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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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Herblock Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow 1963

Introduce your students to political cartoons with Herbert Block's bold, [...] »

Print, Washington, D.C.--the Electoral Commission..., LoC

Look to the Library of Congress for your election and electoral congress needs. [...] »

Photograph, The trouble with senators who oppose the League, 1911, LoC.

Access 59 sound recordings of 1918-1920 speeches by American leaders. [...] »

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Photo, 1932, U.S. Senate Historical Office

What can a photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 reveal? Donald A. [...] »

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

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

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Woodcut on wove paper, "Union,"  c. 1848, Thomas W. Strong, Library of Congress

Decide whether these statements on the more-than-50-year-old tradition of [...] »

Photo, Lincoln Inaugural Bible, 2008, Michaela McNichol

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

Print, Dividing the national map, 1860, Library of Congress

What can historical election maps tell us? Take a look at the electoral vote [...] »

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