Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Constitutional Foundation for State Voting Laws

Kimberly Wehle on the Constitutional Foundation for State Voting Laws

University of Baltimore Law Professor Kimberly Wehle talked about her book on the history and future of state voting laws in the U.S.

Description

University of Baltimore Law Professor Kimberly Wehle talked about her book on the history and future of state voting laws in the U.S.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Why did the framers of the Constitution give the authority to set rules for voting and elections to the states?
  • How is this an example of federalism?
  • According to Professor Wehle, what actions can the federal government take to improve how states run elections?
  • How do voting and elections vary from state to state? How can this be a problem?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Autonomy
    • Ballot
    • Disenfranchise
    • Federalism
    • Free And Fair Elections
    • State Sovereignty
    • Voter Registration
    • Voting Booth

    Topics

    Campaigns & ElectionsConstitutional FoundationFederalism and State Issues

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity