How We Elect a President in the United States
About the How We Elect a President in the United States Lesson
This lesson provides an introduction to the process and terminology pertaining to the election of the President of the United States. Students will then complete a capstone project during which time they will create a political platform of ideas.
• To define key terms related to the elections process.
• To describe the process of electing the President of the United States.
• To create a political platform of ideas and present it in poster form to the class.
The presidential election process in the United States has historical roots dating back to the first President of the United States, George Washington. Back in 1789, he was the uncontested winner of the election and made history. What is the process of electing a president? How does the country go about selecting a candidate and then voting to decide who the next Commander-in-Chief will be?