In order to do our job well, we spend a lot of time meeting with people who live in our states to tell them about what is happening in government and to listen to their ideas about how to improve life in our country.
—Representative Mike Honda
California District 17
San Jose, CA
To which duty of a House member does this quote most likely refer?
[The Senate] is a sanctuary; a citadel of law, of order, and of liberty; and it is here – it is here, in this exalted refuge; here, if anywhere, will resistance be made to the storms of political phrensy and the silent arts of corruption.
What was Burr most likely saying about the Senate?
on what is going on in the country.
My view was that every executive officer . . . was a steward of the people. . . . I declined to adopt the view that what was imperatively necessary for the nation could not be done by the president unless he could find some specific authorization to do so.
What did President Roosevelt believe about the powers of the president?
Part of the executive branch, the Secret Service was created by President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865. At the time, it belonged to the Department of Treasury and protected US currency. Since then, the role of the Secret Service has grown and changed. Now part of the US Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service protects government leaders as well as the nation’s currency.
Which statement could be added to the introduction as the writer revises the essay?
The Secret Service guards government leaders and protects money. The agency also investigates financial crimes.
How could this excerpt be improved as the writer revises the essay?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides a number of services to the American public. These services protect consumers from harmful food, dietary supplements, and pharmaceuticals. Choose one of the services the FDA performs to discuss in an informative essay. Do outside research and write an essay about this service and the manner in which the agency provides this service to the public.
What will be the topic of the essay?
This flow chart shows the
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues a warning when a foodborne illness breaks out. The agency informs the public about foods to avoid on their website and in public statements. The FDA also tells consumers what to do if they become sick.
Which detail would provide helpful, factual support to this excerpt?
After the Civil War, the amount of counterfeit money in circulation was a big problem for the government.
The sources for this fact are an article entitled “Know Your Money” from the US Secret Service website and an encyclopedia article entitled “United States Secret Service” by Michael Ray. How should the sources be listed in a parenthetical citation?
The Secret Service provides an important service in protecting the nation’s money as well as the nation’s leading government officials. The agency was created so that valuable human and financial resources are safe.
This excerpt is an example of a strong conclusion because it
Davis, Victoria. Joining the Secret Service. Washington, D.C.: Free Print Press, 2013.
This citation is for
II. The FDA labels processed foods.
A. FDA labels identify the ingredients used to make products.
B. FDA labels explain the nutrition content of food.
C. FDA labels explain if the product might harm people who have allergies.
III. The FDA warns the public about harmful food.
A. The FDA issues a warning when a foodborne illness breaks out.
B. The FDA tells consumers which foods to avoid.
C. The FDA tells consumers what to do if they get sick.
Which statement would best connect the two sections?