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What Happens at a National Convention?


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

National Conventions

Election Venn
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/venn.htm
Use the Venn Diagram to compare candidates or issues in the election.

Home-Made Political Parties
http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/
US_Government/GOV0014.html

Lesson Plan and Activities - Understand the role of political parties in our democracy, by participating in one of the primary activities of any party, writing a platform.

It's My Party - Exploring the Similarities and Differences Between the Democratic and Republican Platforms
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/
20000821monday.html

Lesson Plan - Compare and contrast the Republican and Democratic party platforms and then participate in a mock press conference and write editorial pieces for your school or local newspaper.

Making Informed Decisions - Assessing Where Political Candidates Stand on Important Issues
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/
19981103tuesday.html

Two-day Lesson Plan - investigate several ways in which Americans can become informed voters. Students will discuss various issues of importance in the 1998 congressional and gubernatorial elections, create comparison charts of their states' candidates' positions on these issues, and decide which candidate they would vote for based on this information.

Should the United States Enact a Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Flag Burning?
http://www.landmarkcases.org/texas/webquest.html
WebQuest - Gregory Lee Johnson was arrested for burning a flag during protest outside the Republican National Convention in Texas. As a recently elected U.S. Senator, you will be asked to vote on this issue, which is very important to many of your constituents. Before voting, you must learn about the arguments on both sides and make an informed decision. Then you will vote on this issue: Should the United States enact a constitutional amendment to prohibit flag burning?

What Are The Issues?
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/issues.htm
An issue is an idea or belief that a candidate or party supports. Think about the things that are important to you in this election. What would you want the important issues to be. Why?

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The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago on May 20, 1868, nominated U.S. Grant for the presidency. The convention marked the national debut of black politicians. P.B.S. Pinchback of Louisiana and James J. Harris were delegates to the convention. Harris was named to the committee which informed Grant of his nomination. Blacks also served for the first time as presidential electors. Robert Meacham was a presidential elector in Florida. The South Carolina electoral ticket included three black Republican leaders, B.F. Randolph, Stephen A. Swails, and Alonzo J. Ransier. Robert N. C. Nix was elected to Congress.

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