Majority Rule: Definition & Examples


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How is plurality system different from majority rule?

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1. Which Supreme Court case highlighted the issue of minority rights?

2. How is the president of the United States elected?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these resources to discover what you know about majority rule. For the quiz, contrast majority rule with a plurality system and identify the Supreme Court case that showcased the issue of minority rights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to:

  • Understand how the U.S. President is elected
  • Define majority rule
  • Recognize what is held by May's Theorem

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will address these skill sets:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as plurality system and majority rule
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the President is elected
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about majority rule

Additional Learning

If you are looking for more information about majority rule, then read this lesson named Majority Rule: Definition & Examples. The lesson will cover the following:

  • Understand majority rule in the U.S.
  • Be able to understand the Electoral College
  • Interpret the advantages of majority rule
  • Define positive responsiveness
  • Name the disadvantages of majority rule
  • Analyze potential tyranny of the majority