Students will work in teams to complete the following performance task, "Look at the presidencies of both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. How are they alike? How are they different? If you were going to be the next group of people in power in the White House, what plans would you have? How would you help the economy? What new government programs might you start? Come up with a plan (in speech format) and a campaign slogan that you will be presenting to the American people who have the opportunity to vote. In your plan, you must include: a plan to help the American economy grow, a list of any new government programs you would like to start, and why you would make a great candidate for the United States President. Be sure to keep in mind the two presidents that came before you and what the American people might be looking for in their next president. Your campaign slogan must be catchy and creative. Work together with your team to decide who will be the presidential candidate, campaign coordinator, witty writer, election expert, and the policy police. The presidential candidate will be the candidate running for the presidency and giving the speech, the campaign coordinator will decide where the campaign speech will take place and assist the presidential candidate with any of his/her responsibilities, the witty writer will write the campaign speech and the campaign slogan, the election expert must help the presidential candidate come up with a plan to help the American economy grow and create the campaign slogan, and the policy police must help the presidential candidate create any new government programs. Each team will present their completed task to the class. Your presentation must include a speech given by the presidential candidate that must include all the requirements listed above and a poster or visual to display the campaign slogan. Let’s see how well you can convince the American people that you are the right man or woman for the job as the new President of the United States!"