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 firstname.lastname@example.org The Congress project is due on September 21 by the end of class.
Federalism or the division of power is in the news on an almost daily basis. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, much attention was focused on the federal government. Below you will find a news story from NPR on the role of FEMA. Then you are to complete the federalism activity provided.
Read the following Federalist Paper and Court Case and answer the questions. Both readings deal with Federalism.
What is the Anti-Federalist view on the Necessary and Proper Clause? How does the Anti-Federalist feel about the enumerated powers granted to Congress?
What were the principal arguments used by Chief Justice Marshall to justify the extension of congressional power to include the power to incorporate a bank, even though the words “bank” and “incorporation” are nowhere to be found in the text of the Constitution?
Please email the answers to email@example.com
Here are two readings about John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. Be sure to be able to cite differences between Locke and Hobbes.
This site does a nice job comparing Locke and Hobbes.
Here is Locke’s Second Treatise of Government. This is an important document that helped shape American government.
When you have completed reading the Second Treatise, answer the following questions:
1. How does John Locke describe the state of nature?
2. Why do people leave the state of nature and join a political society by establishing a government?
3. Under what conditions can government be dissolved?
To reach a better understanding of government, a dialogue is needed. An excellent way to start a dialogue is to bring people who have a better understanding of the subject into class. The class will be broken into 10 groups. Each group will select a category and then secure a guest speaker for the class. This is an assignment for the class. Each guest speaker will be worth 10 points. The guest speaker will need to be available for the entire class period. If multiple classes would like to secure the same speaker, that speaker will need to be available for each period.
The first discussion post of the semester is available. The prompt is ‘What is the main problem facing the government right now? Any suggestions on how it may be corrected?”
This post will close on Friday, August 10th at 5:00 pm. Be sure to read the rubric on how points are earned.
Today we will complete our first current event. The topic for today is the Government. You may find any article that deals with either the federal government or the state of Arizona government. The article you use should be within the last 30 days, hence the name Current. The assignment is worth 10 points. All parts need to be answered in complete sentences. Your citation needs to correct and accurate. I have attached a copy of the form below.
This assignment is due at the beginning of the next scheduled class.