Chapter 13 Sec. 3

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According to the Constitution the President and Vice President are chosen by..?
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a special body of presidential electors
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How did the presidential electors vote?
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they each casted 2 votes, each for a different candidate the candidate with the most votes would become President, and the candidate with the 2nd highest votes would become Vice President
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What is the electoral college?
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the group of people (electors) chosen from each state and the district of columbia that formally selects the president and the vice president
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After what election was the 12th amendment added to the Constitution?
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the election of 1880
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The major change in the electoral college made by the 12th amendment was…
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that each elector would distinctly cast one vote for President and one for Vice President
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Which amendment to the constitution modified the electoral college to avoid electoral ties for the office of President?
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the 12th amendment
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why were the Framers against congressional selection of the president?
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it would give Congress too much power over the president
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why were the Framers against selection by popular vote?
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they believed it would lead to disorder and the people would not make the best decision, because they wouldn’t accurately know the candidate.
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How did the Framers want the president to be elected?
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The president and vice president were to be chosen by a special body of presidential electors. The presidential electors would be chosen in each state. Each state would have as many presidential electors as they did senators and representatives in congress. These electors would cast two votes each for a different candidate. The person with the most votes would be president and the person with the second most votes would be vice president
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What is the name for the group of people that choose the President and Vice President?
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electoral college
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What flaws in the Framers plan were revealed in the 1796 election?
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the rise of political parties and the vice president and president were from opposite parties
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What flaws in the Framers plan were revealed in the 1800 election?
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there was a tie for presidency
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What 3 new elements did the election of 1800 introduce into the process of selecting president?
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party nominations for president and Vice President, nomination of candidates for presidential electors, and automatic casting of the electoral votes.
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what changed the 12th amendment make in the presidential selection process?
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it’s separated the presidential and vice presidential elections
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why did the framers favor their plan?
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the believed the electors chosen from each state would be informed and respected citizens

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