Friday, September 2, 2011

Liberals and Conservatives

Today we will use the internet to find out information about some important politicians in the United States. Here they are:

1. Michelle Bachmann
2. Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas OR Elena Kagan
3. Rick Perry
4. Mitt Romney
5. Harry Reid
6. Timothy Geithner

For each individual, complete this information below in an e-mail to me. It is due before the end of this class period. 

Include the link where you found each piece of information. 

(5 points each, 30 points total for the e-mail)

a. Who is this person? Why is he/she important?
b. Is this person a liberal or a conservative? How can you tell?
c. What political party does this person belong to? Does he/she play any special role in that party?
d. Why has this person been in the news recently?
e. Based on what you've read, what is your personal opinion of this person? Explain, using information from your research.

You may find your own sources. However, if your source is not a reputable one, you will not receive credit for your response.

If you finish early, you can take a look at the book at this link: Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.

Read the chapter titled "Columbus, the Indians and Human Progress".

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