Interaction Among Branches Review
Review all the important content from the Interactions Among Branches Unit!
2.0 Unit 2 Overview: Interactions Among Branches of Government
Review and Application of Iron Triangles and Issue Networks
We'll look at just exactly what iron triangles and issue networks are and give contemporary examples of each.
A Review of the Legislative and Judicial Branches
We’ll spend time on all of the must know legislative and judicial branch facts and difficult terms (bill of attainder 🤔), and we’ll practice using the 2018 AP® US Government Released Practice Exam Concept Application Question #1.
Selection and Nomination of Federal Judges
Presidents have the responsibility to appoint all Federal judges, but the process of doing so is complicated and full of lots of political processes. We'll look at how presidents select nominees and the process of getting them on the bench.
The Role and Functions of the US Supreme Court
We'll look at what exactly is the Supreme Court, what it does, how its decisions work, and the impact it has on our country.
The Federal Budget
The Federal Budget can seem like a daunting thing to understand. In this stream we'll dive into just what the Federal Budget is, the calendar associated with it, how it's developed, and what it looks like in real life. Ever heard of those words like the deficit or debt ceiling? We'll hit on those too!
Bureaucracy: Cabinet, Independent Executive Agencies, Government Corporations and Regulatory Commissions
We'll dive into the four different types of organizations under the federal bureaucracy, look at how they operate, and give you specific examples of each one.
Checks on Presidential Power
The presidency, though a powerful position, does not have ultimate power. In this stream we'll dive into the checks on the president's class.
Roles of the President
Unlike other world leaders, the POTUS has many different roles that he is responsible for carrying out. In this stream we'll look at each of those roles and why they matter.
Bill to Law Process
In this stream, you will learn about the process of how a bill becomes a law, and all the ways in which that bill can be "killed" along the way!
Congress: The House vs the Senate
We'll explore the differences between the House of Representative and Senate including how their powers, structure, and leadership differ.
Congress: The Committee System
We'll dive into the committee system of Congress, looking at the different types of committees and examples. We'll look at prominent examples of committees in Congress and the staff that helps these committees to function.
2.4 Roles and Power of the President
2.5 Checks on the Presidency
2.6 Expansion of Presidential Power
2.8 The Judicial Branch
2.10 The Court in Action
2.11 Checks on the Judicial Branch
2.12 The Bureaucracy
2.13 Discretionary and Rule-Making Authority
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