You will have until Friday at midnight to make up any assignments that you are missing from this grading period.
It's finally here! As we have talked about in class, my ODD (1, 3, 5) periods are testing in the morning THURSDAY 5/14 and my EVEN (2, 4, 6) periods are testing in the morning FRIDAY 5/15.
Please continue to study your answers from the study guide, the EOC Review Packet from this website (posted below), and the PDFs that are also posted below. Every little bit counts!
I will check the complete study guide on these dates. I will go over and discuss all the items on the study guide prior to the due date. I am planning to give a practice exam on the 4th and the 5th. Below you will find notes to help you answer the questions. I posted this earlier in the year and am re-posting now for you to use.
Please complete the final part of the assignment for a check on Monday and Tuesday. We will continue to go over the answers in class.
REMINDER: Your EOC is scheduled for the week of May 11.
If you misplaced the paper, here are the final set of questions. Use the notes on this site, your notes, and the text to find the answers:
1. Public Policy:
2. Define: Parliamentary (England), Federal, Confederal, and Unitary systems of government.
3. How does an autocratic government rule?
4. How do interest groups expand democracy in the US?
5. How do people typically compare Republicans and Democrats?
6. Representative Democracy
7. The Electoral College
8. Primary Elections
9. General Elections
10. What are Absentee ballots?
11. What is the role of political parties in debating an issue in congress?
12. Media is the Watchdog of the Government. Explain.
13. Preamble – six goals
14. What are some examples of Economic freedom?
15. What are some examples of the Public Good?
16. Which part of the preamble is represented when the government passes environmental protection legislation?
17. How do Constitutional amendments change US society?
18. How is a Constitutional government strengthened by the principle of Separation of powers?
19. Checks and Balances – Give examples of how each branch can check the others
1. Federalist ideas for Constitution
2. Antifederalist reasons to oppose the Constitution?
3. Whiskey Rebellion
4. New Jersey Plan, Virginia Plan, Great Compromise, 3/5 Compromise
5. After the Republican Party, which political parties support a smaller central government?
(write a quick definition for each and then choose: Communist Party, Green Party, Libertarian Party, Socialist Party)
6. Define Communism and socialism.
7. What is bias?
8. Write this: Evaluating candidates - Pay attention to which is more persuasive or which seems to be the more qualified candidate.
9. Imagine a political poster. What might these popular images symbolize: The Statue of Liberty,
the Bald Eagle, American Flag?
10. Name and describe the different types of persuasion (propaganda techniques) that might be used in a political advertisement.
REMINDER: Community Service packets are due by Friday 4/10.
Please use your notes, the notes on this website, and your text to complete the following questions:
1. How did King George III and Parliament push the American colonists towards Independence?
2. How did the colonists react to King George III increasing taxes on the colonists?
3. What are some of the events and the name of the period immediately following the Revolutionary War?
4. Which acts passed by the British Parliament were reflected in the Declaration of Independence? (Townshend Acts, Quartering Act, etc.)
5. What powers does the Federal government gain in 1789 that were a solution to the problems that were in the Articles of Confederation 1783?
6. What rights are being protected in the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and from whom are they being protected?
7. How is the idea of popular sovereignty stated in the Declaration of Independence?
Finish these plus previous by Friday. use your note and the Notes section from my website to find the answers.
1. Rights of Citizens vs. Residents
2. If a child is born in the following situations, what is the child’s citizenship status? a U.S. Army base, Guam, the Bahamas, Hawaii
3. 14th Amendment definition of citizenship
4. Law of Blood and Law of Soil
5. What ideas did the Colonists take from the Magna Carta? English Bill of Rights?
6. Mayflower Compact
7. What was Montesquieu’s contribution to the US system?
8. According to John Locke, what is another name for the US Constitution? (think: Social Contract)
9. Natural Rights
10. What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
11. What role did debt play in the Revolutionary period? (think British taxes to pay FR. Indian War and Articles of Confederation…) Define: Shays Rebellion
Please remember that all assignments are due on the assigned due date. I will only accept late work for one week past the due date for a lower grade.
We will begin to have review quizzes at the beginning of class. These are to prepare you for the upcoming EOC. I will post a review packet and study questions that need to be completed. We will go over all material in class.
**Quiz is on Rule of Law only
REVIEW QUESTIONS DUE WEDNESDAY (ODD) THURSDAY (EVEN):
1. Rule of Law and the supremacy of the law
2. Rule of Law Statue
3. What are the Duties of a Citizen?
4. What is the Role of a Jury in a court case?
5. What are the items Immigrants must swear to in the Oath of Citizenship?
6. What is the obligation of American citizens in times of war?
7. Which department of the Federal government is in charge of granting US Citizenship?
MONDAY - ODD
TUESDAY - EVEN
Please refer to your notes, the video from my website (search BILL OF RIGHTS VIDEO) and Chapter 6 Lesson 1 and 2 from your online text. Also, review the self check quizzes from those sections to test your knowledge. You can also play "Do I Have A Right - Bill of Rights Edition" in iCivics to study.
REMINDER: Tomorrow is the last day to submit any late work.
Please note: There will be a one week limit to late work next grading period. After that, no late work will be accepted.
Please study the section reviews for chapter 9 and the following questions to study for your test on the Judicial Branch. There are notes in the Notes Section of this website that will help you answer the questions.
TEST: MONDAY (Even) TUESDAY (ODD)
Study Guide Questions for the Judicial Branch
1. The majority of the job of the Supreme Court is to decide whether laws or actions by
the government officials are allowed by which document?
2. What kind of decision may the Court issue when all justices agree on a decision and
the reasoning behind it?
3. What is the name of the power to say whether any federal, state or local law or
government action goes against the Constitution?
4. When an appeals court makes a decision on a case the judge, what does a judge write
outlining a detailed explanation for their decision?
5. All federal cases must begin in district court because they have what power to hear a
case for the first time?
6. When a case has been tried by a district court and it gets appealed it is handed over
to which of court because they appellate jurisdiction before the Supreme Court does?
7. How many justices must vote to hear a Supreme Court case?
8. What power was given when Chief Justice John Marshall declared actions by the
Executive Branch unconstitutional?
9. What did Justice Marshall establish that the Constitution was in his laws of judicial
10. What is filed when a Supreme Court asks to review a decision of a lower court?
11. What is used during civil litigation to promptly dispose a case without a trial and
usually used when there is no dispute as to the material facts of the case?
12. What is the most significant component about the powers of judicial review to the
As we start our study of the Judicial Branch, I've assigned some short sections from the online text, Chapter 9 Lesson 1 and Chapter 9 Lesson 2 that are due Friday. The rest of the Chapter Lessons will be due next week by the 26th.
There is a tentative quiz planned for next Thursday (ODD) and Friday (EVEN) on the Judicial Branch.
Edgenuity for this Friday is 3.7 - The Civil War and Voting Amendments.
Remember to complete the Self Check quizzes to study in each section to study for the quiz. Also, I've posted some study questions below to help you study your notes. since we were reviewing propaganda techniques in discussing political ads in class, please review your notes and the chart from Chapter 12 Lesson 3 in the online text.
TEST - THURSDAY ODD, FRIDAY EVEN
Study Guide Questions for the Executive Branch
1. What is the President’s role when they help someone campaign for a Senate seat?
2. In what role is the President termed the “living symbol” of the nation?
3. A cabinet department head is appointed by the President but must be confirmed by
which part of the U.S. Government?
4. Which cabinet department was formed during President George W. Bush’s
presidency, after the events of September 11, 2001?
5. Which powers does the United States Constitution give the President?
6. How does a President fulfill the role of economic leader?
7. Although the cabinet is not mentioned in the United States Constitution, it has
become an important part of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) through
which of the following that was established by George Washington?
8. Why has the role of Party Leader evolved throughout the years as a significant role
of the President?
9. What powers does the United States Constitution give the Vice President?
10. Although the Constitution does not award the Vice President many duties, what are
some their tasks?
11. In what instances must the U.S. President work with the Senate to exercise the
powers granted to the President?
12. Which of the seven roles of the President are NOT listed in the Constitution?