President-Reading Assignment

On September 13, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Answer the following questions and send your respones to lwaddell@tempeunion.org

Federalist #70

1. Why does Hamilton say that “all men of sense will agree in the necessity of an energetic executive,” and that “the ingredients which constitute energy in the executive are unity; duration; an adequate provision for its support; and competent powers”?

2. Federalist #70 suggests a what type of government in a Hamiltonian view?

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Current Event-President

On September 13, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

The current event for this week will be on the President.   The President has been in the news lately with his dealings with foreign policy, possible impeachment and the upcoming election.  Be sure to follow the instructions for the current event.  

Current Event

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Congress Court Cases

On September 9, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

There are two court cases dealing with Congress. Both deal with Gerrymandering and Redistricting. There are several questions to answer for each court case. Please answer the following questions:

FACTS: State briefly the circumstances that put this case in the courts.

ISSUES: What had to be settled by the court?

DECISION: What was the court’s decision and what reasons were given for handing down this decision?

SIGNIFICANCE: What is the significance of this decision?

The cases are Reno v Shaw and Baker v Carr. This assignment is due at the end of the period in which it is assigned.

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Congress Project

On September 3, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

The instructions for the project are below.  You will need to find a committee that interests you such as education, veteran’s affairs or the budget.  You will use this committee to answer several  questions.  Your final product will be in paper form.  

Congress Project

Congress Rubric

List of Congress Committees

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Week in Review Podcast

On September 3, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the week in review podcast. This podcast covers our discussion on Congress.

AP US Government Week in Review Podcast (mp3)

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Congress Readings

On August 28, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

For the readings below answer the questions and email your responses to lwaddell@tuhsd.k12.az.us

The Federalist Papers 53, 56, 57, 58, 62, 63

1. How do the authors of The Federalist explain the different terms of office for the House and the Senate?

2. According to the theory of The Federalist,  how does the Constitution bring about a system of checks and balances between the House and the Senate?

3. What are the primary functions of the legislature to be according to The Federalist?

Congress: The Electoral Connection

 1. Define and give an example of advertising.

2. Define and give examples of credit claiming.

3. Define and give examples of position-taking.

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Current Event-Congress

On August 27, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

The current event today will be Congress.  You will be completing two current events, one for the House of Representatives and one for the Senate.  Both current events are due at the end of the class session.  They are to be handwritten.

Current Event Form

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Week in Review

On August 26, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the week in review podcast. The podcast covers chapters 2 and 3. This includes Federalism, Amending the Constitution, US v Lopez, McCulloch v Maryland, and Block Grants.

AP US Government-Week in Review (mp3)

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Unit 1 Exam Review

On August 24, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the Unit 1 Exam Review podcast. This podcast reviews chapters 1-3 including but not limited to the Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Federalist #10, Block Grants, Hyperpluralism.

AP US Government-Unit 1 Exam Review (mp3)

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Unit 1 Court Cases

On August 22, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are the court cases for Unit 1

Marbury v Madison
McCulloch v Maryland
US v Lopez

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