3. Taxes, Spending, Money, Unemployment & Personal Finance

  • The presentations attached are intended as supplements to classroom instruction and are in no way to be seen as superseding classroom discussions and/or activities.  They are used as guides to class actions, they do not represent all of the information a student is expected to know from a section as they are not a script of the teachers presentation.  They should be used for reference to study and review from.


    Government Spending Activity

              Activity #1

              Activity #2

              Activity #3 & Activity #3a

              Activity #4

                   1960 - 1975

                   1970 - 1975

                   1978 - 1988    Defense Spending    Transfer Payments

                   1988 - 2000    Defense Spending    Transfer Payments

              Activity #5

             Assessment Activity

                Consider the following question - the President is considering an increase in spending for the creation of a missile defense system.  At the same time he is proposing a large, long term tax cut.  Predict what consequences this will have on categories of the federal budget over teh next 10 years.  Write up your prediction in a brief essay.

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