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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.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
 
Influences on the Founding of the United States of America
 
Part 1 Matrix:
 
Complete each section of the matrix below. Include APA citations for all borrowed ideas, facts, or definitions.




Documents


Summary of Document


What was this 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


 


 




Philosophers


Who was this?


How did each philosopher’s writings and ideas influence the Founders when developing the ideas and values of the American political culture and the nature and structure of the U.S. system of government?




Thomas Hobbes


 


 




John Locke


 


 




Montesquieu
 


 


 




Selected Founders


Who was this?


What role did this Founder play 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 Factions


What were each of these factions?


What were each factions ideas on the power and scope of the U.S. Federal government?




Federalists


 


 




Anti-Federalists


 


 




Concepts


How is this concept manifest in the organization of the U.S. federal government?


Why is this concept important in a representative democracy?




Separation of Powers


 


 




Checks and Balances


 


 




 
Part 2 Essay:
 
Write a 250- to 350-word response below to the following: 
 
Define the terms “direct democracy” and “representative democracy.”  Why is the government of the United States of America considered a republic in the context of a “constitutional democracy”?
 
Include APA citations for all borrowed ideas, facts, or definitions.
 
 
POL 115 Week 2 Overview of the U.S. Congress Essay
Write a 525- to 700-word essay that provides an overview of the U.S. Congress and addresses the following:

  • Differences between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate

  • Powers granted to the U.S. Congress under the U.S. Constitution

  • The checks and balances the U.S. Congress has vis-à-vis the Presidency and the Judiciary

  • Organization of political parties as well as leadership roles in each house. such as Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader

  • The steps involved in a bill becoming a law


Format your essay consistent with APA guidelines.  
Submit your completed essay using the Assignment Files tab.
 
 
POL 115 Week 2 Roles of the President and Evolution of Presidential Powers Multimedia Presentation
Create a multimedia presentation of 8 to 10 content slides on the roles of the President and the evolution of presidential power. Address the following in your multimedia presentation:

  • Describe the evolution of presidential power

  • The powers and roles granted by the U.S. Constitution to the President

  • The checks and balances the President has vis-à-vis the U.S. Congress and the Judiciary


Include photos, illustrations, videos, or audio clips, as appropriate. Document the source of each media item you include in your presentation.
Note: A content slide does not include the presentation's title slide and any slide(s) containing references.
Format your references consistent with APA guidelines. Include any citations in the speaker notes.
Submit your presentation using the Assignment Files tab.

  • For Local Campus students, be prepared to deliver in-class a 10- to 12-minute oral presentation accompanied by your slides or multimedia enhancements.



  • For Online Campus students, provide detailed speaker notes for each content slide in the presentation file or in a separate Word document.


 
 
POL 115 Week 3 Public Policy Process Essay
Write a 525- to 700-word essay that provides an overview of the public policy process in the United States and addresses the following:

  • Define the term "public policy" and the three basic types of public policy.

  • The steps involved in the public policy process

  • The various ways interest groups and citizens can influence the public policy process


Format your essay consistent with APA guidelines.  
Submit your completed essay using the Assignment Files tab.
 
 
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 Worksheet
 
Part 1 Matrix:
 
Complete each section of the matrix below. Include APA citations for all borrowed ideas, facts, or definitions.




Terms


What does this term mean?


How or why is this term important with respect to the U.S. Federal Bureaucracy and the public policy process?




Civil Service


 


 




The “Spoils System”


 


 




The “Merit System”


 


 




The Hatch Act


 


 




Administrative Discretion


 


 




Policy Implementation


 


 




Oversight Controls


 


 




Interest Groups


 


 




Economic Policy


 


 




The “New Deal”


 


 




The “Great Society”


 


 




Social Policy


 


 




Foreign and Defense Policy


 


 




 
Part 2 Essay:
 
Write a 525- to 700-word response below that responds to the following question:
 
How does the U.S. Federal bureaucracy influence, operate, and function with respect to implementing economic, social, and foreign policy?
 
Include APA citations for all borrowed ideas, facts, or definitions.
 
 
POL 115 Week 4 Overview of the US Supreme Court Essay
Write a 525- to 700-word essay that provides an overview of the U.S. Supreme Court and addresses the following:

  • The U.S. Supreme Court's importance to the United States

  • The structure of the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal court system

  • The powers and limits of the court system

  • The checks and balances the U.S. Supreme Court has vis-à-vis the Presidency and the U.S. Congress


Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your completed essay using the Assignment Files tab.
 
 
POL 115 Week 4 Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Worksheet.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Worksheet
 
Part 1 Matrix:
 
Complete each section of the matrix below. Include APA citations for all borrowed ideas, facts, or definitions.




Terms


Summary of Term


Why was this important to civil rights or civil liberties in the United States?




Bill of Rights


 


 




First Amendment Freedoms


 


 




Right of Due Process


 


 




Miranda Warning


 


 




13th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution


 


 




Brown vs. Board of Education


 


 




19th Amendment to the US Constitution


 


 




Civil Rights Act of 1964


 


 




Voting Rights Act of 1965


 


 




 
Part 2 Essay:
 
Write a 525 to 700 word response below that responds to the following questions: 
 
1.     Should there be limits to free speech rights in a democracy?  Why or why not?
 
2.     What is the responsibility of the press and media in a democracy?
 
Include APA citations for all borrowed ideas, facts, or definitions.
 
 
POL 115 Week 5 Electoral College Simulation Exercise Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Electoral College Simulation Exercise Worksheet.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.
 
Electoral College Simulation Exercise
 
Please review the following chart which contains the Electoral College votes assigned to each state and the District of Columbia, and the popular vote results for each state and the District of Columbia in a simulated American presidential election.  Based on information contained in the chart determine the following:
 
1.     The total popular vote won by Candidate A and Candidate B in the election 
2.     Which presidential candidate, A or B, won the Electoral College vote for each state and the District of Columbia, and how many total Electoral College votes did Candidate A and Candidate B receive?. Assume for this simulation that all 50 states and the District of Columbia award their Electoral College votes on a “winner-take-all” basis. 
 
 




Name of State


Number of Electoral College Votes assigned to state


Popular vote for Candidate A cast in the state


Popular Vote for Candidate B cast in the state


Which Candidate, A or B, won the state’s Electoral College vote?




Alabama


9


1,159,245


749,948


 




Alaska


3


195,227


112,878


 




Arizona


11


1,089,449


975,674


 




Arkansas


6


554,724


478,912


 




California


55


5,976,048


6,350,244


 




Colorado


9


1,076,124


1,055,465


 




Connecticut


7


714,368


824,202


 




Delaware


3


184,348


190,229


 




District of Columbia


3


90,108


125,978


 




Florida


29


4,129,997


3,784,259


 




Georgia


16


1,740,776


1,508,254


 




Hawaii


4


200,454


224,728


 




Idaho


4


376,989


245,774


 




Illinois


20


2,529,427


2,615,226


 




Indiana


11


1,257,070


1,148,334


 




Iowa


6


740,291


752,882


 




Kansas


6


645,822


512,678


 




Kentucky


8


997,244


878,421


 




Louisiana


8


1,002,124


924,855


 




Maine


4


332,427


368,399


 




Maryland


10


1,029,278


1,257,722


 




Massachusetts


11


1,284,589


1,596,331


 




Michigan


16


2,414,777


2,391,872


 




Minnesota


10


1,346,676


1,431,624


 




Mississippi


6


649,442


502,292


 




Missouri


10


1,245,978


1,440,356


 




Montana


3


259,129


174,434


 




Nebraska


5


499,927


276,321


 




Nevada


6


398,727


412,012


 




New Hampshire


4


340,492


332,638


 




New Jersey


14


1,792,442


1,874,209


 




New Mexico


5


369,284


370,544


 




New York


29


3,688,421


3,828,477


 




North Carolina


15


1,745,228


1,628,476


 




North Dakota


3


197,245


110,289


 




Ohio


18


2,829,687


2,777,421


 




Oklahoma


7


845,779


624,552


 




Oregon


7


901,244


904,100


 




Pennsylvania


20


2,797,494


2,840,542


 




Rhode Island


4


200,440


210,402


 




South Carolina


9


850,050


714,846


 




South Dakota


3


230,727


154,786


 




Tennessee


11


1,242,797


1,096,385


 




Texas


38


3,789,459


3,598,334


 




Utah


6


500,450


401,290


 




Vermont


3


122,774


182,104


 




Virginia


13


1,547,994


1,607,747


 




Washington


12


1,390,224


1,420,462


 




West Virginia


5


364,449


367,429


 




Wisconsin


10


1,492,421


1,477,202


 




Wyoming


3


130,757


100,527


 




 
 
Total Number of Electoral College Votes won by Candidate A: _________
 
Total Number of Electoral College Votes won by Candidate B: _________
 
Total Popular Votes won by Candidate A: _________________________
 
Total Popular Votes won by Candidate B: _________________________
 
 
POL 115 Week 5 Political Parties, Political Participation, Campaigns and Elections Multimedia Presentation
Create a multimedia presentation of 10 to 12 content slides on political parties, political participation, and the American campaign and election process.  Address the following in your multimedia presentation:

  • Describe the purpose and functions of political parties in the United States and the various ways American citizens can participate in the campaign and election process.

  • What are the function and purpose of caucuses and primary elections in political campaigns, particularly in the presidential election process?

  • What role do national political party conventions play in the presidential election process?

  • Describe the presidential general election campaign and the important factors and events that influence it.

  • What role does the media (TV, radio, the Internet) play in modern political campaigns?

  • What is 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.
Note: A content slide does not include the presentation's title slide and any slide(s) containing references.
Format your references consistent with APA guidelines. Include any citations in the speaker notes.
Submit your presentation using the Assignment Files tab.

  • For Local Campus students, be prepared to deliver in-class a 10- to 12-minute oral presentation accompanied by your slides or multimedia enhancements.

  • For Online Campus students, provide detailed speaker notes for each content slide in the presentation file or in a separate Word document.


 
 
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