The elections in America: CONTENTS




(Updated on 20/07/2015)



  • US election: What's the point of a party convention? - VIDEO - 17 July 2016
    "Every four years, US political parties hold conventions to make official whom they have selected to become their nominee for president.
    But what actually happens there? The BBC's Katty Kay breaks it down."

  • How America Elects: Conventions - VIDEO - 4 April 2016
    "The purpose of a political convention is for each party to officially declare its presidential candidate."



  • US Elections -- How do they work?
    "This 5 minute video introduces A Level Government and Politics students to the key features of elections, democracy and representation in the USA."




  • US election 2016: How does it all work? - Article + Video - 25 January 2016
    "In January 2017, the most powerful nation on earth will have a new leader, after a drawn out and expensive campaign
    - but how does a US presidential election work?"








  • How America Elects: Caucuses & Primaries - VIDEO - 28 January 2016
    "Caucuses are more complicated than primaries. People who are registered in one of the parties gather for an evening of discussion
    and debate around the state. At the end of the night, everyone votes."

  • How America Elects: Who Can Run For President? - VIDEO - 23 January 2016
    "Every four years, the citizens of the U.S. elect a president. The path is long and difficult.
    Find out what a candidate will need to run for president."



  • Electoral College Picks the President
    "While millions of Americans will cast ballots for president on November 4, their votes do not directly send one of the candidates to the White House.
    In this segment of How America Elects, VOA's Jeffrey Young explains that the selection of the president is actually done by the Electoral College."






  • Obama is "elected US President" + VIDEOS
    "Democratic Senator Barack Obama is elected the first black president of the United States, according to projected results."

    (BBC News)
  • Hollywood declares themselves - Part 2
    "Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Snoop Dogg, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, and Justin Timberlake, encourage everyone to get out the vote."




  • Negative 2008 - an animation by Mark Fiore
    America used to be a better place...
    "Let's take a look at how we can fix our economic problems. with this political cartoon. There's a campaign solution that will solve our problems! See what the presidential candidates can do to help."



  • Celebs urge Americans to vote
    "Snoopy and Peanuts, Paris Hilton and Kristen Bell are urging US electors to vote in the presidential poll."


  • Homer votes Obama
    "This clip shows Homer Simpson trying to vote for Obama but he is failing at his attempt..."



  • Please don't vote
    "Leonardo DiCaprio, will i. am, Tobey Maguire, and Forest Whitaker took the lead in creating the public service announcements to encourage American youth to register to vote.
    The non-partisan PSAs, produced by DiCaprio's Appian Way, were created to engage and inspire young people to register and vote and participate in the upcoming election.
    Celebrities appearing in the PSAs include:
    Amy Adams,, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Bacon, Halle Berry, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Connolly, Courteney Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Jonah Hill, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Kiedis, Ashton Kutcher, Adam Levine, Laura Linney, Eva Longoria, Tobey Maguire, Demi Moore, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Ethan Suplee, Kyra Sedgwick, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Trachtenberg, Usher, Forest Whitaker"


    '5 Friends Video' - a worksheet + Fiche du professeur
    (Florinda Fernandes - Calvados)


  • Mike Huckabee Ad: "Chuck Norris Approved" (YouTube)


    Mike Huckabee "is an American politician and a political commentator for Fox News Channel.
    A member of the Republican Party, Huckabee served as governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007 and finished second in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries."


  • "Still" Ad
    "Still" details why John McCain would just be another out of touch president offering more of the same."




  • Palin 'lookalikes' go on sale
    "Sarah Palin action dolls, showing the US vice-presidential candidate in a variety of outfits, have gone on sale."


  • Fun with John & Sarah - an animation by Mark Fiore
    "This is the Poopy and Flakey Show doing a song that Flakey wrote about polar bears after hearing this story..."