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An EDSITEment lesson plan from the National Endowment for the Humanities about the formation of U.S. political parties. Grades 9-12.
In this New York Times lesson plan students act as “political strategists” to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of both major political parties as well as the opportunities and threats facing them both.
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This Annenberg teaching unit helps students understand the nature of American political parties.
View the electoral votes, popular votes, electors, and certificates of past presidential elections.
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Guide to presidential candidates and campaigns from 1960 to the present.
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This Smithsonian site explores the history and operation of the American presidency. The exhibit displays more than 375 images of documents, paintings, photographs, buttons, posters, paraphernalia, and objects along with short texts explaining their significance.
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