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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Congress Lecture Notes

On August 31, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are the congress lecture notes. These notes should be read for the information here may be used in a quiz, test, or exam.

Congress-pdf

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Congress Readings

On August 31, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

For the readings below answer the questions and email your responses to lwaddell@tuhsd.k12.az.us

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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Congress Chapter Reading

On August 31, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the chapter for Congress

Ch 11 Reading

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