On a number of levels, today is an historic day for the world. More than a few people are wondering: "How did the United States get to this point in its political life?"
We suggest that the reflective among us will get some insight exploring topics at the center of the American interpretation of "democracy" through time through Google's Art and Culture project, the American Democracy Collection. The American Democracy Collection includes 82 interactive online exhibits about the story of presidential elections in our country from a variety of institutions. View historic photographs and videos. Read important documents. Listen to stories that explore the history and evolution of elections and the Constitutional amendment process. Explore political cartoons and campaign memorabilia. At the very least, you'll see a lot of very nifty materials held by institutions throughout the nation.