Election Central 2008

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Barack Obama elected 44th President of the United States
Obama image by Ozzie Dhramapitaksook


The Inauguration of Barack Obama
the 44th President of the United States
took place on January 20, 2009.

First-hand descriptions, photos, video, commentaries, and lesson plans
will appear on this website.

Lesson Plan: The Inauguration of Barack Obama

New: Try Our Inauguration Quiz: 25 Questions and growing

Inauguration Resources

The Inaugural Classroom
The 53rd Inauguration (Clinton's Second) Through the Eyes of an Average American
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
I Do Solemnly Swear
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden

National Geographic: Guide to the Inauguration and Washington, DC

Inauguration Lessons from Education World
Online NewsHour: Inauguration 2001: For Teachers
The 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural ceremonies
The Big Picture (Boston Globe): The Inauguration of Barack Obama in Pictures

Check out C-SPAN's free classroom resources.
Visit C-Span's Inauguration Hub

Official Campaign Websites:

Democratic Candidates
For President
Barack Obama
Democratic Nominee for president

President Obama

Joe Biden
Nominee for Vice President

Hillary Clinton
Mike Gravel
John Edwards
Bill Richardson
Chris Dodd
Dennis Kucinich

Republican Candidates
For President

John McCain
Republican Nominee


Ron Paul
Mike Huckabee
Sam Brownback
Rudy Giuliani
Mitt Romney
Tom Tancredo
Fred Thompson 
Duncan Hunter
Tommy Thompson



Christopher Walken
(No appropriate website has yet to emerge)


Frequently Asked Election Questions

 Election-Related Lesson Plans

Election 2008 Worksheets

The Election of 2008

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The Electoral Process

Path to the White House

Path to the White House Resources:


Here is a practice test based on
chapters 1, 9, 10, and 11 of  Civics Today
this test covers:

  • American Democracy

  • Political Parties

  • Elections

  • Special Interest Groups

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