Chapter 9: The Federal Judiciary (from The Logic of American Politics)
By 1800 our national leaders had divided into two warring camps:
The Democratic-Republican opposition, led by Thomas Jefferson and James
Had been allies; now were enemies.
Political Science 1
American National Government
Explaining the Policy Process
Students should select a proposed policy change that currently is - or within the last six months
has been - the subject of disagreement
1) Pretend you two just met at a new history class. Ask each other:
nationality / city of origin
opinion of the class and teacher
ask about your favorite classes
how many classes each are you taking
1. Where does this movie take place and why where they there?
2. What does Daniel over hear Costa say that makes him mad about how much the extras
are getting paid?
3. What are the local people fighting about? Is the rain water free?
Major Midterm Topics
Liberal political thought
Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
Responsibilities and powers
Economic and political disorder
Civics Mosaic: Comparing Political Systems Lesson 4 Student Resource
Comparing Preambles of Constitutions
When a constitution creates a government, the preamble of that constitution
contains the principles and purposes of that government. The preamble may
Technological tools for modern campaigns
- mass media
- different media for different audiences
- tv news as source of political information
- biases concerning incumbents/front-runners
- agenda-setting and priming
- substantive stories vs horse-race jour
Rough drafts handed out at end of class
If anyone who found a blue 8.5 x 11 notebook
left in this classroom please hand it in to me
Imminent test of new spacecraft
New Orion Spacecraft
Orion on New Space Lau
Prospectus is due on Thursday
Major topics for the midterm will be posted on
GOP still favored to win Senate, but events
suggest its lead should be much larger
Jeb Bush may have sort of announced
Final exam: bring pencil, bluebook, and
scantron 2000 on Thursday, December 18 from
Hand in rough draft with final draft on
You are not responsible for chapter 18
Final exam study guide available by Thursday
Hand in rough draft of paper at end of class
The Presidents vs. Congress power
Executive action on immigration
Congressional Republicans divided in their reaction
FDA requires calorie counts at most restaur
Selection of the proposal
national - not state - policy proposal
a policy decision made by President and Congress
recent dispute in last 6 months
Identify the propos
Midterm Review Session:
Correlation Apparent association between variables
Causation Independent variable causes the outcome variable.
You provide a mechanism for why a change in the X leads to a change in the Y
variable mechanisms are the way you show th
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Your Rights as Americans
Declaration of Independence - We hold these
truths to be self-evident; that all men are
created equal, that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable rights, th
Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in English history but later interpretations
have tended to obscure its real significance in 1215. This iconic document was not intended to be a
lasting declaration of legal principle. It wa
To Kill a Mocking Bird
1- Where does this movie take place? What year is it?
2- Describe what Atticus does to calm Mrs. Dubois.
3- Who is supposed to get the pearl necklace when Atticus dies?
4- What did the man on the porch (Judge Taylor) ask Att
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
Introduction to Civil
Rights & the Campaign
in the Courts
Chapter 6, Theme A, part 1
Pop Quiz 6
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Wait for quiz to begin.
You may use any notes you took on
the readings, including your chart.
You may not
THE SOLUTION IN MADISONS REPUBLIC IN FEDERALIST 51
Use self interest to solve the problem.
o Because these exterior provisions areinadequate, the defect
must be supplied, by so contriving the interior structure of the
government that its several constitu
POL 1 congress, etc.
o Commander in chief
o Appointment power
o The veto
o Implementation, administration, and the take care clause
o Executive orders and the take care clause
New presidents can get rid
POL 1 some info on presidency and congress
The presidency and congress
o The legislative veto: INS v. Chadha (1983)
Administrative discretion vs. legislative oversight: one house
votes, two houses votes, and committee votes, thereby defying
POL1 more notes
o What is it?
Looks at the executive branch
o Is it necessary? Why or why not?
o How does it work?
o What problems might tit create?
o How does it with Madisons fed paper 51?
Separation of powers and checks and bala
POL 1: committees & prisoners dilemma
Types of committees
o (Biggest committee) Standing: workhorses, regular committee ex.
More than one standing committee
State level: education committee, health committee, etc.
The chair lea
POL1 things to know
Things to know
o Public opinion /
o Info and communication
o Elections /
o Parties and ideology and polarization
o Interest group/
o Bueareracy /
o Making politics
Buckley v v?
Bipartisan campaign and finance reform act