Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Bill of Rights - Part I - 9/25/13

The official title for today's lesson is "The Bill of Rights," but we spent a significant portion of class discussing the looming debt crisis, and the possible shutdown of the government if nothing is done. We watched coverage of Sen. Ted Cruz' 21-hour stand in the Senate overnight. Here is CNN coverage:

And you can check out FOX News coverage here:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/25/highlights-from-ted-cruz-marathon-speech-on-obamacare/

We also discussed the root of Sen. Cruz' argument: The Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare). The Kaiser Family Foundation has a great, impartial explanation of how the Affordable Care Act will affect individuals and families when it goes into full effect:



Treasury Secretary Jack Lew writes to Speaker of the House

The letter speaks to the looming debt ceiling crisis, which we discussed in class today. Read the letter here.

The Three Branches of Govt - 9/23/13

Monday, September 23, 2013

How the Presidency Ages a President

In Period 4 government today, we talked about how the Presidency ages a President. The Washington Post has a great article. You can can read it on your mobile device or on your computer here:
To check out the photo interactive that we did in class, you must be on your computer. Enjoy!