EN4 Yhteiskunta ja ympäröivä maailma

Welcome to Course 4!

This time the focus will be on society and the world around us. We will be taking a look at different themes and the ways other societies deal with issues that affect our lives.

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Finally, here is the link to your self-evaluation: ITSEARVIO

Phrases for Chapters 2, 3 and 6

Chapter 2
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Chapter 3
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Chapter 6
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Summary - tiivistelmä

Lue tiivistelmän ohjeet sivulta 114 kirjasta sekä teksti In leaps and bounds sivulta 115. Kirjoita suomenkielinen tiivistelmä ohjeiden mukaan, tallenna se omalla nimellä varustettuna (nimi siis sekä tiivistelmässä, että tiedoston nimessä) ja lähetä se tänne kurssin aikana.

Sinulla ei ole tarvittavia oikeuksia lähettää mitään.

The Presidential Elections

The US presidential elections:
  • Occurs every four year on Election Day
  • The Presidential Election followes typical cycle:
    • Spring of the year before an election – Candidates announce their intentions to run.
    • Summer of the year before an election through spring of the election year – Primary and caucus debates take place.
    • January to June of election year – States and parties hold primaries and caucuses.
    • July to early September – Parties hold nominating conventions to choose their candidates.
    • September and October – Candidates participate in Presidential debates.
    • Early November – Election Day
    • December – Electors cast their votes in the Electoral College.
    • Early January of the next calendar year – Congress counts the electoral votes.
    • January 20 – Inauguration Day

The Democratic Party:
  • The Democrats' once dominant worldview was classical liberalism
  • There have been 15 Democratic presidents: example Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama
  • Liberals favor universal health care, diplomacy over military action, same-sex marriage, stricter gun control, immigration and cultural diversity

The Republican Party:
  • commonly referred to as the GOP (Grand Old Party).
  • There have been 18 Republican presidents.
  • First rebpublican president was Abraham Lincoln.
  • Current ideology is Amercian conservatism. That contrasts with the Democrats modern liberalism.
  • Supports free market capitalism, free enterprise business, a strong national defense, deregulation.

The Trump campaign:
  • Immigration:
    • Build a wall on the border of the US and Mexico. Mexico will pay for it.
    • Less immigration, no criminals, illegal immigrants should be arrested immediately & thrown out of the country
  • Child care:
    • 6 weeks of paid leave for new mothers
    • Relieve taxes on child care products & services
  • Taxes:
    • Reduce taxes
  • Constitution and the Second Amendment
    • Nobody is above the law & the law shall not be changed
    • Protect the right to bear arms
  • National defense
    • Increase the amount of troops in the army
    • Enlarge the army
    • Biggen the army
    • Make the army larger

The Clinton campaign:
  • Making sure that wealthy and corporations pay their fair share in taxes
  • the epidemic of gun violence must end
  • immigration reform: comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full and equal citizenship
  • America is strong
  • Isis must defeat
  • have to maintain the strongest military