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Study Guide Test #1 Chapter 1 Issue of National Immigration Policy States Roles States and communities carry on the greatest volume of public business, settle the largest number of political conflicts, make the majority of policy decisions, and direct the bulk of public programs Estimate Amount of Illegal immigrants ICE- 400,00/year, 4 million currently Unofficial Estimates- 3 to 4 million/year 12 to 15 million or more 5 issues on Conservatism and Liberalism Common Sense Role of Religion for 5 Issues Wedges- hot button issues used to make voters cross party lines 71% of Americans who attend religious services believe that gov’t should promote traditional values in our society compared to 40% of those who seldom attend church Difference State territory and District First new states KY and VT Last new states AK and HI 23 rd Amendment for D.C. Territories are given same US rights but can’t vote in elections Chapter 2 Purpose of the Constitution Set forth the structure and organization of government, distribute powers, and prescribe the rules by which decisions will be made, LIMITS THE POWER OF GOV’T AND PROTECTS THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS Bill of Rights Nearly replicate the federal gov’t Bill of Rights Separation of Powers Checks and Balances Legislator given more power than executive 4 Ways for Constitutions in States can be changed 2/3 in both houses and majority approval of the voters in a statewide referendum Initiative Constitutional Revision Convention Constitutional Commission State Legislator no vote for citizens Republicanism/Representational Democracy Vote for officials to vote other officials into office (National Level) Direct Democracy People can directly vote on policies they wish to see enacted (State and Local) Referendum, Initiatives, Recalls Initiative- percentage of votes needed on a petition to bypass legislator and have an amendment put on the ballot Referendum- electorate must approve decisions of the legislature before they become law or become part of constitution Recalls- usually 25% of voters in last election on a petition to have the elected official up for a new election in an attempt to have that person removed from office.
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Chapter 3 Federalism A system of gov’t in which power is divided between national and state gov’t Pro’s
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course POLS 207 taught by Professor Peterson during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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