What were the major goals of the framers of the U. S. Constitution? How does the Constitution in its completed form meet these goals?

PS 1010- AMERCIAN GOVERNMENT

 

Question 1

  1. What were the major goals of the framers of the U. S. Constitution? How does the Constitution in its completed form meet these goals?

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 2

  1. What are the core values of American government? Also, discuss the limits and power of these values.

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.  You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response.  All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Question 3

  1. Define federalism and discuss how it relates to national and state sovereignty. What are the similarities and differences between today’s version of federalism and the federalism that was established in 1787?

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 4

  1. Explain the reasons behind the failure of the Articles of Confederation. Describe the part Shay’s Rebellion played in the decision to revise the Articles.

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Unit Assignments

Unit II PowerPoint Presentation

 

Civil Liberties Civil Rights: Create a PowerPoint slide show explaining what Civil Liberties and Civil Rights are. Your slide show should consist of 10-14 slides (not including a title slide and reference slide which you must have) and should include, but not be limited to:

 

  • Definition of civil liberties and discuss how these rights are protected on a federal and state level
  • Definition of civil rights and discuss how these rights are protected on a federal and state level
  • Two cases involving civil liberties taken up by the Supreme Court from 1800-2005
  • Two cases involving civil rights taken up by the Supreme Court from 1800-2005
  • One case involving civil liberties ruled on by the Supreme Court in the last 2 years
  • One case involving civil rights ruled on by the Supreme Court in the last 2 years
  • One leader of civil liberty causes
  • One leader of civil rights causes (within the last 5 years)
  • Two pictures
  • Explanation of how each of these Supreme Court decisions have influenced minority groups, and the effects they

have had on the struggles for equal rights

  • The status of equal rights today

 

 

You may include additional information you feel is relevant, but do not create more than 14 slides. Remember that you must include a title slide and proper APA reference slide in addition to the 10-14 slides. Use your creativity, and organize

the material in a logical and understandable manner.

 

Please feel free to use the notes portion of each slide as well.

This assignment requires Microsoft PowerPoint, or a comparable presentation program. Other programs include Open Office (http://www.openoffice.org)

and Google Docs (http://docs.google.com). Google Docs is a free program similar to

MSOffice and housed on the web. Open Office is a piece of open source software similar to MSOffice, but requires a download and installation.

 

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