Activities & Assignments
State of Nature Dialog + Activity
Separation of Powers Lecture + guided questions re:
Bill Drafting Exercise
SUMMATIVE: Chalk-talk Seminar re: Legislative Process/Gerrymandering
John Oliver gerrymandering video
"Pressure Groups" from
The Semi-Sovereign People
Role of Legislature
Defined Powers vs. Actual Power
Legislation vs. Rule-making
Trust in the voters?
How should the U.S. government seek to represent Americans?
How does legislating actually work?
Why does government exist? Why should it?
Representation Mechanics (What makes sense?)
Gerrymandering/Majority Minority Districts
Federal Apportionment Act
Senate vs. House Format
Representation Design (Population vs. States)