Materials for teaching the Presidential Election.

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Presidential Election

by Janet Pinto

Materials for teaching the Presidential Election.
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2016 Platforms

by Janet Pinto

Links to the platforms for the three parties.
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A collection of resources that will be helpful when teaching about the 2016 Presidential Election.
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As they prepared for the election of 1840, both Democrats and Whigs were organized for campaigning on a national scale. In an election that would turn out an astounding 80 percent of a greatly expanded electorate, campaigners sought to appeal to a wide range of voters in a variety of voting blocks. The contest between Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison marked the first truly modern presidential campaign, with methods today's students are sure to recognize.Lessons in this unit allow students to become familiar with the issues and personalities and to review an assortment of primary documents. As students analyze them, they reflect on the presidential campaign of 1840. How was it conducted? What was the role of campaign advertising? How crucial were issues to the election of William Henry Harrison? How crucial was image?
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campaignYOU

by Amanda Cordes

This project was created for my sophomore English class. It could be easily adapted for History and/or for other level courses. The goal of the project is to expose students to the idea of campaigning and how IDENTITY plays a critical role in a presidential campaign.
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This is a curriculum supplement to 5-6th , 11-12th Grade, and College American History. Presented in Power Point and Video formats these lessons unravel the complex birth of the U.S. Presidency, the transformation of a unicameral system of federal government to the current tripartite structure and a brief history of the eight different U.S. capitols that were utilized by the founders before the establishment of Washington D.C. The Lessons are filled with actual images of U.S. founding letters, resolutions, treaties, proclamations, ordinances and laws enacted by the Confederation Congress. Most are signed by the founders of the Confederation as either President of Continental Congress or the United States in Congress Assembled. From the United Colonies birth in 1774 to the emergence of the current U.S. constitution from the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, these lessons clearly and concisely map out the office and duties of the Presidents who led the fledging nation through the Revolutionary War and the invention of the United States of America under the Articles of Association, Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of 1787. Lesson highlights include the birth of the nation occurring in a Philadelphia’s City Tavern, the U.S. Capitol "road show" as it relocated 11 times often fleeing the British Military Forces, Declaration of Independence’s dissemination, the Articles of Confederation’s formation of the Perpetual Union, the hyper-inflation of the dollar, a Congressional hostage crisis in Independence Hall by the Continental Army, the threat of Shay’s Rebellion, the rebirth of the United States the Constitution of 1787, and the 1788 fading away of the confederation in New York City’s Fraunces Tavern. The story, facts and events presented in these lessons are sure to capture your student’s interest and challenge their minds.
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