Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
American presidential elections remain confusing to many students. This program explains why caucuses and primaries are held, what takes place at party conventions, and why the electoral college remains such a controversial part of the entire process. Additional segments examine how financial contributions and the media tend to influence the races. Some of the nation's most noteworthy presidential campaigns are also reviewed, including the one run by George Washington. This film is intended for students in grades five and above.