Reference: https://openstax.org/books/american-government/pages/1-introduction Answer each question as completely as possible. Be sure to proofread your work carefully for correct spelling, grammar, and usage. Creative thinking and your own wording are important aspects of an effective answer. Do not merely copy sentences or paragraphs from the readings. However, you should use ideas from the readings if they support your answer. When you do, be sure to acknowledge the source of the quotation or paraphrase. 1. In order for a court to hear a case, it must have jurisdiction. What is jurisdiction? Distinguish between original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction. 2. How does a case come to be heard by the Supreme Court? Describe how cases are selected. 3. After a case has been decided, the Court issues its ruling. Distinguish between the terms decision and opinion. Then, define the following terms: majority opinion, concurring opinion, dissenting opinion. Who writes the opinions? 4. Briefly describe U.S. district courts and U.S. courts of appeals and discuss the importance of state courts. 5. Justices are nominated to the federal court system by the president and confirmed (or rejected) by the Senate. What considerations go into a president’s choice of Supreme Court nominees? 6. Besides the Constitution, consider the statutory and administrative influences on the Court and its decisions. How does the Court shape public policy? 7. Distinguish between criminal law and civil law cases. Give examples. 8. Marbury v. Madison (1803) is the case most closely associated with judicial review. Define judicial review. What impact can that power have on the other two branches of government in particular and on American society in general? Is the power specified in the Constitution? 9. Judicial restraint and judicial activism are the terms that describe the degree to which justices defer to precedent and elected officials. Define these two terms. Which practice considers the Constitution a living document or a static document, and why? 10. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) produced a landmark decision that dramatically changed American society. Using this case or another landmark case as an example, discuss how Supreme Court decisions can affect everyday American life.
1).Find one news article, from July (as new as possible) relating to current foreign policy/foreign relations and the involvement of the United States. 2).Provide the link to your news article and explain what the article is about. Explain why this topic or event is important. 3).Who are the nations and leaders involved? What is the involvement of U.S. leaders, and what are they stating? 4).Generally, what is your personal view on the role of the United States in the world? What has influenced your perspective? 5).Provide any additional helpful links (on the history/background of this issue, for instance). Feel free to discuss historical and current allies of the United States and related political ideologies of the relevant world leaders.
*****INSTRUCTIONS: THIS IS A DISCUSSION POST*****
Select an issue that’s important in America today and choose an interest group that has taken on that issue. What tactics and methods do they use to influence policy?
Make sure to include a news article from the last eight weeks of this group in action. Do not get sidetracked in discussions about the issue they support. Stay focused on their tactics and methods. Be sure to apply concepts from the textbook and/or weekly content.
I am required to expand on the existing manuscriipt by adding a couple of new chapters. I have an outline of the new chapters prepared and identified some source materials, too. The new chapters are expected to provide context for the existing chapters which are focused on the state and religion relations in Japan. The new chapter should provide examples of other regions of the world so that it provides context for the argument specific to Japan. So, I would like to find a writer with expertise in political science and state-and-church/religion relations. In terms of the quality of the writing, it should be publishable in the academic community, including in the form of an academic book. I could share the content of the existing chapters and the outline of the new chapters. Do you think some of your writers could handle this project?
For this assignment, you will write a 5-6 page term paper, MLA or APA style. You are to answer the following three questions and explain the open-source investigative processes you used to answer them:
1. What industries are Iranian investors interested in within South America?
2. What differences are there in headline news within Russia’s RT websites in Russian, English, and Spanish? (Make sure you compare on the same day)
3. What does Chinese media say about the United States’ gun policies?
Learning Goal: I’m working on a political science multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
For our small groups class DISCUSSION, you will post based on the prompt below, then you will read two other students posts on TOPICS DIFFERENT from yours and post with MEANINGFUL responses. This will help us discover the interests of our course community.
Choose any of the following topics to find Factual articles/webpages and submit your post based on the following guidelines:
Genocide of Indigenous People This is continuing today in the United States and across the world!
Black people stolen from Africa and enslavedSlavery is still happening on may different levels, from directly like what’s happening to harvest Cacoa, Cashews, Coltan, Gold, Diamonds, etc., to the less obvious enslavement like what you learned in the propaganda of stuff
SegregationGerrymandering or Lack of access. BIPOC are still regularly stopped by police for not being in the “right place”. Voter ID laws.
Redlining of neighborhoods to perpetuate segregation under false pretenseIf we look at the where Disease Clusters are most proponent, we see a clear divide that still exists today though Redlining was outlawed through Fair Housing Act of 1968. If you are interested, check out the Health Disparities across the U.S. map. (Links to an external site.)
Prohibition of illicit drugsAlthough rates of drug use and sales are similar across racial and ethnic lines, Black and Latino people are far more likely to be criminalized than white people, due to the War on Drugs leading to mass incarceration.
Racial Profiling, illegal search and seizure and prison sentences of Black and Latino peopleIt occurs every day, in cities and towns across the country, when law enforcement and private security target people of color for humiliating and often frightening detentions, interrogations, and searches without evidence of criminal activity and based on perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion.
Disproportionate access to healthcare, food and green spaceBIPOC have lower wages and/or jobs that don’t offer healthcare, live is Food Deserts, and their cities lack trees and green spaces limiting access to nature and shade
Disproportionate death rates during CoViD-19 of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)The numbers are alarming! What are the reasons for a higher likelihood of death from CoViD-19 based on the color of skin? It is outrageous!
I know. Every single one of the above topics are maddening and you want to address all of them! For this assignment, focus on one. For life, address them all!! First Post: Due July 22nd
Read your chosen article/webpage, Copy the prompts, Respond in a different font, then post in the Reply window for the following:
TOPIC (1pt) Title (1pt) & Date (1pt):
Is the title sensationalized (i.e. an attention grabber) or straight to the point (i.e. honest)? (1pt)
How can you tell if this material is Factual versus Misinformation/Conspiracy/Opinion based? Site evidence.(2pt)
Is the article supported by Data? Yes/No and in what way. Explain (2pts)?
Why do YOU find this particular topic interesting? (no right or wrong reason(s))(2pts)
Summarize the article/webpage in 150 or more of your own words (5pts):
Include the Link or if it’s on paper, post a picture of the article so we can read it (2pt).
And most important: SUGGEST A MEANINGFUL SOLUTION of at least 50 words. (5pts). We simply can’t go on like this. Please be very thoughtful and realistic. Don’t just say make a law.
Learning Goal: I’m working on a political science writing question and need a sample draft to help me learn.
Length: 2 double-spaced pages, Times New Roman 12 pt font.
Please watch one of the films listed below
Provide a 1 paragraph summary of the story, then answer 2 questions:
1. What are the major international relations concepts addressed in this story and how does the story address them? (Give 2 or more concepts from class.)
2. How has understanding international relations impacted the way you understand the story?
You may find that the story is told from a specific theoretical perspective (realist, liberal, feminist, constructivist, structuralist). You may also find that you agree or disagree with the presentation of the concepts in the story based on which theory you agree with most.
Don’t worry about citations or bibliographies. This is a free-form assignment that requires only your initial reaction to the film based on what we learned in this class.
10 points total
Completion: Does the assignment include 2 pages with a plot summary and the personal reaction?
Concepts: Does the assignment include 2 or more concepts from class and detail about how the film addresses those concepts?
Pick one film
Life and Debt
Eye in the Sky
The Killing Fields
Grave of the Fireflies
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Hunt for Red October
Da 5 Bloods
A Private War
Also, most of the Marvel Superhero films, as they have interesting points about international governance and security threats!
Learning Goal: I’m working on a political science writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
You are two answer two essay questions with a total of at least four pages, two for each answer.
This essay is 15% of your final grade. When in doubt, remember that it is probing your knowledge of the course material – use class notes as a guide and cite reading materials to show your understanding of the material. Outside materials are acceptable but not required.
Answers must be double-spaced with 12 point Times New Roman or 11 point Calibri.
When you use a quote or reference material from a source, use in-text citation [example: (Ginsberg et al., 110)]. DO NO USE QUOTES LONGER THAN ONE LINE OF TYPED TEXT. Instead, paraphrase in your own words.
Treat these as two separate essay answers. Answer the underlined question. The questions and clarifications following those underlined questions are intended to help you formulate and organize your answer.
Questions: ANSWER 2, one from each category.
QUESTION A: Choose One
The separation of powers and federalism are two key features of the Constitution. Discuss why many framers of the Constitution might have wanted to include these institutional arrangements and how the the various levels of government interact today. In your answer, be sure to define what is meant by the separation of powers and federalism and to describe how each functions in the American political system.
The First Amendment protects religious freedoms in two different ways. What are the free exercise clause and the establishment clause, how do they differ from each other, and how have the courts tried to balance the right to practice religion versus the right not to have religion imposed? Describe some recent controversies surrounding the maintenance of a “wall of separation” between church and state and how they have been addressed by the Supreme Court. What are some recent controversies involving the free exercise of religion, and how have they been addressed by the Supreme Court?
QUESTION B: Choose One
Discuss why the rights of the accused are so essential to due process of law. Describe some of the rights of the accused found in the Bill of Rights. Specifically, discuss the exclusionary rule, Miranda rights, and double jeopardy. In your answer, be sure to define each term as well as identify its support in the Constitution and in Supreme Court cases.
Democratic systems typically assume that elected representatives should implement the policies favored by the people. What are the most common influences on public opinion, and what effect does it have, if any, on political leaders? Are there instances where public opinion and public policy do not align? In your answer, be sure to discuss evidence from government action and public opinion on specific issues.
Part I: Federalist No. 10 James Madison writes, in Federalist #10, “The federal Constitution forms a happy combination in this respect; the great and aggregate interests being referred to the national, the local and particular to the State legislatures.” Here, he is describing what would become the arrangement of governance in our nation, under the U.S. Constitution, in which power is divided between the national government and the state governments: Federalism. For part one of your paper, read Federalist #10 (pg. A-27 through A-31 of your textbook, in the back of the book or at the link below) and explain what federalism is. Then, explain what Madison is saying about federalism–in your own words. Next, address: What is a “faction?” How does the existence of factions relate to liberty? What are the differences between a democracy and a republic, as forms of government? What does Madison assert on each of these? Finally, after reading his points, what do you see as the advantages of 1) federalism, 2) our written U.S. Constitution, and 3) our republican form of government in the U.S.? https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed10.asp Part II: Topic of Your Choice For part two of your paper, choose an item from your textbook. Explain why you chose the topic. Now relate this to your life, current events, or one specific government decision. If your topic is historical, research and explain its origins as well as current relevance. If your topic is controversial, research and discuss both sides. Include facts, your opinion with respect to this topic, and your reasoning. *Use and cite at least two outside sources, other than your textbook. Facts from your sources and statistics are good to include. Quotes from those with experience in the matter are good to include as well. (You may interview someone for your paper, if you like; simply properly quote and cite the interview.) Have fun with it! Remember: Be clear and follow the length requirements for both parts of this paper– part one and part two are both required– (total length of at least 1200 words). Also, your paper should not be lists of answers to my questions. Please assure that your paper is structured as an original, cohesive paper. Be sure to cite your work (including the required Works Cited page and in-text citations). My textbook is: BY THE PEOPLE Fourth edition Author:James A. Morone and Rogan Kersh
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 7, 8
APA style manual
Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU
How to Search for Articles – the Everything Tab
Social Movements are only as important as the person leading them. The person(s) leading a social movement must have charisma and be able to captivate an audience. Political scientists and historians are taught to analyze body language, especially during debates and speeches.
For this assignment, you will watch Dr Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream (Links to an external site.) speech and a speech by Alicia Garza of the Black Lives Matter movement (Links to an external site.) and answer questions listed below. Pay special attention to the following aspects in the two speeches.
Importance of body language while delivering the speech.
Gestures, cadence and delivery style.
Answer the following
Provide a summary of the two speeches.
Compare Dr. King’s leadership, charisma, power and passion to capture his audience to Alicia Garza’s speech. What are the similarities, if any? What are the differences, if any?
How does the location of the speeches support their messaging? Dr. King’s speech was held in a church and at the Lincoln Memorial, whereas today we have social networking and more avenues to relay messages. Does messaging make a difference?
Describe how the audience in Dr. King’s speeches relate to the Alicia Garza’s audience. Do you see a similarity or differences in the speeches and in the audience?
Paper Requirements (APA format)
Length: 2-3 pages of substantive content
12 pt font
Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style
References page (a minimum of 2 outside scholarly sources plus the textbook and/or the weekly lesson for each course outcome) .
Title and introduction pages are present.