Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Arguments For and Against the Electoral College

Arguments For and Against the Electoral College

National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen discussed the arguments for and against the electoral college being used to elect a president.

Description

National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen discussed the arguments for and against the electoral college being used to elect a president.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How does the electoral college preserve power at the state level?
  • In what ways does the electoral college help presidents have national support? What are arguments against this claim?
  • Why might the electoral college reduce voter turnout?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Electoral College
    • Federalism
    • Polarize
    • Swing States
    • Voter Turnout

    Topics

    Campaigns & Elections

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity