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Political Campaigns

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How have political campaign strategies evolved over time? Use this collection of a variety of resources (artifact, poster, photograph, news article, video, and painting) to find an answer to the question. As you review the collection, take notes on the variety of issues, audiences, and tactics you see represented.

Tags: politics, campaign, election, vote, ballot box, Kennedy, Nixon, 1960, Obama, 2008, 1956, Eisenhower, Ike, Nixon, Harding, Republican, Democrat, suffrage, Lincoln, 1860

Lincoln Parade Transparency, 1860

National Museum of American History

William Jennings Bryan

National Portrait Gallery

Richard Nixon giving a speech during his campaign tour

National Museum of American History

Nonpartisan Groups Help Get Out Vote

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Barack Obama

National Portrait Gallery