Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Politics and Government Homework - Due Wednesday, Oct 3

In the back of your Constitution packet you will find excerpts from the Federalist Papers, No. 10 and No. 51.  Read and analyze each.  Evidence of your analysis will be checked tomorrow.  I except to see both annotations and notes in your notebook. Use the vocabulary list below to assist you.


Faction-A small, organized, dissenting group within a larger one, esp. in politics
Contemplate - Look at thoughtfully
Vice-defect, vise, fault
Adversaries-One's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute
Specious-Superficially plausible, but actually wrong: "a specious argument"
Unwarrantable- Not able to be authorized or sanctioned; unjustifiable: "an unwarrantable intrusion into personal matters"
Partiality- Unfair bias in favor of one thing or person compared with another; favoritism.
Obviated- Remove (a need or difficulty): "the Venetian blinds obviated the need for curtains"
Inducement- A thing that persuades or influences someone to do something: "no inducement to wait"
Expedient- (of an action) Convenient and practical, although possibly improper or immoral.
Provision- The action of providing or supplying something for use
Contrive- Create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice.
Constituent- Being a part of a whole.
Agency- . action, power, or operation
Magistrate- A civil officer or lay judge who administers the law, esp. one who conducts a court that deals with minor offenses.
Commensurate- Corresponding in size or degree; in proportion


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