History in the making – U.S. election

It’s hard to miss the fact that the United States presidential election is on 8 November, 2016 with the winner becoming the 45th U.S. president. The battle between Democratic Party candidate Hilary Clinton and Republican Party candidate Donald Trump has been one of the most hotly contested and the results of this fascinating race will make compelling reading around the world.

Did you know that the CCEA A Level History revised specification has a new optional unit on The American Presidency (1901-2000)? The new unit will explore the changing nature of the American presidency and analyse how major events and trends have helped shape the terms of presidents such as Wilson, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon and others in the 20th century.

This specification, alongside our A Level Government and Politics revised specification, is for first teaching September 2016 with both qualifications developing strong transferable analytical and written skills and offering a wide range of education pathways and employment opportunities.

Some presidential facts:

  • There have been 44 U.S. presidents to date
  • George Washington was the first U.S. president in 1789-1797
  • This is the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election
  • A majority of 270 electoral college votes (538 total) is needed to win the election

About The ReVision

The ReVision is a CCEA programme to revise our A level and GCSE specifications to provide a suite of high quality, modern qualifications that reflect the needs of learners and the local and global economy. CCEA offers a comprehensive support programme for each subject specification. Contact us if you would like more information.

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