Archive for the ‘Elections’ Category

The Electoral College makes it official

The Electoral College met on December 17 and officially cast their ballots for president: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/17/3146095/electoral-college-set-to-affirm.html

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Electoral College Maps throughout US history

Go to “270 to Win” — it’s a website that shows how each state has voted in the presidential elections from 1789 onward. It also includes interesting facts about new states voting for the first time in each election and more.

 

Make sure you have looked at the electoral maps for the presidential elections in chapters 17-19, especially the 1860 map. There is a little slider window to allow you to do this.