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AP_Government_Summer_Assignment - AP Govt -Valarie Sowers...

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AP Govt -Valarie Sowers Summer Assignment 2011 AP Government Summer Assignment As a student in AP government, you will be expected to come prepared to class every day. To ensure that you are ready for the first days of class, I have created the following summer assignment. This 3 Part Summer Assignment will be collected, in it’s entirety, the first day of class; which is August 24 th 2011 . Feel free to type up answers. Complete sentences only. The assignment will count for 20% of the first quarter’s grade at 300pts. I do not accept late work. If you have any questions during the summer holiday; feel free to email me at [email protected] I very much look forward to an amazing year with you. Regards, Valarie Sowers Part 1 – The United States Constitution: Assignment: Read the entire Constitution (it can be found at www.constitution.org ). http://www.constitutioncenter.org/ncc_edu_Text_of_the_Constitution.aspx ;under primary documents. Summarize the purpose of each article on one or two sentences each. Article I Article II Article III Article IV Article V Article VI Article VII Specific Guidelines Answer the following questions as they relate to the Constitution. Use the space provided. Write neatly or better yet, type up. 1
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AP Govt -Valarie Sowers Summer Assignment 2011 1. What eligibility requirements does the Constitution establish for members of the House of Representatives? _____________________________________ 2. What eligibility requirement does the Constitution establish for members of the Senate? _________________________________________________________ 3. What eligibility requirements are in the Constitution for the President? ________ ______________________________________________________________ 4. The powers of the Constitution that are specifically granted to the branches of government or to office holders are call expressed powers . a) Identify two expressed powers of the President. _____________________ ____________________________________________________________ b) What are the expressed powers of the Vice President? ________________ ___________________________________________________________ c) Identify two expressed powers of the Senate._______________________ ____________________________________________________________ d) Identify two expressed powers of the House of Representatives. ________ ____________________________________________________________ 5. According to the principal of checks and balances, each branch of government must have some method of control over the other branches. Look at the first three articles of the Constitution and identify one of each type of checks and balances. Indicate where each power is found in the Constitution. a) A power that the executive branch has over the legislative
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