A.P. Government and Politics
Summer 2013 Assignment
Useful web site: www.teachingamericanhistory.org/library/
Read the U.S. Constitution analytically and take notes.
Read the following Federalist Papers Essay # 51, # 10, #58, and #78 and take notes
Read the following Anti-Federalist # 14 essay
Cato # 3
Read the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution analytically and take notes.
Closely examine Amendment 14 (carefully read the second part)and Amendment 1
Review the process for How a Bill Becomes Law—Sketch out the process
Review the Electoral Vote Map for 2012 and take notes on the information
How does the Electoral College Work—take notes on the process
Some Supreme Court Cases to review: (read for big ideas) (take notes on the cases--big ideas)
Marbury v. Madison, McColloch v. Maryland, Gideon v. Wainwright, Brown v. Board of Education, Gitlow v. N.Y., Mapp v. Ohio
Read over the War Powers Act—be familiar with the contents—big ideas
A good resource is the Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics book.