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Ranked Choice Voting: A New Way to Vote

Introduction It’s the day of school government elections, and four students are running for class president. You really like one candidate, but you don’t equally dislike the other...

Political Parties: Winner Takes All

Introduction We usually think of a “party” as a social gathering where we celebrate important events with friends and family or spend time together doing shared activities, like d...

Incumbency Advantage: Just Keep Winning

Introduction It’s a few weeks before the primary elections for Congress. You’re watching TV, and the anchor is talking about the upcoming Senate race in which someone is challengi...

Maximilien Robespierre: Beliefs vs Actions

Background Take a moment to picture the ideal, perfect world. Odds are you thought about world peace, global health, the end of poverty, and an overall raised standard of living. ...

Boston Tea Party: A Brewing Cup of Rebellion

Have You Ever? Your parents have always been fairly hands-off: they let you make your own choices and learn your own mistakes. Then one day, they start exercising some control ove...