Week 4 (Due 9/19)

American Government Week 4

Basic American Government

Pg. 27-42

Answer Question

The Complete Idiot’s Guide

Ch. 13 & 15

Answer Questions

Read and contemplate Romans 13: 5-7


Basic American Government

  1. How is the president elected?


  1. What are some of the president’s unique powers?


  1. What are the duties of the Supreme Court?


  1. What does it mean that the United States government is “mixed”?



  1. What, in sum, is a republic?



  1. What apparent contradiction resides in the whole concept of representative government?  .


  1. According to Alexander Hamilton, are the state governments supposed to be superior to, equal to, or inferior to the general government in terms of their power?



  1. Why does Carson say that the phrase “State’s Rights” is a misnomer?


  1. According to Carson, what is the major difference between a federal and a confederate system of government?


Idiot’s Guide to the U.S. Government

  1. When the framers first debated about the chief executive office, what was their biggest fear?



  1. Who decides the President’s salary?



  1. Name the rolls of the President.



  1. What are the two competing views of how judges should decide the constitutionality of a law or act?



  1. What is the doctrine of implied powers?


  1. What is the doctrine of national supremacy?