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In the United States, we talk about "mid-terms" or "mid-term elections" a LOT. Why? What are they? Support the Project on Patreon so I can keep making these videos!Mid-term elections in the United States are important! They're usually what we call the elections for Congress that happen 2 years after the President takes office. Why do we do it, though? And what's the value? Why are mid-term elections important? That's what we talk about this week on the Talk Better Project.------Works Cited===========(1) (2) (3) Additional Reading!================Elliot, Jonathan, ed. The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia in 1787. . . . 5 vols. 2d ed. 1888. Reprint. (New York: Burt Franklin, n.d.).Farrand, Max, ed. The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Rev. ed. 4 vols. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1937).Jones, Charles O. Every Second Year: Congressional Behavior and the Two-Year Term. (Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1967).Madison, James, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay. The Federalist Papers. (New York: Penguin Books, 1987).Storing, Herbert J., ed. The Complete Anti-Federalist. 7 vols. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981).Be a part of the team trying to do SOMEthing about crappy politics conversations!


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