Friday, August 31, 2012

Constitution project

Your normally scheduled homework will be temporarily suspended. In its place you will be completing the Constitution project. I will have all details in class, please don't miss the important info. Remember, projects constitute 20% of your total grade.

p.s. have a nice day

Friday, August 24, 2012

8/31 gov't homework

Homework due Friday 8/31 at the beginning of class. SCA to follow.

Read pages 28-47 and anwer the following focus questions:

1. What powers did King John really give up in the Magna Carta?

2. How did the Petition of Right limit King Charles I power?

3. What rights were gained by English Bill of Rights 1689?

4. What was the New England Confederation and what was the purpose of it?

5. What was the Albany Plan of Union?

6. Compare and contrast The Stamp Act Congress, First Continental Congress and Second Continental Congress.

7.What were/are the common features of the State Constitutions (see box on p. 39)?

8. Specifically, what powers were granted to the gov't. under the Articles of Confederation?

9. What eight powers were denied to the A.O.C.?

10. What happened at Mount Vernon and Annapolis to spurn a new gov't?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Gov't 8/24 homework

define the following from Ch. 1 sections 2/3:

1. direct democracy

2.representative democracy

3. autocracy

4. oligarchy

5. dictatorship

6. unitary gov't.

7. federal gov't.

8. confederal gov't.

9. presidential gov't.

10. parliamentary gov't.

11. equality of opportunity v. equality of outcome

12. equality before the law

13. majority rule

14. minority rights

15. fully explain compromise