Monday, February 25, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2013 State of the Union Address

You can watch the State of the Union Address here:


The Republican response, given by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)


The Tea Party response, given by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Federalist Papers - 2/7/13

Mr. Ippolito's favorite Super Bowl Commercials

We talked about the Federalist Papers being great "advertising" for the Constitution, and we started that discussion by talking about Super Bowl ads. Here are Mr. Ippolito's favorites:

Amy Poehler asks questions at Best Buy

The Dodge "Farmer" ad - very American

Volkswagen wants you to "Get Happy"

Hyundai has its take on "Team"

And the best one of all . . . the Tide "Miracle Stain" ad

Posted via email from Mr Ippolito's Government Class

VIDEO - Federalist Papers: New Ideas for a New Nation

We watched this video on the Federalist Papers in class on 2/7/13

Posted via email from Mr Ippolito's Government Class

Monday, February 4, 2013

VIDEOS - The Articles of Confederation, Federalist Papers, and Preamble

The Articles of Confederation

Shays' Rebellion

The Federalist Papers (we probably will NOT watch this in class, but it's still worth checking out if you are trying to better understand the Federalist Papers)

Has the Supreme Court become "a cancer on our democracy"?

Judicial Review is an important part of our Constitutional system

Barney Fife Recites the Preamble to the Constitution

We the People - Schoolhouse Rock

Posted via email from Mr Ippolito's Government Class

Friday, February 1, 2013

Videos on the Declaration of Independence

America: The Story of Us - What the Declaration means to us

Celebrities Read the Declaration of Independence (we listened to and discussed the first few paragraphs, and stopped right before the grievances against the King)

Too Late to Apologize (Declaration of Independence version)

Posted via email from Mr Ippolito's Government Class