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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

Candidates

2000 Election: Third Party Candidates in the U.S.
http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz.cfm?qid=77208&origin=
http://www.funtrivia.com/dir/5822.html

Third party candidates often go unnoticed during election year in the US. This quiz will give the 2000 runners-up credit for their hard work.

American Third Party Presidential Candidates
http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz.cfm?qid=17289&origin=
Third parties have played an important, though often overlooked, role in U.S. politics. Here are some of the highlights down through the years, starting with the formation of the first third party in 1831 and continuing through the 2000 election.

Candidate KWL
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/kwl2.htm
Printout - What do you know about the candidate? What do you want to know about the candidate? What have you learned about the candidate?

Compare the Candidates
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/compare.htm
Use the chart to compare the two candidates. Write down how they are alike and how the are different. This could be their views about issues as well as their backgrounds.

Losing U.S. VP Candidates 1964-2000
http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz.cfm?qid=27091&origin=
How quickly we forget. You will get the winner in each of the U.S. Presidential elections 1964 to 2000. Can you identify the VP candidate on the losing major party ticket? Choose from the multiple-choice possible answers.

Meet the Press
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2101.shtml
Lesson Plan - Play the roles of candidate, campaign manager, and journalist in this activity.

Take a Poll
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/poll.htm
Who will you vote for in the coming election? Use the printable chart to take a poll of your classmates.

Take a Poll #2
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/poll1.htm
Take a poll of your classmates and friends and ask them this question -- If you could vote who would you vote for?

The 30-Second Candidate
http://www.pbs.org/30secondcandidate/front.html
Learn more about the PBS documentary and read the program transcript.

What Are The Issues?
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/issues.htm
An issue is an idea or belief that a candidate or party supports. Think about the things that are important to you in this election. What would you want the important issues to be. Why?

Write a Presidential Speech
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/speech.htm
Plan your speech using the printable worksheet.

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The largest number of women to file as candidates for U.S. Senate elections was 29 (22D, 7R), which occurred in 1992. The largest number of women to win major-party nominations for the U.S. Senate was 11, which occurred in 1992 (10D, 1R) and again in 2002 (8D, 3R).

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


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Vote: If you've done this right, then hopefully you won't make the wrong choice. By following the steps and being true to yourself you can be sure you've done your best to choose the candidate that's most suitable to represent you. So vote!

 

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