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Election Day

We talk about presidents being elected "to the White House." But how has living in the White House changed over time? How has the building grown as a symbol of the U.S. and the presidency? FIND OUT MORE »

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Image, Why Was the Electoral College Created?, 2008, M. Shulman, MultiEducator.

Provides a wealth of information on US presidential elections, with a [...] »

Print, Washington, D.C.--the Electoral Commission..., LoC

Look to the Library of Congress for your election and electoral congress needs. [...] »

Cartoon, The Immigrant: The .., April 25 1896, Frank Beard, The Ram's Horn.

Follow the contentious election of 1896 with close to 100 political cartoons [...] »

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Students in Kristina Frank of Eagle Ridge Middle School's class script and film [...] »

Maine Results. Herblock cartoon, 1932

Donald A. Ritchie, Historian of the U.S. Senate, asks how a political cartoon [...] »

Lithograph, A so called president in petticoats, 1865, Library of Congress

Political cartoons are often conceptually complex, but offer valuable insights [...] »

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Print, Dividing the national map, 1860, Library of Congress

What can historical election maps tell us? Take a look at the electoral vote [...] »

"Photograph of Kennedy Family with Dogs During a Weekend. . . ," 1963, NARA

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been " [...] »

Photo, George and Laura Bush during the 2005 Inaugural Parade, 2005

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers? [...] »

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