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Presidential Election Process Activity: Teacher Version In a U. Activity Overview Students will examine the presidential election process established by the United States Constitution.
Students will then analyze the presidential election as a case study of this process. The Electoral College Process Explain to students that they will examine how the election process for U.
The teacher can also explain that after students have a good understanding of the Electoral College process, they will examine the presidential election. You will need to sign up for a free trial to view the video.
As needed, use the U. Ask students to explain the difference between the popular vote and the Electoral College vote. Divide students into small groups, and distribute chart paper and markers. Explain to students that they will conduct a brief research project in order to create a flow chart explaining the presidential election process.
Explain to students that they should include at least eight major steps in the presidential election process. Have students use the following resources to get started with their research: Government - Election of the President and Vice President: Electoral College Have students share their charts with the class and post them around the room.
Facilitate a discussion reinforcing understanding of the Electoral College process and the difference between the electoral vote and the popular vote.
The Presidential Election Explain to students that the presidential election was the closest election since and only the fourth election in which the electoral vote did not reflect the popular vote. Introduce the election by showing the Presidential Election Process video clip.The U.S.
Electoral College was established in Article II, Section I, of the United States Constitution, and was later modified by the Twelfth and Twenty-Third amendments, which clarified the process. Analysis of the US Electoral College In the United States, the Electoral College system is used to elect the President from competing candidates from either the Republican Party, the Democratic Party of independent candidates.
The United States Constitution and Presidential Elections by Lisa Lee Over the years, Congress has debated the Electoral College system's effectiveness, as well as changes which have been proposed. United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section: Introduction to Federal Voting Laws.
Electoral College: The voters of each state, and the District of Columbia, vote for electors to be the authorized constitutional members in a presidential election. Natural Born Citizen: Someone born with U.S. citizenship includes any child born "in" the United States, the children of United States citizens born abroad, and those born abroad of.
Electoral College: To Vote or Not To Vote that is the Question The Electoral College is a controversial mechanism of presidential elections that was created by the framers of the U.S.
Constitution as a compromise for the presidential election process.
Electoral College Paper. Llerena BUS Dr. Lasher 3/19/12 The Electoral College is defined as “a body of electors chosen by the voters of each state to elect the President and Vice President of the United States”.