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

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

                                   

                                                             WITH LINKS

 

 

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

(USA 50 states / USA with territories /

 

LEVEL B—STATE GOVERNMENT

(ZIP+4 for you federal and state elected officials / Click for California state and federal elected officials)

 

                                                LOCAL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT CREATED BY STATE GOVERNMENT

 

                                                LEVEL C—COUNTY GOVERNMENT

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

 

                                                LEVEL D—CITY GOVERNMENT

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

 

                                                LEVEL E—SPECIAL DISTRICT GOVERNMENT

                                                (Los Angeles Unified School District with its election districts)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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