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The American Political System

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Read the following links describing the political system of the United States:

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/americas/04/us_election/govt_system/html/introduction.stm

(Interactive site from the BBC. Click on the chart’s icons for details)

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http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/Americanpoliticalsystem.html

(Excellent short summary of the US political system)

PDF here:

American political system

http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm

(Browse around this site if you are interested in a strong foundation in understanding American history and politcs, i.e, “Social Studies” in American primary and secondary schools)

PDF here:

Checks and Balances

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Be prepared to discuss the structure of the United States government and the roles of its various branches.

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*** FINALLY, STUDY THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ADAPTED FROM THE USCIS CITIZENSHIP TEST. THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON THIS MATERIAL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT CLASS. ***

USCIS Gov’t Sys. Quiz (Review)

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Uncle Sam says:


 to do your homework.

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