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These women work with the League of Women Voters, a powerful organization that, according to its website, "encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy." The League, which is open to both men and women, is entirely nonpartisan.

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Ostracism in Ancient Greece
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EDUCATION

Ostracism in Ancient Greece

Learn about how the ancient Greeks voted citizens—including political leaders—out of office.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: ancient greece, democracy, elections, politics, voting
Documenting the President
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Documenting the President

How has photography helped define the U.S. presidency?

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: abraham lincoln, daguerreotypes, documentaries, history, john f. kennedy, lyndon b. johnson, politics, presidential photography, presidents, united states
The Electoral College
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EDUCATION

The Electoral College

Who elects the President of the United States? Go to Electoral College and find out.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: census, congress, elections, electoral college, government, population, presidents, united states, voting
“The Quadrennial Choosing”
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“The Quadrennial Choosing”

American poet Walt Whitman celebrates the act of voting in “Election Day, November, 1884.” He emphasizes that the “heart of it” is not the actual election of a representative, but instead “the act itself … the quadrennial choosing” that honors American demo...

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: elections, poetry, voting, walt whitman
'Concealed-Carry' Permits
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'Concealed-Carry' Permits

In this podcast, a director of the GAO's Homeland Security and Justice team outlines how states have increased citizens' rights to carry concealed weapons.

  • Best for: Grades Post-secondary (ages 18+)
  • Concepts: concealed-carry permits, current events, government, gun control, laws, maps, primary sources
Solidarity in Poland
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Solidarity in Poland

On August 31, 1980, the trade union Solidarity was founded at the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk, Poland. The Solidarity movement helped lead to the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: catholicism, dissent, elections, government, labor, poland, protests, solidarity, unions
Bleeding Kansas
Historic Article
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Bleeding Kansas

On March 30, 1855, "Border Ruffians" from the pro-slavery state of Missouri illegally voted in the free territory of Kansas, electing a pro-slavery government.

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: bleeding kansas, border ruffians, crime, elections, kansas, missouri, voting
Susan B. Anthony Illegally Votes
Historic Article
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Susan B. Anthony Illegally Votes

On November 5, 1872, American civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony voted in a presidential election.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: civil rights, elections, politics, susan b. anthony, united states, voting, woman suffrage
Mandela Elected President
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Mandela Elected President

On April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first multiracial parliamentary elections.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: apartheid, elections, government, nelson mandela, politics, south africa
Women Gain Full Suffrage in New Zealand
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Women Gain Full Suffrage in New Zealand

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: civil rights, elections, feminism, new zealand, politics, voting, woman suffrage
George W. Bush Claims U.S. Presidency
Historic Article
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George W. Bush Claims U.S. Presidency

On December 13, 2000, George W. Bush announced he would be the next president of the United States, more than a month after the presidential election ended.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: al gore, conflict, elections, florida, george w. bush, joseph minard, presidents, voting
The Impact of the JFK Assassination on American Politics
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The Impact of the JFK Assassination on American Politics

Students analyze the impact of John F. Kennedy’s death on the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act. Students analyze election data to evaluate the impact of these landmark pieces of legislation on politics in the United States.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: american history, civil rights, congress, data, elections, evidence-based decision making, government, impact, john f. kennedy, killing kennedy, legislation, lyndon b. johnson, outcomes, policy, politics, president, primary sources, united states of america, voting rights act
Roosevelt's 'Date of Infamy' Speech
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Roosevelt's 'Date of Infamy' Speech

Listen to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt deliver his "Date of Infamy" appeal to Congress, one of the most important political speeches of the 20th century.

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: franklin roosevelt, history, pearl harbor, politics, primary sources, speeches, world war ii
The White House
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The White House

Download and print this coloring page of a famous United States landmark.

  • Best for: Grades 2-5 (ages 7-11)
  • Concepts: coloring pages, landmarks, presidents, united states, washington d.c., white house
Mount Rushmore
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Mount Rushmore

Download and print this coloring page of a famous United States landmark.

  • Best for: Grades K-5 (ages 5-11)
  • Concepts: coloring pages, landmarks, mount rushmore, presidents, south dakota, united states
nation
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nation

Encyclopedic entry. A nation is a territory where all the people are led by the same government. The word “nation” can also refer to a group of people who share a history, traditions, culture and, often, language—even if the group does not have a country of its own.

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: countries, culture, government, history, human geography, language, nations, nation-states, patriotism, territory
Woman Suffrage
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EDUCATION

Woman Suffrage

On December 10, 1869, the Wyoming territorial legislature granted women the right to vote and to hold public office. This article explains the history of woman suffrage in Wyoming, how it happened, the arguments for and against women's right to vote, and how The Equality State reacted to women at th...

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: 19th century, civil rights, elections, feminism, history, united states, voting, women