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.

Current Event

This is our first current event. For the current event you will find a story that relates to the topic assigned. For the first current event, you will find a story that is related to the us government shutdown. 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 second current event can be about anything else in the government. A court case, someone exercising their 1st amendment rights, to give a few examples. The assignment is due at the beginning of the next class period.

Current Event