Congress

| July 27, 2015

WK7.”Congress” Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the scenario and the knowledge gained from this section, address the following:
    • Describe key elements of the role that Congress plays within the U.S. federal system, with particular focus on Congress’ ability to reflect the will of the people. Support your argument with at least two concrete examples.
    • What are some of the issues that Congress is permitted by the Constitution to be involved in? (See Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution…)
    • What are some of the thing Congress is NOT allowed to do?
    • What is the role of Congress in relation to the role of the President, keeping in mind that they are two SEPERATE and COEQUAL branches of government?
    • What has been the results of the 17th Amendment on the Congress, states, and the country as a whole?

WK8 “Presidential Elections and Peaceful Transitions” Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the scenario and the knowledge gained from this section, address the following:
    • Describe key campaign strategies that a U.S. presidential candidate can use in order to ascend to presidency in today’s political environment.
    • Compare at least two such successful strategies that were used in the past by U.S. presidential candidates.
    • What are some strategies that have NOT worked.
    • Remember to consider the Political Tactics in your post and try to identify some of the Politicial Tactics that candidates, political parties, and their supporters use.

WK9 “The Bureaucracy and Its Effectiveness” Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the scenario and the knowledge gained from this section, address the following:
    • Suggest at least two electoral or constitutional means by which an informed citizenry could safeguard against a corrupt or bloated bureaucracy.
    • What are some aspects by which the bureacracy has grown?
    • How does this square up with the Constitution, particuarly Article 1, Section 8?
    • Keeping in mind that the American system of government was created to protect rights, not provide them (that is the European model), what are some aspects of the bureacracy that are constitutional or unconstitutional?

“The Fairness of the Court System” Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the scenario and the knowledge gained from this section, address the following:
    • Identify one or two impediments that may prevent an average citizen from receiving a fair trial in the U.S. Then, determine at least one policy that could prevent unfair trials in the U.S. court system.
    • What are some aspects that differentiate the American judicial system from other systems? If you have Netflix, I encourage you to check out National Geographic’s series Locked Up Abroad.
    • Remember, fairness is NOT the same as justice — those are two different things, so be careful not to confuse the two…more on this later…
    • Also remember that there is no mention in the Constitution of the courts being allowed to interpret the Constitution…they can interpret that law based on the Constitution, but not the Constitution itself.

 

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Briefly discuss the basic position of ethical naturalism, commenting specifically upon the ways in which science can, arguably, enhance our understanding of morality.
Comparative Politics

Category: Government

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