The Election of 2000 (02:18)
The election of 2000 exposed the American electoral process and the unusual event of the winning candidate having received fewer popular votes than the runner-up.
The Origin of Political Parties (02:47)
The Federalist Party is one of the first political parties established in the United States. The Democratic Republican Party was established by Thomas Jefferson in 1792.
Republican vs. Democratic (01:31)
The two major political parties today are the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.
Third Parties (02:25)
Although third party candidates rarely win national elections, they have proven to be influential by drawing attention to issues that may be ignored by the majority parties.
Presidential Campaigns (02:09)
Campaigns help candidates showcase their ideals and skills directly to the voting public.
Modern Campaigns (01:50)
Modern technology has contributed to the transformation of today's campaign.
Elections and Voting (01:54)
Primary elections are used to elect a party's nominee. Political conventions are a national forum in which candidates are officially announced.
Electoral College (02:04)
Candidates are not chosen from direct election but rather from the Electoral College.
The Right to Vote (01:48)
The Voting Act of 1965 banned the use of discriminatory practices used to prevent certain groups from voting.
Responsibility of All Citizens (03:31)
Nominating and electing our candidates is a fundamental right of all American citizens.
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