Interest Group Readings

On December 9, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Answer the questions that proceed each reading in this google form.
Interest Group Readings Responses. No other submissions will be accepted.

Madison’s Dilemma

1. Is the thinking of the framers relevant to contemporary politics?
2. Does Madison have anything to say that resonates with the dynamics of American politics in the twenty-first century?
3. Should groups, for example, be required to look at more than one issue, or should they be required to explain how their positions and interests would benefit the nation?

Interest Groups and the American Political System

1. What is the relationship between a system of government and the behavior of groups?
2. Mark Rozell and Clyde Wilcox note several factors which contribute to the important role played by interest groups in American politics. What are those factors and what is their role?
3. Discuss the single-member district system according to Rozell and Wilcox.

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Campaign Finance

On December 9, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Here is the activity for Campaign Finance.

Campaign Finance Activity
Campaign Finance Visual

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Discussion Post #8

On December 5, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

The discussion post is now open. The topic is voting.

Discussion Post #8

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Campaign and Elections Court Cases

On December 5, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Here are series of Supreme Court cases that will be helpful in your studies.  You will want to complete a summary in your own words of each case.  Include the outcome, the Constitutional point that is being argued and the impact of the case.  This assignment is due at the beginning of the next class period.

Buckley v Valeo (1976)
Bush v Gore (2000)
McConnell v FEC (2003)
Citizens United v FEC (2009)

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Current Event-Campaigns, Elections, and Voting

On December 5, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

This  current event can be about anything in the government that relates to elections, campaigns, and voting.  This involves upcoming elections, voting rights, voting districts (gerrymandering) are a few topics.

Current Event-PDF

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Final Exam Review Guide

On December 2, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the final exam review guide. Please look at every term in the context of government. If you have any questions, please let me know.

AP US Government Final Exam Review Guide

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Electoral College Web Quest

On December 2, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Please complete the Electoral College Web Quest. You will need to make a copy of the assignment and then share it with me. Again, make a copy of the assignment and then share it.

Electoral College Web Quest

 

Political Party Project

On November 25, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

A political party is group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and the holding of public office. In America there are many political parties. The two largest are the Democrats and Republicans.  For this activity you will be gathering information on political parties. You will need to select three issues, or planks from five different political parties. The planks can be anything that interests you, such as education, welfare, military spending, and taxes are just a few examples.

Requirements:

You will select three planks from five parties. The planks may be any topic that interests you.  You will create a visual representation of the planks from all five parties.  This can be a prezi, video, posters, or another form.  PowerPoint is not encouraged, think outside the box. It is highly encouraged that you use the Democrats and Republicans as two of your parties.  The other three are entirely up to you.

Here is a sample of political parties. This list is by no means the only parties that you may use. If you use a party that is not listed here you must include the web address in your paper.

Democratic National Committee
Republican National Committee
The Green Parties of North America
Communist Party USA Libertarian Party

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Political Parties-Lecture Notes

On November 22, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are the lecture notes for Political Parties.

Political Parties lecture notes

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Mass Media Lecture Notes

On November 22, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are some lecture notes on Mass Media.

Mass Media lecture notes

Mass Media lecture

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