Roxbury Library Staff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Electoral College
Time: Oct 6, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 852 2290 9138
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Among the system of Checks and Balances of the American Republican form of representative, elective government are the Electors, as described in Article II, Section I, of the Constitution. States have to have them; but, it was left to the states as to who becomes an Elector. And the number of Electors matches the amount of Senators and Representatives in Congress, from each state; yet no sitting Senator or Representative can be an Elector.
One of the main concerns of many of the Founders was their aversion to Democracy, believing that the Common Man could not be trusted to run a country. But at the same time, they were willing to allow the Common Man to share and take part in the political power structure. The idea of the Electors is still confusing for many Americans; and it will be the objective of this talk to clarify any misconceptions and hopefully engender a greater understanding of this significant aspect of the original Republic.
Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.
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