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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Arguments in Favor & Against the Electoral College

HW due Friday: Read 279-295 and take the reading quiz.

As a continuation of our examination of the Electoral College, today you are going to look at some of the arguments both for and against keeping this system of electing our president. Please read the articles below and watch the videos. As you read and watch the videos, record the arguments (both for and against) in a t-chart in your notes. You should have a minimum of 4-5 points for each side.


Articles

Slate.com: Defending the Electoral College

Ten Reasons Why the Electoral College is a Problem

LA Times: The Founders' Choice: The Electoral College

Politico: Electoral College Keeps Elections Fair

Forbes: It's Time to Abolish the Electoral College



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