Explore the elections of the past to better understand the history of politics and elections in the United States.
While the 2008 election is truly an historic one with the election of Barack Obama as the nation’s first African American president, other elections of the past are also notable. Follow the links below to learn about these elections as well as significant advances in voting rights and political participation.
President Barack Obama’s first term Inauguration, (BTW, 2009)
Historic Elections and Candidates
Republicans Make Gains in 2009 Elections (BTW, 2009)
Election Day Results in Republican Gains (BTW, 2010)
Other Election Resources
Project Presidency site (Election 2008 Coverage created especially for K-5 students)