Library of Congress


Election... the American Way

Elections have been a constant feature of civic life in the United States, and yet they have changed and evolved ever since the first presidential election. This presentation explores the past and present of American parties, issues, and the right to vote.

The Presidential Election Process

Who can be president? How are candidates nominated? What is the electoral college?

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The Right to Vote

How was the right to vote first established? How has it been expanded and protected?

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Issues from Past Presidential Campaigns

What issues have been central to past elections?

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