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POL 101 - American Government - Textbook

Resources supporting POL 101 students at Hostos Community College.

Learning Outcomes

  • To define federalism in the Constitution
  • To trace the different stages of federalism over time and find the pattern increasing federal power over time
  • To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of federalism and federal power

American Government Textbook (OpenStax)

Federalism (HarvardXEdX Lecture)

Click on the video below or this link https://youtu.be/NP3DYKmif1U for the assigned media:

Video lecture by Harvard Professor, William Patterson, on the Federal System available on YouTube and his HarvardXEdX page.

Sex, Ducks, and The Founding Feud (RadioLab, WNYC)

Click on the video below or this link https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/sex-ducks-and-founding-feud for the assigned media:

Screenshot from a page on WNYC of a solitary duck hunter, submersed in a lake and surrounded by ducks but shooting upward.

Policing the Police (PBS)

Click on the video below or this link https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/policing-the-police-2020/ for the assigned media:

Screenshot of PBS video on Policing the Police.

Articles from The Atlantic

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