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Unformatted text preview: Heaton Mitchell T. Heaton Mr. Newport American Government 15 December 2009 First Semester Exam Study Guide T or F Government affects people in every way: past, present, and future. ______________________________ What is known as, the institution through which a society makes and enforces its 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.- ____________________________- ____________________________- ____________________________- ____________________________- ____________________________- ____________________________- ____________________________ __________________________________ 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)______________________________ 2)______________________________ 3)______________________________ Match the branch of government with its power. _____ Legislative a. the power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning and to settle disputes that arise within society _____ Executive b. the power to make laws and to frame public policies _____ Judicial c. the power to execute, enforce, and administer laws Heaton __________________________ What is known as, the body of fundamental laws setting out the principles, structures, and processes of government? _________________________ What is known as, those who rule cannot be held responsible to the will of the people? _________________________ What is known as, supreme authority (of the government) rests with the people? ____________ ____________ In what century and country was the earliest form of government? T or F Politics is a process, government is an institution. _________________ What is known as, the means by which government is conducted? _________________ 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)_____________________________ 2)_____________________________ 3)_____________________________ 4)_____________________________ _________________ What type of state, has supreme and absolute power within its own territory and can decide its own foreign and domestic policies? T or F The states within the United States are legally considered states. Name the four Origin of the State theories. 1)__________________________ 2)__________________________ 3)__________________________ 4)__________________________ __________________________________ What was the first constitution of the United States- it was soon proved ineffective?...
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