Political Behaviour: Government By the People

Common Core:

Writing- Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Reading-Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matter uncertain.

California Standards: 12.2.4

Responsible Citizens: A responsible Citizen is engaged in the electoral process


Compulsory Voting

Prompt:  Should the United States adopt a policy of Compulsory Voting?  Please answer the prompt in a minimum 2-page MLA style essay.  Include at least 3 sources that support your thesis.

Essay due on Monday 27th.

For Compulsory Voting

Against Compulsory Voting

Ch. 6 Voters, and Voter Behaviour
In this chapter, students will learn how voters got the right to vote, how they are prevented from voting, and what patters are followed when voting.
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Digital Copy of Ch. 6
Ch. 5 Political Parties

In this chapter students will learn about the political parties-the functions they perform, how they are structured, and how they have shaped the evolution of American government and politics.

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Ch. 7 Electoral Process

Chapter 7 focuses on the Nominating process, Elections, and Money and Elections. We will emphasize the 2010 Supreme Court Case Citizens United.

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