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Dan Herber AP US Government and Politics May 7, 2009 Pages 469 to 479 I. Setting the Agenda A. Introduction i. Political agenda - issues that people believe require government action ii. Legitimacy of the political agenda is affected by 1. Shared political values 2. The weight of custom and tradition 3. The impact of events 4. Changes in the political elites think and talk about politics B. The Legitimate Scope of Government Action i. It is slowly getting larger ii. Wars allow for much power because the public opinion is that we must do anything to win iii. Many policies are the result of small group of people (such as minorities, unions) iv. The courts, bureaucracy, and the Senate have had more influence on the agenda-setting v. The national press can either help place new matters on the agenda or publish those matters placed there by others C. Action by the States i. National policy is increasingly being made by the actions of state governments ii. State attorney generals can use their power to change things
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