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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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"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." [...] »

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

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

Cartoon, On Uncle Sam's Farm, November 27, 1912, Udo J. Keppler, HarpWeek, LLC.

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Screencapture, Win the White House opening screen, 2013

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

photomechanical print, But you can't make him drink, 1904 February 3, Udo J. Kep

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Tariff juggling at Washington, E. W. Kemble, Harpers Weekly, July 10, 1909

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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 [...] »

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

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

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