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Bell Ringer: Faithless Electors

Faithless Electors

National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen discussed the electoral college and explained what faithless electors are.

Description

National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen discussed the electoral college and explained what faithless electors are and how the role of electors has changed.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is a faithless elector?
  • How often have there been faithless electors? What were the reasons that these electors used for changing their votes?
  • What is the common understanding of the role of an elector in the electoral college? How has this understanding changed since the founding?
  • How has the rules surrounding faithless electors changed recently?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 12th Amendment
    • Democratic-republican Party
    • Electoral College
    • Faithless Elector
    • Federalist Party
    • Ministerial Agent

    Topics

    AP U.S. Government Key TermsCampaigns & ElectionsConstitutional FoundationSupreme Court Cases

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity