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Ch 55: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Executive Branch

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The lessons in this chapter on the executive branch of the U.S. government can refresh your knowledge of the executive branch of the government. This chapter reviews the presidential system of government in preparation for taking the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Executive Branch - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you revamp your knowledge of the executive branch, including the unique role of the electoral process - from party primaries to the general election - to prepare you for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies test. The concise video lessons provide the essential knowledge you need of presidential nominations, factors that shape voting outcomes, and much more. At the conclusion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Recite the presidential system of government
  • Describe the process of nominating a presidential candidate
  • Compare the difference between the primary and general election
  • Explain how the electoral college works
  • List the factors that influence voters during presidential elections
  • Identify the major types of presidential powers

The quizzes accompanying the lessons help you to retain the information presented about the executive branch. All the video lessons include a transcript for a text-based learning option. Our subject experts are available to help should you need any assistance as you study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 55: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Executive Branch
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Presidential System of Government: Roles of the President

1. Presidential System of Government: Roles of the President

The following lesson discusses the seven roles that the President of the United States has. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for 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.

Primary Election Versus General Election: Definition & Differences

3. 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

4. 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.

Factors that Influence Voters During Presidential Elections

5. 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.

Presidential Powers: Major Types & Examples

6. Presidential Powers: Major Types & Examples

Our United States Constitution established three branches of government, including an executive branch headed by the U.S. president. This lesson discusses the powers and roles of the president.

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