Margaret Chase Smith: A Woman for President Mock Election Guide

Engage students in government by holding a mock election in your classroom! After reading Margaret Chase Smith, use the research ideas, discussion questions, and activities in this guide to teach your class about U.S. political parties, presidential debates, political campaigns, and voting.
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Margaret Chase Smith: A Woman for President
Lynn Plourde
Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to run for president on a major party ticket. This biography highlights key moments in her personal and political life. From Smith's humble beginnings to her foray into Congress to her historic decision to run for president, readers will be inspired by the fiesty, independent woman who embodied the qualities upon which this country was founded. A series of thematically organized time lines accompanies the text, providing context for the life of this extraordinary woman.
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