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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, NARA: U.S. Electoral College, NARA.

Uncover the inner workings and history of the US Electoral College. Click here [...] »

Video still, Convention, 1968, L. Garment and others, Nixon Presidential Library

More than 250 television commercials trace campaign issues and the selling of [...] »

"Move over – We can't stay in a holding pattern forever,"  July 29, 1973

View political cartoons by Herbert Block, father of the term, "McCarthyism." [...] »

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Image, Republican chart for the presidential campaign, 1868, Library of Congress

A wealth of historical material exists on the web to support teaching about [...] »

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

Screencapture, Win the White House opening screen, 2013

What does it take to win a presidential campaign? Try it yourself with this [...] »

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

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

Political cartoon, Campaign Contributions Cause Colossal Crimes, Mar. 7, 1924...

A menagerie of terms for politicians, parties, factions, and movements. [...] »

Woodcut on wove paper, "Union,"  c. 1848, Thomas W. Strong, Library of Congress

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