Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Presidency: A Mandate of the People

How can your opinion as a citizen influence the actions and policies that our government makes?  What sources of influence do our president's have available to them in order to bring about change?  We will take a look at stories over several of our more iconic presidents including Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt in an effort see how each used public opinion to accomplish change.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New: Online Homework Submission

There is a new method to complete your government homework online for those of you that have asked.  I know many have mentioned that you are able type faster than you write, or that you find it easier to keep everything organized through use of computer copies.  All you need to do to submit your government homework online is click the new link in your left side menu found directly below the link to government homework.  The instructions included below can help with that process.

Please use this form to complete our class reading homework.  This form can be reused for each individual homework assignment.  Please note that there is a set number of eight spaces for answers.  Homework assignments will typically contain many fewer questions than this.  As you complete them, you only need to complete the spaces for the number of questions contained in each individual homework assignment.  If you have any questions or need any help please let me know.

Friday, November 7, 2014

How A Bill Becomes A Law

What steps does a bill go through to become a law?  How do citizens, interest groups, house representatives, senators, and the president each impact the process?  The following video clip will introduce the concept and key purpose of our legislative branch.

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