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Explainer: Trump’s executive orders and the limits of presidential power

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In this lesson, explore the long-standing constitutional controversies around the power of executive orders. Continue reading

Know Your Vote, Know the Issues – Lesson Plan

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Every election year and for years after elections, there are several major issues that persistently trouble Americans. Every election year, politicians pledge that they will address these issues, and nearly every year they fall short of many peoples’ expectations. In this lesson, we examine problems surrounding health care costs, funding higher education and preserving social security. Then, students look at how the current presidential candidates are proposing to address these issues, and formulate a short media presentation. Continue reading

At 100 Days, Obama Takes Questions

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Marking his first 100 days in office, President Barack Obama tackled citizens’ questions at a town hall meeting in St. Louis. While President Obama acknowledged…read more

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