Congress Lecture Notes

On September 24, 2018, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are the congress lecture notes.


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Congress Project

On September 18, 2018, 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.    Email your final product to  The Congress project is due on September 21 by the end of class.

Congress Project

Congress Rubric

List of Congress Committees

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Congress Readings

On September 11, 2018, in Assignments, Readings, by lwaddell

For the readings below answer the questions and email your responses to Mr. Waddell by September 14.

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 September 6, 2018, 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 may be handwritten or typed.

Current Event Form

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Exam #1 Review Podcast

On September 1, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

This podcast cover the first exam.  This podcast covers the  following but not limited to Madisonian Model, Amending the Constitution, Checks and Balances, Supremacy Clause, Elites, Pluralism, Hyperpluralism, Mandates, Block Grants, Federalism and  Separation of Powers.

Exam #1 Review-Podcast

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