State Politics Midterm Review.docx - Texas State Government Midterm Exam(Chapter 1-6 PSCI 2306 Fall 2018 Exam October 16 Review October 11 ~ Definitions

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Texas State Government PSCI 2306 Midterm Exam (Chapter 1-6) Fall 2018 Exam: October 16 Review: October 11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Definitions with examples 4 (20 points) Short answers 10 (20 points) Match the phrases 10 (20 points) Problem Scenario (40 points)Please learn the following concepts for definitions, short questions, and match the phrases: 1. Political culture of Texas: Texas has both, an individualistic and traditionalistic political subculture. 2. Individualistic subculture: idea that individuals are best left largely free of the intervention of community forces such as government, and that the government should attempt only those things demanded by the people it is created to serve. 3. Traditionalistic subculture: the idea, most prevalent in the parts of Texas most like the Old South, that government has limited role concerned with the preservation of the existing social order. 4. Moralistic subculture: rare in Texas, the view that exercise of community pressure is sometimes necessary to advance the public good; it also holds that government can be a positive force and citizens have a duty to participate. 5. Texas Constitution: Constitution of 1876, it is use in the current system. This constitution created three branches of government, with separation of power between the branches and a system of checks and balances. Texas’s constitution is based on the idea of popular sovereignty. It has been amended 491 times. 6. Constitutional amendment: is a modification of the constitution of a nation or state. In many jurisdictions the text of the constitution itself is altered; in others the text is not changed, but the amendments change its effect. There have been 27 amendments in the current constitution. 7. Principles of Texas Constitution: popular sovereignty, federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, limited power, and protection of individual rights. 8. Weakness of Texas Constitution: 93,000 words, outdated, unorganized, there is no

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