Congress Court Cases

On September 9, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

There are two court cases dealing with Congress. Both deal with Gerrymandering and Redistricting. There are several questions to answer for each court case. Please answer the following questions:

FACTS: State briefly the circumstances that put this case in the courts.

ISSUES: What had to be settled by the court?

DECISION: What was the court’s decision and what reasons were given for handing down this decision?

SIGNIFICANCE: What is the significance of this decision?

The cases are Reno v Shaw and Baker v Carr. This assignment is due at the end of the period in which it is assigned.

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Congress Project

On September 3, 2019, 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.  

Congress Project

Congress Rubric

List of Congress Committees

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Week in Review Podcast

On September 3, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the week in review podcast. This podcast covers our discussion on Congress.

AP US Government Week in Review Podcast (mp3)

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Congress Readings

On August 28, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

For the readings below answer the questions and email your responses to

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 August 27, 2019, 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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