Learning about the 14th Amendment and the Electoral College - Mercedes Cao
Updated: 6/8/2020
Learning about the 14th Amendment and the Electoral College - Mercedes Cao
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  • The Constitution of the United States of America the 14th Amendment
  • Oh hello children. Funny to see you here. You must be here to learn about the 14th Amendment *cheers
  • "nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law
  • The 14th Amendment makes all people born in the United States citizens!
  • This was because former slaves were not given rights as white people had. This amendment makes former slaves citizens
  • This amendment also addresses the Supreme Court Case, Dred v Scott, which said that black men, even if free, could not be a citizen. This amendment outlaws this case, not allowing a state to take away their rights.
  • Electoral College
  • Now we are going to learn about the... *drumroll ELECTORAL COLLEGE
  • And when you vote for who you want as a president, that information goes to the electors as they (usually) pick the popular candidate
  • The Electoral College is a way of voting for a president. You elect an elector to vote for you in the November election
  • There is some controverisy about the electoral college. Some believe you vote doesn't count, or only some states really matter.
  • They wanted the most educated people to vote for the president while also the people having a say.
  • The creators of the Constitution wanted the best president for America. At that time they knew most Americans weren't educated, and were busy with there lives.
  • The number of electors per state depends on the population of each state, making it fair for the bigger states as they have more people = more representation.
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