Portville Study
Mr. Swetland's 12th Grade Government
"Patriotism is supporting your country all
the time, and your government when it
deserves it."
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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"Crash Course" Government and Politics Videos
Introduction: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics
The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics #2
Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances: Crash Course Government and Politics #3
Federalism: Crash Course Government and Politics #4
Constitutional Compromises: Crash Course Government and Politics #5
Congressional Elections: Crash Course Government and Politics #6
Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7
Congressional Leadership: Crash Course Government and Politics #8
How a Bill Becomes a Law: Crash Course Government and Politics #9
Congressional Decisions: Crash Course Government and Politics #10
Presidential Power: Crash Course Government and Politics #11
Presidential Powers 2: Crash Course Government and Politics #12
Congressional Delegation: Crash Course Government and Politics #13
How Presidents Govern: Crash Course Government and Politics #14
Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15
Types of Bureaucracies: Crash Course Government and Politics #16
Controlling Bureaucracies: Crash Course Government and Politics #17
Legal System Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #18
Structure of the Court System: Crash Course Government and Politics #19
Supreme Court of the United States Procedures: Crash Course Government and Politics #20
Judicial Review: Crash Course Government and Politics #21
Judicial Decisions: Crash Course Government and Politics #22
Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23
Freedom of Religion: Crash Course Government and Politics #24
Freedom of Speech: Crash Course Government and Politics #25
Freedom of the Press: Crash Course Government and Politics #26
Search and Seizure: Crash Course Government and Politics #27
Due Process of Law: Crash Course Government and Politics #28
Equal Protection: Crash Course Government and Politics #29
Sex Discrimination: Crash Course Government and Politics #30
Discrimination: Crash Course Government and Politics #31  
Affirmative Action: Crash Course Government and Politics #32
Public Opinion: Crash Course Government and Politics #33
Shaping Public Opinion: Crash Course Government and Politics #34
Political Ideology: Crash Course Government and Politics #35
Election Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #36
Gerrymandering: Crash Course Government and Politics #37
How Voters Decide: Crash Course Government and Politics #38
Political Campaigns: Crash Course Government and Politics #39
Political Parties: Crash Course Government and Politics #40
Party Systems: Crash Course Government and Politics #41
Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42
Interest Group Formation: Crash Course Government and Politics #43
Media Institution: Crash Course Government and Politics #44
Media Regulation: Crash Course Government and Politics #45
Market Economy: Crash Course Government and Politics #46
Government Regulation: Crash Course Government and Politics #47
Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #48
Social Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #49
Foreign Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #50
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES
If you are in 12th Grade Government class, you can earn extra grade credit several ways - some are mandatory, others are
elective.  The mandatory credit ones are: 1) passing points 65 or above on the Citizenship Test (also shown on the 12th
Grade Government page); and 2) 200 points by attending 2 government board meetings (see schedule below for possible
meetings).  Additionally, you can earn an extra 100 percent by naming 100 famous people out of 178 shown below, extra
100 points doing 8 hours of voluntary community service, 100 points by registering to vote if you are 18 or older by the time
of the next election, 100 points by naming 15 States and Capitals selected by the student and 1 State and Capital pointed
at by the teacher and answered correctly by the student, and 100 points by articulating the 462 words of the United States
of America Bill of Rights correctly.
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