Teach American History Blog

Election Day

I keep finding new resources involving the election, so I figured I'd pass them along. 

When I was in graduate school, one professor liked to pick what I thought were pretty random details to ask questions about on exams. For instance, "who was the Vice-Presidential running-mate of the loser in the 19-- election?"

If only I had known about the "Also Rans: Losing Presidential Candidates of the United States" selected images resource from the Library of Congress at the time. Sure, it doesn't seem to include the Vice Presidential candidates, but at least maybe I could have had a face for the Presidential running-mate!

Speaking of Vice Presidents... the Library of Congress also has their portraits available:  http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/059_vp_intr.html (and in the interest of not forgetting the Presidents... here they are:  http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/057_intr.html).

They also have resources available for Presidential Campaigns (http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/picamer/paPrescamp.html).

I'll save my inauguration things for January. Be prepared for a crazy story about Jackson's inauguration (if you don't already know the tale) and even more links!

Please comment if you know of any other great election/ presidential sources available that would help in your classrooms!

Posted by Ashleigh Oatts - Tuesday, 10/30/2012, 01:20 PM - Comments -