President Polk's first term:
Issue 1: State Admission for Iowa (IA - 4 votes)
The president admits.
Polk gains 1 popularity. The new state takes its place adjacent to Illinois and Missouri.
Issue 2: Third Seminole War
The president wants to solve. General Jackson is willing and spends 1 IP to do so.
Polk and Jackson gain 1 popularity.
Issue 3: Extend Slavery to Southwest
The president wants the popularity and so resolves this issue.
2 IP to Jackson. Polk gains 1 popularity. The new state takes its place adjacent to Arkansas and Louisiana.
Issue 4: State Admission for Oregon (OR - 3 votes)
This issue is postponed because the Oregon Treaty has not been resolved.
Event: The Hand of Time
Special Envoy Rufus King dies, earning 2 popularity for Charles.
Issue 4: State Admission for Minnesota (MN - 4 votes)
The president admits.
Polk gains 1 popularity. The new state takes its place adjacent to Iowa.
El on behalf of Secretary Adams adds the revenue amount, 24, to reserves, which are now at (-72). Since reserves are higher than -100, there is no Economic Crisis Check.
Because the conservatives have achieved single party dominance, only their four most popular candidates are considered. Any statesman of this party who does not run for president may run for vice president.
James Knox Polk - 20 Popularity (Dan)
Daniel Webster - 7 Popularity (Ben)
John Quincy Adams - 6 Popularity (El)
Timothy Pickering - 2 Popularity (Charles)
Polk: Jefferson Davis
Webster: John Tyler
Adams: Jefferson Davis
Pickering: John C. Calhoun
Adams can no longer place
Tyler can no longer place
Calhoun can no longer place
Since no candidate has a majority, the tiebreaker mechanism is invoked. Only the top three finishers are eligible: Webster, Polk, Pickering.
One by one each state is considered. The state's votes are decided by the statesmen who come from that state. Each statesman casts his Congressional votes for the nominee of his choice. The candidate who receives the most Congressional votes wins the state. If the votes in a state are tied, that state is not counted. States which have no associated statesman in play are not counted. The nominee who wins the most states wins.
NY: Seward casts 2 votes for Webster; Van Buren casts 4 for Webster;
Fillmore casts 1 for Webster.
Webster: 1 state.
NE: Webster casts 5 for Webster; Pickering casts 1 for Pickering; Pierce casts 1 for Polk; Adams casts 2 for Webster. Webster: 2.
NC: Calhoun 4 for Pickering. Pickering: 1
PA: Buchanan 1 for Pickering. Pickering: 2.
IL: Lincoln 3 for Pickering. Pickering: 3.
GA: Crawford 3 for Polk. Polk: 1.
TN: Polk 1 for Polk; Jackson 2 for Webster. Webster: 3.
MS: Davis 1 for Polk. Polk: 2.
KY: Clay 5 for Webster. Webster: 4.
Daniel Webster is elected president. His card gets 3 popularity and an elected marker.
Timothy Pickering is elected vice president and receives 1 popularity.
James Knox Polk retires, earning 18 victory points for Dan.
Each player gets 1 IP.
As party leaders Webster and Jackson each get 1 IP on their cards.
IP granted for abilities listed on cards: Van Buren 1.
Webster plays Raid on Harpers Ferry. Tension increases by 1 (1). Webster receives 4 IP.
Ben draws The Hand of Time and The Hand of Time. Keeps The Hand of Time. Plays The Hand of Time. Andrew Jackson dies, earning 10 points for El.
Timothy Pickering plays Theory of Nullification Applied. Tension increases by 1 (2). Public support 3 toward L (9C). 3 IP to Webster.
Timothy Pickering plays Panic of 1857. Reserves -7 (-79). Public support 2 toward center (7C). Webster loses 2 popularity.
Charles draws Sabotage a Negotation and Make an Important Speech. Keeps Make an Important Speech. Scott plays Make an Important Speech to earn 1 IP.
Clay plays Panic of 1847. Reserves -5 (-84). Public support 2 toward center (5C). Webster loses 1 popularity.
Dan draws Make an Important Speech and The Hand of Time. Keeps The Hand of Time. Plays The Hand of Time. Vice President Timothy Pickering dies, earning two points for Charles.
El draws Sabotage a Negotiation and Make an Important Speech. Keeps Make an Important Speech.
Andrew draws Coalition Building and The Hand of Time. Keeps The Hand of Time. Plays The Hand of Time. William H. Crawford dies.
Newspapers: Scott leaves the liberal cube alone. Webster leaves the conservative cube alone.
The Round, beginning with the president:
Ben: Webster spends 1 IP to make a speech. Roll is 3, spends 3 to gain 1 popularity.
Webster spends 1 IP to Whip Up Support. Roll is 1 for no effect.
Webster spends 2 IP to move up the conservative cube.
Charles: Scott spends 1 IP to make a speech. Roll is 6 to gain 1 popularity.
Dan: No activities.
El: Clay spends 1 IP to make a speech. Roll is 5; spends 1 to gain 1 popularity.
Clay spends 2 IP to move up the liberal cube.
Andrew: Seward spends 1 IP to Make a Speech. Roll is 1 for no effect.
Auction (bidding begins with player left of the president):
Ben bids 1.
Webster spends 2 to move up the conservative cube.