The American Presidency and
the 2016 Presidential Election
Who are the candidates?
Hillary Clinton Early Life
Born on Oct. 26, 1947 in Chicago, IL
Raised in a Methodist family
Her father, Hugh, managed a successful small textile business an
17_18_FREEDOM OR SECURITY?
I. Security and democracy
1. Whos Edward Snowden?
2. The leaks
3. Surveillance and democracy
4. Democracy without information and
II. The value of privacy
5. Types of surveillance
6. Is privacy a universal right?
19_20_Border Under Siege or a New Normal? What to Do
About Illegal Immigration?
I.Ambiguity of Immigration
II.Legal v. Illegal
III.Illegal Immigration: How Big of an Issue?
IV.Path to Citizenship
V.Regulating the Border
Our economy is stronger when we har
06_07_HOW MAPMAKERS WIN ELECTIONS
I.Democracy whats it?
II.Democracy and incumbency
III.The practice of redistricting
V.Is gerrymandering effective?
VI.Is gerrymandering a problem?
VII.How is redistricting done?
How Mapmakers Win Electio
15_16_ABORTION PRO-CHOICE OR PRO-LIFE?
I.Polarizing domestic issue
II.Key Supreme Court decisions
1.Roe v. Wade, 1973
2.Webster v. Reproductive Services, 1989
1.Freedom to choose
2.Freedom from state intervention
02_03_THE CONSTITUTION ECONOMIC
INTEREST OR DEMOCRATIC SPIRIT?
I.The Constitution a brief history
II.Enter Charles Beard (1) economic self-interest
The Founding Fathers intended to protect their economic interest
III.Enter Robert Brown (1) diversified soc
POLS-Y 100 (section 5658)
AMERICAN POLITICAL CONTROVERSIES
Woodburn Hall 120
M, W 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Difference of opinion leads to inquiry, and inquiry to truth.
Jacek Dalecki, Ph.D.
Office Hours: Wood
04_05_THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE ERADICATING OR DEFENDING A SIN?
I.Who elects the President?
II.Longley v. Weissberg five arguments and counterarguments
4.Popular v. electoral vote
POLS-Y 100 (5658), American Political Controversies, Fall 2016
EXAM 1 (Woodburn Hall 120, September 21, 2016 @ 2:30 p.m.)
HIGHLIGHTS and ISSUES OF PARTICULAR SIGNIFICANCE
Etymology of the word controversy
Definition and two meanings of the t
01_ANATOMY OF A CONTROVERSY
WHATS A CONTROVERSY?
Denotations and Connotations
Controversy etymology (word origin)
From Latin: contra and vertere, versus
Contra = against or in comparison with
Politics of International Development
Monday/Wednesday 2:30 3:45 p.m.
Ballantine Hall 005
Professor Lauren M. MacLean
404 Woodburn Hall
Office hours: Mondays 1
Economics of Industry
Tuesday, August 23rd
Economics of Industry: Study of the behavior of markets and the optimal strategies of
Industrial Economists aim at
o Understanding the behavior of firms in different imperfectly comp
AMST A-100 (CLSD 6862): WHAT IS AMERICA?
AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN STUDIES
PROF. MICOL SEIGEL
fall 2016: M/W 2:30-3:20 FA015
INSTRUCTOR: Professor Micol Seigel, email@example.com
office hours Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. & by appointment, Ballantine
Modern Sport and the
Afro American Experience
Dr. Gary Doc Sailes; Associate Professor
Dept. Kinesiology; SPH 112-H
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-4:00
Mr. Floyd Hobson
Africans & Sport
- African Warrior Athlete
- Distinct customs and culture
- Brought to the New World
o Gender based division of labor
o Hunting, fishing
o Climbing, running
o Stick fighting
Slavery and Spor
Tea Party Believed government was coming to take away rights Predominantly
rural, Christian, white, social conservative, older. I.E. Claimed Obamacare was a
socialist idea and socialist healthcare when in fact it was a regulation on private
Government supplies many goods and services
Government regulates private economic activity
Government participates in markets as a buyer and seller of goods
Often no direct charge
Sometimes, eligibility based on i.
Economic conservative American ideology as a division of American social
culture. This is an idea that divides us. Procedural, procedural. Getting the
government out, or in other words less government. (Use to run the republican
party but are struggling n
- Encourage lots of interest groups to form, so theyll check and balance one another
The advocacy explosion
- Began in the 1960s as the number of lobbying groups surged.
- Total spending on Washington lobbying grew from $100 million in 19
1. Which of the following strategies is most likely to restrain excessive spending by
the federal government?
a. increases in tax rates
b. reductions in tax rates
c. promises by candidates for federal office that they will balance the budget
d. a Constitu
Civil liberties are the protections we have, provided by the Constitution,
from arbitrary and abusive action by the government.
there are no absolutes. NOT EVEN FREE SPEECH
Supreme Court engages in an ongoing balancing act that defines (an
Common law tradition- relied on royal judges making decisions
based on their own judgment and on previous legal decisions, which
were applied commonly across the land
Precedent- (state decisis) emphasis on preserving the
Independent regulatory boards and commissions- make
regulations for various industries, businesses, and sectors of the economy
Regulations- limitations or restrictions on the behavior of an
individual or a business
Bureaucratically determined p
Heads of departments secretaries (secretary of state)
Make up the presidents cabinet
Appointed by the president, with consent of Senate, to provide advice
of critical areas of Gov. affairs such as foreign relations, agriculture,
Red Tape- these negative bureaucratic hurdles, named after the red
tap that seventeenth-century English officials used to bind legal documents
Clientele groups- want governments to do something for them.
Include interest groups- groups of citiz
Pendleton Act- (Civil Service Reform Act of 1883) created the initial
Civil Service Commission, under which federal employees would be hired and
promoted on the basis of merit rather than patronage. It prohibited firing
employees for failure to
Bureaucracy- an organization that is structured hierarchically: those
at the top- with responsibility for the organizations success- give the orders,
those at the bottom follow. (Max Weber):
Hierarchy- clear chain of command exists in
EC:*Name all 9 members of supreme court justices and name chief
Process of transferring values from one generation to another
Essential for political stability What
What influences our opinions about politics?
In the U.S. we have two competing views of citizenship
The ideal democratic citizen:
A virtuous citizen concerned for the common good
Recognizes that democracy carries obligations as well as rights
The apolitical, self-interested citizen