Lesson 6 Assignment 1

Student Responses:

“Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of Electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector. [Article II Section 1 Clause 2]

A certain number of wise men from each state were to recommend the best candidates for President (the nomination process).

Candidate selection was to take place by the counting of the nominations. This was to happen in a combined meeting of the House and the Senate. If the above nomination were overwhelmingly in favor of a particular candidate he would become President, bypassing the deciding vote of the House of Representatives.”

         —Melva Gifford