Size and Term of SENATE
Many Representatives become Senators but rarely vice versa.
Senators serve terms of six years. As with the House, can be re-elected any number of
1/3 expire every two years (33 or 34). Therefore called a continuous body.
Chapter 17 Identifies
Social Darwinism- essentially it is survival of the fittest, that idea that the actives of people
socially and in business adhered to the theory that the fittest with last if they can exercise their
full capacity without being restri
ISOLATION OR IMPERIALISM?
There was isolation and expansion
In turning their backs on Europe, Americans were taking no risk and passing few
The US insisted that Britain pay for American shipping sunk by Confederates that had been
Chapter 18 Notes
George Eastman created Kodak
Typewriter was perfected by the Remington company
Industry boomed and technology improved taking away many manual labor jobs and
hurting many farmers
Food, clothes, and other items became mass-produced.
Directions: You and a partner will be assigned an amendment.
1) Your job is to create a power point to teach to the class about the amendment. Your
presentation should be 10 minutes long.
2) Within the presentation, you are to discuss
The Political Process Project (250 points)
1. Invent a political party and write a political party platform
Includes a Preamble that outlines your parties main beliefs
Expresses your beliefs on twenty major political issues
Makes at least three specifi
Introduction to Government
Know the benefits and deficiencies, as well as the relationship between the following
forms of government:
Law and Government
Choose a partner. You and your partner are now officially lobbyists. As such, you
must identify yourselves, which interest group you represent, and your position on
your assigned bill. Your team will be asked to complete T
Debate: Your group should prepare to debate your opponents. Each group must turn in
6 questions for me to pose to their opponents during the debate. These questions should
be detailed to show the amount of your research. Questions from ALL GROUPS
Law & Government
The movie, Dave, is entertaining, but also raises some serious issues that can be
thoughtfully discussed. The following questions deal with real issues that were
humorously presented in the film. Provide typed and complete
Current Events Instructions
Directions: Every Friday, you will be required to turn in a current event assignment. If we drop
class on Friday, it will be due on Monday. If your current event is more than 3 days late, it will
not be accepted because it is n
The Constitution of the United States
Article I, Section I
All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a congress of the Unites States, which
shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.
Most basic governmental function: translat
Necessary & Proper Clause
The Power to Tax is expressed the power to punish for tax evasion is implied (elastic)
The Power to Raise Armies and Navies= the power to draft (elastic)
The Commerce Power= the power to fix minimum wages & maximum work