Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Continuing 18.

Define all terms- through end of chapter

Make a 3 column chart: List 3 types of tax programs, example of what each might look like, what groups benefited / harmed... etc.

Summarize 'welfare as we knew it'
-who benefited, and how it changed.

essay prompts04

Practice outline prompts.

1)Presidents are Generally thought to have advantages over Congress in Conducting foreign policy because of the formal and informal powers of the presidency.
a. Identify two formal powers of the president in making foreign policy.
b. Identify two formal constitutional powers of Congress in making foreign policy.
c. Identify two informal powers of the President that contribute to the President’s advantage over Congress in conducting foreign policy.
d. Explain how each of the informal powers identified in © contributes to the President’s advantage over Congress in conducting foreign policy.

2 Different interest groups will choose different techniques to achieve their objectives based on their resources, characteristics, and goals.
a) describe each of the following techniques and explain why an interest group would choose each technique.
Campaign contributions
Grassroots Lobbying / mass mobilization.

b) Select one of the following groups and identify the primary technique it uses from the list in part (a). Explain why the group you selected would employ that technique over the other two techniques.
American Medical Association
Sierra Club

3. Minor (Third) Parties have been a common feature of US politics.
a) Identify and explain how two rules of the United States electoral college act as obstacles to candidates winning elections.
b) Minor parties make important contributions to the United States political system in spite of the obstacles to their candidates' success. Describe two of these contributions.
c) Is a vote for a third party candidate 'throwing away' a vote?

4) Trust and confidence in government have declined in recent decades.
(a) Explain how divided government has contributed to the decline in trust and confidence in government. Be sure to include a definition of divided government in your response
(b) Explain how the increased cost of election campaigns has contributed to the decline in trust and confidence in government.
(c) Explain two specific consequences of the decline in trust and confidence in government for individual political behavior.

Monday, March 19, 2012

questions for review, 18.

What is the role of society in providing for the poor?
Why do we not guarantee equal wealth for all?
How can we provide social opportunity, but not guarantee equality?

Test corrections,
unit 5 and practice AP.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Review questions for Chapter 17.

1) Frame the debate over the value and harm caused by large multinational corporations. Must include the following terms: Capitalism, mixed economy, multinational, SEC, minimum wage, union, collective bargaining. WTO, L1-B visa

2) Summarize the GENERAL distinctions between the two parties with regard to the economy. Must include following terms in discussion: Unemployment, inflation, consumer price index, laissez-faire.

3) propose a hypothetical plan to modify the economy. Relevant terms are : Laissez-faire, monetarism/monetary policy, federal reserve, fiscal policy, keynesian, supply side economics, Laffer curve.



Listen to this.
Write a response to the audio segments. Use relevant vocabulary in your response, along with outside knowledge. Demonstrate understanding and an opinion.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sell it to the people!

Your are a Wal - mart Lobbyist.
Write a persuasive argument that the minimum wage should be lowered.

Write a persuasive argument that wal - mart should be allowed to hire illegal aliens.

Take the role of a local business owner.
Convince me that your community shouldn't allow wal -mart to open in your town.

Write a persuasive argument that the minimum wage will be raised.