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Poli Sci 1 - Midterm 1 Study Guide

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Political Science 1 Fall 2010 Professor Eric Schickler Key terms / Concepts for Midterm Exam NOTE: The midterm exam will have three parts: identifications (in which you identify and briefly explain the significance of various terms), short-answer questions, and an essay. The identifications will be drawn from the following list of key terms and concepts. In addition, the short answer questions will be based on these terms and concepts (e.g. “What are two differences between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan?”; or “Why do many people view the Dred Scott decision as leading to the Civil War?”). Political institution – System that contains a set of rules prescribing a political process for reaching and enforcing collective agreements. Institutions tend to be stable and resist change for several reasons: authority is assigned to the office, not to the individual holding the office; a fundamental continuity
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