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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

Unforeseen events and potential crises forced politicians and lawmakers to [...] »

Cartoon, The Immigrant: The .., April 25 1896, Frank Beard, The Ram's Horn.

Follow the contentious election of 1896 with close to 100 political cartoons [...] »

"Move over – We can't stay in a holding pattern forever,"  July 29, 1973

View political cartoons by Herbert Block, father of the term, "McCarthyism." [...] »

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Maine Results. Herblock cartoon, 1932

Donald A. Ritchie, Historian of the U.S. Senate, asks how a political cartoon [...] »

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

Poking fun and puncturing pomposity—how can you interpret political [...] »

Red and white 100 Leaders logo surrounded by eight historical images.

Examine the meaning of leadership through world leaders. [...] »

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Photo, George and Laura Bush during the 2005 Inaugural Parade, 2005

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers? [...] »

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

A menagerie of terms for politicians, parties, factions, and movements. [...] »

Photo, Lincoln Inaugural Bible, 2008, Michaela McNichol

The first day on the new job is difficult for everybody—including U.S. [...] »

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