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President Reading Assignment

Answer the following questions and send your respones to

Federalist #70

1. Why does Hamilton say that “all men of sense will agree in the necessity of an energetic executive,” and that “the ingredients which constitute energy in the executive are unity; duration; an adequate provision for its support; and competent powers”?

2. Federalist #70 suggests what type of government in a Hamiltonian view?

Presidential Powers

1. What is Dean’s view of Federalist #70?

2. Explain a Constitutional Dictatorship.

Congress Committee Project

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 a format of your choosing.   The Congress Committee Project is due on February 22 by the end of class.

Congress Project

Congress Rubric

List of Congress Committees

Current Event-Congress

This current event will deal with both houses of Congress. You will do one current event for the House of Representatives and one for the Senate. You will find a story that is related to any part of either House.. This may include court cases as well as articles, or news stories. The story can come from any reputable source. Sources such as New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR to name a few are good places to look.

The assignment is due at the end of the class period it was assigned

Current Event

Congress Reading Assignment

For the reading below answer the questions and email your responses to  This assignment is due at the beginning of the next class period from which it was assigned.

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?