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2019 AP Econ Current Events Dates

Date 2nd 4th 6th

1/29 Gabe Jacob Kaelyn

2/5 Aly Crystal Shoe

2/12 Patia Tre Carlos

2/19 Skyler Zaida Emma

2/26 Kinsey Nolan Claire

3/5 Jessica Steven Rachel

3/19 Abe Elena

3/26 Dylan Zoe

Date 3rd 5th

1/30 Joe B Jack

2/6 Shayla Justin

2/13 Maddie Ana

2/20 Shea Kiana

2/27 Mateo Jazmine

3/6 Ariana Nakooma

3/20 Carlos Preet

3/27 Jacob Chris

4/3 Gabe Lorenzo

4/10 Joey

9 Key Foundational Documents

Below are the nine foundational documents you will need to know and understand:

  1. Declaration of Independence (1776)
  2. The Articles of Confederation (1777)
  3. Federalist 10Control of factions- Madison
  4. Federalist 51checks and balances and separation of powers among the three branches of government- Madison
  5. Federalist 70 Rationale for a strong executive- Hamilton
  6. Federalist 78Rationale for an impartial judiciary- Hamilton
  7. Brutus 1concern over ratification of Constitution- ???
  8. The Constitution of the United States (1787)
  9. Letter From a Birmingham Jail; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1963)

15 Key Supreme Court Cases

Below are the 15 key Supreme Court cases you need to know and understand:

  1. Marbury v. Madison (1803)- Established doctrine of Judicial Review
  2. McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)- Established Federalism (national over state)
  3. Schenck v. U.S. (1919)- Restriction of freedom of speech
  4. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)- Overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and integrated school systems
  5. Baker v. Carr (1961)- Federal courts can intervene in Congressional redistricting
  6. Engel v. Vitale (1962)- Unconstitutional to force school prayer
  7. Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)- Indigent defendants must be provided counsel (lawyer)
  8. Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969)- Students have 1st Amendment rights in a school setting (wearing armbands)
  9. New York Times v. U.S. (1971)- “Pentagon Papers trial”; U.S. violated 1st Amendment rights of freedom of the press to NYT
  10. Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972)-Children cannot be placed under compulsory education after the 8th grade
  11. Roe v. Wade (1973)- Legalized abortion
  12. Shaw v. Reno (1993)- Prohibited discriminatory Congressional redistricting
  13. U.S. v. Lopez (1995)- Reduced the Congressional scope of the Commerce Clause
  14. McDonald v. Chicago (2010)-Affirmed the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms to the states
  15. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)-Confirmed 1st Amendment freedom of speech rights to corporations, unions and nonprofits- no limits on contributions

2018 Fall Current Events Assignments

Date       2nd                      4th                             6th

8/28        Dylan                  Lori

9/6 (Thurs) Kinsey          Jayce                       Ari

9/11      Jayda                   Crystal                    Rachel

9/18    Nyah                        Leo                           Marisa

9/25   Emily                       Anna                       Kaelyn

10/2   Andrea                  Serena                     Sophie

10/9  Antonio                 Shy                            Blaze

10/16 Stephanie           Chris

10/23 Aya

Date       3rd                      5th

8/29       Ian                     Chris

9/7 (Fri) Daniel              Jason

9/12    Eve                        Celeste

9/19  Maddie                 open

9/26  Gabe                       Kaia

10/3  Allora                       Shai

10/10 Tim                         Brenna

10/17 Shayla                   Christian

10/24 Michael                 Jane

10/31 Courtney             Sam

11/7                                   Zack

2018 1960s Civil Rights Movement

Following are the power points associated with the 1960s Civil Rights Movement:

  1. Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement– Andreanna and Sam
  2. Segregation, Education and Litigation: Brown v Board– Cierra and Nicole
  3. Virginia and Little Rock – Derek and Kiana
  4. Montgomery Bus Boycott and Freedom Rides- Deante and Nakooma
  5. Intro to Legislation and Freedom Summer- Mr. Beck
  6. Legislative Changes_ Civil Rights Act of 1946 Voting Rights Act 1965 Amendment 24 – Preet and Haneen
  7. MLK and the SCLC – Mikaela and Hazel
  8. Malcolm X– Ana and Olivia
  9. LBJ- Mr. Beck
  10. NAACP and the SNCC – Juliet and Amber