Review Sheet Test 1 Spring 2008

Review Sheet Test 1 Spring 2008 - Review Sheet Test 1...

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Below are all the terms I consider fair game for the test. Please keep in mind, terms do not strictly mean the test will be 100% definitional. Some questions may be situational (“Which of the following best describes…” or “If the Texas did X, which of the following best describes that action”), definitional (“X is…”), or even “When X expands to Y, what does that represent?” along with probably some other sorts of questions 3/5 th compromise: The south wanted to count slaves as people to increase their vote and north didn’t. North wanted the south to close its ports to block British trade in effect to reopen them to trade again and the south refused. This compromise allowed the south to count each slaves as 3/5 th a person so the south would close ports. They chose 3/5 th so the north and south would have equal delegation. They decided the also needed a single executive. Amendment Process and Use: first was is the national convention called by congress by request of state legislature (never been used). Second way is a proposal for change by 2/3 vote in both houses of congress the ratification by states which has two options: vote in ¾ of state legislature (most common) or vote by special ratifying conventions ¾ of the states (only used for repeal of prohibition). American federalism Articles of Confederation: The state is the center of power with a weak national government. The national government only got money if the states gave it to them. In the beginning there were colonial governments (an agreement between two or more parties to follow the rules). - a loose formation of states to come together for a common good - a central government that could make war or peace - it was the first organized agreement between the states (League of Friendship) which kept everyone in unison - Problems : o only has the power that the states give it and it couldn’t force the states to play nice with each other. o Games start to appear in interstate commerce so the national government now controls it o National government couldn’t finance itself and the states were creating their own currency - It treated the states like independent countries so they weren’t bound and could ignore what they didn’t like. - International countries didn’t recognize them as a country so it was hard to borrow money Bicameralism: is the practice of having two legislatives, House of Reps and Senate. Bill of Rights: 1 st 10 rights (amendments) of the constitution, concerned about basic liberties Block grants: Few or no strings attached. They give broad subjects to use the money and is favored by republicans Blue collar: working class for the industrial age and they tended to be democrats. Capitalism:
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course PHL 304 taught by Professor Leon during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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