Majority Rules? - A Look at Controversial Presidential Elections
Taught by Glenna A.
By day, Glenna teaches social studies at a high school in downtown Brooklyn. In her spare time, she likes “Jeopardy,” needlepoint, trivia, rock climbing, and captive audiences. She especially loves talking about history.
This class meets at our Court Street location
The majority rules, right? Except when it doesn’t. Over the course of American History, four presidents have taken office without winning the popular vote. Rather, the presidency is determined by electoral vote, a system that can deny the American people the ability to elect their chief executive. And, as we all know, these controversial elections haven’t always gone according to plan.
Beginning with the writing of the Constitution, we’ll examine the rationale behind the Electoral College, explore the elections, and analyze modern electoral politics.
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