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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