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Electoral College


This Jackdaw portfolio will help students learn what the Electoral College is and how it works, the origin and history of the Electoral College, and the pros and cons of the Electoral college system. The historian uses primary source documents from as early as 1801 and as recent as 2000. Teachers and students alike will gain a better understanding of the Electoral College system by using this portfolio. Historian: Christine Scriabine.


  • Illustrated Broadsheet Essay
  • Timeline
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Critical Thinking Questions with Response Key

Primary Source Documents

  • Counting the Electoral Votes, February, 9-1801
  • Tally of the 1824 Electoral College Vote
  • John Quincy Adams' Acceptance of His Election
  • The ''Bloody Shirt'' Reformed - Thomas Nast Cartoon
  • Electoral College and Popular Vote Map of the 1964 Presidential Elections
  • Memorandum/Analysis: Hamilton Jordan to Jimmy Carter, July, 1976
  • Strange Country - Gary Parish Cartoon
  • Certificate of Ascertainment, Texas, 2000
  • Certificate of Vote, California, 2000

Price: $36.50



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