Week 3

2024 High School Online Programs

Week 3
July 22 – 25

How Voting Methods Affect Democracy

This case describes how elections worked in the late 19th century, when “political machines” wielded enormous influence over voting at the local level and when casting a vote on election day was a very public affair. It addresses the many efforts of Progressive reformers to fight electoral corruption, and it hinges on a decision of whether to adopt an “Australian Ballot,” or secret ballot, in California in 1891.

Time Commitment

Typically, all synchronous class sessions are from 8:00-9:30 pm EDT, Monday through Thursday.


Tuition for each one-week session is $95. Scholarships are available on a need basis.