Test #1 Study Guide- Chapters 1,2, and 3 (ANSWER KEY)

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Heaton Mitchell T. Heaton Mr. Newport American Government 2 September 2009 T or F Government affects people in every way: past, present, and future. ______ government _______________ What is known as, “the institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies”? ____ public policies _____ What are known as, “all of those things a government decides to do”? Name seven different areas that are covered by Public Policies. - ______ taxation_ _______________ - ______ environment ____________ - ______ civil rights_ _____________ - _____ healthcare_ ______________ - _____ crime_ __________________ - _____ education _______________ - _____ defense_ ________________ ______ power _______________________ What is known as, “the ability to command or prevent action, the ability to achieve a desired end”? Name the three basic powers of government. 1)___ legislative ___________________ 2)___ executive ___________________ 3)___ judicial ____________________ Match the branch of government with its power. __ b __ Legislative a. the power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning and to settle disputes that arise within society __ c __ Executive b. the power to make laws and to frame public policies __ a __ Judicial c. the power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
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Heaton ______ constitution __________ What is known as, “the body of fundamental laws setting out the principles, structures, and processes of government”? ______ dictatorship _________ What is known as, “those who rule cannot be held responsible to the will of the people”? ______ democracy __________ What is known as, “supreme authority (of the government) rests with the people”? _ 6 th Century B.C. _ _ Egypt ___ In what century and country was the earliest form of government? T or F Politics is a process, government is an institution. __ politics __________ What is known as, “the means by which government is conducted”? __ state ___________ What is known as, “a body of people, living in a defined territory, organized politically and with the power to make and enforce law without the consent of higher authority”? Name the four characteristics of a state. 1)___ population _________________ 2)___ territory ___________________ 3)___ government ________________ 4)___ sovereignty_ ________________ __ a sovereign state _ What type of state, “has supreme and absolute power within its own territory and can decide its own foreign and domestic policies”? T
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