President Scott's first term:
Issue 1: Bleeding Kansas
Since the Kansas-Nebraska Act was prevented, this issue can never occur and it is replaced.
Issue 1: Prevent Fugitive Slave Act
The president prefers the effect on public support and so ignores this issue.
Tension increases by 1 (4). Public support 2 to L (2C). Scott loses 2 popularity.
Issue 2: Open Relations with Japan
The president spends 3 IP to resolve.
Scott gains 1 popularity.
Issue 3: Ostend Manifesto
The president would like to solve this and Secretary of State Seward is amenable, spending 3 IP.
Reserves -120 (-180). 4 IP to Scott. Public support 1 to L (1C). Popularity gain of 1 for Scott and Seward.
Issue 4: Gadsden Purchase
The president would like to solve this and Secretary of State Seward is amenable, spending 2 IP.
Reserves -7 (-187). 1 IP to Scott. Popularity gain of 1 for Scott and Seward.
Charles on behalf of Secretary Lincoln adds the revenue amount, 24, to reserves, which are now at (-163). Since reserves are lower than -100, there is an Economic Crisis Check. As a result, the President loses 3 popularity and his party loses 3 Public support (4C).
Conservative: John C. Calhoun
Liberal: Winfield Scott
Scott: Henry Clay
Calhoun: Millard Fillmore
Fillmore can no longer place
Scott can no longer place
John C. Calhoun is elected president. His card gets 3 popularity and an elected marker.
Millard Fillmore is elected vice president and receives 1 popularity.
Winfield Scott retires, earning 12 victory points for Charles.
Each player gets 1 IP.
As party leaders Calhoun and Van Buren each get 1 IP on their cards.
IP granted for abilities listed on cards: Van Buren 1.
Charles draws Make an Important Speech and The Hand of Time. Keeps Make an Important Speech. Plays Make an Important Speech. Calhoun gains 1 IP.
Dan draws Make an Important Speech and The Hand of Time. Keeps The Hand of Time. Plays The Hand of Time. President Calhoun dies, earning 6 points for Charles. Vice President Fillmore becomes president. The vice presidency is vacant.
El draws Dred Scott Decision and The Hand of Time. Keeps The Hand of Time.
Andrew draws The Hand of Time and Secession. Keeps Secession. Plays Secession to gain 1 IP for Seward.
Ben draws Dominate the President and Coalition Building. Keeps Coalition Building.
Newspapers: Van Buren moves the liberal cube down earning 2 support and leaves the other cube alone. Pierce moves the conservative cube down earning 2 support (4C).
The Round, beginning with the president:
El: Plays Make an Important Speech to earn 1 IP for Fillmore.
Andrew: Seward spends 1 IP to Make a Speech. Roll is 3 for no effect.
Ben: Van Buren spends 1 IP to Make a Speech. Roll is 4; spends 2 to gain 1 popularity.
Charles: Lincoln spends 1 IP to Make a Speech. Roll is 3 for no effect.
Dan: Pierce spends 1 IP to Make a Speech. Roll is 3 for no effect.
Auction (bidding begins with player left of the president):