The purpose of the twelfth amendment to the U.S constitution was to?
- PhilLv 69 months ago
The 12th Amendment provides the procedure for electing the President and Vice President. It modified the way the Electoral College chooses them.
- Elaine MLv 79 months ago
You're ON the internet, you can't do a basic 2 second google search for that?
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 79 months ago
When the Constitution was originally framed, everyone thought we wouldn't have political parties, so candidates for president would run just as themselves. So they decided that whoever got the most electoral votes would be president, and the runner-up would be vice president.
But almost immediately there WERE political parties. Starting with the Federalists, and answered by the Anti-Federalsts (who became the Democratic Republicans). So the way we had it set up, it would guarantee that every president and vice president would always be of different parties!
So they changed it to allow the president and VP to be elected separately. So it's possible we COULD have president and VP of different parties, but that's never happened. Every administration since then, the pres. and VP have been from the same party.
- Lisa ALv 79 months ago
Reading it would be great way to find out.