In your post, you may choose one essay question to answer. In your post I look for demonstrated familiarity with the course content, synthesized understanding, critical analysis, and most importantly your original thinking. Your post is worth five points. You grades should reflect the quality of your work along these criteria. As a general guideline, your post should be about 500 words.
It is an open note, open book test, and you are required to work on your own independently. Let me know should you have any questions and please list all the references, including the textbook, academic books and journals, and any online resources, at the end of your post.
chapter 10 question. The presidency is the single greatest electoral prize in the United States, and it is the only office with a truly national constituency. The presidential election is the focus of more attention, more money, and more effort than any other election. The complex mechanism established to choose the president – the electoral college – is unique to the American political system. Discuss and explain the various proposals to reform the electoral college. How does each come closer to upholding the core democratic values? Consider whether each reform comes closer to the promise of democracy. Conclude your answer by arguing for either the electoral college or one of the proposed reforms. State why you suggest the method of election that you do.
answer should be supported by chapter 10. there is an online sample of book that leaves out pages occationally. http://books.google.com/books?id=KgZix6ekOgMC&pg=PR18&lpg=PR18&dq=the+promise+and+performance+of+american+democracy+online&source=bl&ots=Y_sbkq5nDE&sig=uZPhSY6KJMOu7XrvOpZjExfga6M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=v8oFUPeEMcml6wG-2-H8CA&ved=0CGEQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q&f=false.