Week 1 Journal
1. What kinds of events appear to be catalysts for changes in the federal system?
The events that appear to be catalysts for changes in the federal system are: President
Roosevelts New Deal, the Civil War, the growing national
Week 2 Blog
In your blog post, address the following questions:
A. Identify/define the following and tell the role of each in the story:
1. Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall was instrumental in ending legal segregation and became
Week 1 Discussion
What is the government doing for you?
What are the 5 functions of our American government?
Which function of government do you value the most? Why?
In one sentence, what can you conclude from the graph in Figure 1.4?
Week 1 Blog
Define the term political culture
The term political culture is defined as commonly shared attitudes, common beliefs, and core
values about how government should operate. (Page 9)
What are the basic tenants of American Democracy?
Week 3 Blog
1. Find out who represents your state in Congress. The Congress.gov website may help.
2. Pick a Representative or Senator to research further.(i.e. Senator Coons)
3. Visit the Project Vote Smart website and review the bios, votin