1. Analyze the evolution of the American political system. Be sure to include
one individual or document that influenced the Constitution and one
change in the federal system.
Short Answer Chapter 1
January 13, 2014
Liberal vs. Conservative: Abortion
Abortion has been a topic of discussion since the mid 1800s. Around this time, antiabortion laws began to make way into U.S. legislation. On the other end of the political sp
Government 2305 Online Spring Semester, 2014
Week One - 1/13 Introduction Assignment Due 1/19
Week Two 1/20 Chapter 1 Assignment Due 1/26
Week Three 1/27 Chapter 2 Assignment Due 2/2
Week Four 2/3 Chapter 3 Assignment 2/9
Week Five 2/10 Chapter 4 Assignme
1. Explain how the Electoral College works, the situations in which it has produced
controversial results, and the criticisms leveled against it.
The Electoral College is the institution that officially elects the president and vice
president. When indivi
Chapter 11 Essays
1. Discuss all of the roles of the President and include an example (not found in the
text) of how he would act in each role.
The president has a very complicated job that requires balancing at least five
constitutional roles including;
Chapter 11 Essays
Describe the following organizations of the executive branch: cabinet
departments, independent executive agencies, independent regulatory agencies, or
Cabinet departments are the major service organizations of
Compare the membership of congress and the "typical" American citizen.
Compared to the typical American citizen, Congress membership holds higher
prestige and power under the enumerated powers. These powers include the ability to
impose a va
Although unable to gain total endorsement from the political leaders, the
key to success for most interest groups lies in political ties. Most can at least
block or weaken political legislation that could harm their members. The
techniques used by interes
The two major parties in the US today are the Democratic party and
the Republican party. The make up and political stance of each of the parties
February 9, 2014
1. Explain how the fourteenth Amendment and incorporation theory affected the Bill of
Rights. Use court cases to explain.
As intended, the Bill of Rights limited the powers of the national government in
an attempt to
Chapter 6 Essay
1. Discuss the factors that influence political socialization in the US. Now, explain
which factors influenced your own political socialization and why.
Political socialization, the process by which people acquire political beliefs, has