American Political Systems

Unit Pages
These will likely be reorganized during the year, but for now use these existing pages.

Unit I: Constitutional Underpinnings and the Legislative Branch

Unit II: The Executive and Judicial Branches

Unit III: Civil Rights and the Judicial Branch

Unit IV: Political Parties, Mass Media, and Public Policy

Helpful Resources

Econ Quiz I Reviews: PPT or Text
Course Outline (You need to review this with your parents by 8/29)

Please remember that all class grades are available on Zangle - so stop in the office to get your password and login if you haven't already done so.
Election Resources: is a great online survey site regarding upcoming  elections
Click Here for Online Voter Registration
The ABC-CLIO Election Database is a great source of information for those trying to understand the issues, as well as a great place to find information on elections throughout history.
Current Events Resources:
EBSCOhost is a great resource brought to you by the Lancer Library.  E-Mail me if you need the username and password.
Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times , and Christian Science Monitor; for state issues check out the Sacramento Bee, for local issues the Ventura County Star
Magazines: U.S. News and World Report , The EconomistTime, and Newsweek
Economic News: CNNfn , Bloomberg, Google Business News, the NASDAQ , or the New York Stock Exchange .
Government Resources:
The U.S. Senate The official site of the senate with links to pages for each of its members. 
Click here for Senator Boxer's Page and here for Senator Feinstein's Page
The Supreme Court The official site of the Supreme Court.  Click here for a collection of important court decisions.
The U.S. House of Representatives The official site of the house with links to pages for each of its members.  Click here for Representative Brownley's Page,
The White House The official site for the President and the rest of the executive branch.
Important government departments, such as:
The Federal Reserve Board Defense Link from the DoD
The State Department The Department of Education
The Department of Health and Human Services  

Other Class Links

e-mail Dr. Swanson

AP Government Course Outline from the College Board

Current Event Assignment Sheet

Essay Comments Key

Presidential Campaign Project

Your Supreme Court Justice

Swanson's Golden Rules for PPT

Local Government Proposal

Comparative Governments Project