Constitution Lecture Notes

On January 17, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are the notes for the Origins of the Constitution

Origins of the Constitution notes

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Declaration of Independence Reading

On January 16, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Read the Declaration of Independence and answer the following questions:
1. What original or novel thoughts were presented by Jefferson in the Declaration?
2. Compare the theory of government defended in the Declaration with the doctrines of Locke and Hobbes
3. To which is the Declaration closer and why?
4. What is the proper function of government, according to the Declaration, and why had George III violated his right to rule over the American colonies?

Declaration of Independence

Here is some information on Locke and Hobbes.

John Locke

Thomas Hobbes

This site does a nice job comparing Locke and Hobbes.

Locke vs Hobbes

Email your responses to lwaddell@tempeunion.org

Guest Speaker Update

On January 14, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is a quick update on guest speakers.

Feb 14, 2nd and 4th periods. Judge
Feb 15, 2nd period, Lawyer

 

Chapter 2 Notes Assignment

On January 14, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

For each chapter we will be taking notes. You will receive points for this assignment. The due date for Chapter 2 Notes will be 1/18/19. This will be handed in at the beginning of class.

AP Government Chapter Homework.

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Discussion Post #2

On January 14, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

The second discussion post is now open. This post will close on 1/23/19 at 5:00 pm. The topic is the Constitution. Take a look at the Constitution and let us know if anything should be changed, added, or deleted. Be specific with your answer. Be sure to read the rubric that was posted for how points are earned.

Discussion Post #2

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Articles of Confederation Assignment

On January 14, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

The Articles of Confederation was the form of government that was used during and after the Revolutionary War.  Below you will find the Articles of Confederation and an assignment.  Please read the articles and complete the assignment.

Articles of Confederation

Articles of Confederation Assignment

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Current Event

On January 9, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

This is our first current event. For the current event you will find a story that relates to the topic assigned. For the first current event, you will find a story that is related to the us government shutdown. The story can come from any reputable source. Sources such as New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR to name a few are good places to look.

The second current event can be about anything else in the government. A court case, someone exercising their 1st amendment rights, to give a few examples. The assignment is due at the beginning of the next class period.

Current Event-instructions

Current Event-Form

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Discussion Post #1

On January 7, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Discussion Post #1 is now open. Be sure to review the rubric to see how points are earned. This post asks for you to reflect on the main problem facing the government at this moment.

Discussion Post #1

 

Remind Texts

On January 7, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Please use the link below to sign up for remind texts.

Remind Texts

 

Welcome

On January 7, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Welcome to the AP US Government and Politics website. We will be using this site in conjunction with Canvas, be sure to look at both. This site is very fluid and active. Take a look around at the pages. Inquiry will be all about exams and quizzes.  Papers has everything else you need to be successful in class. Have a great year.