Unit 3 Learning Targets, Essential Questions, Vocabulary and Assessments

Essential Questions:

  • How would you describe the relationship between the three branches of government?
  • Is it important to have a bicameral Congress?
  • Should Congress have Implied Powers?
  • What does Executive Power mean to you?
  • What role should the legislature and Courts have in deciding Executive power?
  • What should be the role of the Federal Bureaucracy?
  • How is the Federal government to be restrained from growing too big or should it be restrained at all?
  • How can the federal courts function as impartial umpires between the federal government and the states when they themselves are part of the federal government?

Learning Target(s)

Students will be able to…

  • Evaluate the role of each branch of government.
  • Describe out how a bill becomes a law.
  • Evaluate implied and expressed powers.
  • Describe the role of our Federal Bureaucracy.
  • Figure out how landmark court decisions, affect minority rights, change laws and policies
  • Describe and evaluate the  powers and  limits of  judicial review.
  • Evaluate the reasoning for the separation of powers and checks and balances between our branches of government
  • Evaluate priorities of the Congress and the President
  • Determine the importance of the Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment.
  • Evaluate the meaning of the 10th Amendment.
  • Figure out implications of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798
  • Evaluate the Necessary and Proper Clause, General Welfare Clause, and the Interstate Commerce Clause