AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

identify and state the significance of only ten (10) of
the followings (27). [500 words 1 ½ pages not counting the inclusion of questions and spacing about 50 word each suggested]

Poverty Line Logrolling Judicial Review Overkill (nuclear superiority) Amtrak Bureaucratic iron triangle Federal Reserve System Containment Policy Poverty Line 9,11,2001 Medicare Treaty Deficit vs. Debt social security Gerrymandering Keynesian economics war powers act George Kennan progressive & regressive tax first & second Gulf war types of opinions 5 step policy process (counts as 2) amicus curiea Monroe Doctrine Brown vs. Board of Education 1954 Weberian Model class action suit

ESSAYS: Please answer only five (5) of the following [ points 500 words each, three pages note counting the inclusion of the question or spacing]
What are the different types of Government defined by the ancient Greeks and are their characteristics?
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What is the difference between civil rights and civil liberties? How have these evolved over time?
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What is the history of the major political parties in the United States?

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Describe three of the five major portions of the president’s job? Do you think that this job is “doable” in modern times: if yes how and if no how would you change it?

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How do the House of Representative and the US Senate differ and what powers does each have? How are differences resolved between them?

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What is Gerrymandering and how is it done? What impact does it have? Is it good or bad, how could it be changed?

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Describe the system of checks and balances between the legislative, executive, judicial branches. Is it effective?

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What is the basis or American law both historically and in basic laws and statues? How does federal state and local government interrelate in the federal system?

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Explain in detail how a bill becomes a law; include in your answer what happens when a piece of legislation goes to the president.

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Discuss the reasons for the creation of civil service laws. How were appointments made before this changed? Does the system have any problems? Name at least three (3) relatively recent reforms and describe how they work.

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How does the government try to influence the economy? What are the goals of both parties for the economy and what institutions try to affect the economy and how do they do it?
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What are some of the challenges facing Social Security and Medicare? How can we deal with these challenges?

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What is the difference between public corporations and government corporations?

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Discuss WWII and the cold war. Who were our allies and whom did we fight. How did we win these wars and what is the current challenge that we face?

EXTRA CREDIT OPTIONAL (5 POINTS P0SSIBLE)

Select one foreign policy problem that we face and propose a solution.

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Select one domestic problem that we face and propose a solution.

 

 

Sample Solution

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