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Elections... The American Way

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Candidates • What is required to become a candidate?
• How do candidates sway the voters?
Voters • Who can vote?
• How has this changed over time?
Party System • What is political party?
• Are they good for America?
Election Process • How do we elect our president?
• What is an electoral vote?
• How do primary elections work?
Issues • What role do campaign issues play in American elections?
• How do these issues changed over time?

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Candidates | Voters | Party System | Election Process | Issues