Tuesday in November

Elections are explained in this 1944 film.

Although it is narrated rather dryly, the historical footage and information provided make it worthwhile.

1912 Presidential Election Cartoons

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The 1912 presidential election was fascinating because of a dynamic third party campaign and also was the only time in history two presidents ran against each other and both lost!

We have included two cartoons from the era along with questions and answers.

For more on this era check out our Imperialism, Progressive Era and World War I PowerPoints.

Kennedy elected in 1960

This Universal newsreel shows the 1960 presidential election between Kennedy and Nixon. It shows voting by Eisenhower, Nixon, and JFK as well as Nixon’s concession speech.

The election was decided by less than 300,000 votes and remains a controversial outcome.

If you are looking for more information on the 1960s check out our PowerPoint.