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POS 110 Week 1 Assignment - American Government Concepts Chapter 1 of the text lists several key concepts in American government. Among these are government, politics, policymaking system, public policy, democracy, majority rule, minority rights, representation, and political culture. • Resources: University Library, Library of Congress American Memory Web site, credible Internet sources • Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum] • Choose seven of the nine concepts listed above and use the University Library or a credible Internet source to locate an image or symbol that illustrates or represents each concept. A helpful place to start looking for images or symbols is the Library of Congress American Memory Website at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html. • You may not use the same image or symbol to represent more than one concept; you must have seven different images or symbols. • Include your images or symbols in a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation containing 6 to 8 slides. Include the following in your presentation: o Introductory slide o Conclusion slide o 4-6 image or symbol slides o Speaker notes o References in APA style in the speaker notes
• Explain why you chose each particular image or symbol and why you think it represents the respective concept. You may showcase more than one image or symbol on a slide. • Post your assignment as a Microsoft® PowerPoint® attachment.
POS 110 Week 1 Checkpoint 1 - Defining Democracy • Due Date: Day 3 [post to the Individual forum] • Define democracy and address the following in 200 to 300 words: What does American democracy mean to you as an individual? What are some of the criticisms of this style of government?
POS 110 Week 1 Checkpoint 2 - American Civic Values Resource: What Are American Civic Values? simulation • Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum] • Complete the What Are American Civic Values? Simulation located in Week One on the Materials tab of the student web page. This is Simulation 2. • Answer the questions on the Conclusion page of the simulation in 200 to 300 words.
POS 110 Week 2 Exercise - Amending the Constitution • Resource: You Are Proposing a Constitutional Amendment simulation • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] • Complete the You Are Proposing a Constitutional Amendment simulation located in Week Two on the Materials tab of the student web page and answer the multiple choice questions throughout the exercise. • Save a screenshot of your answers for all five questions. • Post your screenshots as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
POS 110 Week 3 Assignment - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Resources: Appendix C, Government in America, and MyPoliSciLab • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] • Consider the content in Ch. 4 and 5 of the text and select the chapter that interests you more. • Choose one main category in the chapter. Main categories in the text are denoted by bold red headers, for example, Freedom of Religion in Ch. 4. Under each main category in red, there are subcategories denoted by bold blue headers in the text. An example of a subcategory in Ch. 4 is The Establishment Clause. You must select one main category and then narrow your topic to only one subcategory. The subcategory subject matter serves as the basis for this assignment.
• Refer to Appendix C for further clarification on the categories and instructions for selecting a subcategory. • Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in APA format answering the following questions about the subcategory you choose: o Why did you choose this category within civil liberties or civil rights? Why did you choose the particular subcategory? o Describe a public policy designed to protect the civil liberty or civil right. Do you support or oppose this policy?
o Summarize a news or journal article that discusses your group or issue. This article must have been published within the last 10 years. o What did you learn from the article that is not included in the book (or vice versa)? o What strides have individuals or groups in your category made in the past 10 years? o How have federal court rulings in this area affected public policy? You may refer to the text and MyPoliSciLab for specific court cases. o Address only one of the following depending on your selected category: • Civil liberties: Currently, do we need more or less protection of this liberty in contemporary American society? Defend your answer. • Civil rights: Currently, do groups need more or less protection of this right in contemporary American society? Defend your answer. • Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
POS 110 Week 3 Checkpoint 1 - Bill of Rights CheckPoint: Bill of Rights • Resource: Government in America • Due Date: Day 2 [Individual forum] • Address the following questions after reading the Bill of Rights on pp. 636-637 of the text. o Which amendment is most important to you? o Which amendment is least important to you? o If you were suddenly arrested and tried for a crime (which you may or may not have committed) which amendment might be most important to you? • Answer in 200 to 300 words.
POS 110 Week 3 Checkpoint 2 - Equality in America CheckPoint: Equality in America
• Resource: Government in America • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] • Consider the phrases “A belief in equal rights has often led to the belief in equality of opportunity;” and “American society does not emphasize equal results or equal rewards;” on p. 141 of the text. • Explain these conceptions of equality in 200 to 300 words. Include examples from the text or current events to support your answer.
POS 110 Week 4 Checkpoint - Voting in America CheckPoint: Voting in America • Resource: Ch. 6 & 9 of Government in America • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] • Consider the costs and benefits of voting in American elections. Then, support or refute the following statement in 200 to 300 words: Voting does not matter in American elections.
POS 110 Week 5 Assignment - Get to Know Your Member of Congress • Resource: Get Connected: The Organization of Congress on p. 373 of Government in America • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] • Follow the instructions in the text closely and use the Web sites provided to search for committee jurisdiction and to find your representative. • Address the following, along with the three bulleted questions at the bottom of p. 373: o Who is your representative? o How long has he or she served in the House of Representatives? o Did your representative hold public office before he or she was elected to the House? You may need to consult the biography on his or her Web site to find this information. • Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format describing the characteristics of your congressional district, your guess about the committee on which your member serves, and his or her actual committee assignment. • Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
POS 110 Week 5 Checkpoint 1 Congressional Organization CheckPoint: Congressional Organization • Resources: Appendix D, MyPoliSciLab, and Government in America • Due Date: Day 2 [Individual forum] • Complete the congressional organization chart in Appendix D.
• Post the completed Appendix D as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
POS 110 Week 5 Checkpoint 2 - You are a Member of Congress • Resource: You Are a Member of Congress simulation • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] • Complete the You Are a Member of Congress simulation located in Week Five on the Materials tab of the student web page and record your score. • Complete the questions found at the conclusion of the simulation (these are the three bullets located on the conclusion page). Limit your response to 100 words for each question. • Post your score and responses.
POS 110 Week 7 Assignment - Bureaucracy and You This assignment is based on your 1-day journal exercise. • Resources: Credible Internet sources, University Library, and MyPoliSciLab • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] • Research at least five ways in which the federal bureaucracy regulates your life. These examples should be based on your journal entry. Which regulated activities surprised you the most? Which surprised you the least? Why? • Reflect on the activity with which you were most surprised. Research the agency charged with regulating that activity. If you were most surprised by the Food and Drug Administration’s role in your daily life, for example, search for information on that particular agency by going to the agency Web site, the University Library, or MyPoliSciLab. Then, address the following: o When and why was this agency formed? Was it in response to a national event or some sort of emergency? o What is this agency’s main job? Has it implemented any new rules recently? o Has this agency been in the news recently? o Discuss two facts about this agency that you find most interesting. • Incorporate your answers into a 1,050- to 1,400–word paper in APA format. • Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
POS 110 Week 7 Checkpoint - Bureaucratic Reform Resource: Bureaucratic Reform video roundtable • Due Date: Day 2 [Individual forum] • Watch the Bureaucratic Reform video roundtable located in Week Seven on the Materials tab of the student web page and then address the following in 200 to 300 words:
o What does the term red tape mean, and how does it relate to the federal bureaucracy? o To what extent is Congress to blame for bureaucratic red tape? o What are some of the benefits of the federal bureaucracy? o What are some of the drawbacks to the current bureaucratic system?
POS 110 Week 7 Exercise - One-Day Journal • Resource: pp. 443-445 of Government in America • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] • Consider all the ways in which the federal (and state) bureaucracy affects your daily life. • Record your daily activities in a journal and note all the ways in which you are impacted by bureaucratic regulation. You will use this 1-day journal for help with the subsequent assignment. • Post this exercise as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
POS 110 Week 8 Checkpoint - Federal Court Structure Resource: Ch. 14 of Government in America • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] • Consider the following scenario: You are a criminal defense attorney, and your client has just been found guilty by a U.S. district court in Illinois. • Address the following in 200 to 300 words: o What are your options for appeal? Describe the appeals process all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. What is the likelihood that your case will end up there? o Who are the Supreme Court justices and chief justice who may or may not decide to hear your case?
POS 110 Week 9 Capstone Checkpoint Capstone CheckPoint • Resources: Government in America and Appendix A • Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum] • Address the following in 200 to 300 words: o After learning about American government in this course, what is your opinion of the American political system? o What are the system’s greatest strengths and weaknesses? o If you could change one fundamental element of American democracy, what would it be? Why?
POS 110 Week 9 Final Project - Democracy In America
Throughout this course you have considered the effects of political linkage mechanisms and institutions on American democracy. The final project consists of a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper in APA format evaluating the state of American democracy today. Appendix A provides in-depth suggestions for each chapter. • Resources: Appendix A, MyPoliSciLab, Government in America, University Library, and credible Internet sources • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] • Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the current democratic system for each assigned chapter in the text. It may help to keep a tally from each chapter of the pros and cons of the existing system. In the chapter on the presidency, for example, you must determine the most and least important presidential power. Appendix A provides in-depth suggestions for each chapter. • Provide a rationale for every suggestion you make to improve the current democratic system. You may use the text, MyPoliSciLab, the University Library, or credible Internet sources to support your suggestions. • Include any sources, including those from MyPoliSciLab, on the reference page of your paper. • Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.