Students will learn how the Electoral College system was established and how it functions in determining who will be the president and vice president of the United States. The students will demonstrate their understanding by answering a series of questions and writing a short essay arguing to either keep the existing Electoral College or adopt a popular vote system. These resources were written to enable students to understand, summarize, and analyze original texts and secondary sources of historical significance.

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