Do you ever wonder if someday you could be president of the United States? It takes a lot of hard work and good luck, but in America, anyone can become president. Living in New Hampshire, you get a front-row seat for one of the most important steps in becoming president—the New Hampshire primary election
. It happens every four years, when men and women come from all over the country, declare themselves candidates
for the presidency, and work to convince Granite Staters to vote for them. It is an example of democracy
in action. In this unit, you’ll learn all about the New Hampshire primary—how it started, what its traditions
are, and why it’s important for both New Hampshire and America. For more than 60 years, New Hampshire has been the first stop on the long road to the White House.