Absence/Make Up

Assignments will be posted only on days when any student is absent.  If nobody is absent, no assignment will appear for that day.
IF YOU ARE ABSENT, SEARCH BELOW FOR THE DATE OF YOUR ABSENCE AND THE CORRESPONDING MAKE UP ASSIGNMENT.
Be sure to submit your make up work within TEN days of returning from your absence.
 

Third Quarter 

3/26/2012
Answer the questions in slide #2 of the Foreign Policy powerpoint and watch the two video clips as well.

3/15/2012
Explain how the process for passing a budget works AND explain why no budget has been passed since George W. Bush was in office.

3/6/2012
Copy the slides 6-12 from the Interest Groups powerpoint into your notebook and show it to Mr. McCue.

3/5/2012
Copy the first 5 slides from the Interest Groups powerpoint into your notebook and show it to Mr. McCue.

3/2/2012
Take the Ch. 14 Vocab quiz and pass in your "Stealth Lobbyists" evaluation.

3/1/2012
We reaserched our Interest Groups in the computer lab.  No makeup necessary.

2/28/2012
Turning in your Interest Group research will count as make up.  Today was a research period.

2/15/2012
Turning in your poll anaysis Excel data sheet and the written analysis will suffice for make up today.

2/10/2012
Just make up the quiz & pick up your 20 polling sheets.  That's it.  We were highly sidetracked today.

2/8/2012
We made up poll questions as a class.  No need to make up.

2/7/2012
Copy the notes from the powerpoint Demographics & Political Socialization.  Show to Mr. McCue

1/31/2012  

Explain how 527s & SuperPACs operate around the campaign finance laws & the FEC.

1/27/2012  
Explain the importance of the following:  Federal Election Campaign Acts of 1971 & 1974, Buckley v. Valeo (1976), and Citizens United v. FEC (2010).  Also, define 527s & SuperPACs.

1/26/2012  
Explain what happens at a Party Convention.


Second Quarter 

1/10/2012  
Explain whether you think voting for a third party candidate is "throwing your vote away" or a vote that counts (because you voted for who you wanted).

1/5/2012  
Take the Ch. 11 Vocab quiz.  See the PowerPoint "Rise Decline Parties" and copy the notes.

1/3/2012  
See the article about the Iowa caucus.  Read both.  (1) Summarize how the Republican caucus works (2) Copy the notes from the Powerpoint "History of the American Electorate"

12/20/2011
Copy the notes for the presentation Bureaucracies & Agencies & show them to Mr. McCue.

12/16/2011
Find a story about the confirmation hearings of a recent Supreme Court nominee and explain how the process worked and what the Senators focused on.  Please include your source.

12/15/2011
Copy the notes for the presentation Selecting Judges & show them to Mr. McCue.

12/9/2011
Explain how the Succession Act(s) and the 25th Amendment affect the process of replacing the president permanently and/or temporarily.

11/29/
2011
 

(1) Write an essay that explains how the electoral college works and (2) identify the four Amendments that affect the Presidency and explain each.

11/14/2011  
Write a biography about state Rep. Ted Speliotis and also include some issues he has fought for.  Also include at least two inquisitive questions you would have asked him if you were in class today.

First Quarter 

10/25/2011  
Pick up the essay Terrorism And The Limits Of The Law.  Read and summarize the main arguments for EACH side of "the ticking time bomb."  Explain your stance on the "ticking time bomb" theory.  Then answer What are the implications of the author's argument for the war on terror?


10/24/2011  
We watched Meet The Press, so your weekly summary will suffice for Make Up.

10/14/2011  
Provide a synopsis of the Constitutional issues & decisions in the following cases: Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network

10/13/2011  
Provide a synopsis of the Constitutional issues & decisions in the following cases: Abington v. Schempp, Lemon v. Kurtzman, and Tinker v. Des Moines.

10/12/2011  
Watch Meet The Press (10-9-11 episode) and pass in your reflection.

10/11/2011  
Provide a synopsis of the Constitutional issues & decisions inthe following cases: Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and Schenck v. United States.

10/7/2011  
Look at the Assignment Sheet for today's Civil Liberties debate.  Choose either side of the argument and submit to Mr. McCue a write-up as if this case were assigned to you.

9/30/2011  
See Mr. McCue for the handout of the five questions on Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.  Turn in to Mr. McCue upon completion.

9/29/2011  
See Mr. McCue to pick up the
article Border War (2006). (A) Summarize the article. (B) List & analyze the civil rights issues pertaining to this story.  (C) State your opinion.  Be rational in explaining your stance.  

9/26/2011  
Sit down with Mr. McCue to review the remainder of the Taxes presentation we began in class last Friday.

9/16/2011  
Make up the Unit 1 Test

9/15/2011  
In essay form: (1) Explain why informal methods have been used more often to Amend the Constitution.  (2) Explain how the Electoral College system works and why the Founders created such a system.

8/30/2011  
See Mr. McCue to pick up and review the following documents: Unit 1 Planner, Unit 1 Assignment Sheet, Meet The Press Assignment, & Student Info Form.

Reminder:
All absent work must be made up within TEN days upon your return. 
 
Homework due on a day you are absent is due to Mr. McCue immediately upon your return to school.
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