The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
-Madison
UNIT RESOURCES
H  ASSIGNMENTS
R  ASSIGNMENTS
Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism
P Gov Unit 2:  Constitutional Principles
The Charters of Freedom:
The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights
The Founder's Constitution
WATCHED IN CLASS:
Annotate today's notes!
Class notes available in hard copy only.
Williams: Are We A Republic Or A Democracy?
Extra Credit Readings:
How Democracy Produced a Monster
Does Obama have a republican problem?

The Perils of Extreme Democracy
Why We're a Republic: The Politics of Solipsism
HW READINGS:
An_Enemy_of_the_People_film_guide
Read the Original Play:
An Enemy of the People
by Henrik Ibsen
Williams: Are We A Republic Or A Democracy?
Republicanism PART_1_H_Review
Republicanism_PART_1_R_Review
An Enemy of the People is not available online. You have to watch in class!
THE FEDERALIST PAPERS

Federalist #10
James Madison
PART 1: WHAT IS A REPUBLIC?
HONORS: Read Brave New World during this unit.
Brave New World Study Guide
Why_Gridlock_in_Washington_Is_Good_2_2010
WATCH JOHN STEWART REACT
TO RAND PAUL FILIBUSTER
NYT on changes to filibuster 11 2013

NYT doesnt like filibuster 11 2013
NYT likes filibuster 3 2005
Defense of electoral college
End the electoral college
SNL School House Rock
270 to Win
Interactive Map of Electoral Votes
Friedman: Our One Party Democracy
Friedman Is A Liberal Fascist
Electoral College Belongs in 1787
In Defense of the Electoral College