Presidential Selection: the Framer’s Plan
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Chapter 13 Section 3 Presidential elector Electoral vote Electoral College Key Terms Original Provisions The Framers gave more time to the matter of choosing a president then any other matter ID: 541362 Download Presentation

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Presidential Selection: the Framer’s Plan

Chapter 13

Section 3Slide2

Presidential elector

Electoral vote

Electoral College

Key TermsSlide3

Original Provisions

The Framer’s gave more time

to the matter of

choosing a president then any other matter

Could not decide if Congress should choose or

give the direct vote to the people

Congressional selection was eventually chosenSlide4

Original Provisions

Most Framers though a direct vote would lead to disorder

President and Vice president

were to

be chosen by a body of electors

Presidential electors were

to be chosen by each individual states legislature.Slide5

Original Provisions

Each state would have as many electors as it would have senators and representatives in Congress


state would

cast two electoral votes

Each for a different candidateSlide6

Original Provisions


candidate with

the most votes was named President and the

next highest vote getter

was Vice President

Framers intended the electors to be enlightened and respectable citizensSlide7

The Rise of Parties



group of people (electors) chosen from



and D.C. charged with formally selecting the President and the VPEarly on flaws

started to developSlide8

The Election of 1800

System broke down

during the election of 1800

Two well defined parties

emerged the

Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans

Each party nominated a President and Vice PresidentSlide9

The Election of 1800

Each party

also nominated

73 people

to serve as electors

There was a tie for the

Presidency between Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson

Each elector had two votes and had to vote for two different


They voted for candidates representing their party

It took 36 separate ballots but the House

of Representatives finally chose


The Election of 1800

Produced Three New Elements:

1.) Party nominations for President and Vice President

2.) Nomination for candidates for presidential electors in state’s who pledged their votes for their party

3.) Automatic casting of votes in line with the pledgesSlide11



The 12


Amendment was a


to Constitution in 1804It separated the presidential and vice presidential offices during electionsOne set of ballots

would be cast for


One set

of ballots was cast for

Vice President

Same system that exists today