The History of the Electoral College

A 3-part course with Citizen Genius

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Course Overview

Electing the president of the United States of America seems as simple as casting a ballot and getting counted. However, the truth is a bit more complicated--finding its roots all the way back in the framing of the Constitution. In this course, Citizen Genius lays out the history of the Electoral College system, explaining how it works, the reason behind the compromise that created it, as well as the 12th Amendment that altered how it works. Get the story here!


  • Total Time 14 min
  • Lessons 3
  • Attachments 6
  • Exercises 10
  • 9 CQ

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