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Presidential Elections in U.S. History: Introduction


Every four years, United States citizens have the opportunity to participate directly in the election of the country's President and, in each election season, one winner is given the honor of serving his or her country in its highest office. Achieving this exalted status requires an army of committed players and the American election campaigns are like no other on Earth. In recent years, it seems that these campaigns have almost become never ending cycles featuring a full frontal assault of media presence by numerous contenders addressing the issues of the day and vying for the coveted spot on the next election ticket.  This guide provides a starting point for those engaged in the study of American Presidential elections.  


Databases and E-Resources


LOC & NARA Websites

Selected Websites from the Library of Congress (LOC) and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Selected Websites

Selected Websites

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This library research guide was developed and is maintained by Bruce Whitham.  It is posted on the Rowan University Libraries' Library Guides site for the purpose of offering an introduction and a selection of resources accessible through the library and on the Internet.  Rowan University Libraries' Research Guides are hosted on the Springshare LibGuides portal, to which Rowan University Libraries subscribes.  Please send comments, suggestions, and corrections to Bruce Whitham via email.

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