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Quote of the Week:
Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.

Monday, April 19, 2021 - Day #2 (Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Section 3: The Implied Powers

1) explain how the Necessary and Proper Clause gives Congress flexibility in lawmaking.
2) compare the strict construction and liberal construction positions on the scope of congressional power.
3) describe the ways in which the implied powers have been applied.

A. The Necessary and Proper Clause
B. The Doctrine in Practice

Section 4:  The Nonlegislative Powers

1) describe the role of Congress in amending the Constitution and its electoral duties.
2) describe the power of Congress to impeach, and summarize presidential impeachment cases.
3) identify the executive powers of Congress.
4) describe the investigatory powers of Congress.

A. Constitutional Amendments
B. Electoral Duties
C. Impeachment
D. Executive Powers
E. The Power to Investigate

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - Day #3 (Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)
No Class

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - Day #4 (Hours 
 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6) - ASPIRE Testing
Committees Power Point
Committees Types and Functions Handout
Bill to a Law Power Point
Bill to a Law Flow Chart
Interest Groups Power Point

Chapter 12 - Congress in Action
Chapter 12 Textbook
Chapter 12 Worksheets
Chapter 12 Notes
Chapter 12 Notes Power Point

Section 1: Congress Organizes

1) describe how and when Congress convenes.
2) compare the roles of the presiding officers in the Senate and the House.
3) identify the duties of the party officers in each house.
4) describe how committee chairmen are chosen and explain their role in the legislative process.

A. Congress Convenes
B. The Presiding Officers
C. Party Officers
D. Committee Chairs

Section 2: Committees in Congress

1) explain how standing committees function.
2) describe the responsibilities and duties of the House Rules Committee.
3) describe the role of select committees.
4) compare the functions of joint and conference committees.

A. Standing Committees
B. Select Committees
C. Joint and Conference Committees

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Day #1 (Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7) - ASPIRE Testing
Section 3: How a Bill Becomes a Law: The House

1) identify the first steps in the introduction of a bill to the House.
2) describe what happens to a bill once it is referred to a committee.
3) explain how House leaders schedule debate on a bill.
4) explain what happens to a bill on the House floor, and identify the final step in the passage of a bill in the House.

A. The First Steps
B. The Bill in Committee
C. Scheduling Floor Debate
D. The Bill on the Floor

Section 4:  The Bill in the Senate

1) describe how a bill is introduced in the Senate.
2) compare the Senate’s rules for debate with those in the House.
3) describe the role of conference committees in the legislative process.
4) evaluate the actions the President can take after both houses have passed a bill.

A. The Senate Floor
B. Rules for Debate
C. Conference Committees
D. The President Acts

Friday, April 23, 2021 - Day #2 (Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Review for Legislative Branch Test
Legislative Branch Review Power Point
Legislative Branch Study Guide


Quote of the Week:
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Monday, April 26, 2021 - Day #3 (Hours 3, 4, 1, 7, 8, and 5)
No Class

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - Day #4 (Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6)
The Legislative Branch Test (Assignment Due)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - Day #1 (Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Introduce The Executive Branch
Executive Branch Assignment
Executive Branch Notes

Chapter 13 (The Presidency)
Chapter 13 Worksheets
Chapter 13 Notes
Chapter 13 Notes Power Point

Chapter 14 (The Presidency in Action)
Chapter 14 Worksheets
Chapter 14 Notes
Chapter 14 Notes Power Point

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - Day #2 (Hours 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8)