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      GUIDE TO BLUE BOOK TO BE WRITTEN IN DARK INK DURING CLASS

      SECOND WEEK—BRING BLANK, UNTORN BLUE BOOK--25 POINTS

                                                                                               

                                                          WITH LINKS (H)

 

 

FEDERALISM / FEDERAL FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES = two governments--national and state--sharing power and/or competing for power.

 

 

LEVEL A—NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

(North America / North Amer. plus / North Amer. with USA cities / USA 50 states / USA with 5 territories/

 post offices in California / post offices in LAHC area + locator   / post offices & other community names )   

 

 

LEVEL B—STATE GOVERNMENT

(50 states + D.C. / name the  states / find your ZIP+4 for your federal and state elected officials /

 Click for California local, state and federal elected officials /  North vs South / 13 original colonies)

 

                                                LOCAL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT CREATED BY STATE GOVERNMENT

 

                                                                LEVEL C—COUNTY GOVERNMENT

    (California  Counties map - list - search / L.A. County map/ Click for CA local, state and federal elected officials

     Los Angeles County Supervisor Districts in five colors with L.A. Unified School District red boundaries)

                                                              

    LEVEL D—CITY GOVERNMENT

    (California cities and counties / L.A. County cities map - lists / Click for California local, state and federal elected officials

                                                                Los Angeles City’s fifteen Council Districts in color with L.A. Unified School District red boundaries)

 

                                                                LEVEL E—SPECIAL DISTRICT GOVERNMENT

                                                               (CA school districts by county / CA. Community Colleges and Districts / other California special districts /

   Los Angeles Unified School District with its election districts / Click for CA local, state and federal elected officials)

 

SEPARATION OF POWERS/CHECKS AND BALANCES IN THE UNITED STATES = three parts of a government--legislature, executive, and judiciary--sharing power and/or competing for power.

 

BRANCH X—LEGISLATURE--sends bills to the executive so they can become laws

                                                            (Type  a  Los Angeles City address for your city, county state, federal legislators)                                                 

 

BRANCH Y—EXECUTIVE--carries out (applies, administers, executes) the laws

                                                            (Federal executive officials / California elected executive and other elected officials)

 

BRANCH Z—JUDICIARY—interprets how the laws apply in individual cases

                                                            (Federal courts / California state and county courts)

 

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Page 1, side 1—Rectangle #1:  legislative branch of the federal level / Congress

Page 1, side 2—Rectangle #2:  executive branch of the federal level / President

Page 2, side 1—Rectangle #3:  judicial branch of the federal level / U.S. Supreme Court

Page 2, side 2—Rectangle #4:  legislative branch of the state level / State Legislature

Page 3, side 1—Rectangle #5:  executive branch of the state level / Governor

Page 3, side 2—Rectangle #6:  judicial branch of the state level / State Supreme Court

Page 4, side 1—Rectangles # 7, 8:  legislature and executive of the county level

Page 4, side 2—Rectangle # 9:  superior court of the county level

Page 5, side 1—Rectangles # 10, 11: legislature and executive of the city level

Page 5, side 2—Rectangles # 13, 14: legislature and executive of the special district level

 

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 QUESTION GUIDE FOR ALL WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS

  • What level(s) does the source refer to?
  • What branches(s) does the source refer to?
  • What people and groups are mentioned in the source?
  • What is their political party and office held?
  • What is the main idea of the source and your reaction to it?
  • Is the principle of federalism relevant in any way to information in the source?

 

FIVE FACTORS IN INCLUDE IN YOUR WRITING IN CLASS ON PAGES 6, 7 AND 8—

  • Federalism
  • Separation of powers/checks and balances
  • One point of view
  • Another point of view
  • Yours point of view and the reason for your interest in the topic

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1  Usually not interested but may be changing

            What did well today

Write democ meaning?

Lincoln quote

Us it or loose it—purpose of class is to begin to use it with notes taken today

Take above notes

Preview all quiz topics esp. local government (Carney ch 10), party, i.g., 3 branches

Assign articles to practice in class—ppt, feds at 204th, ?—show Proquest

Assign articles based on topic of interest—show Proquest