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Exam 2 Review POLS 1337 Section 07205 Spring 2006 The Topic No. of Questions Separation of Powers 5 US Congress 11 US President 12 Presidential Scandals 8 Federal Bureaucracy 6 US Courts 6 Videos 1 Separation of Powers : 1) Why no military coups in America Seperate institutions, Congress provides funding but President deploys US troops into battle Top leadership of the armed forces are civilians, not 5 – star generals. 2) Which institution is most powerful constitutionally? 3) Which institution is the final arbitrator of disputes? Judicial Branch – Supreme Court 4) What most disputes among institutions involve (see examples in lecture)
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Economic, reconstruction, foreing, legal/civil liberty policies no one institution can implement its agenda without the approval of the other 2 institutions. 5) Which institution was checked in the disputes among institutions given in lecture? Executive branch or President by congress and the Supreme Court Congress : 1) Name for US House district won repeatedly by same party *Safe Seat*?? 2) Responsibility for redrawing US House districts States redraw US house districts after every national census (10 Years) 3) Responsibility for apportionment Congress reapportions every 10 years following each national census 4) Unlimited debate in Congress (rules, chamber) Fillabuster 5) Responsibilities of a congressional staff member Staff members draft bills do reasearch & afe oftened involved in negotiating and aoaliton building
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6) How members of Congress usually vote Generally vote with their party goals in mind 7) Number of presidential vetoes Bush43 has made NONE, ZERO, 0; Bush43 has not vetoed a single bill, which is unusual in such a polarized political enviornment. 8) Name of procedure for prying a bill from a committee in US House Discharge petition : petition that if signed by a majority of the members of the house of Rep. Will pry a bill from committee & bring it to the floor for consideration 9) Type of committee assignment a power-hungry member would seek *Standing Committee*????? 10) General trends associated with elections to US House constituency services, safe seats, franking, privalages, fund raising, presidential cottails, redistricting, and canidates run with permant campaign in mind. 11) How Congress justifies its expansion of power beyond enumerated powers Elastic Clause : “make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, & all other powers
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vested by this constitution in the govt. of US, or in any department or officer thereof US President : 1) Presidents who received a boost in power/standing from war Lincoln: Civil war after victory; Mckinely : spanish/american war 1898; FDR : WWII; Bush41 : didnt help his relection in 1992. 2) What concerned George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course POLS 1336 taught by Professor Mcfaden during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.

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