Provide a minimum response of one complete paragraph to each of the following ten questions as appropriate. Detailed examples should be included in all answers.
Resist the temptation to copy material from any source. All must be written in your own words. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
1. Identify the two U.S. Senators from California by rank and political party. How long have they been Senators? Identify the U.S. Representative representing the Long Beach Area. List his party and legislative district. The Speaker of the California Assembly represents Long Beach. What is his name and political party affiliation?
2.With reference to the U.S. Supreme Court, identify and discuss the “Eight Steps to Judgement” as they perform their role in judicial review. Be as detailed as possible.
3. With reference to the lecture on lawmaking in Congress, outline the process of how a bill becomes law. Then discuss how to get a bill passed. Be as detailed as possible.
4.Why is the President referred to as the “Chief Legislator?” Provide some examples of how Presidents typically perform this role.
5. Presidents enjoy more latitude in foreign affairs than in domestic affairs. With reference to foreign policy, list and briefly explain at least two of the key roles he plays in his role as “Global Leader.” Identify one foreign policy accomplishment of President Joe Biden this year.
6.Executive orders by the President are not an optimal way to hold bureaucratic agencies accountable. Why? Be specific. Consult the discussion in the lecture on bureaucracy.
7.In terms of keeping the bureaucracy accountable to the people, define and discuss the primary functions of congressional oversight discussed in lecture. List at least one example of a committee in Congress and an agency it oversees.
8.Discuss the process of Presidential selection of U.S. Supreme Court appointments. List factors typically considered by Presidents. The current U.S. Supreme Court (Roberts Court) is divided along ideological lines.
9.Discuss the rights of criminal defendants found in the constitution and in the Bill of Rights. Be sure to identify the location of each of these rights in these documents.
10.Discuss the purpose and meaning of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Be sure to address the idea of a “wall of separation” and the purpose and application of the Lemon Test in your answer.