Unit VII - Ch. 12, 13 & 14

The Presidency, Policy Making & the Bureaucracy

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Tuesday/Wednesday, November 17/18

Hand out Neudstadt Article: "The Power to Persuade" and Guided Reading Questions - Due on Canvas on Tuesday/Wednesday, December 1/2 (depending on your meeting day).

Presidential Powers Notes Outline

1. Assignment: Read Article II of the Constitution (back of your textbook, online, in an app or in your handy-dandy pocket Constitution) and complete the Article II Questions.

Presidential Power: Crash Course Government and Politics #11
Presidential Powers 2: Crash Course Government and Politics #12
Federalist Paper #70 Explained: American Government Review

Thursday/Friday, November 19/20

Boundaries of Presidential Power PowerPoint (Optional)

Review Presidential Power

1. Class Activity: Look at President Truman's daily appointments and discuss how he performed the eight distinct roles of the President in one day: commander-in-chief, chief of state, chief executive, chief administrator, chief diplomat, chief citizen, chief legislator, and party leader.

- Discuss the complexity of the job of president. How do the various roles played by the president contradict and overlap? Which presidential role do you believe is the most important? Why?

2. Assignment: Read Federalist 70 & answer the Guided Reading Questions.

3. Class Discussion: Compare Federalist 70 to Antifederalist 70

The Politics of Shared Power

Google Slides Presentation (Make sure you look over this one!)

How Presidents Govern: Crash Course Government and Politics #14

Monday, November 23: Ch. 12 Quiz!

Tuesday, November 24: Early Release!

Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27: Thanksgiving!

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Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15
Types of Bureaucracies: Crash Course Government and Politics #16

Monday, November 30: Ch. 14 Quiz!

Controlling Bureaucracies: Crash Course Government and Politics #17

Tuesday/Wednesday, December 1-2

Bureaucratic Policy Making and Control of the Bureaucracy

The Power to Persuade - Neustadt Presentation

The Power to Persuade Guided Reading due.

Thursday/Friday, December 3-4: Unit VII Exam & Current Event Due

Unit VII Exam Review

Unit VII Current Event due on Canvas by midnight on Friday.