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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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Vice-President James Schoolcraft Sherman

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

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

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

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

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Photo, Lincoln Inaugural Bible, 2008, Michaela McNichol

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

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

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