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Bell ringer: Government – What would life be without government? Describe what you think society would be like without a government. Day 2- Look at page 11. Interpret John Locke’s political ideas about government. Why does he say people form governments? Day 3- What types of governments exist outside the United States. How are they different than our government? Day 4- What is the difference between a oligarchy and a autocracy? What type of government are these an example of? Day 5- What types of confederations have existed in the history of the United States? How would you describe a confederation? Day 6- What are the five basic concepts of democracy? Day 7- How is the Force Theory different from the Social Contract Theory? Day 8- How is the Evolutionary Theory different from the Divine Right Theory? Day 9- What do you think is the most important democratic concept and why? Day 10- What Theory do you most agree with for the origin of the state? Why? BELLRINGER CHECKPOINT BEGINNING OF WEEK 3 Day 11- Why do you think compromise is essential to our democracy? Day 12- What might be said about the law of supply and demand if the price of gas has gone up recently? Day 13- Look at the Chart on page 29. What rights are found in both the United States Bill of Rights and also can be found in the English Bill of Rights? Day 14- What documents helped shape our United States Constitution and Bill of Rights? Day 15- Who is credited with writing the Declaration of Independence? Who was assigned to write it? Day 16- Argue whether or not our current political documents would have been able to be written and last as long as they have if they were not based on past political documents that we have studied. Day 17- What term that we have talked about in class is reflected in the quote “The government is us, We are the government, you and I.”- Theodore Roosevelt Day 18- Describe how the Framers used our past documents to give Americans certain liberties that they enjoy today. Day 19- Interpret the following and give the idea being put forward that would keep the government from taking too much power from citizens. “Liberty cannot be persevered without a general knowledge among the people.” – John Adams Day 20- When, where and what was the significance of the Constitutional Convention? Day 21- How was the Federalist’s opinion on the Constitution different than that of the Anti-Federalists? Day 22- Describe one of the six basic principles of the Constitution and write your half page summary of the Federalist Papers you were supposed to read for homework last night. Day 23- What are the first ten amendments called? Describe your opinion on gun control/ gun ownership. Day 24- When the second amendment was originally written it was intended to assure the states that the New National Government created by the Constitution would never have the power to disarm any, or all, of the states’ militias. How has it been applied differently and why do you think this different interpretation of what it means occurred? Day 25- Make a list of ten rights/freedoms you think you would want in America. What are written changes to the Constitution called? Day 26- Decide whether you are for or against the death penalty. Explain why you feel that way. Day 27- What Amendment would you propose to Congress? Day 28- What Amendment do you appreciate having the most because of the freedoms or rights that it gives you? Why? Day 29- What can be said about the 21st Amendment and how it affected the 18th Amendment? Day 30- What method is most commonly used to add Amendments to the Constitution? Hint: It is in Chapter 3 Sect. 2 Day 31- Who is the current governor of Missouri? Apply what qualifications he might need to take the position. Day 32- What would you put in a newspaper for the job description of Governor? What about Attorney General? Day 33- What year was our current Missouri Constitution adopted? Explain the job the Sect. of State does for Missouri. Day 34- What are the six principles of the Constitution? http://www.history.com/interactives/citiz enship-quiz Day 35- What happened in 1820 and what was its significance in 1821? Day 36- Who is our current governor and what political party does he belong to? Day 37- Learning about the U.S. Congress State Populations Chart New York: 23,507,783 Florida: 18,089,880 Michigan: 10,095,643 Missouri: 5,842,713 According to the chart, which state has the largest delegation in the United States House of Representatives? A. Missouri B. Florida C. Michigan D. New York Day 38- What house of Congress has more members? How many members are in each house of Congress? Day 39- What is the job of Congress? How many Congressional Districts does Missouri have in the United States Congress? Day 40- Complete Survey!! Day 41- What is the difference between expressed and implied powers of Congress? Day 42- What type of power is the power to tax in Congress? Day 43- When a bill goes through Congress what are the steps the bill must go through in order to be passed into law? Look in Chapter 12. Day 44- Congress is prohibited from establishing an official religion by the A) 1st Amendment B) 2nd Amendment C) 3rd Amendment D) 4th Amendment Day 45- The Constitution represented the A) Rejection of weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation B) First Attempt at Self Government in the U.S. C) Acceptance of British rule in the Colonies D) The acceptance of the Articles of Confederation Day 46- Which of these circumstances illustrates the danger of majority rule? A) A law is ruled unconstitutional by a judge B) A law is used to oppress a group of people C) A petition is signed by many people. D) A prisoner is wrongly let out of prison Day 47- The United States has a government system based on power divided between a national government and each state government. Based on this information, what type of government system does the United States have? A) Capitalism B) Communism C) Federalism D) Totalitarianism Day 48- Which executive action best demonstrates a check on legislative branch power? A) The Senate rejects a Supreme Court nominee B) The Supreme Court overturns a presidential pardon C) The President vetoes a bill passed by Congress D) The Speaker of the House consults with the Vice President Day 49- Turn in Bell ringers and STUDY!!! Day 50- What can you infer about the Democratic vote in the Western states between the 2004 and 2008 election? Day 51- What do you like and dislike about the Electoral College system? Day 52- What is the name for the various principles, stances on major political issues and ideas that a party stands for in an election? Day 53- Look at an Electoral Map of the President you chose. Describe in your own words whether the race was easily won, won by a landslide victory or was close. Write down the Electoral College votes and also include them in your President’s Face book profile page. Day 54- What did the 22nd Amendment do to check the power of the President? A) Limited the President from gaining too much power and influence by running for more than two term. B) It created separate ballots for the President and Vice President. C) It gave the President veto power D) It stated that the President and Vice President are elected by the Electoral College. Day 55- What powers does the President have besides the power to veto? Gerald Ford exercised one of these powers with President Nixon. Day 56- Which headline best illustrates an example of checks and balances? A. “President to Seek Second Term” B. “House Passes Tax Legislation” C. “Senate Confirms New Chief Justice” D. “Supreme Court Rejects Case” Day 57- Name and describe one Supreme Court Case that is considered a Landmark Supreme Court Case. Day 58- The Supreme Court Case of Marbury versus Madison is significant because it established Judicial Review. What was the significance of the Dred Scott v Sanford court case? Day 59- What was the significance of Miranda v. Arizona Supreme Court Case? Day 60- What was the significance of the Plessy v Ferguson case and what did the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education case do that changed what the government thought about segregation? Day 61- What was the significance of the McCulloch v Maryland case? Day 62- What court case established judicial review? Day 63- Why are all the court cases we studied worth studying? What principles have we learned about apply to the cases we studied? Day 64- Turn in Bell ringers and Study Day 65- What role do political parties play in influencing how government works? Day 66- What are some of the functions of political parties? Day 67- Provide an example of an interest group. What does an interest group represent and what do they try to do in regards to politics? Day 68- What does PACs stand for and what do they do? Day 69- What role do lobbyists play in our government? Explain with some insights as to who they represent and what they do. Day 70- What might labor unions do to try and influence government?