To find a decent discussion topic for this post that wasn't too mundane, I decided to
glance into Federalisms effect on my own life. As an avid coffee lover, I love to discover new
coffee shops despite the distance I must drive. After driving such distanc
LESSON 3.1 ONE BIG PARTY ASSIGNMENT
All questions are completely answered and supported by the information in the
given resources. All content information that is used is accurate.
Most questions are completely answered and sup
Lesson 6.2 Judicial Selection
Breaking News! Justice Ginsburg has retired from the Supreme Court. It is up to the
President to choose a nominee. You are one of the Presidents closest aides and he has asked
you to head up the search committee for the next
Evidence you found (cite sources)
How is this different from the traditional theory of democracy?
Due to my last name, I was assigned to research the Elite and Class theory. The Elite
and Class theory is the theory that the peo
Look at the link in the course content to see what a candidate's daily schedule is
like during the primary process.
You will also get an idea of what is involved in the Primary Process!
What seems to work well about this process?
This process, while e
Lesson 3.3: Nomination Process Worksheet
Step 1: What are the positive aspects of our current nomination process? How does it
help promote democracy?
Our nomination process has many positive aspects from allowing the people a voice to
giving the opportuni
Lesson 4.2 FRQ
Although the House and Senate are re-elected at similarly high rates, they often disagree on the
details of a bill and end up passing two very different versions, resulting in a Conference
a) Identify and explain two formal rule
Generally, more Americans vote in the presidential election than any
other election. However, their voting patterns are not always
based on policy.
Identify and describe two other (besides policy voting) ways that
voters choose who to vote for.
Lesson 2.3: Show What You Know - SIG
Fortune Magazine Power Survey for 2001
2001 Most Powerful SIGS
1. National Rifle Association
2. American Association of Retired People (AARP)
3. National Federation of Independent Business
4. American Israel Foreign Af
Identify a special interest group that can influence the federal
budget and explain one way that they try to influence the federal
A major special interest that one will hear about on the
radios, see plastered in most all paper sources and view
Lesson 6.1 Powers of the Judicial Branch
1. Complete the following chart by listing the powers of the Judicial Branch, noting if they are formal or informal, and
giving a real-life example of that power.
Lesson 4.1 Congressional Oversight
View the following resource on Congressional Oversight as well as information from your
textbook and then answer the questions below.
Lesson 4.1 Congressional Differences/Elections
Part 1: Congressional Differences.
View the following sites and answers the questions below.
Lesson 4.2 Iron Triangle Worksheet
Think back to the assignment you just did on the Health Care Law. We are going to focus on the Special
Interest Groups and Congressional Committees that were influential in this bill. These are two parts of
an IRON TRIAN
The judicial branch is often assumed to be insulated from politics.
However, politics affects many aspects of the judiciary.
1 Define a Writ of Certiorari and describe its importance in the
Supreme Courts decision making process.
A Writ of Certiorari is a
Lesson 3.1: Political Cartoon Assignment
1. Copy and paste the cartoon here (be sure to cite your source!)
2. Answer as many of the questions as you can under the observe section of the
View the following chart using the link below and predict what impact a
President's approval rating has on his ability to get policy passed. You
should also identify at least two trends in approval ratings.
The presidents approval rating is very much so a
Read the article in the course content on the health care bill. In passing the
health care bill, what skills, characteristics, powers, etc. did President Obama
use to work with Congress successfully?
President Obama had the use many resources to ensure
Lesson 2.5: Show What You Know Media Vocabulary Examples
Vocabulary word +
Summary of example (with
High tech politics:
Richard Viguerie is credited
A type of politics where the as being the first high tech
decisions are based highly
Congress had no control to tax or
police any sort of trade
No judicial or executive branch was
There was no unified form of
Each state only holds on vote
The state holds all the power
Articles of Confederation
The three branches are
Lesson 1.4 Show What You Know Federalist #10
Questions for Federalist #10
1. How does Madison define faction? What are some examples of factions today?
Faction is a amount of citizens who are unified by some cause, whether it be
religion, belief or intere
Unit 1 Free Response Question (FRQ) in Lesson 1.5
Unit 1 FRQ #1
Groups have always played a large role in our democracy. The founding fathers put
safeguards into the Constitution to prevent one group from having too much control.
a) Identify the three the
Lesson 4.1 Congressional Power Assignment
Use the following resources to gauge how Congressional power has evolved over time due to
changes in the Constitution, Supreme Court cases, and other national events. Then answer
the questions below.
Lesson 3.2: Free Response Question (FRQ)
Use of cartoon falls under Fair Use - http:/www.politicalcartoons.com/cartoon/a084de61-eb90-4746-9319-e5ec24bf57a7.html
a) Identify the key goal of a political party.
A political party provides many benefits for
As Trumps presidency is still young, the focus of the my discussion will be on a few of
the checks and balances having occurred during the presidency of Obama. To begin, a rare, but
still apparent action took place during Obamas presidency as one of his v
The iron triangle is a fixture in many public policy areas.
Define the iron triangle or subgovernment
The iron triangle refers to a sort of compromise between the
bureaucracy, congressmen, and lobbyists that lends to an
agreement that benefits all parti
Contrary to what appears to be popular belief nowadays, I am conservative. I knew this
about my personal opinions prior to reading the given articles, but the articles display instances
that only prove my beliefs further. Perhaps my beliefs branch from my
5.5 FRQ: The Presidency
a. Identify two formal powers of the President in working with Congress.
In regard to work with Congress, it is the Presidents constitutional right to hold the
power of the military., as they hold the power of Commander-in-chief. T
Lesson 5.5 Presidential Simulation
This is an opportunity to practice identifying the various powers of the President, both formal and informal, and
consider how that power might hurt the Presidents approval rating. Please turn in this assignment in Black