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Presidential Mandate: The Right to Govern

Background You may have heard the word “mandate” before, probably in terms of rules or regulations. For example, students are mandated to attend school for a given number of years...

Peaceful Transfer of Power: A Democratic Mandate

Background You probably know about elections - a vital democratic process in which voters select one candidate over another to serve in political office. Because elections are a c...

Third Parties: Outsiders Looking In

Introduction You’ve probably heard of Democrats and Republicans, the two major political parties in the United States. Ever since the early 1800s, every American president has com...

PACs and Super PACs: Fundraising Powerhouses

Introduction Imagine that you are running for a U.S. Senate seat. Campaigning is hard work - you’ll need to find various ways to connect with voters and persuade them that you’re ...

Ranked Choice Voting: A New Way to Vote

Introduction It’s the day of school government elections, and four students are running for class president. You really like one candidate, but you don’t equally dislike the other...

Political Parties: Winner Takes All

Introduction We usually think of a “party” as a social gathering where we celebrate important events with friends and family or spend time together doing shared activities, like d...

Incumbency Advantage: Just Keep Winning

Introduction It’s a few weeks before the primary elections for Congress. You’re watching TV, and the anchor is talking about the upcoming Senate race in which someone is challengi...