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A – answer

HD – historical document

CC – court case

CE – current event

Unit 5 – Court cases and support for Statements

Question 1 – What responsibilities go along with the rights of citizens?

A – WTP lesson 23, responsibilities of citizens http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/citizenship/responsibilities.html, definition of citizenship http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/citizenship/index.html

HD – Bill of Rights

CE – United States protests (2014) http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/25/ferguson-staten-island-protest-2014/20435471/

Question 2 – Do you think every citizen should be required to participate in his/her government? How?

A – WTP lesson 23, pg. 198-199

HD – Bill of Rights

CE - should Americans be forced to vote? (2014) http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/03/opinion/opinion-roundup-mandatory-voting/

CE – felon voting rights http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/felon-voting-rights.aspx,


CE – military draft (2012) http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/why-bringing-back-the-draft-makes-no-sense

CE – women in combat (2013) http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/24/us/military-women/index.html

Question 3 – How does a responsible citizen promote the common good?

A – WTP lesson 24, definition of the common good

HD – Preamble of the Constitution

CE – wood burning ban (2015) http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/01/11/3585820_public-hearings-set-on-proposed.html?sp=/99/105/&rh=1, (2015) http://www.ktvb.com/story/weather/2015/01/06/inversion-causes-poor-air-quality-treasure-valley/21368787/

CE – forest fires (2015) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-08/bago-start-online/6005830

Question 4 – Why do so many young people not fulfill their responsibility to vote?

A – WTP pg. 198-199

HD – Constitution 15th and 19th Amendments

CE – voter turnout in Idaho(2014) http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/nov/20/idaho-voter-turnout-abysmal-at-38-percent/

CE – Americans’ slipping sense of duty (2014) http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20141230/AIK0106/141239968

CE – Why some don’t vote https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/news/2014/11/06/100627/why-young-minority-and-low-income-citizens-dont-vote/

CE – Youth vote 2012 vs. 2008 (2012) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/youth-vote-2012-turnout-exit-polls_n_2086092.html

Question 5As citizens of a democracy, do we have responsibilities to other nations of the world?

A – WTP lesson 22, definition of democracy

HD – John F. Kennedy inaugural address http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkinaugural.htm

HD – Preamble of the Constitution “Promote the General Welfare, Secure Blessings of Liberty”

CE – (no) http://www.teenink.com/college_guide/letters_to_the_editor/article/300561/Americas-responsibility-to-the-world/

CE – (yes) http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/12/13/no_time_to_turn_inward_112384.html

CE – (yes) http://nif.websitetoolbox.com/post/americas-responsibility-to-the-world-5445524

CE - http://www.collegian.com/2013/10/americas-responsibility-to-the-world/45011/

CE – Sony and North Korea http://theweek.com/speedreads/440221/north-korea-blasts-obama-over-release-interview


As a fifth grader, do you have a responsibility to promote the common good? Give examples how you can promote the common good at school and in your community.

A – WTP lesson 24, definition of common good, responsibility, community

HD – Preamble of the Constitution

HD – John F. Kennedy speech http://www.ushistory.org/documents/ask-not.htm

CE – Paint the Town Boise (2014) http://idahobusinessreview.com/2014/05/02/good-works-paint-the-town-2014-focuses-on-the-boise-bench/

General Unit 5 Questions (answer on a separate sheet of paper)

  1. List some things that countries do to carry out their relationships with other countries.

  2. What powers does the United States Constitution give the national government to deal with other countries?

  3. List some of the ideas in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution and Bill of Rights that have influenced government in other countries.

  4. How does a person become a citizen of the United States?

  5. What are some responsibilities of citizens? Why is fulfilling these responsibilities important?

  6. What are some responsibilities that go along with your tight to free expression, freedom of religions, equal protection of the laws, due process of the laws, and the right to vote?

  7. How can schools help students become good citizens?

  8. What are some ways you can participate in your government now?
  9. Does a good citizen have a responsibility to try to improve the lives of people who need help? Why or why not?

  10. What responsibilities should a citizen take to protect or promote the welfare of people in other countries?

  11. Why is it necessary that a citizen balance his or her self-interest with the common good?

  12. What ideas should people consider when deciding how to vote?

  13. What might happen if people did not exercise their rights?

  14. Why might people in other parts of the world be interested in ideas such as natural rights, consent of the governed, and constitutional government?

  15. Why do countries trade goods and services?

Julie Finke 2015

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