Advanced and political texts

According to the evaluation results and our common interpretation of them we decided to increase the reading of advanced political texts.

Yesterday president Donald Trump issued an executive order that made it harder to finance planned parenthood and put limits to organizations who work with women in need of an abortion.

An executive order is one of the powers of the president. The first famous executive order was the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln, abolishing slavery.

Task 1

Read one or both of the texts.

Write a tweet about the text you read. 😉 Or, very short summary. Trump likes writing tweets perhaps you can even imitate his style?

Present 3-5 new words from the text and explain them.

Task 2

Explain what an executive order is based on the wikipedia text linked above. Be prepared to explain to class.

And a Dutch joke

27 reaktioner till “Advanced and political texts”

  1. TWEET

    Making America great again isn’t a easy task, but I’m already getting the hang of it. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain




    1. Answer:
      Contraceptive – Abortion shouldn’t be used as an contraceptive(preventivmedel).

      Amendment – An amendment is a formal or official change made to a law, contract, constitution, or other legal document.

      Rescinded – discharge, to abate, to void.


  2. Task 1:

    Yesterday President Trump acted idiotic. Signing an executive order? About abortions? It’s bloody awful. So many victims, will he ever learn?

    contraceptive = preventivmedel
    amendment = rättelse/lagändring
    rescinded = upphäva/återkalla


  3. Task 1:
    My grandparents didn’t come to America all the way from Africa to see slaves and war, instead freedom and peace. God bless Abraham Lincoln
    #Freedomforthewin #GodblessLincoln

    Hard words:

    Emancipation- To free from restriction or to free a slave from enslavement

    Wit- To be fast and pleasantry

    naval- It’s the sea

    assumption-Taking something for granted


  4. Sometimes you have to start your presidency with a bang



  5. Donald J Trump the 45th President of the United States of America signed an executive order that prohibits U.S funding being given to nongovernmental international organizations that advice on family planning and reproductive health if they deal with abortions.

    reproductive health – sexual health/hygiene.

    non governmental organization – is a not-for-profit organization that is independent from states and international governmental organizations.

    prohibits – forbids, doest allow ”formally forbid (something) by law, rule, or other authority.”


  6. Task 2:

    Executive Orders are legally binding orders given by the President to Federal Administrative Agencies. Executive Orders are generally used to direct federal agencies and officials in their execution of established laws or policies. However, in many instances they have been used to guide agencies in directions based on intent. The main issue with this is the fact that executive orders make it possible to twist and bypass the law in many cases.


  7. Countervailing – Acting against with an equal force, to counteract. Or to equalize

    Proclamation – To proclaim something, as in announcing something.

    Constitution – Fundamental principles for how a state is governed.

    Designate – To designate, to nominate or select someone for a taks.


    would like nothing more than to verbally abuse those who refer to Abraham Lincoln’s emancipation . referring someone who can’t speak in an english that isn’t broken just shows that they probably have the same mental capacity as crooked Hillary!!!


  8. @realDonaldTrump Me and the boys just signed the Anti-Abortion Executive Order @OvalOffice. #skrrr #squad #dealwithit #iampresident #whitepower

    nongovernmental = a company who is not under the government ex Burger king

    rescinded = you revoke something

    ”freezing federal hiring” = when you freeze something or someone you stop it from doing it´s purpose.


  9. Did you know that when the Anti-Abortion Executive Order is signed abortions will finally be gone! @realDonaldTrump

    thenceforward – därefter
    hereunto – intrygas
    countervailing – utjämnings
    accordance – överensstämmelse


  10. @realDonaldersTubes ”What matter is that America is great and that Americans stick to Americans and American goods, that´s how America will become America again!”


    Rescinded – Retract a statement, promise or something else which is an agreement between two parties.
    Emancipation – Fancier word for liberating.
    ////////////////////// Unusual but recognized /////////////////////
    Thenceforward – From then and forward in an aspect of time.
    Invoke – To give recognition to a statement or argument, supporting it to have it gain favor or to just give out and order.


  11. tweet

    I have just red this stupid article on some crappy site talking shit at my man @realDonaldTrump!?! I think he is doing a great work preventing abortions #makeAmericaGreatAgain


  12. @realDonaldTrump i see you´re trying to ”make america great again” nice try….
    putt 27 million women and cupels against you. #firstdayonthejob #obama4moreyears


  13. I heard about some protests yesterday, so i looked it up in hope to view something fun. Unfortunately it was all crap. So i hoped into my car and went golfing.


  14. @realDonaldTrump Legal abortion has been a problem in America for many years now, just imagine how many of these kids would be working in my company. Tragic!

    Amendment – An alteration of or addition
    Accordance – agreeing with someone
    Rescinded – revoking


  15. Task 2:

    Executive order are orders given by the president to other agents departments of issues that need to be taking care of. On Trumps first day he already made 3 executive orders. The biggest issue with executive orders is that they can bypass the law.


  16. Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy, aka the global gag rule, which was first put in place by president Ronald Reagan in 1984.
    The Mexico City policy prohibits giving US funding to international nongovernmental organisations that advise on a wide range of family planning and reproductive health options if they include abortion.

    None of the money sent to those organisations are used to perform abortions. That has been prohibited since the Helms amendment was created in 1973, which prevents the use of US tax dollars for funding overseas abortions.
    People who agree with the policy however argues that the Helms amendment isn’t strong enough by itself.
    The policy has severe implications and could be deadly for women in developing countries and conflict zones. Since they tend to resort to dangerous methods of ending their pregnancies if they lack access to safer options.

    Words i would not normally use in everyday conversations.
    Proponent: pretty much the opposite of opponent. Someone who either proposes something, argues for something or simply agrees to something.
    Rescinded: to rescind is to take back or cancel. Taking back an order for example, or canceling something, in this case a policy.
    Nongovernmental: Any non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group which is organized on a local, national or international level.


  17. tweet: vote for Donald trump, make America great again, Donald trump signs Anti-abortion executive order. where did we go wrong.



    1. reinstated- to give back his position

      designate-To indicate or specify,point out.

      naval- relating to ships on the sea


  18. The time of slavery has come to the end!! Thank you Abraham Lincoln!!!

    proclamation – declaration, anounce something

    naval – navy

    hereunto – an archaic word for hereto


  19. reinstated – återinsätta
    rescinded – återkalla
    proponents – förespråkare

    Donald Trump signed a law about abortions which mostly concerns women while there were few, if any, women present. 


  20. The Huffington post just wrote an article about one of Donald Trumps first executive orders. The executive order makes it harder to get an abortion. The author was very critical to the fact that there were very few to no women in the room when the order was signed.

    Proponents – a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal
    Rescinded – to say officially that something is no longer valid, for example an executive order
    Contraceptive – what is contraceptive: any of various devices or drugs intended to prevent pregnancy


  21. No more foreign, Federal funded abortions. If Mexico wants abortions they will have to pay for it. More money and High Energy for America! #MAGA

    Proclamation : a public and official announcement

    aforesaid : Spoken of earlier

    warranted: to give reason or sanction


  22. Task 2:
    The executive orders have the full force of law when they take control from a lawmaking power, which gain its power directly to Executive by the constitution, or are made accordance pursuant to act of congress that definitely give empower to the president some gradation of delegated legislation.


  23. Tonald J. Drump @realTonaldDrump
    Another great step today in Washington for out great nation, MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

    contraceptive – birth control(means of preventing pregnancy)
    Proponents – a person who speaks publicly in support of a particular idea or plan of action
    maternal – relating to or characteristic of a mother or motherhood



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