Tutor profile: Sky D.
Subject: US Government and Politics
Identify at least one check that each branch of the U.S. federal government has over the others.
The Executive branch can veto a bill sent by the Legislative branch, which can in turn override the veto. The Judicial branch can determine that a law by the Legislative branch or executive order by the Executive branch is unconstitutional. The members of the Judicial branch are nominated by the Executive branch and confirmed by the Legislative branch. Members of all branches can be impeached by the Legislative branch.
Subject: Graphic Design
Who was Paul Rand and why is he notable?
Paul Rand was a graphic designer who created several iconic corporate logos such as the ones for IBM, ABC, and Enron. He is credited with convincing companies that design was an effective way to advertise and thus paved the way for graphic design as a profession.
Subject: US History
Who were the Hollywood Ten?
The Hollywood Ten were members of the film industry that spoke out against the House Un-American Activities Committee, formed in the wake of the Red Scare, an anti-communist movement led by Senator Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy often declared that communists had infiltrated American industries at every level and thus these ten individuals were accused and had to stand trial in front of the HUAC. They refused, calling it a violation of their civil rights, and were held in contempt of Congress and blacklisted from the film industry.