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UNIT 1, FOUNDATIONS.
for the Origin of Government
- Force Theory,
- Evolutionary Theory,
- Divine Right Theory,
- Social Contract Theory
Chapter 2. Study the Various
Forms of Government
- Parliamentary democracy
- Single party state
- Presidential democracy
- Enlightenment thinkers John Locke and Baron Montesquieu,
- Great documents from English history
UNIT 2, ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP and UNIT 3, POLITICAL BELIEFS.
Chapter 7, Citizenship
UNIT 4, ELECTIONS and UNIT 5, STRUCTURE OF THE US GOVERNMENT.
• What is NOT a check that the Congress has on the Executive branch
• What kind of groups are caucuses and coalitions that form among
members of Congress?
• What is the title of the leader of the US Senate?
• Which of these committees is permanent, the kind of committee that
handles most of Congress' business?
• Which kind of committee is formed to iron out a House and Senate
version of a bill so that there can be a single language?
• Who has the power to declare war in our system of government?
• When a President does not sign a bill and ten days pass, and Congress
is still in session, what is the result?
• Which of these is the most key factor in choosing committee chairs?
the roles of the Presidency.
- Chief Citizen,
- Head of state,
- Head of the party,
- Commander in chief,
- Chief legislator,
- Manager of the economy
Chapter 15.Study these terms related to the podcast on the
- “Rule of 4”,
- Judicial Activism,
- Judicial Restraint
- About how many cases does the Supreme Court take every year?
UNIT 6, THE CONSTITUTION .
Constitution… study these questions among others from the
- The principle of Popular Sovereignty?
- What are some specific powers the Senate has in Congress that
the House does not have?
- What does the executive branch of government do?
- Federal Judges and Supreme Court Justices serve for how long of
- What amendment gave citizens the right to bear arms?
- Who must approve any proposed amendment to the Illinois
UNIT 7. THE U.S. AND THE WORLD