What Kind of School is the Electoral College?

October 10th, 2012 by

What Kind of School is the Electoral College? Guest Blogger Jeff Broadwater, Professor of History at Barton College, joins us today to discuss the history of the electoral college and how and why the founders settled on it as the method for electing the President. Few institutions in America are more important, and more misunderstood, Read more…

Countdown to the Constitution July 25: Establishing the Presidency

July 29th, 2011 by

Philadelphia – Establishing the Presidency One of the most persistent topics discussed in the Philadelphia Convention was the structure of the presidency. The Framers had grappled with this topic on June 1, 2, 4, 9, and 18, and then again on July 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, and 26. The main issues were questions Read more…