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October 5

posted Oct 5, 2012, 5:44 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 5, 2012, 7:03 AM ]
Last night's homework was (or should have been) Six Basic Principles (54-59) See handout for questions.

Chapter 3.1

Six Basic Principles



Constitutionalism (56)

Rule of law (56)


a.        What are the six basic principles on which the Constitution is built? (55)

b.        How does the system of Checks and Balances work? (57-58)

c.        How can federalism be seen as a compromise? (59)

Use your homework as you take this QUIZ

After taking the quiz, take a few minutes to change due dates for the remaining assignments for this unit:

Chapter 3.2

Formally Amending the Constitution



 Amendment (60)

Formal amendment (60)

Bill of Rights (62)


a.        Why did the Framers provide for a way to amend the Constitution? (60)

b.        What are the 2 ways that a formal amendment can be proposed? (60-61)

c.        What are the 2 ways that a formal amendment can be ratified? (60-61)

d.        How does the amendment process reflect the idea of federalism? (60-61)

Chapter 4.1

Federalism & Division of Power



 Division of powers (74)

Delegated powers (75)

Reserved powers (77)

Exclusive powers (78)

Concurrent powers (78)


a.        What are the three kinds of powers delegated to the federal government? (75)

b.        How does the Supremacy Clause help resolve potential conflicts between the nation and the state governments? (78)

c.        What is the Supreme Court’s role in the federal system of government? (79)

We're going to try REALLY hard to stick to these new due dates! You should try really hard to keep up with these assignments (and to complete any back assignments that you haven't completed yet).