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I am going to be making Scnarios that cover alternate scenarios through 1789-2012 I need any suggestions comments or anything helpful

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1789- Planning Stages(Candidates and suggstions needed)

1792- Dream stages

1796- Dream Stages.

Everything else is unknown

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Here's a couple interesting ideas.

1. 1790- George Washington decides not to pursue the presidency, scared that his own popularity will damage the integrity of the democratic process in the new country. Hoping to relive the turmoil caused by having no real figurehead Benjamin Franklin runs. He wins the election and then immediately calls for another planned for the next year. The extra time has given candidates the time to organize and a few frontrunners have emerged and divided to form 3 political parties. The first, the Liberal Party, is lead by Thomas Jefferson. The 2nd, the Federalist Party, is led by John Adams. The third party, and the smallest with only an outside chance, is the Commoners Party, led by the famed Thomas Paine.

2. 1868- In the 1860 election Stephan A. Douglas' Northern Democrats are joined by (now VP candidate) John Bell's Constitutional Union. The alliance, dubbed the Democratic Union, wins the election narrowly over Lincoln's Republicans. They manage to keep the union together and Douglas becomes possibly the most popular president since Washington. However the Southern Party (the heir of the Southern Democrats) are a states rights party that has become dominate in the South. The going into the 1868 election the Democratic Union collapses back into the Democratic Party, with an open nomination and lead by Northerners, and the Constitutional Union, led by VP John Bell. Lincoln also announces his return to run for the Republican nomination for President.

3. 1964- In 1948 Ronald Reagan is drafted by a group of friends from Illinois to run as a Democrat for the state's at large congressional seat. He wins the election. He quickly builds a reputation as an open minded, charismatic, moderate democrat. He quickly gains nation wide fame and popularity and becomes speaker of the house after leading the Democrats to retake it in 1954. He turns down several requests to run against Eisenhower in 1956, having a good relationship with the man himself. He runs for the nomination against Kennedy in 1960 and loses, but has a good relationship and continues as one of the country's longest serving speakers. When Kennedy is assassinated in 1963, VP Stuart Symington (who was nominated as VP to help united the party since he was, in many ways, similar to Reagan), is also shot, though not fatally, however the new president remains hospitalized and in poor health due to complications throughout the remainder of his term. The 1964 Democratic primary is mainly between the poor health and possibly dieing Symington, the charismatic, decade long speaker of the house Ronald Reagan, and attorney general Robert Kennedy.

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1790

Democratic Party

Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Franklin (off)

James Madison

Federalist Party

John Adams

John Hancock

John Jay

Alexander Hamilton

George Washington (off)

Commoners Party

Thomas Paine

Issues

States Rights

Federalism

Navy

British Relations

Standing Army

French Relations

Slavery

Bill of Rights

Role of the President

Expansion Westward

Taxes

Economy

Theres a Start

1868 Election

Democratic Party

Treasury Secretary James Guthrie

Senator Robert M. T. Hunter

Senator Andrew Johnson

Senator Joseph Lane

Governor Horatio Seymour

Representative George H. Pendleton

Senator Thomas A. Hendricks

Governor James E. English

Representative Asa Packer

Former Governor Joel Parker

Senator James R. Doolittle

Associate Justice Stephen J. Field

Former Representative Francis P. Blair

New York City Mayor John T. Hoffman

Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase

President Stephan A. Douglas (off)

Republican Party

Former Representative Abraham Lincoln

Former Senator John C. Fremont

Fredrick Douglass

Constitutional Union

Vice-President John Bell

Southern Party

Former Vice President John C. Breckinridge

Former Secretary of War Jefferson Davis

Representative Alexander Stephens

Issues

Slavery

States Rights

Unionism

Westward Expansion

Missouri Compromise

Compromise of 1850

Race

Taxes

Tariffs

Economy

Alaska

Wild West

There's a start for these too.

1964 Election

Democratic Party

Speaker of the House Ronald Reagan

Attorney General Robert Kennedy

Vice President Stuart Symington

Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson

Former Governor Aldai Stevenson

Republican Party

Former Vice President Richard Nixon

Governor Nelson Rockefeller

Senator Barry Goldwater

Senator Margaret Chase Smith

Former Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

Issues

USSR

Vietnam

China

Spys

Taxes

Economy

Cuban Missile Crisis

Space Race

Assassination of Kennedy

Symington's Health

Health Care

Education

Conservation

There's a start for that too.

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