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Page history last edited by Matthew Caggia 9 years, 1 month ago

The semester is well under way. The excitement of the beginning of the year has worn off and the realities of classes and school have set in. As described and encouraged in class, you should be spending some time each afternoon/evening studying. As a result,  I suggest using this page to post questions. Use the "Comment" dialog box below to post questions. I will do my best to check daily to answer your questions. I also recommend that if you see a question you can answer that you go ahead and answer it for your classmates. If necessary I will assist in that too. When answering another person's question, click the small "Reply" link to create a discussion thread for that question.

 

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Comments (13)

Ford Nelson said

at 5:33 pm on Oct 15, 2012

So, I don't really know whats going on... I don't have too many questions, but I was told this was homework.
Do we have to know exactly what the roles of the president are and do we have to match examples of them on the test?

Matthew Caggia said

at 9:54 pm on Oct 16, 2012

This isn't a homework assignment, but I am glad you asked that question. There will be a section that asks you to match the roles with what the President does.

Morgan Bailey said

at 4:27 pm on Oct 17, 2012

Is the "who am I" worksheet going to be on the test? Like will we be asked what the SBI do or what is the tax assessor do? Thanks!

Matthew Caggia said

at 7:11 pm on Oct 17, 2012

Some of these will appear in Multiple Choice format.

Morgan Bailey said

at 4:32 pm on Oct 17, 2012

Does* not do! Sorry!

Grace Frost said

at 4:34 pm on Oct 17, 2012

I cannot find the "roles of the president" worksheet so I am guessing you took that up from us.... And if we don't have that how are we expected to study for that part of the test. Just a question!

Matthew Caggia said

at 7:14 pm on Oct 17, 2012

I may have that worksheet, but hopefully you learned about the Roles of the President from 1) reading the text, 2) paying attention during any discussion about it, 3) completing the worksheet, 4) the movie "Dave" where you needed to observe and identify the roles of the President. You hopefully had enough practice by now. BUT, the handout can be found on the website: http://www.caggiasocialstudies.com/CEhandoutsQ1.html

Grace Frost said

at 7:21 pm on Oct 17, 2012

Thank you.

Brian Giffin said

at 8:35 pm on Oct 28, 2012

If the Supreme Court deems an Act (i.e DOMA, PATRIOT, etc) unconstitutional, does Congress have to pass a law that outlaws whatever the Act or part of the act does that's unconstitutional? Or can it be enforced without the bill/law?

Matthew Caggia said

at 8:52 pm on Oct 28, 2012

When the Supreme Court rules an act unconstitutional it is automatically, from that moment on, not allowed to be enforced. No additional act of Congress is necessary to undo the law that was declared unconstitutional. Good Question!

Matthew Caggia said

at 10:24 am on Jan 3, 2013

Hi, I have a question!

Ashley Dibbert said

at 9:54 pm on Jan 11, 2013

Is it Congress who must approve presidential appointees to head cabinet departments and other top government offices?

Matthew Caggia said

at 10:27 pm on Jan 11, 2013

Only the Senate. Right now is a good time to be reviewing about Presidential appointees since there are a number of people resigning from his cabinet and Obama is announcing his replacements. I found this article about some of the positions and candidates. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-states/key-appointments-in-obamas-second-term-cabinet-334741.html

Also, Governor McCrory has a cabinet to appoint, every position is vacant since he taking as a new governor. On the state level, the NC Senate must approve gubernatorial appointments. Here is an article the discusses a good number of the Governor's appointees. http://www.mountainx.com/article/47470/McCrory-announces-6-top-cabinet-appointments.

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