Did you know that during the era of George Washington and the early presidential elections, presidential campaigns were frowned upon? It wasn’t until 1828—when Andrew Jackson decided that, after losing his first presidential election in 1824, he would take the election to the people to gain support—that political campaigns began to take shape.
And did you know that The World Almanac® for Kids Online has great resources for helping users get up to speed on the basics of elections and voting? The Elections and Political Parties section of the U.S. Government module offers easy-to-understand bullet points on political parties and how they were started; on presidential campaigns and how they have evolved over the years; and on the presidential election and voting.
A helpful glossary helps users become familiar with the key terms, including the difference between a caucus and a primary, the popular vote and the electoral vote, the different branches of government, and more.
And don’t forget that students and young researchers can also find clear information on other aspects of the United States government and U.S. presidents in The World Almanac® for Kids Online!
The World Almanac® for Kids Online…a great election resource!