February 16

posted Feb 16, 2012, 5:24 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 17, 2012, 5:15 AM ]
Last night's homework was to create a basic outline of the Chapter 2 summary on page 51. You'll be adding information to that outline in class today, so get it out (if it's on paper) or open it up (if it's in a Google Doc) so you can work with it. If it's a Google Doc, share it with Mr. Knowles now. You'll also want a textbook available during class, so get one off the bookshelf if you haven't brought one with you.

We'll be taking notes from a PowerPoint slideshow today, so follow along and add information, extra notes, examples, and details to the outline you created last night. Do your best to keep up, but if you fall behind, don't worry. The slideshow is available online

HOMEWORK: Chapter 3.1 – Six Basic Principles                   READ PAGES 54-59, THEN...                  

Define the following terms in your own words, please. 

a. Popular sovereignty (55)

b. Constitutional ism (56)

c. Rule of law (56)

d. Judicial Review (58)

e. Federalism (59)

Answer the following questions using the pages noted below

a. How do the principles of Popular Sovereignty and Limited Government fit together? (How does one impact the other?) (55-56)

b. How do the principles of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances fit together? (56-57)

c. How is the concept of Federalism another form of compromise? (59)