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U.S. History Topics » Government » Elections

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Elections looks at American political parties of the past, presidential inaugurations, images of presidents and first ladies, our first uniform election day, political cartoons by Herbert Block...  (Library of Congress)
Vote: The Machinery of Democracy looks at the history and variety of voting methods in the U.S. -- the voice vote, "party ticket" (paper ballots listing candidates from just one party), Australian ballot, gear and...  (National Museum of American History, supported by Smithsonian Institution) provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (, supported by Department of Education)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
U.S. Election and Voting Resources provides frequently asked questions, maps, and other information for learning about the presidential election process, the electoral college, registering to vote, campaign finance...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids helps K-12 students learn how our government works. Students can learn about the branches of government, the election process, and how laws are made. This includes debate topics, word...  (Government Printing Office)
U.S. Electoral College provides information and statistics on presidential elections, past and present. For the 2004 election, it includes popular vote totals by state, Electoral College members, and state...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Presidential Elections and the Electoral College presents materials on elections and the voting process. It links to other election and electoral college resources...  (Library of Congress)
Tally of the 1824 Electoral College Vote focuses on the complex system of election rules by examining the vote tally of the 1824 Presidential election, in which the winning candidate, John Quincy Adams, received fewer popular...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Elections... the American Way looks at political campaigns by exploring the history and roles of candidates and voters, the structure of the party system and election process, and tough issues that politicians have...  (Library of Congress)

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