12th Amendment: Summary & Definition


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The Twelfth Amendment was passed in order to revamp what existing system?

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1. The Twelfth Amendment was introduced by Congress and subsequently ratified by the states on which of the following two dates?

2. Which of the following Presidential Elections were catalysts for the Twelfth Amendment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides the procedure for electing the President and Vice President of The United States. This quiz and corresponding worksheet are built to gauge your understanding of the historical timeline leading up to the introduction and subsequent ratification of the Twelfth Amendment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Important dates
  • Electoral system before the Twelfth Amendment
  • What the Twelfth Amendment changed
  • States that were conflicted about the change

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the original electoral system and how it was restructured
  • Understanding key moments - ensure that you can accurately recall milestone dates such as the introduction and ratification of the Twelfth Amendment
  • Distinguishing differences - demonstrate your understanding of the electoral system before and after the ratification of the Twelfth Amendment

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Twelfth Amendment, review the accompanying lesson titled 12th Amendment: Summary, Definition & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Election procedure prior to the Twelfth Amendment
  • How election tie-breakers worked pre-Twelfth Amendment
  • Presidential elections between 1796 and 1800
  • Adoption of the Twelfth Amendment
  • Ratification of the Twelfth Amendment