POS 301 – 0109 Arizona and federal Government Entire Course

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POS 301 – 0109 Arizona and federal Government Entire Course

 

POS 301 Topic 1 Assignment We the People Worksheet

 

Complete the ‘We the People Worksheet.’

Utilize the required readings, academic websites, and the GCU Library as resources for this assignment.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

POS 301 Topic 2 Assignment Principles and Articles of the United States Constitution Worksheet

 

Complete the ‘Principles and Articles of the United States Constitution Worksheet.’

Utilize the required readings, academic websites, and the GCU Library as resources for this assignment.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

POS 301 Topic 3 U.S. Quiz

 

  • Which political doctrine is woven throughout the Constitution to ensure that the United States does not have a too much power in one branch of government?

 

  • Question Points: 4.0 / 4.0
  • 2

Which three “issues” would definitely violate the “privileges and immunities” clause of Article IV?

 

  • Question Points: 4.0 / 4.0
  • 3

When electing the President of the United States, the Constitution calls for the following system:

 

  • Question Points: 4.0 / 4.0
  • 4

The U.S. Senate failed to pass the Balanced Budget Amendment in 1996 and 1997.  If the effort had been successful, what steps would have been necessary for this proposal to become a permanent amendment to the Constitution?

 

  • Question Points: 4.0 / 4.0
  • 5

Federalism is based upon political power that is:

 

  • Question Points: 4.0 / 4.0
  • 6

Which three historical agreements paved the way for the U.S. Constitution to be written with limited governmental powers and specific guaranteed rights afforded to the people.

 

  • Question Points: 0.0 / 4.0
  • 7

The War Powers Act has been described as representing both the Separation of Powers doctrine as well as what other political doctrine threaded throughout the U.S. Constitution?

 

  • Question Points: 4.0 / 4.0
  • 8

When was the Constitution signed and sent to the states for ratification?

 

  • Question Points: 4.0 / 4.0
  • 9

What aspect of the U.S. Constitution originated in the Magna Carta?

 

  • Question Points: 4.0 / 4.0
  • 10

The Articles of Confederation allowed the states to stay loosely together after the War for Independence. It was plagued, however, with challenges.  What were significant drawbacks to the AoC?

 

POS 301 Topic 4 Assignment Electoral College Essay

 

Write an essay of 750-1,000 words in which you:

1. Describe the structure and function of the electoral college.

  • How and when was it created in the U.S.?
  • Why was it created, and by whom?

2. Compare the electoral college to a popular vote approach for elections.

  • How does the electoral college system operate/function?
  • What are consequences of using an electoral college system versus a popular vote? Use the 2000 and 2016 presidential elections as examples.

3. Assess the value of an individual citizen’s vote under the electoral college system.

  • Why does the U.S. still use the electoral college for presidential elections today?

Utilize the required readings, academic websites, and the GCU Library as resources for this assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

POS 301 Topic 5 Exam 1: The U.S. Constitution

 

POS 301 Topic 6 Arizona Quiz

 

POS 301 Topic 7 Assignment Analyzing Tax Worksheet

 

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall once stated, “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” The power to tax, the principle of taxation, and the effect taxes have on citizens has existed since the inception of America itself. However, much of it is misunderstood.

Use the sample property tax bill, pay stub, utility bill, and sales tax receipt provided below to complete the Analyzing Tax Worksheet.

Sample Pay Stub

Sample Sales Receipt

Sample Utility Bill

Sample Property Tax Statement

 

POS 301 Topic 8 Exam 2: The Arizona Constitution