell Rucker, Robert H. Van Meter, Paul H. L. Walter, Isabelle Williams, and Joanna S. Zangrando. I have drawn upon the inexhaustible good will of Martin I. Kaminsky and Derick C. January. Members of my family deserve thanks for their support throughout the years: Yasuko Yamada and her three remarkable daughters, Chica, Meiko, and Mizno; Teruhisa Kuroda and Reiko Kuroda Mrozik; Yataro and Yasu Ishikawa; Hisazo Nagatani and Otoshiro Kuroda; and, most of all, my wife, Akiko, and our children--Stephanie M. Kuroda and Timothy E. Kuroda.

This study is primarily the outgrowth of teaching courses in American history to undergraduate students at Skidmore College and coping with the host of questions and issues which the materials and the students raised. It is impossible to single out the many students who have unknowingly contributed to make this project, and I will simply thank them collectively.

I want also to recognize the moral support of participants in the 1988 "Classic Texts in Early American History" Institute at the University of Connecticut . . .

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