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Ch 68: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The U.S. Electoral System

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Supplement your knowledge of the U.S. electoral system with this chapter's online video lessons on the subject. Watch the videos so you can become better-prepared to answer applicable questions on the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The U.S. Electoral System - Chapter Summary

Get ready for the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination by reviewing the information in this chapter's video lessons. Brief, yet informational, the videos are designed to teach you more about the electoral college and party nomination processes as well as the functions of political parties. This chapter's lessons might help you to:

  • Define political parties and platforms
  • Explain the pros and cons of nominating U.S. presidential candidate
  • Discuss the prerequisites for becoming a congressional candidate
  • Outline the differences between a general election and a primary election
  • Understand the use and purpose of the electoral college
  • Detail the processes of reapportionment and redistricting
  • Explore important influences on presidential elections

Re-examine these topics and perhaps gather new information about the U.S. electoral system before you apply your knowledge on the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination. The online video lessons include video tags that help you move from one topic to another with ease. Submit your questions to the experts and take the quizzes that follow each self-paced lesson.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The U.S. Electoral System Chapter Objectives

Your ability to understand, analyze and explain the facets of the U.S. electoral system may be assessed when you reach the Government domain of the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination. This fourth domain of the five-domain examination is worth 19% of the overall score. You should answer the computer-based assessment's 150 multiple-choice questions in under three hours.

7 Lessons in Chapter 68: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The U.S. Electoral System
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Political Party: Definition, Function, Organization & Mobilization

1. Political Party: Definition, Function, Organization & Mobilization

The following lesson will introduce you to the concept of political parties in the United States government. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

Nominating a Presidential Candidate: The Process & Its Strengths & Weaknesses

2. Nominating a Presidential Candidate: The Process & Its Strengths & Weaknesses

The nomination process for United States president contains several different steps. This lesson outlines the modern nomination process for the offices of president and vice president and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the process.

Party Nomination to Congress: Process to Become a Candidate

3. Party Nomination to Congress: Process to Become a Candidate

In this lesson, we will review the process to become a candidate for Congress. We will take a closer look at what the requirements are and what process is to be taken leading up to the election.

Primary Election Versus General Election: Definition & Differences

4. Primary Election Versus General Election: Definition & Differences

In the United States, we use two different types of presidential elections. Both primary and general elections are used to determine a winning candidate. This lesson explains primary and general elections, including the differences between the two.

The Electoral College: Definition & Process

5. 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

6. 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.

Factors that Influence Voters During Presidential Elections

7. Factors that Influence Voters During Presidential Elections

Many factors influence voters during presidential elections. The voter's background, party identification and view of the government's past performance are some of the important influences. This lesson examines influences on voter behavior.

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