Tutor profile: Christopher B.
Subject: Microsoft Excel
My students name is John Jacob Jingleheimer-Schmidt. His name is too long and seems to be cut off in a cell. How do you make it so that his whole name can be seen?
You can accomplish this in one of three ways: 1) Double click the line between cells A and B (just below the number 1 on the ruler at the top of the spreadsheet). Column A should automatically adjust to fit the name. or 2) Click, hold, and drag the line between cells A and B to make the column as big as you'd like. or 3) Click Format > Column > Width and type in exactly how wide you want the column to be. I would advise using #2. It is the quickest way to solve the problem.
Subject: US Government and Politics
Why was the Electoral College created and is it still relevant today?
The Electoral College, the system we use to elect the President, was put in The Constitution for a few reasons. The founders did not want a King like they had with Great Britain. They also did not want an all-powerful President elected only from large states. They therefore came up with the Electoral College. Each state is given at least three "electors", which is based on the State's two Senators and members of the House of Representatives. The larger the population of the state, the more electors. So States that have more electors ( such as Texas and Florida today) are seen as more important. However, smaller states are still involved in process. The electoral college is still relevant today. There are many who think that the President should be elected based on the popular vote, like every other elected official in the country. Those that advocate for the continued use of the Electoral College contend that if the national popular vote were used, the election would be decided by only cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. There would be little need for campaigning except in those areas.
Subject: US History
What were the causes of the US Civil War?
There were several causes of the Civil War. Many believe it was all about slavery. This is true to an extent. In the beginning of the conflict, it was mostly about states' rights. There was disagreement over whether or not individual states could make there own decisions on national issues. Was the federal government able to set policy for all the states, or was the United States a loose collection of 33 separate states that were able to make policy themselves? Another cause was the political upheaval at the time. Abraham Lincoln wasn't even on any of the the ballots in the southern states, but still won the presidency in 1860. However, as the war dragged on, it surely became mostly about slavery.
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