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Election Foundations

Grades: 6-12
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In this video, students are introduced to why we have presidential elections in the United States. They will learn what a constitutional democracy is ...

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© 2012

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National Standards for History

Find out what the U.S. Constitution says about citizens' rights, and learn about elections, political parties, and citizen participation.

Source: Twin Cities Public Television

David Gillette, Twin Cities Public Television

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