It’s all eyes on the USA today as the presidential campaign comes to a close. But do you know how the US election works?
Watch the video and then consider the questions below:
Do you think the American system of choosing a leader is fair?
Given that the electoral college is unlikely to disappear, can you think of any ways that it could be modified?
How is this system of choosing a leader similar to what happens in other countries? How is it different?
The voting age in the United States is 18. Do you think this is the right age or should it be changed? Why / Why not?
Why do you think the president is limited to two terms of office?
Do you agree that many people in the world are interested in American elections? Why / Why not?