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    American American Government Government Final Review Final Review
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    Theory behind US Government? Social Contract
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    When People are the source of Power? Popular Sovereignty
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    A Government based upon rule of law? Limited Government
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    Division of power between State and National Government? Federal Government
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    Rule by the Many? Democracy
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    Rule by one or a Few? Dictatorship
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    Two Types of Democracy Direct Indirect (representatives)
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    What part of the Constitution expresses popular sovereignty? Preamble
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    Three Branches of Government? Legislative (make) Executive (enforce) Judicial (interpret)
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    What keeps the branches from becoming too powerful? Separation of Powers Checks and Balances
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    Separation of Powers Legislative Executive Judicial
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    Powers given only to National Government Exclusive Powers ( coin money, declare war)
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    These powers create most conflict between St. and Nat. Government. Implied Powers (not expressly written in the Constitution)
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    Electoral Votes Needed 270
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    When are electoral votes cast? December of election year--counted in January.
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    Steps to become President Primary/Caucus National Conventions General Election Electoral Vote
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  Total # of Electors? 538
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2011 for the course HIST 1322 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Sam Houston State University.

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