Party Politics. Team Penobscot Social Studies Mrs. Tetreau. First Things First. Vocabulary. Caucus Campaign Citizen Consent Derive (deriving) Equitable Grassroots (TO) Institute (TO) Lobby. Lobbyist Negative Campaigning PAC Platform & Plank “Political Issues” RNC/DNC
Is skilled at selecting and using relevant sources to conduct a basic research project
Students will use easybib.com to cite resources used. When cite sources, students must annotate the 3 sources explaining why they were helpful and 1 source that you found irrelevant and explain why in the annotation.
Understands the roles and influence of citizens and groups in the political process
Through researching primary and secondary material, students will analyze political issues and ideas that have caused citizens to form political parties for the purpose of electing representatives to government. (The President) so that voice is heard in government.
Understands the impact of leaders on their country, society, and time period
Students will select a past US President (must have been out of office for at least 10 years) and explain how his actions and policies influenced the time, society, and country
“governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” ― Thomas Jefferson
“The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.” ― Thomas Jefferson
“A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!” ― Thomas Jefferson
Time to think
Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it. — Ronald Reagan
“Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives” dictionary.com
The Parties need us!
“I plead for a patriotism of good citizenship in low places and in high places, in season and out of season.”
Will Hayes, Chairman of the Republican National Committee (1918–21)
Audio from loc.gov
As Will Hayes said in the 1920 election, it is the citizens’ job to work to see that the best people get into government so that we get the best government.
Hayes was the head of the Republican Party from 1918 to 1921.
He worked to get Warren G. Harding elected the 29th president of the United States in 1920.
Harding will name his Postmaster General.
Hayes will than go to work for the movie rates board.
So how is he ranked in the
“Historical Ranking of Presidents”?
This year a primary purpose is to elect a president of the United States.
That may mean to reelect the current president
That may mean to elect a new person for the job
Gov. Mitt Romney
"Over the next four months you have a choice to make. Not just between two political parties or even two people. It's a choice between two very different plans for our country.”
So what is the difference between political parties?
but what would we end up with out working at it, and thinking about what we needed in a leader?
Why Do We Need Political Parties?
Political Parties Introduction 2012
Student has to demonstrate research work before taking assessments.
In the end, using the knowledge gained, you need to be able to answer the questions:
What is the role and influence of citizens and groups in the political process?
What is the impact of leaders on their country, society, and time period?