civics essay questions

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what unites americans as one people?
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one thing that unites america as one people is many cultures. when all different cultures mix together they form a melting pot. america is a mosaic where every person and every culture is a part of one big picture. people from all different cultures melted together in to american society to form america as one people.
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which of the 10 amendments that make up the bill of rights do you think has the least to do with americans’ lives today? explain why.
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quartering troops 1791 was meant for earlier times
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discuss why groups of people, including lobbyists, constituents, and floor leaders, influence the actions of a member of congress. to which group should members be most responsive? why?
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they have a different perspective and different ideas
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why was watergate such an important event in our nations history? what is the likely influence of watergate on the actions of other officials?
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it was the first time america experienced a presidential crime. the other officials treated nixon as a criminal
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contrast the role of the legislator and the judge. explain how each has an impact on the laws of our country
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the legislature creates the laws and the judge interprets them in different situations
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supreme court chief justice charles evan hughes said,\”the constitution is what the judges say it is.\” what did justice hughes mean? do you agree or disagree with this statement? why?
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he meant the judges interpret the constitution in their own way. i disagree. the judges can’t control the constitution
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why did the articles of confederation fail as the law of our land? what, specifically, did the framers include in the us constitution that allowed it to be successful whereas the articles failed?
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the failed because they wanted to consolidate the 13 separate governments
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discuss separation of powers. in your opinion,, which of the 3 branches of government is most important?
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legislature, judicial, executive. executive because the president runs the country
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given what you have experienced in civic mirror and what you have learned about the us and the real world, why do you think government and politics are necessary?
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our world would fall apart if we didn’t have the government and politics

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