This project is a cross-curricular project for math and social studies that will take about a week to complete.
Through the study of the Electoral College, you’ve learned that the actual final decision concerning who wins the presidential election entails more than just winning a popular vote. Historically, individual state population is the driving force for the number of electoral votes per state. For this project, one must consider:
• How has the number of electoral votes changed from state to state since 1860? Which states have gained more power in the Electoral College? Which states have lost power in the Electoral College?
• What monumental events have occurred that have had an impact on the population in those states that have been influenced in one direction or another?