This is a bundle of 2, highly animated, power point presentations on Voting & Elections - Selecting the President of the United States. Both presentations together number 74 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
This power point covers the entire unit of electing the President of the United States by taking you through the entire process of and steps for electing the president. It begins with summarizing the qualifications to be president and concludes with the final vote by the Electoral College.
The United States Constitution in Article One and Article Two and with various amendments, defines how federal elections are held. The Constitution also defines the minimum qualifications to be elected President of the United States. State law regulates most aspects of the election, including primaries, the eligibility of voters, the running of each state's electoral college, and the running of state & local elections.
The selection of President of the United States occurs in 5 steps over several months.
Step 1: Getting Started....A Toe in the Water
Step 2: The Caucuses & Primaries....The Battle for the Party Faithful
Step 3: The Nominating Convention....Glorified Infomercials?
Step 4: The General Election....The Fight for the Center
Step 5: The Electoral College....The Final Say
Power point presentation #1, Voting & Elections - Selecting the President of the United States contains 46 slides and covers the following:
How Elections Are Held
The Presidential Selection Process
Step 1: Getting Started
Announcing Candidacy & Organizing
Pre-primary Fundraising, Campaigning, and Debating
Step 2: The Caucuses & Primaries
Creation of Caucuses & Primaries
The Iowa Caucus
Importance of Early Caucuses & Primaries
Types of Primaries
New Hampshire Primary
Step 3: The Nominating Conventions
The Conventions (2)
Democratic v. Republican Systems
Democratic Party Rules
Step 4: The General Election
Road to the Fall Election
Rallies & Speeches
Step 5: The Electoral College
The Electoral College (2)
End of Presentation
What made the framers of the Constitution create an “electoral system” for the election of the President and Vice-President? The Electoral College is one of the least understood parts of our government, yet it is one of the most important………
Question: If politicians are elected by citizens by a popular vote, why are Electors needed?
Answer: The answer has to do with the mindset of the framers of the U. S. Constitution. They were concerned with how to balance power between the large and small states for equal representation? They felt the “educated” elector for each state represented the population as a whole.
This power point presentation is a thorough presentation of the Electoral College from its inception, what it is, how it works, the controversies around and even the pros and cons of the College.
Power point presentation #2, Voting & Elections - The Electoral College contains 28 slides and covers the following:
What is the Electoral College?
Why Was it Created?
Factors for Consideration (2)
Electoral College Adopted
How Did It Get Its Name?
How Does the Electoral College Work?
How Are Electors Selected?
Do Electors Have to Vote for Their Parties Candidate?
What Happens When No Candidate Wins?
Can You Lose the Popular Vote & Win The Election?
Does it Always Work as Intended?
When Do the Electors Vote?
The Electoral College Map
Change By State Since the Last Election
Is This System Fair?
Criticisms of the Election Process
Drawbacks to The Electoral College
Reasons to Keep the Electoral College
The End Results, 44 Presidents
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Voting & Elections