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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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Photo, Dyeing Quills in the Kitchen…, N. Fonicello, NativeTech: Natural Dye.

Learn about Native American technology, including wigwams, beadwork, pottery, [...] »

Photo, I Voted, November 4, 2008, mamamusings, Flickr

How many votes did each nominee receive in federal elections? [...] »

Print, Genl. John C. Fremont., New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What were common presidential campaign strategies between 1840 and 1860? [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

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

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

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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