Unit III: State and Local Government

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Date Due Pages Key Concepts to Master
11/5 643-647
  • The requirements for becoming a state Governor
  • The roles and duties of a state Governor
  • The roles of other key state executive officers
  • The structure, jurisdiction, and responsibilities of the state courts
11/7 648-654
  • The regulatory relationship between states and businesses
  • The ways that states work to protect the environment
  • The methods used by states to protect the public through law enforcement
  • The ways that states provide for Education, Health and welfare
11/10 Current Event #4 is Due
11/12 663-668
  • The different types of local government that exist in the U.S.
  • The various forms of local government that are used, pay close attention, these are different from the types
11/14 677-682 One of the greatest challenges facing communities today is that of Urban Growth.  You need to identify the specific problems and issues that are arising because of urban growth and look at the ways that communities are trying to solve these problems.
11/18 458-462
  • What it means to belong to a political party, and the ways that parties are organized at the local, state, and national level
  • The major functions of political parties: recruiting candidates, educating the public, operating the government, etc.
11/20 464-470
  • The ways that parties use the primary system to select their candidates for upcoming elections
  • The ways that parties use the national convention as a way to select their presidential candidates
11/24 Current Event #5 is Due
12/3 481-484
  • The major ways that suffrage has been expanded in the United States since 1789, and the major obstacles that have been overcome over the course of this process
12/6 492-497 The many influences that affect the voting process, including: personal background, party loyalty, campaign issues, and propaganda
12/9 Unit III Test 

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Possible Essay Topics:

  • lThe ways that state govíts are structured and the regulatory powers they have

  • lThe types and forms of local govít and the types of issue theyíre likely to face

  • lThe roles and organization of major political parties, impact of 2 party system

  • lThe changes in voting in the U.S. & likely influences on voters in the U.S.

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