As Donald Trump takes office as the forty-fifth president of the United States, this course explores presidential elections in historical perspective, via five case studies. It tells the story of key campaigns in US history, and by doing so it investigates how politics changed over time—and how understanding the past sheds light on the current campaign. From the arrival of "dirty politics" to the impact of the "digital revolution," the course looks at the historical background to some of the key phenomena that shaped the controversy-laden campaign of 2016.
The Making of the US President: A Short History in Five ElectionsThe University of Edinburgh
About this Course
The University of Edinburgh
Since 1583 the University of Edinburgh has been influencing the world, from Nobel laureates and Olympic champions to space explorers and prime ministers. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. We do so with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships - both locally and globally.
- 5 stars70.27%
- 4 stars18.91%
- 3 stars8.10%
- 1 star2.70%
TOP REVIEWS FROM THE MAKING OF THE US PRESIDENT: A SHORT HISTORY IN FIVE ELECTIONS
This has some good history in it. But short for sure.
Great Review. I am active in politics and still found there were things I'd forgotten. Thanks for the fun and the review.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
What will I get if I purchase the Certificate?
Is financial aid available?
More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.