2008 Presidential Elections

The Election Process

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government These pages explain the election process for Federal officials. Information about specific candidates and their campaigns, party or party platforms, or political races will not be found here.

Electing a President A site written for elementary students to help them learn about the presidential election process. There are also fun activities, a quiz, and a teacher's guide too.

2008 Election Lessons – CyberBee Lessons and activities designed for elementary students to learn about the election process and the candidates.

Learning Page: Elections - The Library of Congress "How have American elections changed over time? What similarities can we see in elections yesteryear and today? What does the future hold for American elections?" Shockwave required.


History

POTUS : Presidents of the United States - Internet Public Library In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, presidency highlights, and some odd facts on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site.


Candidates and Issues

New York Times Election Guide 2008 Where the candidates stand on major issues. Also includes profiles, recent articles and multimedia.

Project Vote Smart Presidential candidates, their background and experience, and stances on issues.

OnTheIssues: Every Political Leader on Every Issue Browse by candidate or by issue. Includes a link to “VoteMatch” Quiz, which matches you with a candidate after you take a 20-question survey.

2008 Presidential Primaries and Caucuses – PBS This site offers an interactive map of all the presidential primaries and caucuses. Click on a state to see the dates for each primary. For those already conducted, complete results are available. There are also news stories, reporters' blogs, a primary calendar and profiles and in-depth information about each candidate.