Splash Biography



ADAM MARTIN, BC Freshman studying Political Science.




Major: Political Science

College/Employer: BC

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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X1854: Congress 101 in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 07, 2019)
Congress is often talked about alongside the President, but what is it? What's the difference between a Senator and a Representative? Why does Congress matter? Wanna learn about it? This will give you a Crash Course 101 breaking down our government's legislative branch.


X1864: What's the Constitution? in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 07, 2019)
The Constitution is brought up a lot as important to American society, but what's actually in it? This class will give you a crash course of what the Constitution says about how American government is structured and how the document's content and interpretation has changed over its 230 year history.


X1865: 2020 Elections: An Introduction in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 07, 2019)
Believe it or not, the 2020 campaign for President is already well under way, and there's a record-setting number of candidates to choose from. But with so many options and names floating around, it can be hard to keep track. This course will introduce you to some of the big names on the campaign trail as well as things to look out for as you follow the race.


X1791: Midterms 2018: What to Expect in This November's Elections in Splash Fall 2018 (Nov. 04, 2018)
This November, voters in all fifty states will head to the polls and decide the fate of the House, Senate, and multiple governships. But where will things head? How are the hottest races shaping up? And what issues will define this election cycle? This class will tackle these big questions in a crash course of this year's midterm elections.


X1792: Congress 101 in Splash Fall 2018 (Nov. 04, 2018)
Congress is talked about constantly on TV and in newspapers. But what does it do? What's the difference between a "Congressperson" and a "Senator"? And how does it work with the President to make laws? This will be a crash course into the history and workings of one of the most complex and interesting institutions in the American government.


X1803: What's the Constitution? in Splash Fall 2018 (Nov. 04, 2018)
Learn what's in the Constitution, from how a bill becomes a law to the Electoral College. See the history of the Constitutional Convention and how each amendment came to pass.


X1730: Elephant in the Room in Splash Spring 2018 (Mar. 25, 2018)
In 2018, the Republican Party controls the White House, Congress, and most state governments. One would think it's easier to enact policies when the public and other branches are on your side. So then why have the Republicans struggled to reach a consensus in office on issues that they embraced so fervently on the campaign trail? This class seeks to explore this question by examining the Republican Party's history, how they exercise power, and how they can rally people to vote them into office.


X1747: Congress 101 in Splash Spring 2018 (Mar. 25, 2018)
Congress is often talked about alongside the President, but what is it? What's the difference between a Senator and a Representative? Why does Congress matter? Wanna learn about it? This will give you a Crash Course 101 breaking down our government's legislative branch.


X1685: Commander in Chief in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 02, 2017)
This hour-long class will discuss the American presidency. It will cover the powers granted to the President by the Constitution as well as how the President's role has changed during American history. We will be looking at a number of presidents such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, and others. By the end of this class, students will have an understanding of the type of office Donald Trump has inherited and how much he himself can influence it.


X1528: Commander in Chief in Splash Fall 2016 (Nov. 13, 2016)
This hour-long class will discuss the American presidency. It will cover the powers granted to the President by the Constitution as well as how the President's role has changed during American history. We will be looking at a number of presidents such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, and others. The goal of this class is to encourage you to think about how the next President should act upon taking the Oath of Office in January 2017.