toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

canvass
used in Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
examine an issue, get opinions by asking specific questions; and/or ask people for political support individually
  • ...1840—re-elected; 1838 and 1840—chosen by his party as its candidate for Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, but not elected; 1840 and 1844—placed on Harrison and Clay electoral tickets "and spent much time and labor in both those canvasses"; 1846—elected to Congress; 1848—campaign workers for Zachary Taylor, speaking in Maryland and Massachusetts, and "canvassing quite fully his own district in Illinois, which was followed by a majority in the district of over 1500 for...
    Subsection 2 (45% in)
  • ...not elected; 1840 and 1844—placed on Harrison and Clay electoral tickets "and spent much time and labor in both those canvasses"; 1846—elected to Congress; 1848—campaign workers for Zachary Taylor, speaking in Maryland and Massachusetts, and "canvassing quite fully his own district in Illinois, which was followed by a majority in the district of over 1500 for General Taylor"; 1852—placed on WinfieldScott's electoral ticket, "but owing to the hopelessness of the cause in Illinois he did...
    Subsection 2 (47% in)
  • ...in Illinois, which was followed by a majority in the district of over 1500 for General Taylor"; 1852—placed on WinfieldScott's electoral ticket, "but owing to the hopelessness of the cause in Illinois he did less than in previous presidential canvasses"; 1854—".... his profession had almost superseded the thought of politics in his mind, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused him as he had never been before"; 1856—"made over fifty speeches" in the campaign for Fremont;...
    Subsection 2 (50% in)

There are no more uses of "canvass" in Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®