hist 109 project 2

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. List the election and party

Write one paragraph of trends within the primary sources for the election year you selected.?350 words?

  • 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)
  • Describe the agenda for your candidates. Explain how they should convey the Party Platform during speeches. Tell your candidates what topics they should emphasize, which they should avoid, and how they should respond to challenges.(150 words)
  • 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 (minimum of 200 words)
  • http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/elections/election1860.html
  • http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/elections/election1856.html