2. Compare and contrast the city and suburb in terms of race, social class and party politics.
The people who live in the suburbs have more time to spend with their family and friends, than with
work. At the same time, a healthier lifestyle is promoted in
September 4th, 2016
1. The various developments that have expanded the right to vote for Americans
who were previously disenfranchised started with the elimination of property
qualifications that happened in the
September 25th, 2016
1. The eighty-nine thousand governments are the roughed up number of local
governments in the United States. Florida has 1,650 local governments. We are
ranked towards the middle because the
September 18th, 2016
1. The patronage system is when someone in government gives their party
member, friend, or family member a job because of their loyalty and relation to
the winning candidate. It was first sta
September 29th, 2016
1. The communitarian view of citizen participation is when there is more hands-on
with the citizens. It is direct participation in the community. This means that the
citizens can come togeth
September 11th, 2016
1. The main functions of a state legislator include many. One is enacting laws. They
consider about 101,000 per session but only about 19,000 get passed.
Legislators consider constitutional a
August 28th, 2016
1. The major sections described in most state constitutions are the Bill of Rights,
Separation of Powers, Legislative powers, Taxation and finance, and debt
limitation. They establish their Bill
September 15th, 2016
1. The formal powers of governors are many. They are required to manage the
states budget and direct the attorney general. Preparing budget bills for
consideration by the House of Representat
September 1st, 2016
1. Federalism can be both good and bad. The good things about federalism are
nothing can be changed without both parties; national government and state and
local governments, in agreement. The
September 22nd, 2016
1. I think the system for selecting Florida State Supreme Court Justices is good
because it can be done fairly. They use the merit system appointed by the
governor and a board of chair member
August 25th, 2016
1. The different regions of the United States all have their factors that determine
what that region is made up of. As we know, the south is populated with a
numerous amount of Caucasians. These
October 12th, 2016
1. The separate but equal doctrine is a doctrine of the U.S. constitutional law. It
states that the racial segregation would not violate the 14 th Amendment. The
14th Amendment is the amendmen
1. NIMBY stands for "Not in my backyard." This is a phenomenon in which a project is protested by those
directly affected by it. The project could be great for the citizens near it, but it would still be protested
because it would be an inconvenience duri
1. Economic development is one factor that explains the difference in policy between states.
Where higher population growth leads to higher demand for public goods and services, higher
income creates more budgetary funds to improve quality of life and cor
1. One of the major sections is the separation of powers. In states' constitutions this tends to
slightly favor the legislative branch as they write it and the past influenced the way governors
are looked at. The local government section lays out the orga
1. A metropolitan area is a conglomerate of a central city and surrounding suburban areas.
There must be over 50,000 population in the core city to be considered a metropolitan area.
The metropolitan is then surrounded by suburban micropolitan areas with
1. In the beginning, the Constitution left who was eligible to vote up to state laws. States
first required voters be males, over twenty-one years old, have a considerable amount of
property or income, and live in the area for a certain amount of time. Pr
1. Economic development is defined as a population growth and the income and the educational levels of the
states population (defined by the text book). Population growth indicates the changing requirements of a
state. The sun belt states were the fastest
1. There are many advantages and disadvantages to federalism for the United States. A few
advantages of federalism are Auxiliary Precautions against Tyranny, dispersing power,
increasing participation, improving efficiency, ensuring policy responsiveness,
2. What does NIMBY mean? Discuss it as it applies to wind power in the video. Apply the NIMBY
principle to a specific controversy in your neighborhood, town, and district.
NIMBY refers to the idea that, while people may be aware of the necessity of some u
3. Why is there a concentration of social problems in the inner city? What are they?
Social factors affecting inner city problem has stricken the country with thousands of inner city families
facing dilemmas that contribute to their inability to reach a h
3. Is it possible for cities to go "too far" when "taking" property for public use? Explain.
Yes it can be possible for cities to go too far when taking property for public use. It's critical to know your
options and protect your property rights when face
4. What are the causes of suburban sprawl and how is it measured?
Sprawl is driven by myopic public policies, irresponsible private practices, outdated cultural norms and
population growth. The mix of these factors is different in every metropolitan area,
4. What does the Constitution say about government taking property from citizens?
Only certain types of takings cases present serious interpretive questions. It is clear that when the
government physically seizes property (as for a highway or a park, for
1. Distinguish between progressive, regressive and proportional taxes. Give an example of each.
Under a regressive tax system, individuals and entities with low incomes pay a higher amount of
that income in taxes compared to high-income earners. Rather th
3. Of the explanations for tax revolts discussed in the book, which one is the most convincing or
persuasive? Least convincing or persuasive?
The shift in lost revenue from property simply moved to income, which has harmed businesses
particularly small an
2. What is the primary source of revenue for the following levels of government?
a. federal - Individual income taxes and payroll taxes accounted for 82 percent of all federal revenues in
fiscal year 2010. Corporate income taxes contributed another 9 perc
1. Discuss the "separate but equal doctrine." How did the Supreme Court interpret the doctrine in
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and Brown v. Board of Education (1954)?
In the pivotal case of Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial
2. Discuss Affirmative Action. What is the purpose? Should it apply to blacks and Hispanics? How about
The purpose of affirmative action is to establish fair access to employment opportunities to create a
workforce that is an accurate re