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Bell Ringer: The Reasons for Debates in Campaigns

The Reasons for Debates in Campaigns

Mike McCurry, Co-Chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates talked about the role that debates plan in the electoral system and reasons for these debates.

Description

Mike McCurry, Co-Chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates talked about the role that debates plan in the electoral system and reasons for these debates.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How are debates "institutionalized" in the political process in the United States?
  • According to Mr. McCurry, what is the role that debates play in the political process?
  • Explain what debates allow candidates and voters to do.

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Campaign
    • Candidates
    • Election Cycle
    • Governing Agenda
    • Temperament
    • Undecided Voters

    Topics

    Campaigns & Elections