a_lect_4 - January 28 Review: a Federalists vs....

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January 28 Review: a Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists a Big ideas: Government’s authority comes from consent of the governed Individual rights Representative Democracy Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances a Compromises Connecticut Compromise (aka Great Compromise) Voting Rights Slavery Electoral College
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Framers’ Compromise Electoral College: Currently has 538 Electors States have 1 elector for every Senator and Representative If no candidate has a majority, race is decided by the House of Representatives (one vote per state)
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But they won the popular vote! 1824 Andrew Jackson 1876 Samuel J. Tilden 1888 Grover Cleveland 2000 Al Gore
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More typical electoral college effects
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Arguments in Favor Tradition, Stability Small States Encourages National Campaigns (?)
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Arguments Against One Person, One Vote Transparency
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Reform? Popular Vote
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course FIN 320f taught by Professor Toprac during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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