Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Things to review for the summative test for this Monday!

This to study for the Test on Monday:

-Some information about the Framers and the role they played in writing the constitution

-Parts of the constitution: 

-Preamble, etc

-The 3 branches:

-Executive, Legislative, and Judicial

-The roles they all play in the process of making a law

-How they all work and the parts that make them work (Ex:  legislative branch is made up of congress that has 2 parts the house and the senate)

-The Cabinet

-Supreme Court and the role it plays

-How a bill becomes a law

Federalism:  Balance of power between the states and the federal government

Separation of Powers: 

                -Federal Powers

                -State Powers

                -Expressed powers

                -Implied powers

                -reserved powers

                -Denied Powers

Checks and balances of the Branches

Bill of Rights

The 3/5 compromise (See notes we took in class)

The Great Compromise/Connecticut compromise (See notes we took in class)

The Presidency of George Washington and the Precedents that he set

Presidencies of Adams and Jefferson:  See the Reading Rotation sheets

The presidencies of George Washington to Thomas Jefferson

For what will be on the summative test this coming Monday this video has information about the presidencies of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.  Watch from the beginning to 28:16, which is the end of Jefferson.  the information about the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark WILL NOT be on this test, but the other information about Jefferson's Presidency will be.  Especially the election stuff we did in the rapid fire reading activity. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

George Washington

Here is a brief summary of the life of George Washington to accompany the information we learned about him being president.  It covers his whole life, but has good information to review that will show up on the final.