Monday, November 26, 2012

12/7 homework

Homework due Dec. 7

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 is an Imperial President?
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)

Friday, November 16, 2012


For those of you that require additional reminders....

Your Bill to Law project is due on Monday November 26th in class.

Your Political Cartoon project is due on Friday November 30th in class.

When we return from Thanksgiving break, there are 4 weeks remaining in the prepared for the final exam, it is worth 20% of your total grade.

Friday, November 09, 2012

11/16 homework

Homework due Friday Nov. 16th. 

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?


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.

Friday, November 02, 2012

11/9 homework

Homework for Nov. 11. Be ready for a quiz

Chapter 11 Congress "The Powers of Congress"

answer the following:

1. Define the following as they pertain to the powers of Congress:
a. expressed powers
b. implied powers
c. inherent powers

2. What is strict constructionalism?
3. What is liberal or loose constructionalism?
4. What is consensus?
5. What are the purposes of taxation?
6. What is the difference between a direct and indirect tax?
7. What is public debt?
8. What is the commerce power of congress?
9. Explain why the Gibbons case is important.
10. Explain the currency power of congress.
11. What does legal tender mean?
12. What is bankruptcy?
13. What are the foreign relations power of congress?
14. What are the WAR POWERS OF CONGRESS?
15. What is eminent domain?
16. What is the necessary and proper clause and why is it so vital to the congress?
17. What is the McCulloch case and what powers did it settle?
18. What are the steps in an impeach case?