American History 1-3
American Government - Mr. McClellan
Blizzard Bag #1 (Complete the following essay and return to Mr. McClellan)
Essay Question: Federalism divides power between the National Government and the states; giving the National Government the power and authority it needs to meet the demands of the nation but also preserves the uniqueness of each state. In your essay, define federalism and explain why the framers chose this system of government. As part of your answer, use the following three topics and explain how each applies the federalist system of government: 10th Amendment, Concurrent Powers, and Block Grants.
Blizzard Bag #2 (Complete the following essay and return to Mr. McClellan)
Essay Question: With the Great Compromise, the framers of the Constitution created a bicameral legislative system. Discuss at least two reasons why the framers created a bicameral legislature. Identify at least two powers that were given independently to the House of Representatives and the Senate which makes the two houses distinctly different in authority.
Blizzard Bag #3 (Complete the following essay and return to Mr. McClellan)
Essay Question: Clearly explain the purpose(s) of the American government, and how do the functions of each branch of government help accomplish and maintain the purpose(s).