Akhil Reed Amar and Richard Pildes talked about the history of presidential primaries in the U.S. election process.
Bell Ringer Assignment
- Explain how presidential primaries were first started in the early 20th century, including Theodore Roosevelt's role.
- What role did presidential primaries play from 1914 to 1920?
- Describe how the presidential primary election system worked from 1920 to 1970.
- How did that system break down after the 1968 Democratic Convention?
- What was the McGovern-Fraser Commission? Describe its impact of the presidential primary system.