Study Guide for Exam posi2320

Study Guide for - What is ideology An Individuals coherent set of values and beliefs about the purpose and scope of government What do

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
- What is ideology? An Individual’s coherent set of values and beliefs about the purpose and scope of government. - What do conservatives tend to believe? Liberals? Conservatives believe a government is best that governs the least and big government can only infringe on individual personal, and economic rights. Liberals –favor extensive governmental involvement in the economy and the provision of social services; they also want government to take an active role in the protection of minority rights - What are some of the demographic variables that are related to voting participation? Education and age. - What are some of the explanations for low voter turnout? Voter Apathy, lack of concern for elections. - Which demographic variables are correlated with how one casts his or her vote? Education, Age, Income, Gender, and Race. See p.6 of powerpoints for voting tendencies. - What are some of the proposals for increasing voter turnout? For instance, what is HAVA? HAVA is the Help America Vote Act of 2002. Other national reforms to increase voter turnout were the Motor-Voter Law of 1993 and provisional ballots which helped increase turnout as well. Proposals for increasing Voter turnout include National Election Day, Mail-in ballots, same day registration, early voting, mandatory voting, internet voting, electoral reforms. -How was government under the Articles of Confederation structured? The government was structured as a confederal, unicameral government. -How was the vote in the legislature apportioned under the Articles of Confederation?
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
-How many votes did it take to get legislation passed under the Articles? It needed a 2/3 vote to pass legislation -What was the amendment process for the Articles? Needed a unanimous vote to amend legislation. -What was Shay’s Rebellion? Farmers(debtors) vs. Bankers/Merchants(creditors) It was an armed uprising that took place in western Massachusetts near Springfield. Role -What were the principle weaknesses under the Articles of Confederation? There was no power to tax, no executive power, and no power to regulate commerce between the states. Very little power to regulate economy. -Why were yeoman farmers mad during the time of Shay’s Rebellion? The rebellion was triggered due to the over taxation, debt, and ultimately the result of the Revolutionary War. This is why the yeoman farmers were mad too -What was the role of the Confederation Congress in handling Shay’s Rebellion? Rebellion brought to light the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course POSI 2320 taught by Professor Henderson during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

Page1 / 6

Study Guide for - What is ideology An Individuals coherent set of values and beliefs about the purpose and scope of government What do

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online