1. What are some of the historical events that shaped the formation of the U.S. federal government? Select one event you think had a major effect on the federal government. How does this event affect Americans today?
Who were some of the early philosophical contributors to American government? How did their ideas help shape the current government of the United States?
Describe the historical role of the Supreme Court in federalism cases and the direction it has taken since 1990.
1. What is the main function of the legislative branch? What role does the executive branch play in the formation of laws? Summarize how these two branches work together.
1. What is the role of the judicial branch? Who elects members of this branch? Briefly describe the judicial process.