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1 AP US Government & Politics Summer Assignment 2015 My address: I will check my except during the times listed below due to family obligations: June 1-7, June 14-25, July 2-6, July 13-25, August All students must complete and turn in the summer assignment on the first day of class. Any assignment not received on day one when collected in class will receive a zero (0). AP is a college level class and students are expected to be on time and prepared every single day. Materials Needed: Notebook, pens (I do not accept any work written in pencil), folders to keep handouts, Pamela Lamb s 5 Steps to a 5 AP US Government & Politics, 2015 Edition, and a printed copy of the US Constitution. Online support and materials: Open Invitation (MyHaikuClass) AP US Government and Politics - Class Registration Section: B Your Invitation code: LDCH2 You can register by going to this url and entering the invitation code https://www.myhaikuclass.com/jlaplace961/apusgovernmentandpolitics/signup After you enter the invitation code press the registration button (bottom of the page) and create a user name and password. You will have access to the summer assignment material online until school begins. No work is due online, but all the summer materials will be available if you cannot locate your packet. I will also provide Mr. Cooksey a PDF of the summer assignment to post on the school website. Please register for this site because the bulk of the course material for the school year will be found on this site. Also work will be due on this site as the school year progresses. Please spend time reviewing the political events as they happen over the summer. Ms. La Place

2 AP US Government & Politics: Summer Assignment Part II: Cases Directions: Brief the following cases listed in Column A. Brief five cases found in Column B. See the brief provided as an example. All briefs should be typed and follow the specification established in the example. Students will be tested on case court holding from Column A during the first week of school. Column A 1. McCulloch v. Maryland 2. Marbury v. Madison 3. Plessy v. Ferguson 4. Gitlow v. New York 5. Koremastu v. US 6. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) 7. Mapp v. Ohio 8. Engle v. Vitale 9. Gideon v. Wainwright 10. Miranda v. Arizona 11. Tinker v. Des Moines 12. Lemon v. Kurtzman 13. Roe v. Wade (already completed for you) 14. US v. Nixon 15. Buckley v. Valeo 16. Gregg v. Georgia 17. Regents of University of California v. Bakke 18. Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier 19. Texas v. Johnson 20. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey 21. US v. Lopez 22. Veronia School District v. Acton 23. Clinton v. New York 24. Boy Scouts of America et al v. Dale 25. Grutter v Bollinger Column B 1. Escobedo v. Illinois 2. New York v. Quarles 3. Dickerson v. US 4. Planned Parenthood v. Carey 5. Richmond v. Corson 6. Reed v. Reed 7. Craig v. Boren 8. Dothard v. Rawlinson 9. United Autoworkers v. Johnson Controls 10. Bowers v. Harwick 11. New Jersey v. TLO 12. University of Alabama v. Garrett 13. Clinton v. Jones 14. Bush v. Gore 15. Pritz v. US 16. FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. 17. Sternberg v. Cahart 18. US v. Antonio Morrison

3 Directions on how to brief a case. 1. Should be written in blue/black ink (legible) or typed. 2. One case per page. You can write or print (front & back) 3. Follow the format below exactly. Caption (Date) I. Facts of the case (What is the case about? Who is involved in the case? II. Procedural History (What was the decision of previous courts?) III. Issue (What is the constitutional question(s)?) IV. Holding (What are the US Supreme Court s answers to the constitutional questions?) V. Rationale (What is the majority opinion?) VI. Concurring/Dissenting Opinion (If justice agrees but disagrees with reason (concurring) or If a justice disagrees (why do they disagree?)) Please don t cut and paste from online. Read the case briefs (websites provided to help you out) and put the information in your own words. There are thousands of cases that could be covered on the AP exam so learning them early is imperative. During the first week of school, we will have a test on Column A of the cases. You must know the court decision for each of the cases.

4 Case Briefs: Summer Assignment AP US Government Jennifer M. La Place Roe v. Wade (1973) I. Facts: Jane Roe denied an abortion because doctor didn t want to violate Texas statute prohibiting abortions except in the case to save the mother s life. II. Procedural History: Federal District Court ruled Texas statute unconstitutional and the State of Texas (Wade) appealed to the US Supreme Court. III. Issue: Does the Texas statute violate a woman s right to have an abortion under the US Constitution under the 14 th Amendment? IV. Holding: In a decision of 7-2, US Supreme Court agreed with the Federal District Court that the Texas statute was unconstitutional under the 14 th Amendment and previous precedent Griswold v. Connecticut. V. Rationale: The US Supreme Court held that a woman s right to an abortion was a right to privacy found in the 14 th Amendment (due process) and also based on previous precedent of Griswold v. Connecticut. Women were given total power over their pregnancies (bodies) during the first trimester and differentiated levels of state interest for the second and third trimesters. VI. Concurring/Dissenting Opinions: Concurring: Right to privacy is only found in the 14 th Amendment and not found in the Bill of Rights (Stewart, Burger, and Douglas). Dissenting: Judicial activism of the decision is too broad (Rehnquist & White).

5 Outlining the Constitution AP US Government & Politics Centennial High School Directions: Find text of the US Constitution and complete the following worksheet. The Preamble: Purpose of establishing the Constitution Article I: The Branch Section 1: Who represents this branch of government? Name the two houses that make up this branch: Section 2: The House of Representatives How long is each term? What are the qualifications? What is the minimum number of Representatives each state shall have? What is the number of Representatives given to each state based on? How often does a census occur to change the number of representatives in the House? In the original Constitution, what was the maximum number of people in each district per Representative? What is the title of the leader of the House? What is the sole power of the House of Representatives? Section 3: The Senate Which amendment created the direct election of Senators? How long is each term? Every two years, how many Senators are reelected? What are the qualifications?

6 Who is the President of the Senate? If this person is absent, what is the name of the officer in charge? What is the sole power of the Senate? Section 4: Elections and Meetings When does a regular session ( opening day ) of Congress begin? Section 5: Organization and Rules of Procedure What is a quorum? Each house makes it own rules. Which house has more formal rules of procedure (when a bill becomes a law)? Explain the difference: Section 6: Privileges and Restrictions Who pays Congress? Explain the speech and debate clause ( congressional immunity ): Section 7: Passing Laws What is a revenue bill? Where does a revenue bill originate? Who must pass a bill in order for it to become a law? Briefly summarize the process of a bill becoming a law: What is a veto? Who has the power to veto a bill? How is a veto overridden? Section 8: Powers Granted to Congress Besides making laws, what other powers does Congress have? For each clause, briefly describe the powers of Congress. (Be mindful that not each clause is given for your review): (1): (2):

7 (3): (4): (5): (11): (12-14): The 18 th clause is called the necessary and proper clause or the elastic clause. Explain its importance: Section 9: Powers denied to Congress. KNOW THE FOLLOWING TERMS WHICH CONGRESS DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER TO DO: Writ of Habeas Corpus: A Bill of Attainder: Ex Post Facto: Titles of Nobility: Section 10: Powers Denied to the States: Name 3 powers that are forbidden to the states: Article II: The Branch Section 1: The Executive Qualifications Which main people make up this branch? The and How long is each term? Generally speaking, how is this branch elected? Generally speaking, when is Election Day? Which amendment changed this procedure for electing the President and Vice President? What are the qualifications of a President? Which amendment provides that the Vice President succeeds to the presidency?

8 As a customary manner, who administers the oath to the President? Section 2: Powers of the President Briefly explain the powers of the Executive: 1: 2: In preserving the balance of power in the federal government, who has the power of advice and consent? Section 3: Duties of the President From time to time, the President must deliver an annual message to Congress. What is this speech called? Section 4: Impeachment Define impeachment: On what grounds can a President and Vice- President be impeached? Article III: The Branch Who makes up this branch of government? How long may a judge of these courts serve? In your opinion, what was the intention, of the Founding Fathers, to give this branch such independence? Section 2: General Authority List the type of cases heard by the Supreme Court that are stated in the Constitution:

9 When the Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, the right of judicial review was not mentioned. When was judicial review established? Name the landmark Supreme Court case which established judicial review: What is the difference between original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction? Article IV: We will discuss Relations among the States in the Chapter 3 (Federalism) Article V: Amending the Constitution Explain the two methods of proposing and ratifying an amendment: Proposing an Amendment Ratifying an Amendment Which method is the most popular? How many amendments are there to the Constitution? ***** Article VI: Supremacy of the National Government Section 2 discusses national supremacy. Name the three laws that are the Supreme Law of the Land Article VII: The Ratification of the Constitution How many states were needed, in 1787, to ratify the Constitution of the United States?

10 AP US Government & Politics: Summer Assignment Part II: Cases Directions: Brief the following cases listed in Column A. Brief five cases found in Column B. See the brief provided as an example. All briefs should be typed and follow the specification established in the example. Students will be tested on case court holding from Column A during the first week of school. Column A 1. McCulloch v. Maryland 2. Marbury v. Madison 3. Plessy v. Ferguson 4. Gitlow v. New York 5. Koremastu v. US 6. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) 7. Mapp v. Ohio 8. Engle v. Vitale 9. Gideon v. Wainwright 10. Miranda v. Arizona 11. Tinker v. Des Moines 12. Lemon v. Kurtzman 13. Roe v. Wade (already completed for you) 14. US v. Nixon 15. Buckley v. Valeo 16. Gregg v. Georgia 17. Regents of University of California v. Bakke 18. Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier 19. Texas v. Johnson 20. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey 21. US v. Lopez 22. Veronia School District v. Acton 23. Clinton v. New York 24. Boy Scouts of America et al v. Dale 25. Grutter v Bollinger Column B 1. Escobedo v. Illinois 2. New York v. Quarles 3. Dickerson v. US 4. Planned Parenthood v. Carey 5. Richmond v. Corson 6. Reed v. Reed 7. Craig v. Boren 8. Dothard v. Rawlinson 9. United Autoworkers v. Johnson Controls 10. Bowers v. Harwick 11. New Jersey v. TLO 12. University of Alabama v. Garrett 13. Clinton v. Jones 14. Bush v. Gore 15. Pritz v. US 16. FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. 17. Sternberg v. Cahart 18. US v. Antonio Morrison

11 Directions on how to brief a case. 1. Should be written in blue/black ink (legible) or typed. 2. One case per page. You can write or print (front & back) 3. Follow the format below exactly. Caption (Date) I. Facts of the case (What is the case about? Who is involved in the case? II. Procedural History (What was the decision of previous courts?) III. Issue (What is the constitutional question(s)?) IV. Holding (What are the US Supreme Court s answers to the constitutional questions?) V. Rationale (What is the majority opinion?) VI. Concurring/Dissenting Opinion (If justice agrees but disagrees with reason (concurring) or If a justice disagrees (why do they disagree?)) Please don t cut and paste from online. Read the case briefs (websites provided to help you out) and put the information in your own words. There are thousands of cases that could be covered on the AP exam so learning them early is imperative. During the first week of school, we will have a test on Column A of the cases. You must know the court decision for each of the cases.

12 Case Briefs: Summer Assignment AP US Government Jennifer M. La Place Roe v. Wade (1973) I. Facts: Jane Roe denied an abortion because doctor didn t want to violate Texas statute prohibiting abortions except in the case to save the mother s life. II. Procedural History: Federal District Court ruled Texas statute unconstitutional and the State of Texas (Wade) appealed to the US Supreme Court. III. Issue: Does the Texas statute violate a woman s right to have an abortion under the US Constitution under the 14 th Amendment? IV. Holding: In a decision of 7-2, US Supreme Court agreed with the Federal District Court that the Texas statute was unconstitutional under the 14 th Amendment and previous precedent Griswold v. Connecticut. V. Rationale: The US Supreme Court held that a woman s right to an abortion was a right to privacy found in the 14 th Amendment (due process) and also based on previous precedent of Griswold v. Connecticut. Women were given total power over their pregnancies (bodies) during the first trimester and differentiated levels of state interest for the second and third trimesters. VI. Concurring/Dissenting Opinions: Concurring: Right to privacy is only found in the 14 th Amendment and not found in the Bill of Rights (Stewart, Burger, and Douglas). Dissenting: Judicial activism of the decision is too broad (Rehnquist & White).

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