Posted by: laurainguia | September 26, 2008

Presidential Elections 2008

Hi everybody,

The first DEBATE will take place today! Have you got 7 minutes? Here you can watch a video about the impact of past debates and what to expect this time. Are you not sure about the language? You’ve got the transcript here. Enjoy!

Related sites:

Time for Kids: Election Connection

Candidate Match Game: find out which candidate shares your views

Compare the Candidates

Interactive Map: how will Americans vote?

Candidates on the Issues

US Election Glossary



  1. I have a question…..why are they called democratic and republican, if both are both??

  2. u know what I mean?

  3. Very good question! The answer can be found in the wikipedia- at the beginning it was only one party:

    “The Democratic-Republican Party was founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 1792. The term Democratic-Republican is a historian’s usage. Its members identified the party as the Republicans, Jeffersonians, Democrats,[1] or combinations of these (Jeffersonian Republicans, etc.).[2] .[3] It was the dominant political party in the United States from 1800 to 1824, when it split into competing factions, one of which became the modern Democratic Party.”

    More info in

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