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LaTerria Carter
April 12,2015
HY 103 Extra Credit

On Saturday April 18 I attended the Alabama Constitution Village also known as Constitution Hall Park. This is a historical museum in Madison, Alabama which is about two hours from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I am originally from this area so I have visited this historic more often than some because of the calming vibe and beautiful scenery. This museum is open air, however you are not allowed to take pictures. An open air museum is basically a collection of building out-of-doors that portray reenactments of things that have happened in history. The ultimate goal of a open air museum is to show older lifestyles and create a visual aspect of what things look like at that point in time. This museum is based on the period of 1819. There are eight different buildings in all each showing a different aspect and setting. The buildings represent a law office, print shop, a post office and residents. The hall park also shows a viewing of where the Constitution Convention was held in 1787. Which was a big meeting held to discuss the problems that had been arising since the Articles of Confederation. The actual result of the convention was the creation of the United States Constitution. Our class period has been based on a lot of different things that happened around 1787. Such as the Shay's Rebellion, the writing of the constitution, the Virginia plan and the great compromise which just a few of the many topics. The main goal of the museum was to actually visualize yourself in that time period, how things looked, how aspects worked, and also how far along times have changed from then to now.

Women don’t want you talking about politics at home (Zagarri 125), but in such an important election year she will be delighted to hear you are going to be voting Democratic-Republican. Vote for the women’s candidate. Vote James Monroe. Rufus King doesn't have you or your wife’s best interest at heart. The wife is the glue that holds the household together so vote for the candidate you and your wife want. That man is James Monroe. Ladies, Mr. Monroe would be honored if you would give him your support by telling your husbands to go out and vote James Monroe this November. Keep the party of Jefferson, keep the party that got us through the War of 1812, and keep the presidency with a Virginian. Men, don’t embarrass your wife by making her have to face her friends with the knowledge that you voted federalist. Democratic-Republican is the more appealing party to your wife. (Zagarri 87) Vote James Monroe and you will not regret it. Remember who keeps your house in order and who keeps you sane. Keep Monroe in mind at the polls, because that’s what your wife would want. Keep her happy and she’ll keep you happy. This message is approved by the offices of James Monroe.

Joshua McAlister
HY 103
Discussion 9am Thursday
Dialogue for Video Project (Super Pac for James Monroe)
Narrator: Imagine a world where women have as many rights as men. I’m talking everything! Women will be able to vote, work, hold public office and show off those sexy ankles anytime and anywhere. Impossible or sinful you say? Non-sense says James Monroe!
James Monroe: Hi, I’m James Monroe and over the past decade or so the Democratic-Republican Party has gotten the conversation started about women’s rights. We believe women’s rights are the next big thing. Women lately have been more active politically than ever before. Through articles and novels written in favor of them having a say in what happens in this great nation. They believe they should have a say because the mind doesn’t have gender and I agree. Even men think women should have rights says Charles Brown writer for the Philadelphia Weekly Magazine (PG 11-45). If you ladies are wondering how to influence your husband to vote for me just hold out on him. He’ll vote for me faster than us kicking England’s ass. If that doesn’t work then just remind him that my Federalist opponent Rufus King doesn’t believe women should have rights. He also hates puppies, whiskey, fireworks and America, everything that makes this country great. So let’s not lose the ground we’ve gained thus far in women’s rights and vote for me to have a better tomorrow, today! I’m James Monroe and I approve this message.


Women and the Election of 1816 Video Project Script


Michelle Azar (as Mary Alsop King), Cheryl Clifton (as Elizabeth Monroe), Richard Ramsey (as the Announcer)


Announcer: Today we will discuss women’s’ participation regarding the elections of 1816. We have Mary Alsop King, the wife of former presidential candidate, Rufus King and Elizabeth Monroe, wife of president James Monroe.


Mary: Hmm, where to start? Women’s political participation has progressed so much since the American Revolution?


Elizabeth: Yes, at first we were simply expected to sew, raise our sons to be good …

(say at the same time) Elizabeth: Republicans.   Mary: Federalists. (p.92)


Mary: Then we created reading circles (p.56)


Elizabeth: -Literary Societies


Mary: In which women discussed politics and other interests for our enlightenment.


Elizabeth: Some women began using print media to express their views, instead of simply influencing their husbands. (p. 50, 54-55)


Mary: Oftentimes, especially during the war of 1812, we were used as symbols of true patriotism or vile representatives of our adversaries. (p. 98, 102-103,110)


Elizabeth: More directly, republican women aided by boycotting goods, creating homespun clothing, and collecting money for our troops (p.99)


Mary: Federalists women opposed the war and we refused to show any encouragement for it. (p. 100-101)


Elizabeth: We should (continue American Women’s progression by) modeling ourselves after the French women who marched against the monarchy to end their subordination to men. (103)


Mary: Like those masculinized women called to bear arms in the papers? They were myths! In any case, this war has deepened the rift between political factions.


Elizabeth: That’s why I “influenced” my husband to travel the country and heal these rifts! Maybe if you stopped listening to mumble news and contributed your husband would have won the election. (p.123)


Mary: Like the gossip about former President Thomas Jefferson and his elicit affair?

I do love a good paper. (p.106)


Elizabeth: More like the portrayal of federalists as the strumpets of our society! (p.112)


Mary: Your mothers a strumpet!


Announcer: And that concludes our discussion of women and the presidential election of 1816!



Ally Odom and Haley Rosetta

26 February, 2015

HY 103

The Democratic-Republican Party. Election of 1816.


Characters: James Monroe and Mercy Otis Warren

Setting: An 1816 campaign rally for President James Monroe.

James Monroe:

Hi I’m James Monroe. I am running as the Democratic-Republican candidate in this 1816 election. I’m encouraging all voters to support me and my ideas towards National unities and Liberal sentiment. I want to dissolve political partisanship and restore our country’s unity. “An entire union of sentiment upon political subjects is not to be expected among a people who think for themselves, read for themselves, and act for themselves” (Zagarri, p. 124). I want to see formations of divergent political parties in our countries future. I believe that the mind has no gender and that women, despite their lack of formal political power, can exert significant influence over society and politics. I encourage all of my women supporters to wear your Phrygian caps proud to the voting polls on Election Day and vote for the change you all want to see in this New America.


Mercy Otis Warren:

My name is Mercy Otis Warren, and I am here to speak on the behalf of James Monroe and the Democratic-Republican party. In 1788, I wrote a tract, under the pseudonym, “A Columbian Patriot”, opposing the ratification of the U.S. constitution. “Fearful of a concentration of power and the lack of a Bill of Rights, I worry that the new government displayed many of the aristocratic tendencies of the rejected British regime” (Zagarri p. 87). I have recently published my three-volume, History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution which are narratives of events from 1760-1800 that are told from a Republican point of view. As I see it. Jefferson’s election in 1800 represented a true legacy for revolution-“a legacy that included the natural equality of man, their right of adopting their own modes of government, the dignity of people, and that sovereignty which cannot be ceded either to representatives or to kings.” I believe that electing James Monroe, will be electing this very legacy as well.

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Democratic-Republican Candidate James Monroe:

“The opposing Federalist Party is weak; lacking a definitive party consensus our party can once again win this election through maximum effort from all members during this campaign. The War is over and our party has once again proven to be the more upstanding, determined, and well-rounded party. Women play a major role in my effort to win the Election of 1816. Having their support and encouragement not only in electoral politics but also in society through several different outlets is very important to my campaign. The persistent effort of Female Politicians to spread knowledge on our mission has provided great support in the effort to win this upcoming election. With their help in preparing events, composing information and disseminating it to various media outlets has enabled we as politicians to better serve our political culture. I condone the acts of Female Politicians, there fervor in politics is one that I fully support and will continue to advocate throughout my career. There have been many a people, which stubbornly deny the true rights of women in society; they do not support Female politicians in their support of partisan parties. This goes against my beliefs; there should not be any control on whether or not women have the right to hold an opinion. I will continue to run my campaign under the premise that female support is imperative, political parties must not be run solely by men. If this becomes gender discriminated our party will not lose dominance but will forfeit added exposure through female interaction in the political sector. I urge all women to remain persistent in their effort to support me and the Democratic-Republican Party!”

Hello and good evening fellow citizens, my name is James Monroe and I am running for the Democratic-Republican Party in the election of 1816. I am speaking today about women in politics. Women should participate in politics because women have a different point of view and their opinions should be valued as equal to men’s. Men should not be the only ones to have a voice in your households. My opponent Rufus King and the rest of the Federalist Party are running out of steam. “Indications suggested that men may not be the best individuals to disseminate the new ideal.” (Zagarri, 125). This is because they are hiding the fact that the Federalists are not letting women be heard in the democratic process that our fathers and we fought so valiantly for less than fifty years ago. The last thing that this country needs is the start of another war.

The difference between fighting for “no taxation without representation” and denying half of our household’s suffrage rights is nominal. If we continue to refuse women the ability to have their voices heard in our unique democratic process, then we have already lost the basis of our nation. “Women, on the other hand, might be better positioned than men to inculcate the new liberal attitude toward party politics.” (Zagarri, 125). “Women might be able to ease the tensions between male partisans and instill the new liberal attitude toward party politics in their husbands and children.” (Zagarri, 126). Men and women should be able to have a say in the issues that affect them both equally. If your family believes that something is wrong then you should have the ability to change that. “Woman’s kindness of heart, would restrain ‘political and polemical disputation within the limits of decency and propriety: local contentions could be charmed away, and men might be softened down into beings altogether better fitted for the great purposes of life.” (Zagarri, 130). It is not necessary for women to have to speak through their spouses to be heard in society. It is our turn to take over and make changes for the good of our people and more importantly for women.


Candidate: Hi! I’m Bub Vanhoose the second! If you’re a woman … this message is for you!

Are you tired of keeping your political opinions to yourself?

Are you sick of being the peacemaker between opposing men on Election Day? (Zagarri 131)

Do you dream of being treated equal with men?

If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, then Bub Vanhoose is the candidate you’ve been looking for!

Those other guys don’t care about your rights, the rights that you deserve! They want women to stay out of politics because y’all “aren’t educated enough to have opinions”.

Well I say the times they are a-changing!


Woman: But Bub, don’t you know that nearly eighty to ninety percent of all white women can read and write now? (Zagarri 51)


Candidate: Wow, citizen, you really know your stuff! Maybe you could teach our Republican friends a lesson or two about the literacy of women nowadays.


Candidate: As a strong advocate for women, I know that your rights include more than just those pertaining to politics.

That’s why I’ve made it my mission to ensure that one day women everywhere will be seen as equals with men. Not just in your political opinions, but in your public expression as well!


Woman: Bub, what do you mean “public expression”?


Candidate: its one thing to have your own opinion, citizen, but don’t you want your friends, family, and colleagues to know how you feel?


Woman: gee I don’t know. My husband always says that his political views are the right political views.


Candidate: and what do you have to say about his views, citizen?


Woman: well … I don’t always agree with them, but I could never tell him that.


Candidate: Public expression! If your own husband wont listen to what you have to say who will? (Zagarri 171)

Bub Vanhoose the second! A vote for Bub is a vote for the babes!


Alexis Long-Daniels

HY 103-

February 26, 2015

Video Project Transcript

Dr. Kopelson

Libby Taylor



Election of 1816: Women in the Forefront



“Welcome to W.I.P. Women in Politiics, where we are WhIPing women into shape to argue for their political beliefs.”

“We are asking women in the city how they feel about the Election of 1816 and women’s involvement in politics.”

“Today we will be speaking with Kathy”

“Hi, Kathy how do you feel about women participating in the election during this era?”



“ I feel that women are better off at home raising these boys and teaching them the right way to vote instead of trying to vote themselves. Women’s continuing involvement in politics intensified social tensions and deepened the split between Federalists and Republicans. (pg. 116- Revolutionary Backlash) I think women should keep their business at home keeping the peace vs. being out at the voting polls causing more problems.”



“That’s true Kathy, thank you for your time.”

“ Now we are going to talk with Adrienne”

“Hi Adrienne, so how do you feel about women in politics during this era”



“ I feel that women should have the right to participate in any election they please. Their voices should be heard just as much as males. I believe my politics and my religion make just as much of an impact (pg. 120 Revolutionary Backlash) and I think women should hold both just as dear. We have more of a role in politics than just raising our boys to vote. We must teach them that mommies can vote too.”



“Well folks, looks like there’s still a divide in our political beliefs. But luckily now, women can choose which side to be on. Thanks for watching. Until next time!”

How I Met Your Mother Election of 1816

Ted: Kids have I ever told you the story of how I met your mother?

Kids: No!

Ted: It’s a great story kids. It all started during the Election of 1816 where James Monroe for the Democratic-Republican Party was running against Rufus King of the Federalist Party


Ted: I really don’t know who I’m going to vote for, do I vote for Rufus King and try to keep the Federalist Party alive or do I vote for James Monroe and keep the Virginia Dynasty in office

Friend: How do you not know who you are going to vote for when we are on the way to the vote? You better hurry up and decide


Ted: Excuse me may I ask why you are campaigning for Monroe?

Woman: Of course. I am campaigning for James Monroe because women’s voices across America need to be heard and with James Monroe and the Democratic - Republican Party we have a better chance of making our opinion matter!

Ted: I didn’t know women’s opinions weren’t valued or heard much in politics

Woman: Yes our opinions are not valued as much as Men’s opinions in politics and if Rufus King is elected into office our opinions and values will continue to be ignored. James Monroe will help loosen voting rules for women so we can have the right to vote on who becomes President. Right now the only state women can vote in is New Jersey (pg. 47), and like Mary Wollstonecraft said “Given by God, these rights were universal, inherent in the condition of being human being, and they applied to all the people, regardless of sex.” (pg. 40)

Ted: Wow! I never knew women had such a problem having their opinions and voices being heard, I always thought they just did not care

Woman: We have cared for a long time and have been writing articles in newspapers trying to have our opinions voiced for a long time. Women want to be involved in politics and not just be known as female politicians but politicians equal to men and James Monroe can help get us there

Ted: Well that sure does make a good case for voting for James Monroe but I’m not sure I’m still 100% certain on who to vote for.

Woman: Another reason why you should vote for Monroe is because the Federalist Party is falling apart. They are the ones who opposed to War of 1812 (pg. 110-111)

Ted: How could you oppose the War of 1812 we needed to fend of the British again?

Woman: Exactly! Rufus King and the Federalist were against the War of 1812 and if the Federalist were in office we would probably be under the rule of the British once more. The Federalist Party is falling apart and if you care about protecting America and help giving Women the right to be involved in party politics and having our voices be heard throughout the nation Vote for James Monroe!

Ted: I’m definitely going to vote for James Monroe now!

By the way do you happen to be single?

Woman: Yes. Me and my husband divorced. He was a Federalist.

Back to the Present

Ted: And kids that is How I Met Your Mother