Click on this link and watch the country change colors: Historic Election Results! Of course, what is missing are the changes in party platforms to accompany the color-shifting map. For comparison of those, follow this link to The American Presidency Project. The same site also has the nomination acceptance speeches–some linked to YouTube–available going back to Lincoln for the Republican Party and to Wilson for the Democratic Party.
It is a piece of cake to tap into the history of electing our POTUS and to make comparisons from year-to-year, especially from the 20th century to the present. This is potentially useful tool for specific historically-focused units or more general election-focused civics and government classes. Or, it is of simple interest to those of us who like to be informed when it comes to the election of the POTUS and who are conscientious of the historical background surrounding the elections.
I would love to hear peoples’ comments, below!