Social Security: A Program and a Policy
The Majority of the federal and state programs that provide income security to U.S.
families have their roots in the Social Security Act of 1935.(ssa.gov/
As Citizens of the United States of America, we often feel as much pressure as our
leaders and our government to get things right in order to improve our country as a whole. Upon
reading and discussing the Ru
Episode 5 Prejudice and Pride highlights the rise of the Chicano movement.
In 1940, Delano, California people were living segregated lives. The narrator
talks about an incident in 1946 that sparked the Latino Americans movement. It
started in a movie thea
Chapter 8: Congress
The Origins and Power of the Congress:
The Framers of the Constitution wanted to prevent the concentration of
power but wanted to create a strong Union.
US Congress has two separate and powerful chambers: the House of
Lesson Unit #5 - Presidency
Introduction to the Presidency
The Presidency is the branch of government whose job it is to enforce the
laws. The job of the President is to enforce the laws that Congress
makes. The founding fathers always assumed that Congre
Question #2: American Government has three branches. Many note that the legislative branch
(Congress) was given the most powers in the U.S Constitution and was designed to be closest to
the people. In addition, the Executive branch, headed by the Presiden
In the article, by Jennifer L. Hochschild, the author examines the tenets of success in
order to achieve the American dream. According to Hochschild, for every American
living in America they believe that the American Dream can be achieved and
Question #1: Reflect upon the topics we have covered this semester. Based on what you
know about institutions (constitution, federalism, legislature, executive, and judiciary) and
processes (public opinion, media, interest groups, political parties, campa
ORDER AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: CHAPTER 12
THE BILL OF RIGHTS:
In 1791, ten amendments were ratified by the states that led to a bill of rights.
It imposed limits on the national government.
The U.S constitution guarantees Americans numerous liberties and ri
Federalism is a political model for government in which power is divided
between a central and regional government.
Dual federalism explains the proper relationship between the national
government and the states.
The constitution in dual fe
The author Cheryl Cashin in her work, Wont You Not Be My Neighbor: Race
and Housing, explains to her readers the fundamentals of American Separatism. In her
perspective, she feels that segregation of residential housing leads to social inequality and
Response to Article "What the Framer's Couldn't Know"
According to Dahl, "What the Framer's Couldn't Know", he points out that
the Constitution's framework was bound to have flaws because in their
time the knowledge that was available was sufficient for f