Friday, September 28, 2012

10/5 homework

Homework Oct. 5 

Chapter 6 Voting Rights:

1. What do Suffrage and Franchise mean?
2. What is the electorate and what is the approximate number in this country?
3. What are the current voter qualifications in this country?
4. What is a poll tax and how were they used?
5. READ page 158 and explain why voter apathy is dangerous to our democracy?
6. How did the 15th amendment affect former slaves and why was it not enforced?
7. What is gerrymandering?
8. What did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 effectively to for blacks in America?
9. What is preclearance and how does it work?
10. Create a list (10) of reasons why people don't vote.

Monday, September 24, 2012

9/28 homework

Home work due Friday Sept. 28
Be ready for a quiz
Chapter 5 Political Parties
Answer the following:

1. What is a political party?
2. What is the function of a political party?
3. What is the watchdog function of political parties?
4. Why does the US have a two party system?
5. What is a single-member district?
6. What is a plurality?
7. What is a pluralistic society?
8. What is a coalition?
9. What is an incumbent?
10. What are factions and how do they operate?
11. What are the 4 types of minor parties and why are they important?

Political Party online quizzes

Here are the quizzes I spoke of in class.
These are due on Friday with your homework.

 simply print out or copy down your results on a separate sheet of paper and turn in with your homework on Friday.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

9/21 homework

Homework due at the beginning of class 9/21/12, quiz to follow.

Federalism: read pages 88-108

Answer the following completely:

1. Define Federalism.

2. What are expressed powers?

3. What are implied powers?

4. What are inherent powers?

5. What are reserved powers?

6. What are exclusive powers?

7. What are concurrent powers?

8. What are the procedures for admiting new states?

9. What is a grant-in-aid?

10. What is revenue sharing?

11. What are categorical grants?

12. What are block grants?