Synopsis of a US Presidential Campaign
Historian, Professor & Author Mark Albertson will deliver a lecture entitled Synopsis of a U.S. Presidential Campaign.
The presidential campaign process in the United States is one of the most complex, lengthy, and expensive in the world.
Every four years, presidential candidates compete in a series of competitions months before the general election in a race to win the presidency. Join us as Mark explores such topics as the U.S. Constitutional requirements for presidential candidates, the nominating process, the lack of checks and balances in this process, debates, primaries and caucuses, running mates, national conventions and so much more.
Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America. He has authored several books: USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship; They’ll Have to Follow You!: The Triumph of the Great White Fleet; and On History. He is presently at work on the second of a two-volume history of Army Aviation. Mark teaches as an adjunct at Norwalk Community College on the topics such as World War 1, World War 11, Vietnam, Iraq, The American Empire, the Nazi Revolution and Jihad! An avid speaker, he travels widely throughout Connecticut presenting topics of history and current events in a variety of venues. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of Congress in Hartford for his efforts in commemorating the centennial of Battleship Connecticut.