Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Public Policy at the State Level

 Have you ever wondered where the programs that citizens interact with come from and why they are organized in the manner they are?  Today we want to explore the ways in which state governments write and enforce public policy.  State governments play a significant role in the areas of business, natural resources, individual rights, health, education, and welfare.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

State and Local Government

What are the importance and function of state constitutions?  How do the three branches of government compare between the federal and state levels of government?  During this unit we will work to strengthen our understanding of just how the state level government plays possibly the greatest influencing in impacting our daily lives as citizens.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Role of the Courts

Have you ever wondered how your rights as a citizen get protected?  Your rights as you enjoy them come from precedents that are established when the Supreme Court interprets what our founding fathers intended from the Constitution written all those years ago.  Today we will look at just how the Judicial branch and our Supreme Court interact with the President and Executive branch, as well as Congress and the Legislative branch in order to enforce any of their decisions, opinions, and rulings.