The Making of the US President – A short history in five elections

USA Flag

The Making of the US President: A Short History in Five Elections MOOC 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.

These media resources form part of an on-demand Coursera MOOC run by Frank Cogliano; Professor of American History, David Silkenat; Lecturer, Fabian Hilfrich; Senior Lecturer in American History and Robert Mason, Professor of Twentieth-Century U.S. History from School of History, Classics and Archaeology. You can sign up for this free course here: The Making of the US President and download these videos from Media Hopper Create.


[Featured image: US Flag Backlit, CC BY SA, Jnn13, Wikimedia Commons]