The Judicial System
Introduction: The Nature of the Judicial System
A. _ - the court provides an arena for two parties to
bring their conflict before an impartial arbiter or judge.
1. _ - brings a charge
2. _ - one being charged
B. _ - Federal judges a
I. CIVIL LIBERTIES: A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION
A. Civil Rights and Fear of Government
B. Bill of Rights and the States
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
I. THE PRESIDENCY
A. The Office of President
1.What does the executive branch consist of?
2.Whatprecedents werebroken when creatingthisnew position?
3.Why and how did theFounders setup theofficeofthePresidency sothat itwo
E. Referred to Subcommittees
1. Bill is then referred to a subcommittee. This is where most hearings and studies take place.
This is where witnesses appear, evidence is taken, and questions are asked. these hearings are
used to inform members of Congress,
C. Oversight Function
I. WHY WAS CONGRESS CREATED?
1.Thefounders concern inarepublican government, thelegislative authority necessarily
predominates.Federalist #51.Thebulk ofthepower that would beexercised byanational
government should beinthehands oft
A. What are civil rights?
1.Referstotheright ofevery person to equalprotection underthelaws and equal
accesstosocietysopportunities and publicfacilities.CivilRights essentially deal
with issuesofequality asopposed tocivillib
October 4, 2012
Voter ID Laws
When George W. Bush narrowly won Florida by 537 votes in the 2000 election,
both the public and the lawmakers became hyper aware of voter fraud and became more
receptive in taking measures against it. In
In 1882, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act to regulate immigration. This,
however, did not greatly hinder the number of Chinese in United States. An estimated 17,300
Chinese immigrants entered the United States through the back doors of Canada and
3 December 2012
1. The greatest threats to the popular government are factions. The two cures to this threat
are to remove its causes or control its effects. There are two ways again of removing its
AP GOV Period 12
March 5, 2013
The Presidency, National Security, & Civil Liberties
1. President Lincoln justified the Emancipation Proclamation by stating that the
proclamation only applied to states in rebellion. The emancipation could on
AP GOV Period 12
April 24, 2013
Arguing Affirmative Action
1. What clause in the US Constitution is implicated by claims concerning affirmative
The U.S. Constitutions guarantee of equal protection laws is implicated.
2. Briefly desc