Peaceful Transfer of Power (Infographic)

Lesson Plan


For over two centuries, American political offices have peacefully transferred power after every election. Use this infographic to show students how precedent, tradition, and legitimacy have helped create this democratic norm. Consider the importance of a peaceful transfer of power and why it is important to a democratic form of government. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize how the concepts of precedent, tradition, and legitimacy have helped to establish the peaceful transfer of power
  • Understand the role a peaceful transfer of power plays in a democratic form of government