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The Presidential Suite - Official Music Video. The one scenario that could still get Hillary into the White House. For die-hard Democrats holding out hope that they won’t have to live through a Trump presidency, there is a last, incredibly long shot for them latch on to — a surprise twist in the Electoral College.

The one scenario that could still get Hillary into the White House

Though Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 200,000, Trump has won the minimum of 270 electoral votes necessary to be elected president. As of late Wednesday, he had 290 to Clinton’s 228. Election 2016: From Trump Tower to the US presidential election. US election: Eight things that terrify US liberals. Watch a Brief History of Presidential Concession Speeches.

U.S. Political Party Animals. Electionary. Campaign: the competition for public office; organized actions that a candidate takes in an attempt to win an election candidate: a person who seeks office caucus: an early statewide meeting where members of a political party select delegates to support their favorite candidates convention: a big meeting in which delegates from a political party pick the candidates for President and Vice President.


US Presidential Election – Background 2016 presidential candidates Basic details of each candidate’s backgroundWhere the Candidates Stand on 2016’s Biggest IssuesWhat happens when … and how The important dates, Feb-Nov, listed and explained2016 Primary Results and Calendar Quickview of the results so far by NYTimes Warm-up. Famous cartoonist made donkey and elephant the symbols of political parties. Thomas Nast’s cartoon shows a donkey in a lion’s skin scaring an elephant and other animals.

Famous cartoonist made donkey and elephant the symbols of political parties

Fun facts about Clinton and Trump – Lesson Plan. Much of the media’s coverage of presidential candidates typically focuses on either the candidates’ policy stances or image.

Fun facts about Clinton and Trump – Lesson Plan

In addition to the issues, it’s fun to know some interesting facts about each candidate. Brush up on your knowledge of where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the issues and learn some lesser-known trivia about them with this lesson plan. Subjects Social studies, history, government Estimated Time. Gravity: Fun Facts about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Scholastic News Election 2016. Scholastic News Election 2016. List of political parties in the United States. This is a list of political parties in the United States, both past and present.

List of political parties in the United States

Parties with federal representation Current United States Congressional seats. 2016 Presidential Candidate Positions on 75 Issues - 2016 Presidential Election - Flag timeline. Adoption of State Flag Desecration Statutes — By the late 1800's an organized flag protection movement was born in reaction to perceived commercial and political misuse of the flag.

Flag timeline

After supporters failed to obtain federal legislation, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota became the first States to adopt flag desecration statutes. By 1932, all of the States had adopted flag desecration laws. In general, these State laws outlawed: (i) placing any kind of marking on the flag, whether for commercial, political, or other purposes; (ii) using the flag in any form of advertising; and (iii) publicly mutilating, trampling, defacing, defiling, defying or casting contempt, either by words or by act, upon the flag.

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How do they work? Electing a US President in Plain English. Presidential Timeline. Topics in US History: Political Parties - The Edge. Hi!

Topics in US History: Political Parties - The Edge

This is Adam, AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language & History tutor at The Edge Learning Center. Below, I’ve written a brief history of political parties in the US. The development over time of political parties is one of the most complicated yet significant topics in United States History. US election 2016: How does it all work? Image copyright Getty Images In January 2017, the most powerful nation on earth will have a new leader, after a drawn out and expensive campaign - but how does a US presidential election work?

US election 2016: How does it all work?

When the US picks its president, it is not only choosing a head of state but a head of government and a commander-in-chief of the largest military on the planet. It's a big responsibility. So how does the process work? Who can be president? Technically, to run for president, you only need to be "a natural born" US citizen, at least 35 years old, and have been a resident for 14 years. In reality, however, every president since 1933 has been a governor, senator, or five-star military general. Great Presidential Speeches. Campaign Marathon. CREDIT: Danny Johnston/AP Images (Trump); Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (Clinton); J.

Campaign Marathon

Countess/Getty Images (Carson); Joe Raedle/Getty Images (Sanders); Win McNamee/Getty Images (Rubio) Fullscreen Close It already feels like the presidential election has been going on forever. And there’s still almost a year until we cross the finish line. By Rebecca Zissou | November 23, 2015. Meet the Candidates. What’s at Stake. CLINTON favors raising the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour and providing more tax breaks for working families.

What’s at Stake

She wants the wealthiest Americans to pay higher taxes. She also wants the government to spend more on infrastructure projects like roads and bridges to provide jobs and grow the economy. TRUMP says the U.S. needs to renegotiate its trade deals to make them more beneficial to American companies and workers. He’s also proposed a 45 percent tariff on goods coming into the U.S. from China. To encourage economic growth, he wants to lower the corporate tax rate and simplify the tax code for everyone. Why the Donkey and Elephant? The Donkey— Presidential candidate Andrew Jackson was the first Democrat ever to be associated with the donkey symbol. His opponents during the election of 1828 tried to label him a "jackass" for his populist beliefs and slogan, "Let the people rule. " Jackson was entertained by the notion and ended up using it to his advantage on his campaign posters.

But cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with making the donkey the recognized symbol of the Democratic Party. It first appeared in a cartoon in Harper's Weekly in 1870, and was supposed to represent an anti-Civil War faction. Rock the Vote: Register to Vote Today! Uncle Sam: 1814. Samuel Wilson was a businessman from Troy, NY, that supplied beef in barrels to the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. The barrels were labeled "U.S. " When asked what the initials stood for, one of Wilson's workers said that it stood for Uncle Sam Wilson. The suggestion that the meat shipments came from "Uncle Sam" led to the idea that Uncle Sam symbolized the U.S. Federal Government. White House: 1792. The White House is the name given to the official home and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Every President except George Washington has lived there.

Political Parties Rap - Smart Songs. Clinton, Trump Are a Study in Contrasts. American businessman Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are likely to face each other in the U.S. presidential election this year. Both candidates call New York State their home. But that might be the only thing they have in common. Donald Trump came from a wealthy family. 160516 HuffPost USelection Graphic F black nointro. 2016 Presidential Election. “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” – Franklin D.

Roosevelt TABLE OF CONTENTS (Revised 9/1/16) Election Printables. VOA Learning English - U.S. Elections 2016 VOA - Voice of America English News. Election Printables.