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    -U.S. Government

    Please go to the page for the new unit---->
    -American Early History (Federalism, Jacksonian Democracy, War of 1812)





    Take the test for citizenship here--->

    http://www.4tests.com/uscis

    See how you do! Would you qualify to be a citizen??

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    Review Sheet---->

    Download file "US GOVERNMENT REVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.docx"


    Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

    DO NOW:

    Answer in the following:

    1. WHY were the Founding Fathers making a Constitution with a stronger Central government?
    2. What were the issues of making a government stronger in the minds of the Founding Fathers?
    3. How did the Bill of Rights help make the Anti-Federalists feel better about the US Constitution?
    4. Give three specific examples of how the Bill of Rights affects our lives today.


    CLASSWORK:

    STUDY!!



    HOMEWORK:

    STUDY!!!


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    Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

    US GOVERNMENT TEST Thursday, April 30th.

    DO NOW:


    Answer:

    1. What is an Override?
    2. What is a veto?
    3. What does it mean to impeach?
    4. What is the President's Cabinet?
    5. What does Ratify mean?
    6. What is Federalism?
    7. What powers does the Federal Government have that States do not?
    8. What are concurrent powers under the Federalism system?
    9. Does the President get elected based off the "Popular Vote"?
    10. What does the 4th Amendment protect?


    Classwork:
    Do this document....
    Download file "Electoral College Worksheet.pdf"

    Download file "Text Summary States and Citizens.pdf"

    HOMEWORK:

    Study!!!!!!


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    Monday, April 27th, 2015

    US GOVERNMENT TEST Thursday, April 30th.

    DO NOW:

    Answer the following:

    1. What are the three Branches of the US Government under the US Constitution?
    2. Why did the Founding Fathers use Separation of Powers in the new Government?
    3. What are Checks and Balances? Give one example for each branch.
    4. What is the most important role of the Legislative Branch? Executive? Judicial?
    5. What are the main parts of the Legislative Branch? Executive? Judicial?
    6. What is the Bill of Rights? Why did they include these in the Constitution?
    7. Give an example of two rights in the 1st Amendment.
    8. What does the 2nd Amendment guarantee?
    9. Under the 5th Amendment, you are guaranteed the right to not incriminate yourself. What does this mean?
    10. What is Due Process?


    CLASSWORK:

    ~+~+~+~+~+Look up the qualifications to be eligible for: US Congressmen, US Senator, President, Supreme Court Judge.

    Read this website on the Electoral College......
    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/studentnews/07/22/one.sheet.electoral.college/index.html?iref=24hours

    then Answer these questions:

    1. What is the Electoral College?
    2. Explain what the "Popular Vote" is.
    3. Why is there an electoral college? Does this idea match the founding fathers ideas on democracy?
    4. How are electoral college votes split up for each state?
    5. Is there a potential problem with this system?


    Download file "Electoral College Worksheet.pdf"

    http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/allocation.html


    HOMEWORK:

    NONE. Start Studying!


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    Download file "constitution_bill_of_rights.pdf"



    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

    Periods 1 and 9:

    You will have till Monday to complete the packet......read and answer....work quietly by yourself......

    Download file "US GOVERNMENT WORKSHEETS I.pdf"


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    Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

    DO NOW:

    Please have your classwork out from yesterday.
    Download file "BILL OF RIGHTS-- WORKSHEET.pdf"

    CLASSWORK:


    Download file "Government And treatment of citizens.pdf"

    HOMEWORK:
    None.



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    Monday, April 20th, 2015

    DO NOW:

    1. What are the bill of rights?
    2. Why did the ANTI-Federalists want these amendments added to the constitution?
    3. What does ratify mean?


    Bill of rights video....sort of...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjvo6yrrA5A

    Review video....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCB8EOY5d48

    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "BILL OF RIGHTS--TEXTBOOK SUMMARY 1.pdf"


    HOMEWORK:

    NONE.


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    Friday, April 17th, 2015

    DO NOW:

    Define....

    Ratify
    Bill of Rights
    Abuse of power
    Amendment


    CLASSWORK:

    READ PAGE ONE. IN BOXES YOU WILL GIVE TWO RESPONSE....1. YOUR DEFINITION OF THAT RIGHT.....2. AN EXAMPLE OF THAT RIGHT....give an EVENT or SITUATION SHOWING YOU UNDERSTAND THAT RIGHT.....
    Download file "Bill of Rights WKST.pdf"


    HOMEWORK:


    NONE. Enjoy the weather and the weekend!!



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    Thursday, April 16th, 2015

    Please watch the links below. Take notes. Divide your notes into Federalist and Anti-Federalist. Have at least ten facts for each group. Explain in a paragraph what they were arguing about.

    http://www.schooltube.com/video/9919a360dd0da96c6e2a/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=10&v=3gHEBkor5fY



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    Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

    Classwork (Not homework)

    Download file "US GOVERNMENT TEXT SUMMARY III.pdf"


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    Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

    Period 1 and 9

    Please download, read, and finish in class.


    Download file "Ratifying the Constitution.doc"



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    Monday, April 13th, 2015


    CLASSWORK:

    Watch and do the sheets. Be sure to follow directions on sheets. Finish for homework.

    https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/usconstitution/




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    FRIDAY, April 10th, 2015

    DO NOW:

    Have your classwork from yesterday open.

    Do the following sheet.
    Download file "US GOVERNMENT WORKSHEET.jpg"



    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "CHECKS AND BALANCES WORKSHEET.tif"


    HOMEWORK:

    NONE


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    Thursday, April 9th, 2015

    DO NOW:

    Answer:

    1. What is a Veto? Who can you use this power?
    2. What is an override? Who can use this power?
    3. Who appoints Department heads or justices? Who has to approve these appointees?
    4. Who is the head of the military in the United States? Who has the power to declare war?
    5. Who can determine if a law or action by the government is legal or illegal?
    6. Who enforces the laws and regulations of the United States? Who decides how these actions are paid for?

    CLASSWORK:
    Download file "Branches of Government Text Summary 1.pdf"

    HOMEWORK:

    Finish classwork.



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    Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

    DO NOW:
    Please turn in your chart from yesterday's class on MBC.

    Using your readings from yesterday (or download if you do not have them....), make iFlash cards for the following:

    Executive, Judicial, Legislative, impeach, cabinet, secretaries, bill, law, veto, unconstitutional, interpret, justices, Chief Justice, Supreme Court, judicial review.


    CLASSWORK:
    Links....

    http://mrnussbaum.com/government/
    http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_cnb.html

    Answer the following using the links above:

    Download file "Checks and Balances worksheet .pdf"
    Download file "Checks and Balances worksheet III.pdf"

    Homework:

    Finish Checks and Balances worksheet.



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    Tuesday, April 7th, 2015


    DO NOW: Have your Brainpop open t0 be checked.


    CLASSWORK:



    Download file "US Government- Legislative Branch.pdf"
    Download file "BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT--Executive Branch.pdf"
    Download file "BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT-judicial II.PDF"

    Download file "BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT CHART- unfilled.pdf"

    HOMEWORK:

    Answer.....Please explain why separation of powers and checks and balances were included in the making of the federal government.





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    Monday, April 6th, 2015

    If you have not taken the test from before break, you will take it now.

    CLASSWORK:
    https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/usgovernmentandlaw/branchesofgovernment/

    Download file "Threebranches Brainpop.pdf"

    Homework:
    Finish Brainpop Video and pdfs.


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    Monday, March 30th, 2015

    DO NOW:
    Please read 3/5 Compromise from Friday. Answer questions on first three pages.

    CLASSWORK:

    Review for QUIZ.



    HOMEWORK:
    STUDY FOR QUIZ


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    Friday, March 27th, 2015

    DO NOW:
    Please turn in your questions (11-20) from the New US Government Reading part II
    Answer:
    1. What was the first US Constitution? The second?
    2. Why was the first Constitution made so weak? Give three examples of HOW it was made weak.
    3. What was SHAY'S Rebellion? What happened?
    4. What affect did SHAY'S Rebellion have on convincing people the government was to weak?
    5. What is Federalism? How did it divide power?
    6. What are CONCURRENT POWERS? Give two examples.
    7. What were two powers Delegated to the National/Central Government under Federalism?
    8. What were two powers Reserved for the States under Federalism?
    9. Which plan was considered the BIG state plan for deciding representation under the new constitution? The SMALL state plan?
    10. What does BI-Cameral Mean?


    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "COMPROMISE 3:5 --NOTES AND QUESTIONS.docx"

    HOMEWORK:

    Finish US NEW GOVERNMENT QUESTIONS 21-30


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    Thursday, March 26th, 2015

    DO NOW:

    Turn in questions 1-10 from NEW GOVERNMENT READING PART II on MBC


    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "GREAT COMPROMISE CHART--BLANK.pdf"


    Homework:
    Finish questions 11-20 from New Government Reading Part II



    Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

    Test Next Tuesday, March 31st on US Government.

    DO NOW:

    Read and Answer....

    Download file "FEDERALISM-- VENN DIAGRAM--FIlled in.pdf"


    Download all documents from yesterday's class.



    Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

    Download file "US GOVERNMENT I.notebook"


    Download file "US GOVERNMENT READING PART II--QUESTIONS.docx"


    Download file "US GOVERNMENT READING PART II.PDF"

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    Monday, March 23rd, 2015


    Please make sure you have watched all of the Shay's Rebellion videos and finished the questions.


    Classwork:

    Please read, annotate, and answer ALL questions and do CHART on page three. Due on Tuesday.


    Download file "US GOVERNMENT Text SUmmary II.pdf"


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    Friday, March 20th, 2015






    FINISH ALL QUESTIONS!!!

    Taking Up Arms

    14. How did Shays begin to see courts?

    15. What was Shays’ mission with the courts? What did he hope to accomplish by this?

    The General’s Response

    16. What did Henry Knox want Washington to do?

    17. Why couldn’t the federal government help out with the rebellion?

    18. What was Shays’ goal in Springfield, Massachusetts?

    A Civil War Looms

    19. What did Shays want to do to Boston once he seized the weapons?

    20. How did the government find out that Shays was planning a 3-pronged attack on the arsenal of weapons?

    21. What was the number of casualties (dead and wounded) from Shays’ attack on the arsenal?

    Aftermath of the Rebellion

    22. Why did Washington leave his home at Mount Vernon in Virginia?

    The Constitutional Convention

    23. What happened to the Articles of Confederation at the convention in Philadelphia?

    24. How long did it take to write the Constitution?

    25. _______________ wanted a stronger federal government, while ________________ thought that the country’s power should reside with the states.

    26. The Constitution was signed on September, ___ 1787.

    27. What was the purpose of the Bill of Rights?

    28. At 78, Shays got a ______________ of $_____ per month and died later that year.



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    Thursday, March 19th, 2015


    DO NOW:

    Answer and paste into MBC. These questions are based on Shay's Rebellion Movie part II.

    A Nation in Chaos

    1. Conflict began to arise between the western Massachusetts ______________ and the debtor ____________.

    2. Why were farmers in trouble after the war ended?

    3. What could happen if they didn’t pay their mortgages?

    Seeds of Rebellion

    4. What could you no longer do if you lost your farm?

    5. Although Samuel Adams had begun the Sons of Liberty before the Revolution, how did he begin to view uprisings after being elected Senate?

    6. What prized possession did Shays have to sell off to help feed his family?

    7. In 1786, who made up most of the militia that Shays began to train?


    CLASSWORK:

    http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/shaysapp/scene.do?shortName=BoomBust

    Please read the side bar--->Overview, Boom, and Bust Tabs. Answer the following:

    1. Why was America ready to "boom" after the revolutionary war?

    2. The economy in a year or two after the war went "Bust". What does that mean? Why did this happen?


    HOMEWORK: Watch and answer questions.


    Taking Up Arms

    14. How did Shays begin to see courts?

    15. What was Shays’ mission with the courts? What did he hope to accomplish by this?

    The General’s Response

    16. What did Henry Knox want Washington to do?

    17. Why couldn’t the federal government help out with the rebellion?

    18. What was Shays’ goal in Springfield, Massachusetts?

    A Civil War Looms

    19. What did Shays want to do to Boston once he seized the weapons?

    20. How did the government find out that Shays was planning a 3-pronged attack on the arsenal of weapons?

    21. What was the number of casualties (dead and wounded) from Shays’ attack on the arsenal?

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    Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

    DO NOW: Please give a brief synapses (summary with your opinions) on the video you watched last night. Please turn in on MBC. Please have your reading/chart from class yesterday open.


    CLASSWORK:

    answer these questions based on the video:

    1. True of False: Washington stepped away from power after the Revolutionary War.

    America After the Revolution

    2. What kind of problems did America experience after the war?

    3. What could Congress run under the Articles of Confederation?

    Samuel Adams

    4. What didn’t Samuel Adams like about the Continental Congress after the Treaty of Paris was signed?

    Daniel Shays

    5. What was one of the battles Daniel Shays fought in during the Revolutionary War?

    6. What was Shays’ job before the Revolution?


    Open and read......

    Download file "Jefferson on Shay's Rebellion.docx" answer: How does Jefferson see rebellion in society?


    PART 2 of Shay's Rebellion......Watch and take notes......






    HOMEWORK:

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    Tuesday, March 17th, 2015


    DO NOW:

    Please have your charts from the Articles of Confederation reading out.

    1. Name the 1st constitution of America.

    2. Why was it made weak?

    3. What was the major worry of the founding fathers in developing a new government?


    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "US GOVERNMENT Textbook Summary Section 1  .pdf"


    HOMEWORK:

    watch---> PART 1 of Shay's Rebellion



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    Monday, March 16th, 2015


    DO NOW:

    Please have your Articles of Confederation reading out from Friday.

    Answer:

    1. What was the first Constitution (blue print or plan for government) for America?

    2. List three problems the new nation faced after the war>

    3. Why did the states make a federal government so weak under the Articles of Confederation?


    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION  1 READING, QUESTIONS.PDF"



    HOMEWORK:

    Finish chart.


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    Friday, March 13th, 2015


    DO NOW:

    Please Copy and Paste your answer to the questions from Yesterday's classwork into MBC.


    Answer:

    Use yesterday's classwork/last nights questions to answer the following:

    Give a bulleted list of problems the country faced after the American Revolution. Which one was most important? WHY?


    CLASSWORK:


    Download file "ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION  1 READING, QUESTIONS.PDF"


    HOMEWORK:


    Finish Multiple Choice Questions 1-5 from classwork.


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    Thursday, March 12th, 2015


    DO NOW:

    -Please hand in your projects on MBC.

    -Hand in your classwork from yesterday.

    -Please give a paragraph on what role government plays in our society.


    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "US GOVERNMENT READING PART I.pdf"

    Download file "US GOVERNMENT READING PART I-- Questions"


    HOMEWORK:

    Finish Reading questions from Classwork.



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    Wednesday, March 11th, 2015


    DO NOW: The following are key questions for our unit.

    Think about what a government is.....

    ---What is the role of Government in society?

    ---What does Government do for you? Your family? For the lives of all of its citizens?

    ---How do we as citizens ensure (make sure) that government does what it is suppose to?


    CLASSWORK:

    Please download and read the document "Why Do We Need Government?" pdf. Read and answer all of the questions that are boxed in. Please put your answers on a Word file. Be prepared to hand in tomorrow on MBC.


    Download file "Why do We Need a Government?.pdf"


    HOMEWORK:

    Finish the classwork document.




    DO NOW:

    CLASSWORK:

    HOMEWORK:

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