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The Electoral College – Checks, Balances, and Ballots

Format: Streaming | Download
Length: 15:05
Grade Level: 7-12+
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Streaming: English

How would you prevent a majority of people from trampling the minority in any group setting?

Many people don’t understand the Electoral College. Dive into the history of why it was created, how it relates to the Great Compromise that resulted in our bicameral system (the Senate and House of Representatives), and the role it plays in our elections.

How does it safeguard minority voices?

Is it outdated? Or still an integral check and balance as part of the U.S. system of government?