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POL 215 Entire Course

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POL 215 Multiple Governments and Intergovernmental Relationships POL 215 Constitution and Systems of the State POL 215 State Research – Elements that Influence State Government POL 215 Government Comparisons Matrix POL 215 Local Government Issues Presentation POL 215 Foundations of the U.S. Federal Government Worksheet POL 215 Roles Within the State Matrix POL 215 Week 1 DQs POL 215 Week 2 DQs POL 215 Week 4 DQs POL 215 Week 5 DQs

POL 215 Roles Within the State Matrix


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Roles Within the State Matrix Collaborate with your Learning Team members to select a state and complete the University of Phoenix Material: Roles Within the State Matrix. Note. Remember that the state you choose will be used for upcoming assignments and should not be changed *******************************************************

POL 215 State Research – Elements that Influence State Government

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State Government For this assignment, choose from the following options: Option 1: Interest Group News Piece Option 2: Web Encyclopedia


Option 3: Legislative Aide Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: State Research – Elements that Influence State Government located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment. *******************************************************

POL 215 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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POL 215 Week 1 DQs

Week 1 DQ 1 Identify all of your state’s delegates (senators and representatives) to congress by name and party affiliation. Do you feel that the overall party affiliation of your delegates reflects the feelings of people in your state accurately? Why or why not?

Week 1 DQ 2 Federalism can be defined as the distribution of power between a central government and constituent units—in the case of the United States, between the federal government and the state governments. Do you think the current balance of power between these entities is


appropriately balanced, or imbalanced in one way or the other? Explain why you think so, and, if you think they are imbalanced, in which direction you think they are imbalanced. *******************************************************

POL 215 Week 1 Foundations of the U.S. Federal Government Worksheet (2 Set)

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POL 215 Week 1 Foundations of the U.S. Federal Government Worksheet Complete the Foundations of the U.S. Federal Government Worksheet. Submit your worksheet to the Assignment Files tab. Foundations of the U.S. Federal Government Worksheet


Part A: Complete the following chart by identifying the three branches of government and their entities. Part B – Short Answer Respond to each question in 75 to 100 words.

1. What are some of the historical events that shaped the formation of the U.S. federal government? Select one event you think had a major effect on the federal government. How does this event affect U.S. citizens today? 2. Who were some of the early philosophical contributors to U.S. government? How did their ideas help shape the current government of the United States?

3. What is the main function of the legislative branch? What role does the executive branch play in the formation of laws? Summarize how these two branches work together.

4. What is the role of the judicial branch? Who elects members of this branch? Briefly describe the judicial process.

5. Define federalism. How does federalism affect your day-to-day life? Consider these areas: transportation, education, technology, or the environment, for example.

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POL 215 Week 2 Constitution and Systems of the State (2 Papers)

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POL 215 Week 2 Constitution and Systems of the State Locate your state’s constitution and examine the major elements and articles of the constitution. Review its contents and functions. Search for information about the branches of government and the funding sources for your state government. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the following:

 How are the main components of government set up by your state’s constitution?

 Which branch of your state government seems the most powerful, on paper? What evidence do you use for your choice?


 Does the state constitution contain a Bill of Rights? If so, what appears to be the most important feature? Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

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POL 215 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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POL 215 Week 2 DQs Week 2 DQ 1

Briefly describe the structure of the judicial system and court system of your state or another state of your choosing. With which, if any, of the levels of the state’s judicial system do you have experience? Are you satisfied that they are mostly just? Why do you think so?

WEEK 2 DQ 2


If there were a conflict between some state’s constitution and the U.S. Constitution, should the U.S. Constitution always take precedence? Why or why not?

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POL 215 Week 3 Elections and Voter Turnout

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Use the Elections and Voter Turnout Worksheet to complete your analysis about the election and voter turnout in your state’s last gubernatorial election. Submit your worksheet to the Assignment Files tab. Elections and Voter Turnout Worksheet

Answer each question below in 50 to 75 words.

1. Who were the candidates for governor in your state (or state of choice) during the last election? Identify their political party affiliation. Who won the election?


2. What were the gubernatorial candidates’ platforms?

3. What was the state voter turnout in this election?

4. What are three ways to improve voter turnout in the future?

5. What are three ways that citizens can get involved in politics in your state (or state of choice)? *******************************************************

POL 215 Week 3 Interest Groups and State Government Presentation (2 PPT)

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Consider this scenario: You are working as an aide for a representative in your state legislature, and he or she has asked you for a summary of information on a particular interest group. Use the following instructions to prepare your 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® or Prezi presentation to the representative: Identify and provide a description of one interest group. Discuss its connection or relationship to each of the two major political parties in your state. Analyze the interest group’s relationship with the two major political parties by addressing these questions:

 How does the group influence the state government?  What techniques does the group use?  How important is the interest group to your representative? Summarize the information you found regarding this interest group and provide a recommendation to the representative for responding to the issue with which the interest group is most concerned. Include speaker notes.

 For Local Campus, deliver a 10- to 15-minute oral presentation accompanied by your slides or multimedia.

 For Online Campus, provide detailed speaker notes in the presentation file or in a separate document. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

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POL 215 Week 4 DQ 1 and DQ 2


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POL 215 Week 4 DQs Week 4 DQ 1

National events often affect state and local governments, especially in budgeting. How have national events affected your local government? Have your local officials handled these challenges well or poorly? Why do you think so?

Week 4 DQ 2 How has the candidacy of Michelle Bachman who I believe is from your state impacted Minnesota on a state and local basis if at all?

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POL 215 Week 4 Local Government Issues Presentation


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POL 215 Week 4 DQs Week 4 DQ 1

National events often affect state and local governments, especially in budgeting. How have national events affected your local government? Have your local officials handled these challenges well or poorly? Why do you think so?

Week 4 DQ 2 How has the candidacy of Michelle Bachman who I believe is from your state impacted Minnesota on a state and local basis if at all? Rural, Suburban, and Urban Issues Worksheet completed in Week Three Select a local government within your chosen state to analyze. You may select either an urban, suburban, or rural government to review. Prepare a presentation addressing the following: Describe which area you chose: urban, suburban, or rural. Describe the local form of government and identify the major elected officials of your selected area. Identify the major public policy issues, current events, and challenges this government faces and analyze one in depth.


Discuss how the state government is addressing the issue you selected Provide at least two potential, realistic solutions to the public policy issues, current events, and challenges this government faces. Include speaker notes to provide more indepth information. Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines. Present your Local Government Issues Presentation to the class. For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.  For Online and Directed Study students.

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POL 215 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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POL 215 Week 5 DQs Week 5 DQ 1

Using Hurricane Katrina as an example of intergovernmental relations, what are some advantages and disadvantages of local, state, and federal governments working together? How efficiently did


the various levels of government work during Hurricane Katrina? What could have been done differently?

WEEK 5 DQ 2 Select a current issue in your local community in which the local, state, and federal governments are involved. What are some benefits of this collaboration? What are some drawbacks?

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POL 215 Week 5 Government Comparisons Matrix

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Government Comparisons Matrix Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Government Comparisons Matrix located on the student website. Format your responses consistent with APA guidelines.

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POL 215 Week 5 Multiple Governments and Intergovernmental Relationships (2 Papers)

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POL 215 Week 5 Multiple Governments and Intergovernmental Relationships Read the ―Hydrofracking‖ article on this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings page. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper based on the Hydrofracking article. Include the following points in your paper:

 Describe the ways in which different levels of government interrelate. What solution are the different governments trying to achieve?

 Identify the advantages and disadvantages in the ways that the governments involved work together.

 Provide a possible solution to the current way of hydrofracking that would be better by having different levels of government work


together. Include ways in which communication between the governments might be improved.

 Identify a way for local and state governments to both stimulate their economies while being respectful of the environment.

 Provide an example of a current issue near your home that involves multiple governments and the ways in which they do or do not work together effectively. Examples could include environmental, educational, or technological issues. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Submit your paper to the Assignment Files tab.

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