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The new US President Joe Biden has won a most dramatic election campaign, against a President known for some controversial policy decisions. The COVID crisis affected many parts of the USA, preventing many campaign activities. This session reviews the 2020 Election in the context of wider issues in US politics. at Aston University

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Politics taster - The 2020 US Presidential Elections

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Event Summary:

The new US President Joe Biden has won a most dramatic election campaign, against a President known for some controversial policy decisions. The COVID crisis affected many parts of the USA, preventing many campaign activities. This session reviews the 2020 Election in the context of wider issues in US politics.

Full Event Details:

The new US President Joe Biden has won the US Presidency in one of the most unusual and dramatic election campaigns the United States have experienced in recent decades, against a President known for his abrasive communication style as well as for some rather controversial policy decisions. For some time now the US electorate has been quite sharply divided between Democrats and Republicans, and in political terms the two parties have moved further away from each other than at any time since the 1960s. Moreover, the current COVID crisis, which affected many parts of the USA quite heavily, prevented many typical campaign activities such as mass meetings, street canvassing and fundraising events with candidates in attendance. This session is designed to review the 2020 US Presidential Election in the context of wider political issues in US politics, including party-political polarisation, populism, social divides within the US society, and problems in combatting the COVID crisis. It will conclude with an outlook on the Biden presidency and the key issues which will need to be addressed by the new administration

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)

Duration:

Short Session



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