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Classroom Activities For Openstax American Government, Michael Lewkowicz, Dovile Budryte, Scott Boykin, Laura Young, Yohannes Gedamu Apr 2019

Classroom Activities For Openstax American Government, Michael Lewkowicz, Dovile Budryte, Scott Boykin, Laura Young, Yohannes Gedamu

Political Science Ancillary Materials

This new set of classroom activities for OpenStax American Government was created under a Round Eleven Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation and Revision. The materials created in order to support faculty implementing OpenStax American Government in the classroom include:

  • Icebreakers
  • Video Activities
  • Quiz Activities
  • Discussion Activities
  • Brainstorming Activities
  • Team Activities


Carroll College 2018 Exit Poll, Alex Street Jan 2018

Carroll College 2018 Exit Poll, Alex Street

Carroll College Exit Polls

No abstract provided.


Carroll College 2017 Exit Poll, Alex Street Jan 2017

Carroll College 2017 Exit Poll, Alex Street

Carroll College Exit Polls

No abstract provided.


2016 Primary Election And Caucus Data, Carrie M. Pirmann, Emily Sherwood, Emily Tevebaugh Sep 2016

2016 Primary Election And Caucus Data, Carrie M. Pirmann, Emily Sherwood, Emily Tevebaugh

Election Data

The data contained in this dataset cover the 2016 Presidential Primary and Caucus election season. Results are reported for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Data were sourced from finalized (certified) state election board results wherever possible. All data is reported at the county level unless otherwise noted. Refer to the 2016 Primary Election Data Sources document for a full list of data sources.

Results for Alaska, Colorado (Democratic only), Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington state are for these states caucuses. The vote totals reported are raw numbers of votes.

Data for North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming is not included ...


Nuclear Weapons And Nato_Is It Safer To Deter Or To Disarm?, Erika Simpson May 2016

Nuclear Weapons And Nato_Is It Safer To Deter Or To Disarm?, Erika Simpson

Political Science Publications

Debates about whether to retain or abolish nuclear weapons have intensified. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) maintains its nuclear weapons are essential to the alliance’s security. NATO’s 2010 Strategic Concept reasserted in 2014 that, “As long as nuclear weapons exist, NATO will remain a nuclear alliance.” Conversely, many observers of the negotiations regarding the United Nations (UN) Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) argue the Nuclear Weapon States (NWS) in the 28-member NATO alliance are obliged to move NATO’s posture toward nuclear disarmament rather than deterrence. The resarch project analyses the arguments in favour of the ...


Carroll College 2016 Exit Poll, Alex Street Jan 2016

Carroll College 2016 Exit Poll, Alex Street

Carroll College Exit Polls

No abstract provided.


American Government (Lecture Slides), Julie Lester, Christopher Lawrence Apr 2015

American Government (Lecture Slides), Julie Lester, Christopher Lawrence

Political Science Ancillary Materials

Revision 2: 10/12/2016

This set of lecture slides for American Government in a .zip compressed file was created under a Round One ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include the constitution, political participation, the media, and civil liberties.


Carroll College 2014 Exit Poll, Alex Street Jan 2014

Carroll College 2014 Exit Poll, Alex Street

Carroll College Exit Polls

No abstract provided.


Article I, Section 4, Clause 1, Anthony A. Peacock Jan 2014

Article I, Section 4, Clause 1, Anthony A. Peacock

Political Science Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Twitter Data Stream: House Democrats Health Bill, G. R. Boynton Oct 2010

Twitter Data Stream: House Democrats Health Bill, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert: 10:35 AM EDT Thursday, October 29, 2009 House Democrats unveil health-care reform legislation Bill includes a government insurance option and a historic expansion of Medicaid


Twitter Data Stream: Gm Ipo, G. R. Boynton Aug 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Gm Ipo, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert: 04:03 PM EDT Wednesday, August 18, 2010

General Motors takes a major step toward breaking free of government control by registering for what is likely to be one of history's largest initial public offerings.


Twitter Data Stream: Dr. Laura, G. R. Boynton Aug 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Dr. Laura, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert: 10:38 PM EDT Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger tells Larry King that she will not renew her contract, which is up at the end of the year. Schlessinger has been under fire for repeatedly using a racial epithet on a recent segment of her show.


Twitter Data Stream: Fda Approves Pill, G. R. Boynton Aug 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Fda Approves Pill, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:12 PM EDT Friday, August 13, 2010

FDA approves controversial new emergency contraceptive pill that can prevent pregnancies for five days after sex. Abortion opponents say it's an abortion pill masquerading as a contraceptive.


Twitter Data Stream: California, Marriage On Hold, G. R. Boynton Aug 2010

Twitter Data Stream: California, Marriage On Hold, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following two Washington Post news alert:

04:43 PM EDT Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A federal judge has ruled California's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned the voter-approved ban known as Proposition 8.

The second news alert:

07:12 PM EDT Monday, August 16, 2010

A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban


Twitter Data Stream: Freemediave, G. R. Boynton Aug 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Freemediave, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following Chavez shutting down radio and TV stations, and there was a protest using twitter.

There were two different searches one for #freemediave and one for #nomaschavez.

One should note that many of these messages contained both of the hashtags. So there is overlap between the two collections.


Twitter Data Stream: Growth Slows Quarter, G. R. Boynton Jul 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Growth Slows Quarter, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

08:35 AM EDT Friday, July 30, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The recovery lost momentum in the second quarter as growth slowed to a 2.4 percent pace, its most sluggish showing in nearly a year and too weak to drive down unemployment.


Twitter Data Stream: Jobless Benefits, G. R. Boynton Jul 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Jobless Benefits, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following two Washington Post news alert:

02:37 PM EDT Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Senate voted Tuesday to advance legislation that would restore emergency jobless benefits to millions of people who have been out of work for more than six months, overcoming Republican objections that had delayed action for weeks.

02:03 PM EDT Thursday, July 22, 2010

Congress has approved a six-month extension of emergency jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. The House gave the measure final approval and sent it on to the White House.


Twitter Data Stream: Karzai Corruption, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Karzai Corruption, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:15 PM EDT Sunday, June 27, 2010

Top officials in President Hamid Karzai's government have repeatedly derailed corruption investigations of politically connected Afghans, according to U.S. officials who have provided Afghanistan's authorities with wiretapping technology and other assistance in efforts to crack down on endemic graft.


Twitter Data Stream: Robert Byrd, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Robert Byrd, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:32 AM EDT Monday, June 28, 2010

Robert C. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress, died at 3 a.m. Monday at Inova Fairfax Hospital, his office said.


Twitter Data Stream: Pakistan Convicts Americans, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Pakistan Convicts Americans, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:07 AM EDT Thursday, June 24, 2010

A prosecutor says a Pakistani court has convicted five Virginia men on terror charges and sentenced each to at least 10 years in prison, the Associated Press reports.


Twitter Data Stream: Disclose Act, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Disclose Act, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Disclose act passing the house.

This was legislation about campaigning. After the Supreme Court reduced the reach of the campaign finance law Democrats worked on legislation to at least make sure that people or groups running campaign related ads would have to be identified as part of the ad. It passed the House.


Twitter Data Stream: Obama Mcchrystal, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Obama Mcchrystal, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following two Washington Post news alert:

10:53 AM EDT Wednesday, June 23, 2010

President Obama will speak about Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the embattled commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, after they met one-on-one at the White House Wednesday morning.

01:19 PM EDT Wednesday, June 23, 2010

President Obama has relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his duties as the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, after McChrystal was quoted criticizing top White House officials in a Rolling Stone article, according to a White House official.


Twitter Data Stream: Bp Partner, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Bp Partner, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

06:59 PM EDT Friday, June 18, 2010

BP's main partner in the exploration well pouring crude into the Gulf of Mexico says mounting evidence shows that the disaster was the result of BP's "reckless decisions and actions."


Twitter Data Stream: Bp Apologizes, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Bp Apologizes, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

02:47 PM EDT Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BP apologizes to the American people for the damage caused by a gushing leak from a blownout oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and announces the creation of a $100 million compensation fund for oil workers who are out of work because of the catastrophe


Twitter Data Stream: Bp Escrow, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Bp Escrow, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

12:27 PM EDT Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BP and the Obama administration have reached a preliminary agreement that the oil company will place $20 billion in an escrow account to be administered by Kenneth Feinberg, a White House official said. Feinberg also oversaw payments to families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


Twitter Data Stream: Fannie Freddie Delist, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Fannie Freddie Delist, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

08:38 AM EDT Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Finance Agency has ordered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to delist from the New York Stock Exchange and any other national securities exchange.


Twitter Data Stream: Ship Fire Oil, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Ship Fire Oil, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

02:41 PM EDT Tuesday, June 15, 2010

BP has shut down siphoning efforts from its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico after a ship collecting the oil caught fire, the company says. The fire is believed to have been caused by lightning. BP says the capture operation is expected to resume later Tuesday.


Twitter Data Stream: Oil Leak Rise Again, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Oil Leak Rise Again, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:28 PM EDT Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The government's Flow Rate Technical Group estimates that the BP well is now leaking 35,000 to 60,000 barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico


Twitter Data Stream: General Fainted, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: General Fainted, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:40 AM EDT Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, fell ill at the witness table during a Senate hearing Tuesday and had to be escorted from the room.


Twitter Data Stream: Obama New Director, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Obama New Director, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:10 PM EDT Tuesday, June 15, 2010

President has selected Michael Bromwich to head the Minerals Management Service, the troubled agency that oversees offshore oil drilling, according to senior administration officials.