need help with essay 3 of my pos2041 class quot we the people quot text book political science

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  • For this assignment, you are required to choose an essay topic (only one) by visiting the websites listed under the heading Chapter Options below.
  • Write one short essay (two or three paragraphs: minimum 9 sentences) on the article/topic you selected that includes the following:
    • explain why you decided to research that topic
    • how does it relate to the chapter(s) covered in this module
    • discuss whether you consider this site a good tool for learning about American politics.

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Chapter 9: Congress

Chapter 10: The Presidency

  • The War Powers Resolution was passed in 1973 to define and limit the president’s power during times of war. Read the full text of the resolution at this web-site: http://www.loc.gov/law/help/war-powers.php. You could also visit any of the links provided on related topics at the end of the resolution’s text. Watch – Optional Study Video
  • Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections provides Information on upcoming and past presidential elections. By visiting this site you can also experiment with the electoral college calculator to see how your state could affect the electoral outcome: http://www.uselectionatlas.org/
  • The first lady is an important resource for the president in his role as head of state. Read about current and past first ladies by visiting the following web-site: https://www.whitehouse.gov/about/first-ladies
  • Presidential attempts to increase executive power by influencing or diminishing the authority of other branches of government have been a source of political conflict during different administrations. To read about news on Congress, the White House and current political issues visit http://www.politico.com/.

Chapter 11: Bureaucracy

  • Project on Government Oversight is an independent, not-for-profit organization that seeks to make government more accountable by investigating corruption and misconduct. The group examines all types of government bureaucracies. Visit http://www.pogo.org/ to read the articles discussing some of the present issues under investigation.
  • The Department of Homeland Security was created after 9/11 to promote bureaucratic communication and domestic security. See what the department is doing to protect America from foreign threats by visiting: http://www.dhs.gov/topics

Chapter 12: The Federal Courts

  • The web-site for U.S. Supreme Court Media has a great search engine for finding information on landmark cases as Marbury v. Madison, Miranda v. Arizona, Roe v. Wade; and the most recent cases of Fisher v. The University of Texas, Shelby County v. Holder; and Hollingsworth v. Perry. To find information on any of these cases visit: http://www.oyez.org/
  • The U.S. court system consists of trial, appellate, and supreme courts. The U.S. Courts web-site provides a look at the different types of courts in the federal judiciary. To learn about the federal court system visit: http://www.uscourts.gov.
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