Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bill of Rights Scen

  1. Mrs. Jones hears a knock at the door. She opens the door and finds 3 police officers asking if they can come into her home to talk about neighborhood safety. She is very friendly and so she says yes. While sitting in the living room one of the officers sees a bomb under the sofa and gets up to get it. Mrs. Jones is immediately arrested. Amendment 4
  2. Sam Davis is planning a public meeting in front of the town library to protest against a new city tax for playgrounds. He has filed all of his permits and the city has said that he can have his meeting. The night before the meeting, however, the mayor finds out that Sam was arrested 2 years ago in another town for starting a riot. On the day of the meeting, police show up to prevent the meeting and Sam is not allowed to hold his meeting. Amendment 1
  3. Gina DeLong has lived in her home for 26 years. During that time the city has tripled in population, traffic is a mess, and there just are not enough roads. Tuesday morning the sheriff came to her house and told her that she had to move because a new road was going to be built right through her house. When she complains that she has lived there for so long and doesn't want to move, she is told, "Too bad, you have 30 days to get out." 
  4. Kennedy Elementary School is a normal school, so it surprised everyone when the principal, Mrs. Salinas, decided that all students could have extra holidays from school for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Most of the students were happy, but some parents were mad because they didn't have baby-sitters.  Amendment 1
  5. Hans Schlemming was new to this country. In Germany he was an auto mechanic. On Saturday night he was coming out of a store and the police arrested him for stealing. He said he didn't do anything, but the police were convinced that they had the right person. When he told them that he wanted a lawyer, one of the policemen said, "You don't need a lawyer, you guilty pig. You and your German friends killed my grandfather during the war. I know that you're guilty. We're locking you up and throwing away the key."


1. I learned more about the three branches and what they do.
2. The survey about the Republicans and Democracy which tested what party you are affiliated with. The answer I got at the end was true.
3. I do not agree with completing blogs! It is not helping me learn anything. It is there just to exist.
4. It gives me more information about our government which I need to know if I want to be politically involved.
5. Government class is good and easy enough.

Principle Lay

1. I am kind of in the middle about this situation. I think you should be able to practice Christainity in public schools however I am also against it because Christainity is not our nations official religions. We do not have one. Therefore people shouldnt have to learn about Christainity in a public school if its not their religion.
2. Teaching Christainity in school is bad because its disrespectful to those of another religion and there are different interpretations about the actual story of Jesus. Teaching Christainity should be aloud because if everyone is a Christain then it would bring them closer like a family.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

 1. The second World War changed America in every way. It cast Americans as defenders of liberty worldwide.
2. There's tension between national security, national identity, free speech, individual rights.
3. The Supreme Court takes awhile to make a final decision.
     World War II was to fight for civil right and civil liberties. People felt like they fought for freedom over there but didn't have freedom at home. The U.S was more democratic. 
     Freedom of speech because you can't say absolutely anything you want. You can't go around causing a riot or anything like that.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Branches of Government

This political cartoon shows the three branches of government. It shows how they have separation of powers and blame each other for things. But they use checks and balances meaning one can't do somethings without the say so of the others.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

6 Principles of Government

This shows Separation of Powers. The three powers of government have their own separate powers from each other.

This picture shows Federalism. It's showing the difference between federal and state. State and national laws may vary depending on that state. Federal laws don't change and is the same for all states.