Congress cont., Presidency , Judiciary

 

 

1.As you already know by now hopefully, the most important thin” rel=”nofollow”>ing Congress does is decide how much to tax you and what to do with that money! So what is all of this talk of bein” rel=”nofollow”>ing in” rel=”nofollow”>in debt and havin” rel=”nofollow”>ing
a deficit?

Watch: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/economy/2014/11/06/we-the-economy-animated-film-debt-deficit.cnnmoney/

2.First, explain” rel=”nofollow”>in what the difference between debt and deficit is.

3.Second, what is the total debt for the U.S. and what is the current deficit.

Now, play this game on the New York Times’ Website and answer the questions below: http://www.nytimes.com/in” rel=”nofollow”>interactive/2010/11/13/weekin” rel=”nofollow”>inreview/deficits-graphic.html?_r=0

4.What programs cost the most money?

5.Who would be upset if you did elimin” rel=”nofollow”>inate those programs to fix the deficit? Why?

Fin” rel=”nofollow”>inally, scroll through the Trump admin” rel=”nofollow”>inistrations budget proposal https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/budget.pdf . 6.What kin” rel=”nofollow”>ind of stuff does he want to cut
spendin” rel=”nofollow”>ing on?

Presidency

Watch: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/n5dnf3/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-an-energy-in” rel=”nofollow”>independent-future

7.Why do you thin” rel=”nofollow”>ink Presidents’ tend to make promises they can’t keep?

Defin” rel=”nofollow”>ine executive order:

List some of President Trump’s most controversial executive orders:

8.What is the process for impeachin” rel=”nofollow”>ing a president?

9.Listen or read the transcript from Nate Silver’s podcast on impeachin” rel=”nofollow”>ing President Trump. Do you thin” rel=”nofollow”>ink he will be impeached? Why or why not?
Lin” rel=”nofollow”>ink: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-started-with-14-possible-paths-for-trumps-presidency-which-are-most-likely-now/

 

 

Judiciary

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGyx5UEwgtA

10.Describe or outlin” rel=”nofollow”>ine the U.S. Judicial system (featurin” rel=”nofollow”>ing a “dual court model”) :

11.What kin” rel=”nofollow”>inds of cases do federal courts hear vs. state courts? (this lin” rel=”nofollow”>ink may help http://www.uscourts.gov/ )

12.Summarize Marbury v. Madison. How did the case lead to “judicial review? “

13.What is the difference between origin” rel=”nofollow”>inal jurisdiction versus appellate jurisdiction?

14.How do Supreme Court Justices select cases to be hear?

15.Research and describe a recent Supreme Court decision that you disagree with (lin” rel=”nofollow”>ink on pg. 494 and can be within” rel=”nofollow”>in the last 5 years). Explain” rel=”nofollow”>in your answer.

16.Fin” rel=”nofollow”>inally, do you believe in” rel=”nofollow”>in judicial restrain” rel=”nofollow”>in or judicial activism? Why ?

 

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