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Elections
Teach about the power to vote, the most important feature in any democracy. We have some fantastic books to help! Scroll down further for some good websites that will help as well.
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The American story: 100 true tales from American history, by Jennifer Armstrong 
One hundred brief stories about real people and occurrences in American history, arranged in chronological order by year from 1565 to 2000.
Grace for president, by Kelly DiPucchio (v)When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.

How do we elect our leaders? by William David Thomas 
Describes how the president, members of congress and other officials at the state and federal level are elected.

If I ran for president, by Catherine Stier 
A multicultural cast of children imagines what it would be like to run for president, in an entertaining yet informative conversation starter for discussions on the election process.

Lives of the president: Fame, shame, and what the neighbors thought, by Kathleen Krull 
Explores the lives of presidents as parents, husbands, pet-owners, and neighbors while also including humorous anecdotes about hairstyles, attitudes, diets, fears, and sleep patterns.

So, you want to be president? by Judith St. George 
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.

Vote!, by Eileen Christelow 
Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate's speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.

Woodrow for president, by Peter W. Barnes
After spending much of his life volunteering and holding political office, Gov. Washingtail runs for president of the United Mice of America, making speeches and campaigning until the final election.

You want women to vote, Lizzie Stanton? 
A biography of one of the first leaders of the women's rights movement, whose work led to the adoption of the nineteenth amendment--women's right to vote.


Websites
Check out these websites for more good information about the election process:
Learn all about the election process at pbskids.org's democracy project.
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Wander through the steps of the election process at Kids.gov.
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