2008 Presidential Election

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    2008 Presidential Election

  • Senator Barack Obama Hires a Campaign Manager

    The campaign manager will help organize events that will contribute and further the possible candidate's future campaign to become President.
  • Campaign Banquet for Barack Obama

    A banquet is held in Senator Obama's home state of Illinois ro raise money for his campaign.
  • Senator John McCain Hires a Campaign Manager

    The campaign manager will help organize events that will contribute and further the possible candidate's future campaign to become President.
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    Barack Obama Visits Multiple Public Schools in Mighigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia

    Senator Barack Obama visits many schools to widen his popularity among other states in the country.
  • Advertisements for McCain are aired on the television and radio

    Advertisng will greatly increase McCain's chances of being elected in the primaries.
  • Campaign Banquet for John McCain

    A banquet is held in Senator McCain's home state of Arizona to raise money for his campaign.
  • Advertisements For Obama are aired on the television and radio

    Advertisng will greatly increase Obama's chances of being elected in the primaries
  • What is a Primary?

    Primary- An election in which voters choose the delegates for an upcoming election. Open Primary- Primary election in which all voters can take part in. Closed Primary- Primary election in which only party memebers can vote. Caucus- A meeting of a political party in which they choose the candidates they want to represent them in the upcoming elections.
  • Iowa Caucuses

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open): Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (semiclosed): Mike Huckabee
  • Wyoming Caususes

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (Closed): Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (Closed): Mitt Romney
  • New Hampshire Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open): Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • Michigan Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open): Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (open): Mitt Romney
  • South Carolina Republican Primary

    Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • Nevada Caucuses

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (): Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (): Mitt Romney
  • South Carolina Demacrat Primary

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open): Barack Obama
  • Florida Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed): Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • Maine Repulican Caucus

    Winning Republican Candidate (closed): Mitt Romney
  • West Virginia Republican Caucus

    Winning Republican Candidate (closed): Mike Huckabee
  • Utah Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (semiclosed): Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (semiclosed): Mitt Romney
  • Tennessee Primaries

    Winning Deamcrat Candidate (open): Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (open): Mike Huckabee
  • Oklahoma Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed): Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • North Dakota Caucuses

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (): Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (): Mitt Romney
  • New York Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed): Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (clsoed): John McCain
  • New Mexico Demacrat Caucus

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed): Hillary Clinton
  • New Jersey Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (semiclosed): John McCain
  • Montana Republican Caucus

    Winning Republican Candidate (closed): Mitt Romney
  • Missouri Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • Minnesota Caucuses

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (open): Mitt Romney
  • Massachusetts Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (semiclosed); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (semiclosed): Mitt Romney
  • Kansas Demacrat Caucus

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama
  • Illinois Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • Idaho Demacrat Caucus

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama
  • Georgia Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (open): Mike Huckabee
  • Abroad Demacrat Primary

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama
  • Delaware Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • Connecticut Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • Colorado Caucuses

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (closed): Mitt Romney
  • California Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (semiclosed); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (clsoed): John McCain
  • Arkansas Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (open): Mike Huckabee
  • Arizona Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • Alaska Caucuses

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (closed): Mitt Romney
  • Alabama Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (open): Mike Huckabee
  • Washington Caucuses

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • Nebraska Demacrat Caucus

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama
  • Louisiana Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (closed): Mike Huckabee
  • Maine Demacrat Caucus

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama
  • Virginia Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (open): McCain
  • Maryland Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • Wisconsin Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • Hawaii Demacrat Caucus

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama
  • Idaho Republican Primary

    Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • Vermont Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • Texas Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • Rhode Island Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (): john McCain
  • Ohio Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • Wyoming Demacrat Caucus

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama
  • Mississippi Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • Obama's Campaign Manager recruits many volunteers

    These volunteers will help further his campaign by help organizing events and by answering questions of the public who are interested in Obama's views and policies.
  • McCain's Campaign Manager recruits many volunteers

    These volunteers will help further his campaign by help organizing events and by answering questions of the public who are interested in or have questions about McCain's views and policies.
  • Pennsylvania Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • North Carolina Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (semiclosed); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (semiclosed): John McCain
  • Indiana Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (open): John McCain
  • West Virginia Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (semiclosed); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (clsoed): John McCain
  • Hawaii Republican Causus

    Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • Oregon Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Barack Obama Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • Kentucky Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (clsoed): John McCain
  • South Dakota Primaries

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (closed); Hillary Clinton Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • New Mexico Republican Primary

    Winning Republican Candidate (closed): John McCain
  • Montana Demacrat Primary

    Winning Demacrat Candidate (open); Barack Obama
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    Demacrat National Convention

    Location- The Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado
    Chair of Demacratic National Convention- Nancy Pelosi
    Presidential Nominee- Barack Obama
    Vice Presidential Nominee- Joe Biden
  • What is a Convention?

    A convention is held once every four years by a political party where nominees for the upcoming presidential election will be picked. It is also where the party decides what major issues will be the focus of their platform. In addition to the possible nominees, the convention is attended mostly by delegates, who vote for the nominees they want to represent their party.
  • More Television Ads for McCain are shown

    These ads will also contribute to McCain's chances of being elected for the Presidential Election.
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    Republican National Convention

    Location- The Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Chair of Demacratic National Convention- Reince Priebus
    Presidential Nominee- John McCain
    Vice Presidential Nominee- Sarah Palin
  • More Television ads for Obama are shown

    These ads will also contribute to Obama's chances of being elected in the Presidential Election.
  • Republican Fundraiser is Held

    This fundraiser which is organized by the Republican Party will attempt to raise a lot of money from donations. This money wil be used to further McCain's campaign.
  • Demacrat Fundraiser is Held

    This fundraiser which is organized by the Demacratic Party will attempt to raise a lot of money from donations. This money wil be used to further Obama's campaign.
  • Presidential Election

    Demacratic Candidate Barack Obama won the election!
    Barack Obama...
    - received a popular vote of 69,456,897
    - won 28 states and D.C. John McCain only...
    - received a popular vote of 59,934,814
    - won 22 states
  • Electoral College Meets

    Barack Obama won 365 electoral votes John McCain won 173 electoral votes
  • Barack Obama's Inauguration

    This is the day Barack Obama officially becomes the President of the United States, and the previous President, George W. Bush, steps down. The Presidential Inauguration used to be on March 4 until it was changed to January 20 in 1933 from a ratification of the 12th Amendment.