Presidential elections have been held since 1789. Since 1792, the U.S. Constitution has required that presidential elections be held every four years. This year’s election will be the 57th presidential race in U.S. history! The debates are one of the best ways for voters to see the candidates defend their voting records and explain their position on issues that voters are concerned about. Doing well in a debate can help put a candidate above his or her competition, and doing poorly can help end a campaign.
the next two weeks, PS4 students will learn about the candidates and
important issues that are discussed during the debates. Here are a list
of kid-friendly websites to help you learn more about the 2012