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An interactive NON-PARTISAN political presentation written specifically for high school seniors

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  • Thanks so much for allowing me to speak in your classroom. My name is Byron Wolt and I am a high school presenter representing Brown College. I will spend a few minutes today telling you about Brown College, but I am here today to talk to you about politics, government and Democracy. I am going to try today to be non partisan when I talk about politics. What does Non-partisan mean? Correct – I am going to try not to take sides. I am going to try to be fair. For the purpose of today’s presentation, I am going to define non partisan as bashing both democrats and republicans equally. Depending on the questions you ask today, sometimes that is easy, sometimes it is hard. If I say something that you disagree with or feel that I have bashed your candidate or belief, you don’t have to take it form me. Don’t just tell me I’m ugly, but tell me why you disagree and we can discuss it. This is America, we have the right to disagree.

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  • A Presentation from Byron Wolt and Brown College
  • WE the people choose those who govern us D E M O C R A C Y - You and I -
  • International Voter Turnout Source: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance International voter turnout per year 1992 - 2000 Country 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 Average Australia     82%     83% Denmark   82%   83%   83% France           61% Germany   72%       72% Greece     84%     85% Ireland 74%         71% Italy 92% 91% 87%     90% Mexico   66%     60% 58% United Kingdom 75%         72% United States 55% 39% 49% 35% 47% 45%
  • If the people are informed, they can be trusted to choose their government. Thomas Jefferson
  • Are Americans informed? Source: AP 2005
    • More Americans knew about Homer Simpson’s family than knew their 1 st Amendment rights
    • 33% couldn't find Louisiana on a map
    • 47% couldn’t find India on a map
    • 60% didn’t know the most heavily fortified border in the world was between North and South Korea
    • 60% couldn’t find Iraq on a map
  • Education is important!
  • www.browncollege.edu www.browncollege.edu 1440 Northland Drive Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651-905-3450, 800-627-6966
  • A Non-Traditional Education
    • Career Specific
    • Start in Your Major
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Accelerated Programs
    • Admission Requirements:
            • ACT/SAT not required
            • Personal Interview
    Degree Programs Bachelor Degree 36 months Associate Degree 18 months
    • Radio Broadcasting
      • Associate of Applied Science Degree – 18 months
    • Television Production
    • Associate of Applied Science Degree – 18 months
    • Communication Studies Bachelor of Science Degree – 36 months
    School of Broadcasting
    • Visual Communication
        • Multimedia
          • Graphic Design
      • Bachelor of Science Degree – 36 months
      • Associate of Applied Science Degree – 18 months
    • Interior Design
      • Bachelor of Science Degree – 36 months
    • Digital Photography Bachelor of Science Degree – 36 months
    School of Design
    • Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Science Degree – 36 months
    • Network Development
      • Associate of Applied Science Degree – 18 months
    • Software Development
      • Associate of Applied Science Degree – 18 months
    • Game Design and Development
      • Bachelor of Science Degree – 36 months
    School of Technology
    • Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science Degree – 36 months Associate of Applied Science Degree – 18 months
    • Business Management
      • Bachelor of Science Degree – 36 months
    Career Programs
  • Associate Degrees Offered Culinary Arts Program – 15 months Patisserie and Baking Program – 15 months
    • Financial Aid including Scholarships for those who qualify
    • Career Services — job & resume assistance
    • Internships – for real world career experience
    • Wireless campus – Cybrary, laptops
    • Student Services — car pooling, housing, etc.
    • Study Abroad Programs
    Brown College Services
  • Career Options for Graduates… Hospitals Airlines Casinos Hotels Catering Sommelier Cookbook Author Chocolatier Cruise Ships Restaurant Manager Wedding Cake Decorator Cheese Maker
  • www.browncollege.edu 1440 Northland Drive Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651-905-3450, 800-627-6966 Le Cordon Bleu Minneapolis / St. Paul 800-528-4575 www.gomspculinary.com
  • www.browncollege.edu Presents The Power of Politics www.browncollege.edu 1440 Northland Drive Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651-905-3450, 800-627-6966
  • Today
    • There are 5 categories
    • Each category has 5 questions
    • Each question has 4 possible answers
    • Choose your answer
    • If you get all questions correct you get a * Fictitious * $1 million!
    * fake, false, fictional, fictive, illusory, imaginary, mythical, phony, spurious, unreal, untrue i.e. there is no money !
  • Categories Who Said It? Mr. President International Citizenship It’s the Law Iraq
  • Get out and Vote
    • Voting is
    • Your Privilege
      • Your Right
      • Your Responsibility
    Thanks for your time! www.browncollege.edu From Brown College 1440 Northland Drive Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651-905-3450, 800-627-6966
  • Congratulations! You earned your * fictitious * $1,000,000 and a chance to win your EXCITING Brown College sunglasses ! * fake, false, fictional, fictive, illusory, imaginary, mythical, phony, spurious, unreal, untrue - i.e. there is no money !*
  • Citizenship 101 Could you pass a test to be a citizen of the U.S.A.?
    • the state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen.
    • the character of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations, and functions of a citizen: an award for good citizenship.
    Source: Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc Citizenship — noun
  • What is the Legislative branch of the U.S. government called? 50/50 The Presidency D: The House of Representatives A: The Senate C: Congress B:
  • What is the Constitution? 50/50 An oath of allegiance C: A car made by Ford D: B: The Declaration of Independence The supreme law of the land A:
  • What are the 49 th and 50 th states of the Union? 50/50 Puerto Rico & Guam A: Alaska & Puerto Rico C: Japan & England B: Hawaii & Alaska D:
  • How many Supreme Court Justices are there? 50/50 99 C: 19 B: 1 D: 9 A:
  • What is the national anthem of the United States? 50/50 The Declaration of Independence A: Proud to be an American C: This Land is Your Land D: The Star Spangled Banner B:
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  • It’s a Small World International politics in an interconnected world
  • What is the major purpose of the United Nations? 50/50 B. Deciding international boundaries B: D. Keeping criminals from escaping to other countries D: A. Safeguarding international trade A: C. Maintaining peace and security among countries C:
  • This city is the home the United Nations headquarters. 50/50 Tokyo, Japan D: Paris, France A: Boutros Boutros-Ghali C: New York, New York B:
  • On ballots in Australia, voters can choose a “none of the above” option 50/50 False B: True A:
  • In Israel, if parliament fails to pass a budget on time, all legislators are forced to: 50/50 Stay until done A: Not take salary C: Pay a fine B: run for re-election D:
  • Which of the following DOES NOT share a border with Iraq? 50/50 Iran A: Jordan C: Syria B: Israel D:
  • Which country has the largest Muslim population. 50/50 France C: Israel B: Saudi Arabia D: Indonesia A:
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  • Presidents
  • From Presidents known for honesty… 200 plus years of Presidents
  • to Presidents not known for honesty… 200 plus years of Presidents
  • Which of the following is a requirement to be President? 50/50 A: To be a man C: To be born in the U.S.A. B: To be married D: To be 35 years old E: None of the above
  • Which President did not have a college degree? 50/50 Bonus George W. Bush A: Bill Clinton C: Jimmy Carter D: Abe Lincoln B:
  • 9 Presidents did not have a college degree. George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, Harry Truman
  • Which of the following Presidents was not married? 50/50 Abe Lincoln C: Teddy Roosevelt B: George W. Bush D: James Buchanan A:
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  • Who was the only man to serve as President and Vice President without being elected to either office? 50/50 George W Bush A: Ronald Reagan C: Bill Clinton D: Gerald Ford B:
  • Who was the first son of a President to become President? 50/50 George W Bush A: Abraham Lincoln C: George Washington B: John Q. Adams D:
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  • Law & Order
  • The Rule of Law To put a man in jail without charge or defense is odious and is at the basis of all totalitarian regimes Winston Churchill
  • Real Laws in the USA
    • Whale hunting is illegal in Montana
    • It is illegal to get fish intoxicated in Ohio
    • It is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket in Florida
    • In Illinois it is illegal for a boy to hit a tree with a snowball
    Source : dumblaws.com
  • The Founding Fathers wanted this branch of government to have the most power. 50/50 Governor A: Judicial C: Executive B: Legislative D:
  • Two people work at the same job but one is paid less than the other. It would be against the law to pay one less than the other because of… 50/50 educational qualifications A: working fewer hours B: less work experience C: gender D:
  • Which right is guaranteed in the 1 st Amendment? 50/50 Right to bear arms C: Due process of law B: Abolition of slavery D: Peaceable Assembly A:
  • Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion , or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech , or of the press ; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble , and to petition the government for a redress of grievances .
  • This amendment gives citizens the right to own and posses guns. 50/50 4 th amendment A: 13 th amendment B: 5 th amendment D: 2 nd amendment C:
  • A regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed
  • This amendment protects you against self incrimination. 50/50 1 st amendment A: 2 nd amendment C: 3 rd amendment B: 5 th amendment D:
  • No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself , nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
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  • Who Said It?
  • Who said "There is nothing wrong in America that can't be fixed with what is right in America." 50/50 JFK C: Abraham Lincoln B: FDR D: Bill Clinton A:
  • Who said “ A man who is willing to trade a little freedom for a little security deserves neither and will soon lose both.” 50/50 JFK C: George W. Bush B: Bill Clinton D: Benjamin Franklin A:
  • Who said, “The United States is the best and fairest and most decent nation on the face of the earth.”  50/50 George Washington A: Jimmy Carter B: Abraham Lincoln D: George H.W. Bush C:
  • Who said “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” 50/50 Abe Lincoln C: Ronald Reagan B: George Washington D: A: JFK
  • Who said “You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” 50/50 Richard Nixon A: Bill Clinton C: John Adams D: Abraham Lincoln B:
  • Who said “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy…” 50/50 JFK A: Bill Clinton C: Abraham Lincoln D: FDR B:
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  • Iraq
  • Who was the President of Iraq from 1979 – 2003? 50/50 Osama Bin Laden D: Tariq Aziz A: Yasir Arafat C: Saddam Hussein B:
  • What is the modern capital of Iraq? 50/50 Babylon A: Jerusalem C: Mecca B: Baghdad D:
  • The Iran – Iraq war was fought for 10 years. What was the cause? 50/50 Oil A: Democracy C: Religion B: Water D:
  • During the Iran - Iraq war, who did the United States support 50/50 Iran A: Iraq B:
  • Which Branch of Islam do a majority of Iraqi’s follow? 50/50 Buddhist C: Sunni B: Wahhabi D: Shi’ite A:
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  • Question Here Answer here Answer here Answer here Answer here A: C: B: D: 50/50