"America's unique presidential election system is often misunderstood--and perhaps especially hard to explain to children. We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College will help you and your family discover more about the Electoral College and its remarkable history. Why was it created in the fiorst place? Does it still work today? Written in straightforward language and complemented with playful illustrations, We Elect a President explains how the Electoral College works and why it is still needed in a great, diverse country such as our own: As the Founders intended, the system continues to protect our republic and promote our liberty." -- back cover.