Current Event #4

On September 14, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

This current event will deal with Congress and the budget process. There is a threat of a possible shut down of the government on October 1. Find an article that deals with either the House or the Senate and how they are working on the budget or trying to avoid a shutdown. This current event will be due on Thursday, Sept 17 at the start of class.

On another note, you must complete the current event using the format that has been provided. Failure to do so will result in a loss of points. Many are doing whatever they want with the current event. I have included an example from a classmate who has done the current event correctly.

Example of Current Event
Current Event Form

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Congress Court Cases

On September 14, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

The two court cases that deal with Congress are Baker v Carr and Reno v Shaw. Your task is read each case and answer the following questions:

  1. What is the background of the case (facts and prior history
  2. What is the Constitutional provision(s) at issue?
  3. What was the majority opinion and what was the dissenting opinion?
  4. What are the implications (what effects did it have on government and or individuals; why is it an important decision?)
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Congress Project

On September 8, 2020, 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.  This assignment will be due on 9/10/2020 at the start of class.

Congress Project

Congress Rubric

List of Congress Committees

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Current Event #3

On September 1, 2020, 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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Essay #1

On September 1, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

There are four types of essays to write in AP Government. The four types are; concept application, quantitative analysis, SCOTUS comparison, and argumentative essay. Today we will look at the SCOTUS analysis. This is looking a Supreme Court Case we have covered and comparing it to one you have not. They will give you the background information for the case not covered. Please answer the question completely, using complete sentences and specific examples. You may write this in either Word or Google Docs. No other form will be accepted.

Essay #1

Here is a video to help you understand the questions.

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Congress Lecture Notes

On August 31, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are the congress lecture notes. These notes should be read for the information here may be used in a quiz, test, or exam.

Congress-pdf

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Discussion Post #2

On August 31, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Discussion Post #2 is now open. Be sure to read the rubric on how points are earned. 

Discussion Post #2

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Congress Readings

On August 31, 2020, 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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Congress Chapter Reading

On August 31, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the chapter for Congress

Ch 11 Reading

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Acceptance Speech Activity

On August 28, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

This assignment is extra credit and will be due the next class period in which it was assigned.

Please read the acceptance speeches from Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Answer the following questions in complete sentences using specific examples from the speeches.

How would describe the tone of the speeches? Did the speeches mention the other candidate? Did they attack the other candidate or were they cordial? What is theme of each speech? In other words, what do the candidates want to do for the next four years? Please give examples of at least three details that the candidates want to do in the next four years? How do they differ from each other, the details?

This assignment may be either emailed or shared to lwaddell@tempeunion.org.

Joe Biden Speech
Donald Trump Speech

The speeches were listed in alphabetical order, there was no motive behind it.

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