We are grateful to Heidi Schreck and to the cast and crew of What the Constitution Means to Me for finding our book so helpful and for inviting us to appear on Broadway!
The Constitution states that, if no presidential candidate gets a majority in the Electoral College—that is, 270 votes—then the House of Representatives chooses the president.
Because of the president’s ability to veto legislation, some people argue that we actually have a tricameral system—two houses to pass bills and one person to keep them from becoming law.
If there is widespread support among registered voters for both gun control and Dreamers, why haven’t our elected members of Congress passed laws to take action on these issues? The reason, in part, is related to our Constitution.
We thought we’d give you some guidelines on how to follow the dots backward from current events to fault lines in our country’s founding document. Here are steps you can take to understand the connections and help you prep for the contest