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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

 
The Election of the President

Presidential Elections: And Other Cool Facts
by Syl Sobel

The Encyclopedia of U.S. Presidential Elections (Watts Reference)
by David C. Saffell and Richard C. Remy

Presidential Races: The Battle for Power in the United States (People's History)
by Arlene Morris-lipsman

The Presidential Election Process (Opposing Viewpoints)
by Tom Lansford

Getting the Inside Scoop on Elections
by Martha Searle Halter and Angela Odum

If I Ran For President
by Catherine Stier and Lynne Avril

History of American Presidential Election 1789 - 2001 (History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2001)
by Fred L. Israel and Arthur M. Schlesinger

History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-1984 (Vol 1)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, and William P. Hansen

Presidential Elections (Cornerstones of Freedom Series)
by Miles Harvey

The Election of 1976 and the Administration of Jimmy Carter (Major Presidential Elections and the Administrations That Followed)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, and David J. Frent

The Election of 1860 and the Administration of Abraham Lincoln (Major Presidential Elections and the Administrations That Followed)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, and David J. Frent

The Election of 1840 and the Harrison/Tyler Administrations (Major Presidential Elections and the Administrations That Followed)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, and David J. Frent

Political Culture and Voting Systems in the United States: An Examination of the 2000 Presidential Election
by Brian L. Fife and Geralyn M. Miller

The Election of 1800 and the Administration of Thomas Jefferson (Major Presidential Elections and the Administrations That Followed)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, and David J. Frent

The Election of 1912 and the Administration of Woodrow Wilson (Major Presidential Elections and the Administrations That Followed)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, and David J. Frent

The 1864 Presidential Election: A War-Weary Nation Reelects President Abraham Lincoln (Headlines from History)
by Wendy Vierow

The Election of 2000 and the Administration of George W. Bush (Major Presidential Elections and the Administrations That Followed)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, and Jonathan H. Mann

Students Atlas of American Presidential Elections
by Israel F

The 2000 Presidential Election (American Moments)
by Cory Gideon Gunderson

US Government & Politics Annual Survey 2009: Presidential Election 2008
by Anthony J. Bennett

The Election of 1932 and the Administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt (Major Presidential Elections and the Administrations That Followed)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, and David J. Frent

The Hayes-Tilden election of 1876;: A disputed presidential election in the Gilded Age (A Focus book)
by Harold Cecil Vaughan

The Election of 1960 and the Administration of John F. Kennedy (Major Presidential Elections and the Administrations That Followed)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, and David J. Frent

The Election of 1968 and the Administration of Richard Nixon (Major Presidential Elections and the Administrations That Followed)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, and David J. Frent

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Gerald Ford was the only person to serve as both President and Vice President without being elected to either office.

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


Word Spy
Word Spy


Projects You Can Do

A candidate's support in a state is measured by wooden cubes (red for Nixon, blue for Kennedy). At the start of the game, many states are empty, but some are predisposed to support one candidate or the other. For example, Massachusetts starts with two blue cubes while Ohio and Illinois each start with a red cube.

The game primarily revolves around the 91 campaign cards, which were painstakingly researched and evoke the ambiance of this historic election. These cards allow players to add cubes to the board, collect cubes (which are used at several key points during the game), advertise in a region, and more.

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