This is a 46 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Voting & Elections - Selecting the President of the United States. 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
There is no provision for the role of political parties in the United States Constitution, yet they now play a significant role in electing the president. In the first two presidential elections, the Electoral College handled nominations and elections in 1789 and 1792 which selected George Washington.
After that, Congressional party or a state legislature party caucus selected the party's presidential candidates. Nationally, these caucuses were replaced by the party convention starting in 1832 following the lead of the Anti-Masonic Party 1831 convention.
The presentation 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
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