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The 2016 Presidential Election is Coming!

Do you know who is running? Do you know who can vote? Do you know what the Electoral College is?

1. Hillary Rodham Clinton is the Democratic nominee for President and the first woman to ever be the nominee of a major party. In which state was she born?__________After being the First Lady (her husband Bill Clinton was president), what did Hillary Clinton get elected to do(the first First Lady to ever do this)?_________________ She ran for president in 2004 and lost the nomination to Barack Obama. What did he select her to do for four years in his administration?________________Find the answers at this link:

2.Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for President. In which state was he born?___________In which business is Donald Trump?___________________ In which television series did he star for five years?__________________ Find the answers at this link:

3. What is the symbol of the Democratic party?_________ What is the symbol of the Republican party?_____________Which famous cartoonist drew both symbols?_____________ Find the answers at this link:

4. What are the THREE requirements to VOTE in the United States?_________________________________. Find the answer at this link:

Did You Know?

The President of the United States receives a salary of $400,000 plus $50,000 for expenses.

Both John Kennedy and Herbert Hoover did not accept their salaries! Herbert Hoover earned $75,000 and John F. Kennedy's salary was $100,000 per year as president.

Ulysses S. Grant is the only president to get a speeding ticket for driving his horseand carriage too fast. He paid a $20 fine)

William McKinley had a pet parrot who was trained to whistle,"Yankee Doodle".

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to appear on television.

George Washington was a spelunker, someone who loved searching in caves.

Benjamin Harrison didn't feel comfortable with the newelectric lights in the White House so he LEFT the switches on so he didn't have to touch them.

James Garfield could write with both his right and left hands at the same time AND also write in Greek and Latin!

Franklin Pierce was the first President to have a Christmas tree in the White House.

Rutherford Hayes had the first telephone installed in the White House.

Ronald Reagan always had jellybeans on his desk in the Oval Office!

John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator and liked to skinny dip in the Potomac River.


1. The President wears many "hats". He(or She) is the Chief Diplomat, Head of State, Commander in Chief, Economic Chief, Legislative Leader and Chief Executive. Draw hats for each category and find examples in the news to show an example of each of the hats worn by the President.

2. Use this link to answer the following questions about Presidential Pets:

1. Which presidents didn't have any pets?

2. Who had a sheep and chickens as pets?

3. Who had tiger cubs?

4. Who had a white mouse as a pet?

5. Which two presidents seemed to have the most pets?

My complete web quest on the 2016 Presidential Election has 12 questions, comprehension questions and several extension activities.

Check out these other resources on this topic:

  1. White House Webquest:
  2. Presidential Trivia Webquest:
  3. Hillary Clinton Reader's Theater Script:
  4. Presidential Challenges:(quizzes-What do you know about the presidents):

  5. I also have BUNDLE of Resources on this topic:Presidential Election: A Bundle of Resources!

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