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 Elections
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Wallace, Henry A.1888 - 1965Photograph of an individual or event.Image
Washington, George, Delivers His First Inaugural Address1789Photograph of an individual or event.Image
Washington, George1732 - 1799Photograph of an individual or event.Image
Watershed ElectionsGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Westwood, JeanPhotograph of an individual or event.Image
What are PACs?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What are superdelegates to a party convention?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What city has hosted the most conventions?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What do political parties do?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does it cost to win a House seat?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What does it cost to win a Senate seat?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What has voter turnout been like for eighteen- to twenty-four-year-olds?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What have the results been for presidential elections?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What have voter turnouts been like over time?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a dark horse candidate?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is a special election?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is absentee voting?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the coattail effect?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the difference between "hard money" and "soft money"?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the Hatch Act?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the Motor Voter Act?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What is the Reform Party?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What sitting governors have become president?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the closest popular vote for president?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the closest popular vote for a senator?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the largest presidential landslide?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
What was the Republican Contract with America?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When did eighteen-year-olds get the vote?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When did the first woman run for president?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When the Constitution was ratified, who was eligible to vote in national elections?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When was the Democratic Party founded?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When was the Federal Election Commission (FEC) created?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When was the first convention?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When was the first political convention televised?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When was the longest political party convention on record?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When was the Republican Party founded?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When were blacks allowed to vote in national elections?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When were voting machines first used?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
When were women allowed to vote in national elections?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Where can campaign finance reports filed with the FEC be found?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which African Americans have run for president?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which candidate has run for president most often?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which defeated presidential candidates eventually won?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which incumbent presidents did not run again?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which incumbent presidents were defeated?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which party had the longest series of consecutive presidencies?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which party has dominated both houses of Congress for the longest series of consecutive Congresses?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which presidential elections were decided by Congress?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which presidents have been elected without winning the popular vote?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which presidents were denied their party's nomination?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which state was first to hold all elections by mail?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which states have caucuses?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which states have primaries?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which third-party candidates won more than 6 percent of the popular vote?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which tickets of sitting presidents and sitting vice presidents have lost?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which vice presidential elections did Congress decide?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which vice presidential nominees have debated?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Which vice presidents since 1900 tried unsuccessfully for the presidency?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Whig Party (1834–1856)General summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Whistle StopGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
White PrimaryGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Who was the first black contender for the vice presidential nomination of a major party?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the first Catholic nominated for president by a major party?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the first person elected president in his own right after finishing his predecessor's term in the White House?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the first senator elected on a write-in vote?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the first vice president to mount a vigorous nationwide campaign?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the first vice president who was not elected president?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the first woman nominated for vice president by a major political party?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Who was the only person elected to two terms as vice president and then two terms as president?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Why is election day on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Why is the New Hampshire primary important?A question with a concise answer.Q & A
Williams, Anthony, Mayor of Washington, D.C.Photograph of an individual or event.Image
Winner Take AllGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Women Registering to VotePhotograph of an individual or event.Image
Women's SuffrageGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Workers World Party (1959– )General summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry
Write-In VoteGeneral summary of issues, concepts, processes, events, and historical figures.Encyclopedia Entry


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