The Rendell Center created these resources to help engage students in discussion about the American Presidency, the voting process, and the Electoral College

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The President of the United States (aka., POTUS) is the highest elected office a person can hold in our country. But how does it all come together? What does it take to become President? What does campaigning involve? What are the ins and outs of the voting system? What are the laws associated with voters’ rights and the voting age — and how did all of this come to be? Get started by clicking on one of our lessons below!

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A Kid’s Guide to

Becoming President

Lesson One: 

The Presidency

A Kid’s Guide to

Becoming President

Lesson Two:

Running for President

A Kid’s Guide to

Becoming President

Lesson Three: 

The Vote

A Kid’s Guide to

Becoming President

Lesson Four: 

The Inauguration

Presidential Powers Casebook

Explore the powers of the Presidency in our casebook on Significant Supreme Court cases.

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Check out Maggie’s Special Election Series!

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Maggie’s Corner


Voting Age

Maggie’s Corner


Election Campaigns

Maggie’s Corner


The President

Maggie’s Corner


Voting

Maggie’s Corner


Campaign Finance