• Sep052014

    POSTED AT 08:28 AM

    The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
    Teddy Roosevelt

    What do you think that Teddy Roosevelt is trying to say about your role as a citizen of this country?


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    Feb052014

    POSTED AT 09:01 AM

    Interest groups are one important mechanism through which citizens in the United States make their ideas, needs, and views known to elected officials. To quote Jefferey Berry from the Interest Group Society, "An interest group is an organized body of individuals who share some goals and who try to influence public policy."
    Today American politics is heavily influenced by these interest groups who in many ways help/hurt the laws made in this country.
    Your task is to focus on two interest groups. You will select one interest group that you believe helps our country. You will also find one interest group that you feel is not effective and does more damage than good.

    Good luck!
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    Jan022014

    POSTED AT 08:41 AM

    The Supreme Court of the United States, the highest court in the Judicial Branch of the government, tries important cases and rules on the constitutionality of laws. In the history of the American government, there have been several controversial U.S. Courtcases that have had a lasting impact on politics, law, culture, and government.

    Your task is to research any lankmark court case (Federal or State) and give your take on the decision. This is a chance for you to expell your opinon on how this ruling had an effect on our country.

    You will need to research via any media outlet or simply google to make it easier. I find that searching "important Supreme Court cases should lead you in the right direction. Here is one that I found to be interesting: http://people.howstuffworks.com/ten-controversial-court-cases.htm/printable
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    Dec092013

    POSTED AT 08:47 AM

    The President of the United States is often considered the most powerful man in the world. We have had many great President's loved by many while others form a more polarizing term that lead them to be considered failures during their time in office. Your question is:
    Which president do think was "the best" and what president do you think was "the worst".

    Rules: I understand that with your limited knowledge of the topic you will find it "easier" to select either Bush Jr. or Obama due to how recent their presidencies were. They are both off limits....you are to select any of the other president's for this task.
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    Nov052013

    POSTED AT 09:01 AM

    In preparation for your Unit 3 writing assignment, I would like you to give some thought to what you think is a "great" law. On the flip side, are there any laws in which you feel may be too excessive?
    To make the task a bit more daunting, try to only include laws that not just "inconvenient" for you (such as teen curfew).
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    Oct022013

    POSTED AT 08:58 AM

    The U.S. Constitution is often called "The Great Compromise". My challenge to you is to discuss the following topics:

    What compromises were the Founding Fathers faced that ended with the writing of the United States Constitution?

    Can you give me an example of a compromise that you made in your life?


    Make sure that you answer both questions......

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    Aug282013

    POSTED AT 04:26 PM

    The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
    Teddy Roosevelt

    What do you think that Teddy Roosevelt is trying to say about your role as a citizen of this country?


    *PLEASE POST YOUR NAME ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR RESPONSE TO RECEIVE CREDIT*
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    Feb062013

    POSTED AT 09:05 AM

    Interest groups are one important mechanism through which citizens in the United States make their ideas, needs, and views known to elected officials.  To quote Jefferey Berry from the Interest Group Society,  "An interest group is an organized body of individuals who share some goals and who try to influence public policy." 
    Today American politics is heavily influenced by these interest groups who in many ways help/hurt the laws made in this country. 
    Your task is to focus on two interest groups.  You will select one interest group that you believe helps our country.  You will also find one interest group that you feel is not effective and does more damage than good.

    Good luck!
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    Jan082013

    POSTED AT 08:53 AM

    The Supreme Court of the United States, the highest court in the Judicial Branch of the government, tries important cases and rules on the constitutionality of laws. In the history of the American government, there have been several controversial U.S. Courtcases that have had a lasting impact on politics, law, culture, and government.

     Your task is to research any lankmark court case (Federal or State) and give your take on the decision.  This is a chance for you to expell your opinon on how this ruling had an effect on our country.

    You will need to research via any media outlet or simply google to make it easier.  I find that searching "important Supreme Court cases should lead you in the right direction.  Here is one that I found to be interesting: http://people.howstuffworks.com/ten-controversial-court-cases.htm/printable
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    Dec072012

    POSTED AT 08:36 AM

    The President of the United States is often considered the most powerful man in the world.  We have had many great President's loved by many while others form a more polarizing term that lead them to be considered failures during their time in office.  Your question is:
    Which president do think was "the best" and what president do you think was "the worst".

    Rules:  I understand that with your limited knowledge of the topic you will find it "easier" to select either Bush Jr. or Obama due to how recent their presidencies were.  They are both off limits....you are to select any of the other president's for this task.
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