Week 12: NC Government

Posted by SELINA JARVIS on 4/14/2019 3:00:00 PM

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This week we will continue our study of NC's government. My goal is to get you all to see federalism at work in our state structure and effectively compare it to our national structure before moving to our local government study. So, we have learned the 3 branches of the federal government and their functions. We have studied federal laws passed by Congress that are enforced by the President and the bureaucracy and then interpretted by the federal courts when disagreements arise. NC's system is very similar. This week your are going to read about the ongoing conflicts between Governor Roy Cooper and our General Assembly.  So, here is what I would like you to do this week:

  1. Read the article "Conflicts between Gov. Cooper and the NCGA."
  2. Explain why the two are in constant conflict with an example.
  3. Explain at least 1 similarity and 1 difference you see between the US and NC's governments. I am NOT looking for phrases like "they both make laws" nor "the federal government is the US and the NC government is for the state" (I am not looking for the obvious, but details from the article above.)

The last day to post comments for full credit is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 19th.