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Party in Government
Structure of Leadership
Speaker of the House
Elected by the majority party
Authority to appoint committees, make rules, and manage the
President of the Senate
President pro t
POLS 1336: US and Texas Constitution and Politics
Tuesday and Thursday 11:30AM-1:00PM
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Simas
Office: PGH 421
Office Hours: Tues 2-4; and by appointment
Office Phone: (713) 743-9962
Course site: see blackboard
Realism, Idealism, and Values at the Turn of the Century
Maxims for Revolutionists
o George Bernard Shaw was a committed socialist and moved to London at age 16
(spending most of his life there)
o The golden rule is that there are no golden rules
Photography and Art
In the twentieth century photography had its revolution
Vernier, 17th century painter, but his work did not survive
o The theory of the camera of obscura, stick a lens in a box and then you can see the
image through it. Lens and mirror
o Difference between is and ought
Difference between descriptive and prescriptive (normativity [telling you what to
You can make descriptions about the world but until you make a stand, you
havent made the transition between
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
o Short and of poor health but pursued a military career and studied engineering
o Published Poor Folk at age 24
o After his other novels failed and he ran into financial trouble, he joined a socialist circle
How to Win the White House:
It is first important to establish what your political party is. This is extremely important!
You must know where you stand, the issues that are most important to you; as well as
your reasons as to WHY those issues are so impor
October 3rd, 2015
3.03: Assessment Polling
Answer these questions:
1. Who is running for mayor?
- Stephanie Higgins, and her opponent Webster Fletcher.
2. What does +/- 5 mean? Discuss the concept of margin of error in detail
- The margin of error is what
Free-Response Question: Discuss Third Party challenges, and identify one party that
has received a significant amount of popular votes with no electoral, and one with a
significant amount of popular and electoral votes.
Thesis Statement: Regardless of the
1. Closely study any characters in the cartoon. Based on your knowledge of local and world
events, who can be identified?
a. In this cartoon, members of the Executive and the Legislative Branches are
identified, while the Judicial
Activity: How a Bill Becomes a Law
Learn more about how a bill becomes a law at Bens Guide to U.S.
Governments. Use this graphic organizer to take notes as you visit the
website and learn more on how a bill becomes a law.