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ERIC Number: ED461607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Tally of the 1824 Electoral College Vote. The Constitution Community: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s).
Greene, Mary Frances
This lesson focuses on the role of the Electoral College in the election of the President and Vice-President as specified in the U.S. Constitution in Article II, Section 1, Clauses 2 and 4, and the Twelfth Amendment. The lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Government. The tally of the 1824 Electoral College vote is the primary source document. The lesson provides historical background that explains the origin of the Electoral College, one of the more difficult parts of the U.S. electoral process to understand, and illustrates how it worked in the 1824 presidential election. The guide suggests the following teaching activities: interpreting the document, analysis of the constitutional connection and "correction," persuasive writing/debate, letter writing, researching local politics, and creating biographical poems (cinquain format and biopoem format). (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution