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Books & Reading

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

The ballots can be used while voting in a mock election or classroom election. You can write the candidate names in the blanks.

Choosing Presidents
These questions span the history of choosing an American president from 1789 to 1996. Remember details about elections you heard about in your social studies or his troy class. Enjoy!

Do You Want to Be President?

WebQuest - It is an election year. You and your team have been asked by your political party to help them elect the next president of the United States. There is no incumbent running in this election and the vice president is not seeking the nomination of the party. This is a special year. This is the year that you can make a difference!

Electing the President-The Electoral College
Learn about how we really elect the President of the United States and look at the results of the most recent presidential election.

Countdown to Election 2008
Participate in Election 2008 with polls, bulletin boards, games and quizzes.

Election Activities
Ideas for classroom election activities.

Election Bookmarks
Run off on cardstock or laminate.

Election Fun Coloring Page
Print and color

Election Math Problems

Read each problem carefully and look for keywords to help you know how to work the problem.

Losers of Presidential Elections
Here's a look at prior Presidential elections - from the loser's point of view.

Presidential Election 2000
Lesson Plan -- As a group, examine the presidential candidates and their election platforms. Some of you may be eligible to vote within a few years. The activities will help you learn to ask the kinds of questions that result in making informed choices.

Presidential Eligibility
Lesson Plan -- Could Britney Spears be elected president? Roger Clemens? Learn who can and who can't run for president. (Grades 3-12)

Presidential Trivia for Kids
Kids, here's a game about the Presidents of the United States. After you have tested yourself on all the questions, go through the questions again and let Professor Bookworm teach you some interesting facts about all the Presidents. Have fun!

Steps in Selecting a President

Lesson Plan and Activities - Study a flowchart to help them understand the process of electing the president and vice-president.

U.S. Presidential Election Irregularities
The Bush-Gore contest is not the first Presidential election in U.S. history where things have not always gone smoothly. Here are 10 notable examples. The strength of our system is that these were accounted for in our Constitution and the U.S. went on.

U.S. Vice-Presidents

Trivia Quiz - You know the presidents, but do you know their VPs?

Return to Tour

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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