The Presidential Campaign Trail

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/8/2008

Presidential campaigns, inaugurations and the expansion of voting rights are the topics covered in this section of the online exhibition The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden. Campaign items and posters will help students learn about methods and strategies that have been used by candidates to win election. They will also see how inaugurations have become public holidays when Americans celebrate their democratic customs.  Finally, they will explore how minorities, women, the poor, and young adults fought to obtain the right to vote.

National Standards

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies