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Bell Ringer: History and Significance of the New Hampshire Primary

History and Significance of the New Hampshire Primary

Dante Scala explains how New Hampshire became first in the nation and the role it has in current presidential politics.

Description

Dante Scala explains how New Hampshire became first in the nation and the role it has in current presidential politics.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to Dante Scala, which accidents led to New Hampshire becoming the first primary in the nation?
  • Explain the historical significance of the primary in the state.
  • Describe the primary process that occurs in New Hampshire during a presidential election season.
  • Explain the demographics of New Hampshire and how they relate to the rest of the country.
  • According to Dante Scala, what types of candidates are residents of New Hampshire attracted to? How did this resonate in the 2016 election season?
  • What two campaign elements does New Hampshire have to offer to presidential candidates?
  • According to Dante Scala, what are some criticisms of the New Hampshire primary?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Activist
    • Corrupt
    • Delegate
    • Diversity
    • Electorate
    • Microcosm
    • Progressive Era
    • Reform

    Topics

    AP U.S. Government Key TermsCampaigns & ElectionsExecutive BranchPolitical PartiesU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School