September 24, 2015
For the past century, the manner in which our presidential nominees are selected and eventually, our country’s president, has begun in New Hampshire. SNHU Civic Scholar Dean Spiliotes offers a brief history and explains the importance of the New Hampshire Primary to the nation.
Learn more about political science with an online political science bachelor’s or master’s degree at SNHU.
The New Hampshire Primary has been central to the selection of our presidential nominees and ultimately, to the selection of our president going back 100 years.
It’s been first in the nation since 1920. By law, we need to be a week before any other similar contest. Our Secretary of State has the power to set the date and he typically does it at the last moment.
But we really have become a central battleground certainly going back to the more modern primary, which we date at 1952. It's really an opportunity for voters in the country as a whole to get a first look at these candidates.
SNHU Communication Dean Evan Kropp's motivation has remained consistent: Helping to increase others' understanding and help them build connections in a way that improves the world around them.
The SNHU Arboretum is a place for environmental studies students to explore and connect with the outdoors. Now SNHU is launching an initiative to help community partners enjoy the space as well.
The "dream job" you were so excited to land now causes you to daydream about a better job. Discover good reasons for leaving a job.