political parties

Monitoring the midterms: Political parties continuing role in U.S. elections

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What issues will inspire voters to turn out to vote in November? Check out NewsHour Extra’s “Monitoring the Midterms” classroom series ahead of the 2018 midterms. Continue reading

Political Parties: Two is Company, Three’s a Crowd – Lesson Plan

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The Founders did not intend to create a two-party system and yet that is exactly what has thrived in American history. In this lesson, students watch the We The Voters film “American Party Animals” to better understand the two-party system, and then break into groups to study the role of third-party candidates. Continue reading

Why #Election2016 is confounding many voters

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For an inside view into the choice facing voters, six Northern Virginia residents shared their thoughts on the presidential election, including whether or not the U.S. will become more unified in years to come. Continue reading

How do party delegates and the Electoral College work?

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As the primary season starts to draw to a close, the likelihood that the Republican’s presidential candidate will be contested at July’s National Convention in Cleveland increases. Continue reading

Clinton and Trump aim to keep strong leads in Michigan primary

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Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump show a sizable lead in the polls in Michigan, the largest of four states to hold primary contests on Tuesday. Continue reading

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