Instructions: Answer all 3 of the below mentioned essay questions. You may consult your notes in answering these questions and your textbook. You may also research online but insure you give full credit if you use any outside materials (cite your sources) . Be clear and concise in answering these questions. Insure your name is placed on all pages or if you are writing on blank paper, that your name appears on each page. Submit by end of class to Canvas. Email back to me by 6PM, NO LATER- on Thursday night.
The interpretation of the United States Constitution is a task that falls upon our judiciary. Some justices are known for strict construction while others believe that the Constitution is a malleable document which requires interpretation based on a number of factors. Other justices are political activists and create new law by virtue of their particular interpretations. Explain in detail what you believe the original intent of the framers was as it applies to the Constitution. Where they all strict constructionists? What are the pros and cons as it regards a more liberal interpretation of the Constitution? How does politics and in particular the role of the Executive (President) affect the law as it is interpreted or created by our Supreme Court justices? How does our Constitution insure that no one branch of government will overpower another?
How do our checks and balances work? Explain ALL the checks and balances between our three branches of government. How is our system of checks and balance unique from that of other governments
President Obama issued a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any other president in history – using it to take unilateral action even as he has signed fewer executive orders. Explain with particularity, the laws and statutes which the President has used to justify his actions. Do you belief he has legitimate authority? Explain.
Easy Grammer and Easy Vocab
use this book as the Source
Berman, Approaching Democracy (Pearson Educ-Prentice Hall)
Loeb, Soul of a Citizen (St. Martins Trade)