April 14, 2014
Medical Marijuana and the Federal Government
Medical marijuana has been on the forefront of political debate in recent decades,
as its demand and medical purpose has increased. By definition, medical cannabis refers
to the use of parts of t
Who is head of the executive branch?
What court case ruled on abortion?
Roe vs. Wade
When was the declaration of independence?
July 4, 1776
Who was President during the civil war?
how a bill becomes law
proposal: establish minimum MPG for passenger cars (for example)
committee system: standing - permanent from congress to congress
select - topical, temporary
joint - across both houses (taxation, the economy, etc)
conference - when
current events quiz questions:
1. What is predicted to happen if the US leaves Afghanistan?
answer: Al Quaeda would regroup and stage another attack on the west if troops
completely withdrew from the country.
2. What is New Hampshire looking to repeal and
POLS 101-06 (CRN 23501)
General Education Social Science
Spring 2014 Express 2
TR 4:00-6:45, Maybank 100
Instructor: David Hinton
General Education Social Science Learning Outcome: Students apply social science
concepts, models or theo
Paper Instructions POLS 101
Write a 10 page paper on the following topic:
In class, we discussed the concept of Federalism and Pickerills article discussing the
example of Medical cannabis in the states and the resulting policy laboratories. Discus
Free Speech and
What is Academic Freedom?
Academic freedom is the belief that the freedom
of inquiry by faculty members is essential to the
mission of academia, and that scholars should
have freedom to teach or communicate ideas or
Free Speech, Censorship and the
What is Free Speech
(or Freedom of Expression)?
Dictionary.com: The right of people to express their opinions publicly
without governmental interference, subject to the laws against libel,
incitement to v
current events questions:
1. what has recently happened between crimea and russia?
crimea voted to join russia
2. What was Syria told to suspend in the US?
3. How many people have enrolled for coverage under Obamas health care law?
EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE
Civil rights - 14th amendment -equal protection clause
discrimination - unjust criteria for treating someone w/bias
1896 - Plessy vs. Ferguson, cannot discriminate based on color or create terms
unsatisfactory due to
federalism: the relationship between the states and federal government
the republican party makes abortion their platform. democrats are divided on abortion
parents - shape political attitude (conservative vs
CURRENT EVENTS QUIZZES
1. Representative Paul Ryans proposed budget would result in cuts in which social
Food Stamps and Medicaid
2. Health Care Law met its goal of how many enrollees?
3. Who is ready to blame GM?
an auto safet
CURRENT EVENTS QUIZ
1. What type of insurance bill is the senate trying to pass?
2. What are the US and Russia swapping over the crimean crisis?
3. What will Obama promote for women in an upcoming speech?
economic equality for women
know what a faction is
Marbury vs. Madison establishes power of judicial review
(for court cases, know what it establishes)
Mcull vs Maryland validates the elastic clause
strict scrutiny is when the burden of proof is on the government
repub. principle -
house of rep: 25 years old, citizen for 7 years, live in state they rep: 2 year
term; brings charges-impeachment
senator: 30 years old, citizen for 9 years, live in state: 6 year term
2. what role
BUREAUCRACY - rule by desks, bureaucracy is only mentioned once in the
Cong - law
bureaucratic neutrality (a politician)
1/10% political appointees
merit employee 92%
Current events quiz:
1. Where did the Malaysian government announce that the plane had supposedly landed?
southern Indian Ocean
2. What did a federal appeals court put on hold in Michigan?
Same-sex marriage weddings
3. What country did the Senate vote to
To what extent has the Obama administration departed from traditional Democratic values and
The two main parties in the Unites States are the Republicans and Democrats: The Republicans are
generally described as being right of centre, they are a