Unit 4 Reading

On November 23, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the reading for Unit 4. Information from this reading may be used in quizzes, essays. tests, or exams.

Unit 4 Reading

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Public Opinion Readings

On November 16, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are the readings for Public Opinion.  These readings will help with quizzes, essays, and a general understanding of the topic.

Popular Vote
Can We Trust the Polls?

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Civil Rights Lecture

On November 3, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the lecture for Civil Rights. You are able to use your notes on the quiz.

Civil Rights Lecture

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

On November 3, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is an interview with Todd Purdum about his book on the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  There may be questions on your Civil Rights quiz from this interview.

Todd Purdum-The Politics of Passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Here is link to the entire Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Civil Rights Readings

On November 3, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

These readings will help you with your understanding of Civil Rights. These readings may be used on a quiz, test, or essay.

Plessy v Ferguson

  1. Explain the separate but equal doctrine.
    2. Discuss the impact of this decision on society in the early 1900’s.

Bakke v California

  1. Do you agree with Brennan’s suggestion that a racial classification designed to remedy past discrimination should not be treated as fully suspect?  Explain your answer.
  2. Is there a place for affirmative action in education?
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Civil Liberties-Court Cases

On October 27, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

You will be randomly placed in a group to make a presentation on one of the following court cases. The presentation needs to include the facts of the case, the decision, a brief overview of the opinions, the part of the First Amendment that is being argued, the impact on society and any cases that followed.

You may produce any type of presentation, some possibilities are but not limited to; Prezi, PowerPoint, Google Slides, or iMovie. This presentation will be due on Friday, October 30. The presentations should last between 5 to 8 minutes.

The Cases:
Engel v Vitale 1962
Wisconsin v Yoder 1972
Tinker v Des Moines Independent Community School District 1969
Schenck v United States 1919
New York Times v United States 1971

Period 2 Cases
Engel
Wisconsin
Tinker
Schenck
New York Times

Period 3 Cases
Engel
Wisconsin
Tinker
Schenck
New York Times

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Supreme Court FRQ#2

On October 22, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the Supreme Court FRQ. The FRQ is also at Schoology. Please submit through Schoology.

Supreme Court FRQ

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Ch 4 Reading

On October 21, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the chapter on Civil Liberties. Be sure to take notes. Information from this reading may be used on a quiz, test, exam, or essay.

Chapter 4-Civil Liberties

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Civil Liberties Readings

On October 21, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are the readings for Civil Liberties.  The following questions will help you with the readings. Be sure to take notes on each reading.

Anti-Federalist 84
1. Brutus argues that states have something that the federal government does not, what is it?
2. What is seen is a the major failure of the federal Constitution?

Justice Holmes
1. Explain the clear and present danger test.
2. What did Holmes do in Abrams v United States that differed in Schenck v United States?

Griswold v Connecticut
1.Can a right be fundamental yet not enumerated in the Constitution?
2. Should the state ever have an interest in the relationships and actions between consenting adults?  In what instances?

The Bill of Rights
For the Bill of Rights, have a basic understanding of each amendment.

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