Ch 57: MTEL History: U.S. Electoral Systems

About This Chapter

Learn about the US electoral systems and how they operate in preparation for the MTEL History Exam. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes offer multiple ways of learning the material so that you answer questions with confidence when you take the test.

MTEL History: US Electoral Systems - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter on US electoral systems can help you recollect what you learned in college about this subject as you prepare to take the MTEL History exam. The videos review all the topics you will need to know for the test, including:

  • Representative government and the US electoral system
  • The difference between plurality and majority in elections
  • The difference between direct and indirect elections
  • Runoffs, primaries and recalls

Our capable instructors discuss all aspects of the subject, helping you to review it thoroughly. You benefit from having the material presented in video and transcript form, as it helps to consolidate your learning.

Objectives of the MTEL History: US Electoral Systems Chapter

The MTEL History Exam is a test administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a prerequisite for obtaining a teacher's license. It evaluates the depth and breadth of your knowledge in all areas of history. When you reach the Geography, Government and Economics domain of the exam, you'll find questions that relate to this US Electoral Systems chapter. The domain makes up 25% of the exam questions. You can boost your ability to do well by taking the self-assessment quiz that comes with the chapter.

You will find 100 multiple-choice and 2 open-response questions on the test, each evaluating different competencies. The multiple-choice questions test your ability to recognize the correct answer from a series of possible answers shown to you. The open-response questions require you to construct a thoughtful, logical argument about history-related topics that demonstrate your ability to integrate information from different sources.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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