Insights on Law & Society: Political Campaigns & the Constitution (Vol.13-No.1)

    Insights on Law & Society: Political Campaigns & the Constitution (Vol.13-No.1)

    Insights on Law & Society: Political Campaigns & the Constitution (Vol.13-No.1)

    Insights on Law & Society: Political Campaigns and the Constitution

    Volume 13, no. 1, Fall 2012

     

    Insights on Law & Society is one-stop reading for teachers of law, civics, government, or social studies. Each issue takes on a topic, then provides articles written by experts in the field, as well as teaching ideas for incorporating the content into the classroom. Also in each issue, popular features such as Teaching Legal Docs, which examines a legal document as a primary source; Perspectives, which presents an issue from multiple views; and Profile, which offers a quick interview with a figure, provide additional instructional support.

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    Insights on Law & Society: Political Campaigns and the Constitution

    Volume 13, no. 1, Fall 2012

     

    This 32-page issue of Insights includes:

     

    Picking the President

    By Dewey Clayton

    The U.S. Constitution outlines just three requirements for the presidency, but is that all?

    It also establishes a broad framework for the presidency and presidential elections.

     

    Paradoxes of Political Parties in American Constitutional Development

    By Richard J. Hardy

    Political parties in the United States shape elections, government, and society—without any mention in the Constitution.

     

    The Wiring of the President: Technology and the Democratization of U.S. Political Campaigns

    By Nancy Scola

    The 2012 campaign will be the most high-tech campaign in U.S. history, but what does it mean for voters?

     

    Teaching Legal Docs: How to Read a U.S. Supreme Court Opinion

    A step-by-step guide to reading and understanding U.S. Supreme Court opinions.

     

    Perspectives: How Are Super PACs Reshaping the Political Landscape?

    Election 2012 will be defined by its connection to Super PACs. What does it mean? Experts weigh in.

     

    Law Review: Direct Election of Senators?

    The 17th Amendment turns 100 years old in 2013.

     

    Profile: What if Jefferson and Adams Ran Attack Ads?

    Patrick Spero and his students at Williams College are approaching historic political campaigns in entirely futuristic ways.

     

    Learning Gateways: Electing a President

    Using a political cartoon, engage students in a discussion about the need for reform of the Electoral College. Also, use primary source documents with students to explore the role of their state in the electoral process.

     

    Learning Gateways: Regulating Political Parties in Your State

    Lead students on an exploration of laws that govern political parties in their state, and examine how their state’s political parties influence the national political landscape.

     

    Learning Gateways: Digital Media and Political Campaigns

    Build students’ web and civic literacy by asking them to compare websites from political candidates at all levels of government in order to assess how digital media is being used to influence the electoral process.

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    1531-2461

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    49702001301PDF

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