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POL/115

AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

 

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POL 115 Week 1 Influences on the Founding of the United States of America

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Influences on the Founding of the United States of America Worksheet.

 

Influences on the Founding of the United States of America

Complete each section of the matrix below. Include APA citations for all unoriginal ideas, facts, or definitions.

 

DocumentsIn 100-250 words, provide a brief summary of each document, and discuss each document’s significance or influence on the values of the American political culture or the ideas for the structure and organization of the U.S. Federal Government.
Magna Carta
Mayflower Compact
Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
The Virginia Plan
The New Jersey Plan
The Connecticut Plan
The U.S. Constitution
The Bill of Rights

 

 

 

PhilosophersIn 100-250 words, provide a brief summary of who each philosopher was, and discuss how each philosopher’s writings and ideas influenced the founding fathers as they developed the values of American political culture and the nature and structure of the U.S. system of government.
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Montesquieu
Selected FoundersIn 100-250 words, provide a brief summary of who each founding father was, and discuss the role of each person in the establishment of the United States of America and its system of government.
Benjamin Franklin
Alexander Hamilton
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
John Adams

 

 

 

Political FactionsIn 100-250 words, provide a brief explanation of each of these factions, and discuss how each viewed the power and scope of the U.S. Federal government.
Federalists
Anti-Federalists
Types of DemocracyIn 100-250 words, discuss the characteristics and principles of each type of government, and describe how (if at all) those principles are used in the structure of the U.S. system of government.
Representative Democracy
Direct Democracy
ConceptsIn 100-250 words, describe how each of these concepts exists in the organization of the U.S. federal government, and discuss why this concept is important in a representative democracy.
Separation of Powers
Checks and Balances

 

POL 115 Week 2 Congress & the President

This assignment is designed to help you think about how the founding fathers wrote the constitution and examine how the presidency and congress are functioning today.

Consider the current Congress and Office of the President.

Discuss how contemporary activities of these two branches of the U.S. government compare and contrast with the intentions of the founders. Use specific examples, and include support from at least 3 sources, 1 of which can be your textbook. Your examination of the topic should include information about the following:

  • Structure and makeup of Congress
  • Differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate
  • Powers granted to Congress and the President under the Constitution
  • Checks and balances of power, considering Congress, the President, and the judiciary
  • Roles and responsibilities of the President
  • Evolution of presidential power
  • How bills become laws

Format your assignment as one of the following:

  • 18- to 20-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes
  • 15- to 20-minute oral presentation
  • 875-word paper
  • Another format approved by your instructor

Include citations for all unoriginal ideas, facts, or definitions in an APA-formatted reference list.

Submit your assignment.

 

 

POL 115 Week 3 U.S. Federal Bureaucracy and Public Policy Worksheet

Complete the U.S. Federal Bureaucracy and Public Policy Worksheet.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

U.S. Federal Bureaucracy and Public Policy

Step 1: Complete the federal bureaucracy matrix to demonstrate how it influences the U.S. political system. Include APA citations for all unoriginal ideas, facts, or definitions.

 

Elements of federal bureaucracyIn 100-250 words, explain each element, and discuss how it affects or influences the U.S. political system.
Civil servants
Government corporation
Cabinet departments
Independent regulatory agencies
Independent executive agencies
Merit system
Public administration
Spoils system
Privatization
Negotiated rulemaking

 

Step 2: Complete the public policy matrix to explain and the compare the main policy types.

 

Types of public policyExplanation or definitionHow is it the same or different from the other types of policy?Example of the type of policy
Distributive policy
Regulatory policy
Redistributive policy

 

 

POL 115 Week 4 Civil Liberties & the Supreme Court

This assignment is designed to help you analyze civil liberties and the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in upholding them.

Visit the American Civil Liberties Union Supreme Court Cases website to see civil liberties cases that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on, organized by term.

Select one of the cases on civil liberties that interests you. Provide an analysis that addresses the following:

  • The civil liberty that is addressed in the case, including the text of the amendment from the Bill of Rights
  • An explanation of the Supreme Court’s involvement, including the following:

    • The importance of the ruling (why it is significant)
    • How the case moved through the lower courts to eventually be heard by the Supreme Court
    • The powers granted to the Supreme Court by the constitution that allowed them to rule on the case

Format your assignment as one of the following:

  • 18- to 20-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes
  • 15- to 20-minute oral presentation
  • 875-word paper
  • Another format approved by your instructor

Include citations for all unoriginal ideas, facts, or definitions in an APA-formatted reference list.

Submit your assignment.

 

 

POL 115 Week 5 Political Parties, Political Participation, Campaigns and Elections Multimedia Presentation

Imagine that you’ve applied for an internship with your local Senator but there are many other people competing for the position. In order to determine the best person for the job, the Senator wants to determine how much each potential intern knows about the U.S. electoral system.

Create an 18- to 20-slide presentation to illustrate your knowledge about the U.S. electorate, campaigns, and political parties. Your presentation must include the following:

  • The purpose and functions of political parties in the United States
  • The various ways U.S. citizens can participate in the campaign and election process
  • The function and purpose of caucuses and primary elections in political campaigns, particularly in the presidential election process
  • The role the national political party conventions play in the presidential election process
  • The presidential general election campaign process, and the important factors and events that influence it
  • The role the media (TV, radio, internet, social media) plays in modern political campaigns
  • The role and influence of money in the modern political campaign

Include photos, illustrations, videos, or audio clips, as appropriate. Document the source of each media item you include in your presentation.

Include citations for all unoriginal ideas, facts, or definitions in an APA-formatted reference list.

Local campus students: Be prepared to deliver in-class a 10- to 12-minute oral presentation accompanied by your slides or multimedia enhancements.

Note: A content slide does not include the presentation’s title slide and any slide(s) containing references.

Online campus students: Provide detailed speaker notes for each content slide in the presentation file or in a separate Microsoft® Word document.

Submit your assignment.