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The ELECTIONS in AMERICA

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Facts - Vocabulary - Cliparts / Pictures - Listening -
Activities
- Lesson plans - Webquests -
Interactive games
- Games to print -
Songs
- Videos - Cartoons

(Updated on 17/10/2012)

 


Related pages :

The United States Presidential Election of 2012 :
Introduction - Glossary - The candidates - Comparing the candidates -
The elections
- Iowa caucuses - New Hampshire Primary - Political Conventions -
Lesson plans
- Webquests - Quizzes - Cartoons - Videos - Cinema

Rick Perry - Mitt ROMNEY

Presidents (US) - Presidents'Day - US Government

 


FACTS :

A

- A six-pack of Joes
- All About Electing a President of the United States

B

- Ballot
- BIDEN Joseph
- Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job

C

- Calendrier des élections américaines en images
- Candidates on the issues
- Caucuses and Primaries
- CLINTON Hillary

- CNN Student News Learning Activity: Caucuses and Primaries
- CNN Student News One-Sheet: Caucuses and Primaries
- Compare the candidates
- Course à la Maison Blanche

D
- Debate '08 (15 October 2008)
E

- Echoes in the past
- Eco Vote
- Election Center 2008
: Meet the Candidates...
- Election of the President
(Ben's Guide)
- Elections 2008
- Electronic voting

G
- Governor PALIN
H

- Highway to the White House (1984-1985)
- How a candidate gets from campaign launch to inauguration
- How do caucuses work?
- How Does the Primary Process Work?
- How the US President is Elected

- How to become President of the United States

I

- In Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama
- In pictures: US candidates' body language
- Interactive campaign map
- Issue comparisons

L
 
M

- McCain
- McCain Accepts Nomination
- Midterm elections

N

- NADER Ralph

O

- OBAMA
- Obama and McCain - Sept 11
- Obama and the media
- Obama is "elected US President"
- Obama Phenomenon
- Obama : Quotes
- Obama's Acceptance Speech
- Obama's infomercial
- Oddities

P

- Palin and Biden debate
- PALIN Sarah
- Palin "Truth Squad"
- President for a day
- Presidential Election - Links

- Presidential Election Candidates on the Issues (2008)
- Presidential Exploration
- Presidential primary, caucus and party convention dates
- Primary Matters
- Profile : Barack Obama

Q

- Quick guide: US presidential elections

R
- Ralph Nader
- Road to the White House
S

- Sarah Palin duped by prank call
- Somebody pinch me!
- Step-by-Step on the Campaign Trail
- Super Tuesday

T
- The First Presidential Debate
U

- United States presidential election, 2008 (Wikipedia)
- United States presidential elections
- United States presidential nominating convention
- United States presidential primary
- US election 2008: Key primary season states
- US elections (CBBC)
- US elections past
- US Election Procedures - Questions and answers
- US Electoral College
- US presidential election : Questions & Answers

V
- Voting
W

- Who is your favorite President of the United States?
- Why vote on Tuesday ?

  • US election: 10 oddities explained
    "You've heard their policies, but what about the other questions? Like what's that jabbing gesture Obama makes with his thumb?
    And why are "Mr President" and "Mr Speaker" titles kept for life?
    We examine 10 of the lesser-spotted things about American presidential politics - and about this campaign."

    (BBC)


  • Running the gauntlet : How a candidate gets from campaign launch to inauguration
    (BBC)

MIDTERM ELECTION RESULTS :

 

  • ELECTIONS 2008 :




     

    • Debate '08
      "Hofstra University is pleased to have been the site of the October 15, 2008 presidential debate"
      Download a PDF Transcript of the Debate

      (hofstra.edu)



      Hofstra University "is the largest private college on Long Island, New York.
      Hofstra
      has schools in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Law, Communication, ..."


      Third Presidential debate - the VIDEO (YouTube)

     

     

     

     

    • US elections has echoes in the past
      "It's the most exciting US election campaign for decades but, as a historian, I'm also struck by deeper currents under the surface of events...
      Empire and liberty have been recurrent and often conflicting themes
      in America's development and I think they're also reflected
      in this year's rival presidential candidates."
      by Professor David Reynolds
      Presenter of "America, Empire of Liberty" on BBC Radio 4.

      He teaches 20th Century history at the University of Cambridge.
      (BBC)

       

      • Political Landscape 2008 - interactive campaign map
        "Full state-by-state coverage of presidential, senatorial and gubernatorial races, including candidate profiles, past election results, demographics, campaign ads and the latest headlines."

        (washingtonpost.com)

       

      • United States presidential election, 2008 (Wikipedia)
        # 1 2008 presidential election characteristics
        * 1.1 First election without incumbents in the primaries since 1928 * 1.2 Campaign costs * 1.3 Effect of the Internet
        # 2 Timeline * 2.1 Early stages * 2.2 Official primary and caucus dates * 2.3 Later events
        # 3 Candidates and potential candidates
        * 3.1 Major Parties o 3.1.1 Democratic Party o 3.1.2 Republican Party
        * 3.2 Third parties o 3.2.1 Constitution Party o 3.2.2 Green Party o 3.2.3 Libertarian Party o
        3.2.4 Withdrawn candidates (Minor parties)
        * 3.3 Independents
        # 4 Opinion polling
        # 5 Possible electoral college changes

        * 5.1 DC Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act of 2007 * 5.2 Presidential Election Reform Act (California)
        # 6 Potential battleground states...

       

       

       

       

      • Barack Obama et John McCain, lors des cérémonies du 11-Septembre, à Ground Zero, à New York.
        (20minutes.fr)




      • Barack OBAMA :

        • Learning English - Words in the News : Obama's infomercial - 29 October, 2008
          Listen to the story and to the words.

          (BBC)



        • Obama and the media - a picture (20minutes.fr)




        • QUOTES : Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new "change" mantra.
          "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig."
          "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink."

          (hotair.com)

          Lipstick on a pig (urbandictionary.com)
          = "slang for when someone tries to dress something up, but is still that something. usually used on ugly broads, when they put on a skirt and some lipstick and well, they still look like the same digusting pig."
          "You put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig"




          See CARTOONS


        • Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech - "The American Promise"
          He spoke to an audience of 84,000 at Mile High Stadium, on August 28, 2008 in Denver, CO.

          (YouTube)
          - with the script (my.barackobama.com)

          Obama accepts nomination for US presidency
          Audio + Transcript + Words explained
          (BBC)

        • Profile: Barack Obama
          ""Rock star" and "beach babe" are not labels normally applied to United States senators.
          But few senators have ever generated the kind of buzz associated with Democrat Barack Obama of Illinois..."

          (BBC)

         

         

        • In Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama
          "There is a hushed worry on the minds of many supporters of Senator Barack Obama, echoing in conversations from state to state, rally to rally:
          Will he be safe?...
          the assassination of Senator Kennedy in 1968 prompted Congress to authorize protection of major presidential and vice presidential candidates."

          (nytimes.com)

         

         

      • Hillary CLINTON :

        • Profile: Hillary Rodham Clinton
          "Former First Lady and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has battled hard to win the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2008, standing up and fighting back every time she appeared to have been knocked down..."

          (BBC)

         

         

       

       

       

      • Ralph NADER :

        • Ralph Nader (born 1934)
          "is an American attorney, author, lecturer and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic
          government. He is also a 2008 candidate for President.

          (Wikipedia)

         

       

      ISSUE COMPARISONS :


       

       

       

       

      • Election Center 2008 : Meet the Candidates
        + Election Center Video
        + Path to the Presidency (with a map)
        + Presidential Pong (a game)
        + The Money
        + The Issues
        Abortion " Immigration " Iraq
        Same-sex marriage " Taxes
        Social Security
        + Latest Polls...

        (CNN)

       

      • US Electoral College
        FAQ - Teaching Resources - 2008 Presidential Election - How Electors Vote - Historical Election Results...
        (tramline.com)

         

      • US presidential elections (Académie de Paris) :
        Pour suivre les élections
        Liens utiles pour le professeur
        Dates utiles
        Activités pour le collège
        Activités pour le lycée
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    • La course à la Maison Blanche
      Un exemple : Le Marathon Présidentiel de 1996-1997
      (avec l'aimable autorisation du Service Juridique du Groupe Express-Expansion)


      (Click on the 2 pictures)

 

  • UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS :


     

    • Questions & Answers: US presidential election
      When is the vote?
      Who is getting elected?
      Who is running?
      Which party has the best chance?
      What are the main issues?
      How does a candidate win his or her party's nomination?
      What happens between the primaries and the vote?
      Does the candidate who gets the most votes win the presidency?
      Which are the key battleground states?
      Could there be a strong third candidate this time?

      (BBC)




    • All About Electing a President of the United States - For kids
      (pocanticohills.org)

     

    • Election of the President (Ben's Guide)

      + Election of Senators
      + Election of Representatives
      + The President
      + The White House for Kids


     

     

    • US elections (CBBC)
      Guide to US elections :
      Presidential elections / Mid-term elections / President George Bush / Donkeys and elephants /
      What does the President do? / Can anyone become President?
      How are candidates chosen? / How do candidates get people's votes?
      What is Super Tuesday?

     

     


  • VOTING :

    • Electronic voting
      "Electronic voting technology can include punch cards, optical scan voting systems and specialized voting kiosks (including self-contained Direct-recording electronic (DRE) voting systems). It can also involve transmission of ballots and votes via telephones, private computer networks, or the Internet.
      Electronic voting technology can speed the counting of ballots and can provide improved accessibility for disabled voters. However, there has been
      controversy, especially in the United States, that electronic voting, especially DRE voting, can facilitate electoral fraud..."

      (Wikipedia)

     

    • The Eco Vote - A field guide to the would-be Presidents
      (time.com)



  • SUPER TUESDAY :

    • Super Tuesday
      "In the United States, Super Tuesday commonly refers to the Tuesday in early February or March of a presidential election year when the greatest number of states hold primary elections to select delegates to national conventions at which each party's presidential candidates are officially nominated..."
      (Wikipedia)

     

    • What is Super Tuesday?
      "It's a day (a Tuesday!) when a lot of states hold primaries or caucuses simultaneously...
      On 5 February 2008, 24 states will take part in "Super-Duper Tuesday", including California, New York, Illinois and New Jersey."

      (BBC)



  • CAUCUSES and PRIMARIES :

     

     

     

    • Primary Matters - A quick guide to how the major parties pick their presidential candidates.
      How Did The Primary System Come About?
      How Do Primaries Work?
      What About Caucuses?
      What Happens at The Conventions?
      Why Are Iowa and New Hampshire So Important?
      Democratic National Convention : Aug. 25-28, Denver, Colorado
      Republican National Convention : Sept. 1-4, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

      2008 DEMOCRATIC PARTY CANDIDATES
      2008 REPUBLICAN PARTY CANDIDATES

      (teacher.scholastic.com)




     



  • Who is your favorite President of the United States? (pocanticohills.org)
    "Do you know how a president gets elected? It is not as simple as you think.
    Learn about the Electoral College. (No, it's not a real college.)
    Read a brief biography of each of our past presidents..."
    * The Job
    * Meet the Presidents
    * The White House
    * The White House in Time
    * How is a President Elected?
    * Campaign Memorabilia
    * Electing a President
    * Did You Know?
    * More Did You Know?
    * Presidential Firsts
    * Quotes
    * Vote for your Favorite President
    * Fun Things to do
    * Links to more information about the Presidents
    * Can a Woman be President?


  • President for a day. (Présentation amusante) Qui peut devenir Président des USA ? (pbskids.org)