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HIS 311 Fundamentals of Constitutional History

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Resource: Ch. 1, 2, & 3 of The American Democracy Scenario: Assume you are a visiting professor teaching about American democracy in a highly prestigious university in Innsbruck, Austria. In preparation for your first class, you must prepare notes. In writing your notes, consider that the individuals you are speaking to are slightly familiar with political American culture. Prepare 1–2 pages of notes addressing each of the following criteria: Refer to Table 1-1 of The American Democracy, and in 100 to 150 words, identify and explain America’s 3 core political ideals and the 3 rules of American politics. In 50 to 100 words, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and why the U.S. Constitution replaced it. In 100 to 150 words, explain what powers were granted to the federal government—enumerated powers and implied powers—in the U.S. Constitution, what powers were specifically denied to the federal government, and what powers were reserved to the states and the people. In 150 to 250 words, explain the 3 primary eras of federalism in United States history; for example, 1789–1865, an indestructible union; 1865–1937, dual federalism and laissez-faire capitalism; and 1937— present, federalism today. In explaining the last era, specifically address the following issues: Did President Franklin Roosevelt’s proposed court-stacking plan and the court’s subsequent decisions, which ―removed the constitutional barrier to increased federal authority‖, fundamentally alter the state and federal governmental relationship? Explain how President Ronald Reagan, in the 1980s, and a Republican Congress, in the mid-1990s, attempted to address this via the principle of devolution?

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HIS 311 Institutions and Civil Liberties

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Hot Off the Press Assume the role of a newspaper journalist reporting during the summer of 1968—shortly after Congress passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1968. You are tasked with writing an article that explains the history of the 1964 and 1968 acts. Write a 350- to 500-word article, addressing the following points: o Include a brief history of the civil rights movement during the 1940s – Truman Administration; the 1950s – Congress and the Eisenhower Administration; and the 1960s – Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, Congress, and Dr. Martin Luther King o Discuss the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968 o Explain the differences between the two acts

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HIS 311 Original Intent Behind the Freedom of Speech

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Describe the original intent of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to privacy, and criminals’rights.

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HIS 311 Competitive Success/snaptutorial.com  

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Resource: Ch. 1, 2, & 3 of The American Democracy Scenario: Assume you are a visiting professo...

HIS 311 Competitive Success/snaptutorial.com  

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Resource: Ch. 1, 2, & 3 of The American Democracy Scenario: Assume you are a visiting professo...

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