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Understanding the Electoral College

Author: Alicia Klepeis
Publisher: New York : PowerKids Press, 2018.
Series: What's up with your government.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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How can a candidate lose the popular vote and still become President? What is the difference between direct democracy and a democratic republic? This timely book shows curious readers what happens after the voting polls close. As they learn about the Electoral College, readers are encouraged to ask tough questions about the presidential election process. A unique combination of U.S. history and political science,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alicia Klepeis
ISBN: 9781538322284 1538322285 9781538323243 1538323249 9781538323250 1538323257
OCLC Number: 1018472949
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ready, set, vote! --
The Electoral College develops --
All about electors --
Election day to inauguration day --
Future of the Electoral College.
Series Title: What's up with your government.
Other Titles: Electoral College
Responsibility: Alicia Klepeis.

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How can a candidate lose the popular vote and still become President? What is the difference between direct democracy and a democratic republic? This timely book shows curious readers what happens after the voting polls close. As they learn about the Electoral College, readers are encouraged to ask tough questions about the presidential election process. A unique combination of U.S. history and political science, this volume uses historical events to explain abstract concepts. Fact boxes highlight important topics and offer illuminating tidbits, while photographs illustrate key issues. Relevant to both current events and U.S. history, this book is an essential for any library and classroom. --Publisher.

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