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The CFE Higher content is being added on a daily basis ready for schools returning in August.
Updated content is also being added for those doing the current Higher Modern Studies in 2014-15.
You can see the approach we have taken to Articles for CFE Higher Modern Studies below, for the International Issues World Power: The USA
Sample CFE Higher World Power: The USA An Introduction
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:24 Written by John McTaggart
This section of the website, The USA, contains articles which are appropriate for the mandatory content of CFE Higher Modern Studies, which is published in the CFE Higher Modern Studies Course Assessment Specification.
There are a series of Articles, each of which contain video clips and links to other relevant websites.
All Articles contain the recent exemplification and analysis needed for success in the CFE Higher Modern Studies.
Political System and Processes
Article 2 The Constitution looks at the American Constitution; constitutional rights and freedoms and why the US has the unique system of government it has.
Article 3 Checks and Balances examines the concept of the separation of powers.
Article 4 Federalism looks at the tensions betwen federal and state power.
Article 5 Powers of the President examines how powerful any president can be in relation to the other branches of government.
Article 6 Congress looks at the balance of power in Congress and how this can impact on decision making.
Article 7 The Supreme Court examines the role the Supreme Court plays in American society.
Article 8 Participation looks at the various ways in which American citizens can get involved in politics.
Recent Social/Economic Issues
Central to any understanding of the USA is the concept of the American dream.
Themes of economic inequality and race are central to the attainment of the American dream.
So, rather than make these the chosen social/economic issues, economic inequality and race are dealt with in a thematic way, permeating the chosen social/economic issues of
Article 9 Immigration
Article 10 Education
Article 11 Crime and Justice
In the three articles above, there are evaluations of the effectiveness of government responses which is part of the CFE Higher Modern Studies Course Assessment Specification.
Role of the USA in International Relations
Article 12 US Foreign Policy takes a look at the long term aims of American foreign policy.
Article 13 President Obama's Foreign Policy is an evaluation of the most recent developments in this field.
Remember, CFE Higher Modern Studies is not just about acquiring knowledge, crucial though this is.
It is about applying the skills of the CFE Higher Modern Studies course.
Therefore, it is highly recommended that you read these Articles in association with the Articles on CFE The Assignment and CFE Question Paper.
Hope you enjoy reading about The USA!
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