Wednesday, November 2, 2011

GOVT 11/2/11 - The Supreme Court

We began class today with a journal entitled "Conflict."  Here's the prompt:

"How does conflict shape who we are as individuals?  Thinking back at the history of our nation, how has conflict shaped the United States into the country we are today?"

We then began reading, in class, about the Supreme Court and the power of judicial review.  We took notes as a class, and you should pay particularly close attention to the Marbury v. Madison case, as it helped to shape the concept of judicial review.  The homework is to finish reading and taking notes on the rest of 18:3.

We concluded class by watching a video about the 2000 Presidential election, where a serious conflict about the counting of ballots ultimately had to be settled by the Supreme Court.  You can watch the video here:

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