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The Electoral System of the USA // The 2012 Presidential Election
 

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I have created this presentation for an English exam in my last year at the Immanuel Kant high school in Leinfelden, Germany. It is about the 2012 presidential election in the United States and its ...

I have created this presentation for an English exam in my last year at the Immanuel Kant high school in Leinfelden, Germany. It is about the 2012 presidential election in the United States and its electoral system. I got 14 out of 15 credits for this presentation and after it I conducted a spontaneous survey among the 15 students on who they would vote for if they were Americans. 13 out of 15 voted for Barack Obama, the remaining two for Mitt Romney.

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The Electoral System of the USA // The 2012 Presidential Election The Electoral System of the USA // The 2012 Presidential Election Presentation Transcript

  • The Electoral System of the USA The 2012 Presidential Election Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney
  • topics• The political parties• Congress• The Presidential Election• The latest polls• my sources
  • The major political parties
  • The Democratic Party• Founded in 1828• Considered to be liberal• Political aims: • Social and economic programs by government • Higher taxation of the rich • Environmental engagement• Voters: women, academics, minority groups, working class, organized labor• W. Wilson, F. Roosevelt, J. Kennedy
  • The Republican Party the “Grand Old Party”• Founded in 1854• Considered to be conservative• Political aims: • Tax reduction • Encouragement of private enterprise • Minimal governmental intervention: sovereignty of states• Voters: wealthy, business, middle class• A. Lincoln, R. Reagan, G. W. Bush
  • II. Congress
  • source: www.kminot.com
  • U.S. House of Representatives• 435 elected members, 6 delegates• 2-year term• Passes federal legislation• Exclusive powers: • Initiation of revenue bills • Impeachment of officials • Election of President (if the EC is tied)
  • United States House of Representatives seat distribution
  • United States House of Representatives seat distribution 240 Republicans - 190 Democrats
  • U.S. Senate• 100 senators, 2 from each state• 6-year term• Re-election of a third after two years• Collegial atmosphere• Law proposals• Exclusive powers • Approval of international treaties • Court during impeachment procedure • Confirmation of high officials • Checks the President and the judicial branch
  • United States Senate seat distribution 53 Democrats - 47 Republicans
  • source: www.kminot.com
  • The major candidates
  • The Primaries• Calendar: January to June 2012• Primary: candidates on ballot• Caucus: public discussions in villages
  • The Republican Primaries• Primaries: • Mitt Romney: 42 states • Rick Santorum: 11 states • Newt Gingrich: 2 states • Ron Paul: 1 state• Republican National Convention: • Mitt Romney: 2.061 delegates • Ron Paul: 190 delegates • Rick Santorum: 9 delegates
  • The Democratic Primaries• Democratic National Convention: • Barack Obama: 5415 delegates (100%) • Joe Biden (Acclamation)
  • elect President January 20th House of majorityRepresentatives January 3, 2013 no majority Electoral College December 17th meet in Electorates elect November 6th eligible voters
  • Electoral College• 538 electorates• Electoral College on December 17
  • The 57th Presidential Election• Tuesday November 6th, 2012• Elections on the same day • U.S. House of Representatives • U.S. Senate class 1 • 11 gubernatorial elections (DE, IN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, UT,VT, WA, WV) • Several state legislature elections• Electoral College on December 17th
  • Elegible candidates• Major candidates • Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Democratic Party) • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Republican Party)• Third party candidates • Gary Johnson and Jim Gray (Libertarian Party) • Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala (Green Party) • Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer (Constitution Party) • Rocky Anderson and Luis Rodriguez (Justice Party)
  • Barack Obama• Born on August 4th, 1961• 1983: graduation from Columbia University• 1991: Juris Doctor at Harvard University• 1992: marriage with Michelle Robinson• 1992: University of Chicago Law School• 1997-2004: Senator in Illinois• 2005-2008: Senator in the U.S. Senate• 2008-2012 President of the United States
  • Mitt Romney• Born on March 12, 1947• 1966: 30 months in France as missionary• 1969: marriage with Ann Davies• 1971: BA at Brigham Young University• 1975: joint JDMBA from Harvard University• 1984: co-foundation of Bain Capital• 2002: chief organizer of Winter Olympics• 2003-2007 Governor of Massachusetts
  • The President’s plan• Cheap education• More manufacturing jobs• Energy independence• Better health care system• Reducing deficit • Cut superfluous spending • Higher taxes for the wealthy • Ending war in Afghanistan
  • The Governor’s plan• Energy independence• Fair international trade (e.g. with China)• Easier access to education• Reducing the deficit• Support of small businesses• Tax reduction for all Americans
  • The latest polls source: www.realclearpolitics.com
  • Colorado: Obama 50% - Romney 48%Florida: Obama 48% - Romney 47%Iowa: Obama 50% - Romney 44%Nevada: Obama 47% - Romney 45%New Hampshire: Obama 49% - Romney 47%Ohio: Obama 50% - Romney 47%Virginia: Obama 49% - Romney 47%Wisconsin: Obama 49% - Romney 46% source: www.cnn.com
  • source: www.cnn.com
  • Germans elect Obama If the Germans had to elect 3% the next U.S. President a 17% majority of 80% would vote for Barack Obama. About 50% of the 1600 Germans think the election is important for Germany as well. Obama 80% undecided Romneysource: FASZ 04.11.2012
  • My sources• www.senate.gov• www.house.gov• www.wikipedia.com• www.cnn.com/election/2012• www.barackobama.com• www.mittromney.com
  • created by: Valentin Schraubfor an exam presentation at high school, 12th gradeImmanuel-Kant-Gymnasium Leinfelden-Echterdingen Germany November 5, 2012