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Campaign '96: Third Party Time?

GETTING STARTED | THE ASSIGNMENT




Campaign '96: Third-Party Time? is a web-based case study for PAL 201, the John F. Kennedy School of Government's course on Elective and Advocacy Politics. The case was developed by the Case Program at the Kennedy School. The case asks you to become the chief political strategist for a prospective third-party or independent Presidential candidate.
You've just come on board the campaign at the end of March, 1996. Bob Dole's seven-week sprint to win his party's nomination has recently succeeded with primary victories in California, Nevada and Washington. Rumblings of potential third party candidates - right, left and center - are growing louder, as polls show many dissatisfied with a choice between Clinton and Dole.
You'll be given a wide range of information on a variety of themes. Based on this information, it's your job to lay out a basic strategy memo that details how your candidate will succeed.


OVERVIEW
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GETTING STARTED

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Site Map

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The Web And Netscape

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Using Netscape as a Research Tool

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Conventions Used for this Assignment

What do the highlighted words at the top and bottom of each page mean?
Why do red diamonds and blue balls appear next to the links on the THEMES and SOURCES pages?
What's a [THEME KEY] and how do I use it to browse through pages?


THE ASSIGNMENT

3PT Overview

A campaign button issued by Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive Party. In 1912, Roosevelt's "Bull Moose" campaign garnered the largest percentage of the popular vote, 27.4%, of any third party in recent history.

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