Presidential Elections from Adams to Lincoln

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By Patrick Spero, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and History at Williams College, and select Williams College students, 2012

For an assignment, students in a Politics of the Presidency class at Williams College created video campaign ads for the presidential elections from John Adams to Abraham Lincoln (12 segments).
The students could only use images, quotes, documents, and music from the era. RealClearHistory partnered with the class to displayed the best videos the students produced.

Link to: Presidential Elections from Adams to Lincoln


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