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Fellow RPers.

It's 1796. President Boone @Patine has served relatively quietly for 4 years. None of his secretaries had to be replaced but likewise the possibility to shape the court was not given for the frontiersman-turned-politician. Washington's justices remained on the bench.

Many are eager to see whether Vice President Jefferson @Pringles will try to become President for a third time. 

Will there be new challengers on the horizon? Will former President @MrPotatoTedWashington, who is said to have an ailing health, try to reclaim his old post?

Many questions, but only you have the answers.

Please submit your candidacy in the next 24 hours, so we can head to our poll (in which you can take part without being a candidate/player)

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Senator Aaron Burr, having successfully served a full term without having made enemies in either the Hamiltonian or Boone camps, offers his name as a compromise candidate between the two warring factions, offering to bring together both sides for the continued good of our nation.

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Former Attorney General Alexander Hamilton takes up the mantle left by a retiring Washington, running as a staunch federalist. His campaign promises to fight against French influence and for a strong national bank. He also promises a new infrastructure program to develop industry across the nation, funded through the institution of tariffs.

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@ConservativeElector2 It might be fun to do a few rolls on how the overall country is doing after each Presidential term, similar to the rolls on deaths/retirements/confirmations.  Even something like rolling a 1-100 die for general topics like  Foreign Affairs/Domestic/Economy.  Which you could then either expand on "President Buchanan's reign sees the nation on the brink of civil war" or "President FDR seems to have rejuventated the failing economy!", or just leave it as a 1-100 ranking without narration.

For example, perhaps Washington's first term was a 20 in foreign affairs, a 69 domestically, and a 52 in economy.  Pretty average reign, especially as we're still finding our way on the global stage with most countries unsure of what to make of us upstarts.  Then Boone presides over a 91 in foreign affairs, 61 domestically, and a 93 economy.  Clearly, that's a very successful reign, and might influence whether people want to re-elect him.  (I just made those rolls randomly as I typed this).

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13 minutes ago, MrPotatoTed said:

Senator Aaron Burr, having successfully served a full term without having made enemies in either the Hamiltonian or Boone camps, offers his name as a compromise candidate between the two warring factions, offering to bring together both sides for the continued good of our nation.

On a meta level I can’t help but notice how we more or less recreated the conditions of the 1800 election 

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6 minutes ago, MrPotatoTed said:

@ConservativeElector2 It might be fun to do a few rolls on how the overall country is doing after each Presidential term, similar to the rolls on deaths/retirements/confirmations.  Even something like rolling a 1-100 die for general topics like  Foreign Affairs/Domestic/Economy.  Which you could then either expand on "President Buchanan's reign sees the nation on the brink of civil war" or "President FDR seems to have rejuventated the failing economy!", or just leave it as a 1-100 ranking without narration.

For example, perhaps Washington's first term was a 20 in foreign affairs, a 69 domestically, and a 52 in economy.  Pretty average reign, especially as we're still finding our way on the global stage with most countries unsure of what to make of us upstarts.  Then Boone presides over a 91 in foreign affairs, 61 domestically, and a 93 economy.  Clearly, that's a very successful reign, and might influence whether people want to re-elect him.  (I just made those rolls randomly as I typed this).

Good idea!

 

Foreign Affairs

Domestic

Economy.

Does you or anyone else think we need another category? I could still do them for Boone and even Washington in hindsight.

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Just now, Patine said:

Foreign affairs priorities for Boone are favouring nations as allies with a republican form of government, like the Dutch, and just recently, the French, decentralizing the military to a State militia/citizen soldier level, instead of a professional military, and subduing, "Indian tribes," (in the contemporary parlance) and using their lands for free homesteading.

Domestic affairs priorities, above-mentioned homesteading, "Tory seizings," to be sold at discount to large land-owners, and land mostly suited for lumber or mining to be a priority to early industry. Infrastucture and education completely handled by the States.

Economic affairs priorities are a tariff on vulnerable goods (manufactured) and far less so on "power-trade," goods (agricultural and raw materials), and selective favour to trading partners with a republican governing style and a strong trade ethic (like the Dutch, or possibly the French), but not to exclusion. Such tariffs will be the only levied Federal taxation of any sort.

I appreciate your typed out responses to this. However, it's no must to do so to take  part in this RP. Whatever fits your schedule is appreciated 🙂

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8 minutes ago, Hestia said:

Former Governor of South Carolina and current Minister to Great Britain Thomas Pinckney will offer himself as an alternative Federalist-Independent choice. 

Hamilton will support Pinckney’s bid, and hopes they can finish in the top two for a strong federalist ticket!

Hamilton urges loyal federalists to cast their two votes for Hamilton and Pinckney.

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4 minutes ago, Mishfox said:

Abigail Adams announces she will run for president as the first woman candidate for president. She proposes giving women voting rights, abolishing slavery, and supporting federalist causes of her husband John Adams.

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37 minutes ago, Mishfox said:

Abigail Adams announces she will run for president as the first woman candidate for president. She proposes giving women voting rights, abolishing slavery, and supporting federalist causes of her husband John Adams.

Hamilton will refuse to endorse Abigail, and urge federalists not to support her quixotic bid and split the federalist vote. Hamilton also questions if she is even legally allowed to run under the current constitutional laws in place.

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5 minutes ago, Zenobiyl said:

Hamilton will refuse to endorse Abigail, and urge federalists not to support her quixotic bid and split the federalist vote. Hamilton also questions if she is even legally allowed to run under the current constitutional laws in place.

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Abigail Adams declares that if the federalists won’t support her, then she will run for president on a new party instead. Adams announces she will run on the Abolition Party ticket, a new party of pro-abolition politicians.

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4 minutes ago, Patine said:

Actually, as Victoria Woodhull pointed out when she was the historical first woman to run for office, the Constitution makes no bar to run based on gender, nor specifically says you have to meet all eligibilities to VOTE to actually be able to RUN.

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4 minutes ago, Patine said:

Actually, as Victoria Woodhull pointed out when she was the historical first woman to run for office, the Constitution makes no bar to run based on gender, nor specifically says you have to meet all eligibilities to VOTE to actually be able to RUN.

Yes but if we're all about any sense of realism here, a person running who A. has no base of supporters because women can't vote. B. 95% of men in this time period would ruin a womans career and livelihood if she ran for President. 😛 Kind of like Andrew Jackson's wife, at least in Andrews perspective, being driven to death due to all of the rumors, attacks, and gossip surrounding their marriage. 

Let Mish meme around though, he typically doesn't get anywhere with it anyways. Just look at Pete McCloskey... XD 

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2 minutes ago, Pringles said:

Yes but if we're all about any sense of realism here, a person running who A. has no base of supporters because women can't vote. B. 95% of men in this time period would ruin a womans career if she ran for President. 😛 

Let Mish meme around though, he typically doesn't get anywhere with it anyways. Just look at Pete McCloskey... XD 

It’s not a meme to want women to have equal rights, unless you are a sexist. Also not a meme to think slavery is evil. See you at the election mr slave owner 😂

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Just now, Mishfox said:

It’s not a meme to want women to have equal rights, unless you are a sexist. Also not a meme to think slavery is evil. See you at the election mr slave owner 😂

It's called roleplay. If I was being my true self in this RP I'd probably end up like you. 😛 

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