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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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Cartoon, On Uncle Sam's Farm, November 27, 1912, Udo J. Keppler, HarpWeek, LLC.

How has campaigning changed over the years? Need to know details on major [...] »

Map, 1872 Presidential Election: Percent of Popular Vote

Explore popular vote distribution by state since 1860, as well as that in [...] »

Video still, Convention, 1968, L. Garment and others, Nixon Presidential Library

More than 250 television commercials trace campaign issues and the selling of [...] »

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Image, Republican chart for the presidential campaign, 1868, Library of Congress

A wealth of historical material exists on the web to support teaching about [...] »

Win the whitehouse home screen, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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