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Politics of the United States
QUEST 14 (electoral college) -GOVERNMENT
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In the 1788 election, _ was unanimously elected president and _ was elected vice president
George Washington; John Adams
In the 1792 election, _ was unanimously elected president and _ was elected Vice President
George Washington; John Adams
In the 1796 election, _ was elected president and _ was elected Vice President
John Adams; Thomas Jefferson
In the 1800 election, _ was elected president and _ was elected Vice President
Thomas Jefferson; Aaron Burr
What happened in both the 1788 and 1792 presidential elections?
- every elector from each state was given two ballots
- all of the electors gave at least one of their two voted to George Washington
- the second votes went to John Adams and that's how he became president
What was wrong with the 1796 presidential election?
The elected president and Vice President were from different political parties: (John Adams was a federalist and Thomas Jefferson was anti federalist)
What happened in the 1800 presidential election?
- electors didn't give their votes to individuals anymore. Instead they give them to political parties.
- the party that wins in this election was the anti-federalists party
- Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr both had the same amount of votes
- some were saying Jefferson was such a good Vice President so he should be the president. Others said that its not fair since Burr got the same amount of votes.
- they begin to campaign and advertise each party
_ is the founding father of the Federalist party
What happened in the 1800 election and what did they do to change it?
There was a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. From now on, they made sure to clarify who was the presidential nominee and who was the vice presidential nominee (12th amendment)
How many electoral votes do we have today?
538 (435 members from house of rep, 100 members from senate, and 3 members of the electoral college
How many total electoral votes do you need in order to win?
How many electoral votes does Mississippi have?
What is the first proposed changes?
Direct election (open up across nation. Everyone votes and whoever gets the most votes wins the election [no electors, no electoral college, no electoral votes])
What is the second proposed changes?
District plan (whoever wins in each distract of a state will get that electoral vote)
What is the third proposed changes?
Proportional (a state with 10 electoral votes, people would go and vote. Ex. If one candidate gets 60% of votes and the other candidate gets 40%. The candidate with 60% would get 6 out of the 10 electoral votes and the other candidate would get 4 out of the 10. [Right now, with the electoral college, it is that the candidate with 60% would get all electoral votes])
What is the fourth proposed change?
National bonus plan
What are three reasons to keep the electoral college system?
1. It is known (we have been using this system for a long time)
2. It is quick
3. It keeps the two party system going (promotes the two parties)
What is one reason to replace the electoral college system?
Small states are at a disadvantage
To pass an amendment to the constitution, you need 2/3s votes of the house, 2/3s votes of the senate, and _ votes of the states
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