Election Day and the Electoral College - Reading Comprehension
for edHelper.com subscribers - Sign up now by clicking here!

Election Day and the Electoral College Reading Comprehension
     Election Day and the Electoral College reading comprehension (sample is shown below)

Election Day and the Electoral College
By Phyllis Naegeli

2     It's the Tuesday following the first Monday in November - Election Day. After months of political advertising, primaries, and campaigning, it's time to choose. Today voters go to polling places to make their selections. It only takes a few minutes to mark a ballot or pull a lever. What happens next? How does this all work? When will we know who wins?
3     Did you know that voters don't directly choose the president? "What?" you say. That's right; the popular vote doesn't elect our president. Our leader is chosen by the Electoral College. On Election Day, voters actually choose electors to take part in this final step for electing our president. So how did we get this indirect method of election?

Paragraphs 4 to 10:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable

Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!

The 1890's
             The 1890's

More Lessons
             Election 2004: United States Elections
             Election 2008: United States Elections

United States
             United States

    American Government  
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
    Children in History  
    Government Careers  
    Hispanic Heritage  
    How Can I Help?  
    National Parks and Monuments  
    Native Americans  
    Presidents of the United States  
    Women's History  

United States History
    A Nation Divided
    A New Nation
    After the Civil War
    American Revolution  
    Cold War
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
    Lewis and Clark
    Pearl Harbor  
    Spanish American War (1898)  
    The 1890's  
    The 1900's  
    The 1910's  
    The 1920's  
    The 1930's  
    The 1940's  
    The 1950's  
    The 1960's  
    The 1970's  
    The 1980's  
    The 1990's  
    The 2000's  
    The Civil War
    The Great Depression
    The United States Grows
    The War of 1812  
    Wild, Wild West  
    World War I
    World War II  

50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit

Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities

Copyright © 2018 edHelper