The Shutdown Ends!

17th October – A useful BBC article outlining the events and eventual trade-offs that have allowed the gridlock between Congress & the Presidents budget requests to be settled – at the 11th hour!

The hole issue of the recent gridlock is useful for a range of topics, including: Unit 3’s Political Parties, Presidential Elections (Obama’s), the weaknesses (or strengths) of the Constitution/separation of powers. And Unit 4’s Powers of the Presidency, Federalism and the workings of the US Congress.