What is the institutional power and the personal right you believe to be the most important, and explain why.What is the institutional power and the personal right you would remove, and explain why;

U.S. Constitution and the Amendments

After reading the U.S. Constitution and the Amendments respond to the following questions:

What is the institutional power and the personal right you believe to be the most important, and explain why;

What is the institutional power and the personal right you would remove, and explain why;

What institutional power and personal right would you add to the U.S.

An institutional power is one that authorizes or limits action and/or organization of one of the three branches of government. Examples include the power of the legislative branch “to lay and collect taxes” (Art. I) or to not “make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” (First Amendment)

A personal right is one that protects or empowers the people, such as “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” (Second Amendment)

Explain the different ways that social movements can impact democracy. NO OTHER SOURCES SHOULD BE USED

Social movements

Essay question:

Some maintain that “new social movements” are fundamentally different from “old social

movements”, while others maintain the opposite. Explain these two perspectives.

should use examples to support your explanation.

Have attached my two notes “old social movements” and “new social movements that YOU NEED TO GET INFORMATION FROM, in addition to two readings “reading for question 1” + “reading #2 for question 1” which are required in the essay question. NO OTHER SOURCES SHOULD BE USED

For the second question:

Explain the different ways that social movements can impact democracy. NO OTHER SOURCES SHOULD BE USED

Have attached some notes titled “notes to help you with question 2”, and that YOU NEED TO GET INFORMATION FROM, in addition to readings titled “readings to help you with question2” that you have to use to have a complete answer.

Also included the class outline so you’ll know what to relate the questions too

Be sure to include the page number when adding quotations and paraphrasing.

Be sure to EXPLAIN and DEFINE each concept, theory, and example accurately

Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Week 6 Discussion: (Personal REPLY ONLY to “Thawanda Degruy”_A Bloated Bureaucracy and an Inclusive Supreme Court

Address this discussion response personally to ‘Ms. Thawanda Degruy’

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Writing Requirements

Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)

Cite your sources when applicable (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)

7th Edition APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Prepare a 250-word summary of the proposed initiative, referendum, or recall. Also, what was the result, did it pass or fail? And, which way would you have voted on the issue?

Summary of Proposition 4 2008

Next to the assigned proposition is the year it was voted on.

You will find the propositions listed chronologically. Find your assigned initiative or referendum. And, find a news article or a news video clip about the proposition.

When searching for a news article, keep in mind it must be an acceptable academic source–if you are unsure whether a news source you are considering is acceptable, ask me, and let you know.

Prepare a 250-word summary of the proposed initiative, referendum, or recall. Also, what was the result, did it pass or fail? And, which way would you have voted on the issue?

Identify the major public policy issues, current events, and challenges this government faces and analyze one in depth.

Local Government Issues Presentation

California
Southern California is preferred (Los Angeles, Riverside, or San Diego)

8 slides and 2 reference slides is okay, plus speaker notes
Select a local government within your state (Southern California) to analyze. You may select either an urban, suburban, or rural government to review.

Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation addressing the following:

Describe which area you chose: urban, suburban, or rural. Briefly describe the area’s demographics and characteristics.

Describe the local form of government and identify the major elected officials of your selected area.

Identify the major public policy issues, current events, and challenges this government faces and analyze one in depth.

Discuss how the state government is addressing the issue you selected.

Provide at least two potential, realistic solutions to the public policy issues, current events, and challenges this government faces.

Include speaker notes to provide more in-depth information.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

How many judges decided for the defendant and how many justices decided against the defendant? What was the final verdict from the judge or the jury, if it was a jury trial?

Week 6 Assignment: (Part 1) How the Courts Address or respect Our Rights as Citizens-Outline

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 11, 12

Lesson

Minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

Instructions

This assignment is comprised of 2 parts, the first of which is due this week. Part II will be due in Week 7.

In Part I this week, choose a case from your state that involves civil rights or civil liberties that wound its way up to the United States Supreme Court.

If your state does not have a case that ended up in the United States Supreme Court, choose a civil rights case from another state that ended up in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Here is a brief description of civil rights and civil liberties: Civil rights refers to equal social opportunities under the law.

It gives you these freedoms such as the right to vote, the right to public education, or a fair trial, among other things, regardless of your wealth or race.

Civil liberties mean freedom of religion, equal treatment and due process under the law, and the right to privacy.

You should be able to go online and look up your state and famous cases that ended up in the Supreme Court. For example, Brown v Board of Education (1951) started in Topeka, Kansas and ended up in the Supreme Court of the United States. Another example would be Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v Steve Sisolak, Governor of Nevada (2020) that started in Nevada and ended up the United States Supreme Court.

Research your court case and write an outline of the case that you will be using to prepare a presentation, which will either be a narrated PowerPoint, a Kaltura Video, or some other format as approved by your instructor.

Be sure to verify the presentation format with your instructor before starting work on this assignment.

This week’s assignment should include (a) summary of the case; (b) a case outline; and a summary.

A. Summary of the Case

In one or two paragraphs, provide a general overview of the case that serves as a snapshot of what the case is about and how it ended up in your state high court.

A summary is using your words to write a brief history of the case. Do not give your opinion or your interpretation but stick to the facts only.

B: Case Outline

Your court case outline should include:

Title: Name of the case

Facts of the case: Provide key facts involving the case.

History of the case: What legal action was taken based on what your state laws say about this case?

Legal questions: What were the legal issues the court had to decide?

Decision or holdings: Did the court decide for the plaintiff or the defendant? Explain the reason behind the decision?

Verdict and opinion (judgement): What were the concurring and dissenting opinions?

How many judges decided for the defendant and how many justices decided against the defendant? What was the final verdict from the judge or the jury, if it was a jury trial?

C. Conclusion

What was the resulting impact of the ruling? How did the citizens of your state benefit from it? Was this a good decision?

Evaluate the extent to which different methods and theoretical approaches to resolving conflict are useful to reduce direct and structural violence and build sustainable peace. Illustrate your answer with relevant examples.

Human Rights

Evaluate the extent to which different methods and theoretical approaches to resolving conflict are useful to reduce direct and structural violence and build sustainable peace. Illustrate your answer with relevant examples.

Why do you see a trend in which more women and minorities are being represented?Do you think the underrepresentation of women and minorities affect Congress’s business?

Week 5 Assignment: Representation in Congress_

Description

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 11, 12

Lesson: Week 5

Minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

Instructions

Research the proportion of women, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and openly gay or lesbian members of Congress.

Reflect on what these patterns say about the nature of representation.

Why do some groups tend to be underrepresented in Congress?

Why do you see a trend in which more women and minorities are being represented?

Do you think the underrepresentation of women and minorities affect Congress’s business?

How might we as a people address this situation and strive towards equal representation?

Make sure to cite sources used.

Writing Requirements (APA 7th edition format)

Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)

1-inch margins

Double spaced

12-point Times New Roman font

Title page

References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to textbook if cited)