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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. [...] »

Image, NARA: U.S. Electoral College, NARA.

Uncover the inner workings and history of the US Electoral College. Click here [...] »

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Screencapture, Win the White House opening screen, 2013

What does it take to win a presidential campaign? Try it yourself with this [...] »

Lithograph, A so called president in petticoats, 1865, Library of Congress

Political cartoons are often conceptually complex, but offer valuable insights [...] »

Photo, 1932, U.S. Senate Historical Office

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

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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 [...] »

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

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

"Photograph of Kennedy Family with Dogs During a Weekend. . . ," 1963, NARA

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been " [...] »

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