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Ch 10: Election Process

About This Chapter

This chapter's interesting lesson videos and self-assessments will help you remember topics including the process of reapportionment, definition of the electoral college, and other topics related to the election process.

Election Process - Chapter Summary

Within this chapter, you will find short and entertaining lessons that are videos about topics like the definition of the electoral college, partisanship in elections, and the kinds of elections, including general and primary. Self-assessments exist at the end of each lesson to help you practice answering questions about what you've studied. The other topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • History and purpose of United States political parties before and after the Civil War
  • Partisanship in elections
  • General and primary elections
  • Influences of different types of political participation
  • Significance of representation within electoral systems
  • Definition of the electoral college
  • Process of reapportionment

Every video lesson has a written transcript to allow you to easily spot vocabulary words and main ideas. This chapter's study resources are also mobile-friendly, so they can go wherever you go. You can contact our instructors with any questions you have about the chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 10: Election Process
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U.S. Political Parties: Purpose, History, Organization & Structure

1. U.S. Political Parties: Purpose, History, Organization & Structure

In this lesson, you will explore the history and structure of American political parties, including the current dominant groups. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

History of Political Parties in the United States (Pre-Civil War)

2. History of Political Parties in the United States (Pre-Civil War)

The following lesson will discuss the history and evolution of the two-party system in the United States. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

History of Political Parties in the United States (Post-Civil War)

3. History of Political Parties in the United States (Post-Civil War)

The following lesson will continue to cover the history of political parties, this time, the history that occurred after the Civil War. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Partisanship in U.S. Elections

4. Partisanship in U.S. Elections

Partisanship can create several different types of election results. This lesson explores partisan election results, including realigning elections, maintaining elections, deviating elections and reinstating elections.

Types of Elections: Primary, General & Special

5. Types of Elections: Primary, General & Special

The process of electing a political candidate can involve several different types of elections. This lesson describes the different types of primary elections and explains both general and special elections.

Voting & Other Forms of Political Participation: Influences, Costs & Benefits

6. Voting & Other Forms of Political Participation: Influences, Costs & Benefits

In this lesson, you will explore some of the forms of political participation that are common in the United States, including voting. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Representation & U.S. Electoral Systems

7. Representation & U.S. Electoral Systems

In this lesson, you'll consider the importance of representation in elections and how districts can help achieve this. You will learn about winner-take-all elections and ones that aim to be more proportional to the votes cast.

The Electoral College: Definition & Process

8. The Electoral College: Definition & Process

In the U.S., our presidential elections are decided using the Electoral College. The system is meant to balance election power between the federal and state governments. This lesson explains what the Electoral College is and how it works.

Reapportionment & Redistricting for Congressional Constituencies: Definition & Process

9. Reapportionment & Redistricting for Congressional Constituencies: Definition & Process

In this lesson, we will review the constitutional requirements for determining congressional districts. We will take a closer look at the process and effects of reapportionment and redistricting.

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