In your post, you may choose one essay question to answer. In your post I look for demonstrated familiarity with the course content, synthesized understanding, critical analysis, and most importantly your original thinking. Your post is worth five points. You grades should reflect the quality of your work along these criteria. As a general guideline, your post should be about 500 words.
It is an open note, open book test, and you are required to work on your own independently. Let me know should you have any questions and please list all the references, including the textbook, academic books and journals, and any online resources, at the end of your post.
there is an online sample of book that leaves out pages occationally. http://books.google.com/books?id=KgZix6ekOgMC&pg=PR18&lpg=PR18&dq=the+promise+and+performance+of+american+democracy+online&source=bl&ots=Y_sbkq5nDE&sig=uZPhSY6KJMOu7XrvOpZjExfga6M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=v8oFUPeEMcml6wG-2-H8CA&ved=0CGEQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q&f=false
chapter 12 question.1. Congress is both a representative institution and a policymaking institution. The promise of Congress, therefore, is twofold. Discuss the primary responsibilities of Congress and their pertinence to the core democratic values.
chapter 13 question. The job of the American president is too big and too difficult for any one individual to accomplish on their own. Over the course of history, many presidents have used a variety of advisors and organizations to help manage their duties. Explain and discuss the presidency as an organization and the implications of properly or improperly staffing the various positions in effective execution of the office. In your answer, you may suggest how the organization of the White House staff might tell us something about the management style of the president.
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