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Presidential Attributes Essay

Remeber, you are looking for ways to evaluate the preidents/presidential candidates on the issues on your essay sheet.  You will need to interpret the inforamtion you find on these sites!
**Don't forget there is a cart of books available for you to use in the library.  They're GOOD!
You can check the major news networks (NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, FOX) as well to get a few other viewpoints.

Fact Check

Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania puts out this website to monitor the factual accuracy of statements made by and advertisements on behalf of major U.S. polictical figures.


Reporters and researchers from the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly "analyze the candidates' speeches, TV ads and interviews and determine whether the claims are accurate."

Open Secrets

Sponsored by The Center for Responsive Politics and dedicated to educating the public about campaign finances. Visitors can learn about campaign finance law, or look up contributors to political campaigns.


A political and news blog featuring commentary from the Left, Right, and Independent.   Not necessarily "authoritative", but it may give you some ideas.

Gale Ebooks You'll need username & password from home (think of your school & your mascot), but this will pull up books for you on your search topic.  It's GREAT!
EBSCO Host Same goes as above with the passwords.  Either select Student Reserch Center and be sure to click full text, or select All Databses, and then select Mas Ultra, Newspaper Source and Topic Search, then click search.  Again be sure to click full text.