Thursday, April 26, 2012

World History Academy

World History Country Project

The Country Project

This is the final project for the year and will either help you or hurt you (you choose).

You are to put together a project on the country of your choosing (in class, No Canada nor U.S.A).

Format (select one):

(A)Tri-fold project board, (B) power point presentation saved in 2003 format, (C) video which is either converted to DVD or can be supported on windows media player (my computer).

What is to be included:

1. Statistical Data (I’ll go over this in class:)

2. Type of gov’t. and its leaders.

3. Flag! Full page.

4. Political and physical map of your country (make them full page so they are clear)

5. Pictures of your country showing famous or historical places of interest (like a travel brochure).

6. One page MLA formatted summary of the last 60 years of history (HIGHLIGHTS!).

7. Be creative, the more you include the better off you will be.



Friday, April 20, 2012

5/4 homework

Homework for May 4th, yes, big motha quiz!!!

chs. 13 and 14

1. What are the 8 basic roles of the President? (354-5)

2.What are the qualifications and term for President? (356-7)

3. What are the pay and benefits for the President? (358)

4. What amendment to the Const. adjusted the line of succession to the Presidency in 1967 and what is the line of succession? (359)

5. What is the absolute length of term can a President serve? (Me, in class!)

6. What is the importance of the Vice-Presidency? (361-2)

7. What does the term Imperial Presidency mean? (392)

8. What was William Howard Taft's view of Teddy Roosevelt? (392)

9. What are the executive powers of the President? (393-6)

10. What are the diplomatic and military powers of the President? (399-403)

11. What are the provisions of the War Powers Act of 1973? (403)

12. What is a line-item-veto and what supreme court case invalidated it? (407)

13. What is a "boondoggle"? (407 and me in class)

14. What is amnesty? (408)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

4/20 homework

Chapter 12

Answer the following:

1. What are the most desirous standing committee assignments in the (a) house and (b) senate? (p. 329)
2. How are the chairpersons selected for each of the committees in congress? (330)

3. What is the purpose of the Rules Committee, what does it do? (331)

4. What are select committees and what is their purpose? (331-2)

5. What is a joint or conference committee and what is their purpose? (333)

6. Where in the Const. does it state that all appropriation bills must start in the house? (334)

7. What is the difference between a bill and a resolution?

8. What is a joint resolution?(335)

9. What is a concurrent resolution?

10. What is a rider?

11. In class project! Fully explain how a bill becomes a law. That means every step a bill must pass in both houses to become law by the President's signature. READ carefully pages 335-346.