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1301GUIDE1.F09 - 8 New Jersey Plan 9 Virginia Plan 10 Great...

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POLS 1301 Study Guide #1 You should be able to identify the significance (definition, application, example, etc.) of each of the following. Please utilize all the materials including classroom discussions when answering the questions. 1. Pluralism: How pluralists view politics?; reactions from elitists 2. Equalitarianism in the U.S. *Political equality -- definition, related constitutional amendments (15, 17, 19, 24, 26), etc.(Voting Rights Act of 1965) *Legal equality -- same as above (13, 14), Civil Rights Act of 1964 3. Popular sovereignty 4. Federalist papers 5. Elitist views of politics; reaction to pluralists 6. Direct vs. indirect democracy: definition, examples 7. Voting levels: presidential elections vs. congressional elections
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Unformatted text preview: 8. New Jersey Plan 9. Virginia Plan 10. Great Compromise or Connecticut Compromise 11. 3 issues related to the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention 12. Forms of government: federal, unitary, confederal 13. Procedure of the Constitutional Amendment: How to amend the Constitution 14. Characteristics of Texas counties 15. Principle of separation of powers 16. Purpose of the US census 17. Initiative, referendum, recall 18. Articles of Confederation 19. Checks and balances 20. A republican form of government: definition; why republic? 21. Political culture 22. Political participation: SES (income and education); Why political participation of blacks and Hispanics are lower than their white counterparts?...
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