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Bell Ringer – 2/10/14. Quote of the Week. Questions:. Q1: What do you think President Nixon meant by his quote? Q2: What is your favorite winter Olympic sport?. “ Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.” - Richard M. Nixon

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Bell Ringer – 2/10/14

Quote of the Week

Questions:

Q1: What do you think President Nixon meant by his quote?

Q2: What is your favorite winter Olympic sport?

“ Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.”

- Richard M. Nixon

WORD of the Day:

OBLIVION: Being completely forgotten.

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Bell Ringer – 2/11/14

Word of the Day:

Questions:

Q1: Do you know which political party has the majority in the Senate? In the House?

Q2: Why do you think its good for a political party to have the majority in one or both of the legislative branches?

  • Majority Party: The political party that has the majority (over 50%) of the representatives either in the Senate or House of Reps.
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Bell Ringer – 2/12/14

Word of the Day:

Questions:

Q1: Why was it important for the Framers of the Constitution to put in writing the powers of the 3 branches?

What problems could arise if there were no enumerated powers?

  • Enumerated Powers: powers that are specifically written down in the Constitution.
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Bell Ringer – 2/13/14

Word of the Day:

Questions:

Q1: The Supreme Court has 9 justices, the Executive branch has the Pres/VP/Cabinet, and the Legislative branch has 538 members. Which one do you think is more powerful? Why?

Q2: Do you think the Legislative Branch is too big with 538 members? (Keep in mind there are 300+ million Americans)? Why or why not?

  • Senate Pro Tempore: The President of the Senate, which is the Vice President
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Bell Ringer – 2/14/14

Word of the Day:

No questions today!

  • Party Whip: The person responsible for making sure a Congressman/woman follows their political party’s agenda.
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