Michigan politics and Constitution
1. The reason given to the three major changes that were made to the constitution was
The question to make changes to the Constitution appears on ballots every 16 years. The 1963
Michigan Constitution has been amended 31
WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT FORMAT
This is the recommended format for the weekly summary/discussion question format.
Using this format will help you include the required elements for each assignment.
Section I - Copy of the question
Section 2 - Definition of the ke
February 10, 2017
1. Does your assignment have the necessary elements of a political science essay?
Does it have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion?
Does your introduction tell me your thesis? (This could
PS 1010 Study Guide for First Exam Fall 2016
An * indicates a potential essay question.
Democratic Theory: What is democracy?* Contemporary democracies are seen as an
implementation of the ideal of self-government of the people. For a l
Section 1- What is bureaucratic culture? Have you witnessed bureaucratic culture at your college
or university? Does it fit with the definition of bureaucratic culture used in this chapter? Does the
culture help the college or university to f
Section 1- Who was James Madison? What are political parties? Why was James Madison an
opponent of political parties? Why do people dislike parties today? Why do political scientists
believe that parties play a fundamental role in a democracy
Section 1- Define political socialization and explain the specific agents of political socialization.
Which agents are most important, and which are least important? For students in class, what is a
bigger influence, their parents or their pe
Section 1- Critics often say that congressional public works projects are really pork barrel
spending/ear mark spending done to help incumbents get reelected. Please define and give
examples of the term pork barrel and earmarks. Explain what a
Section 1- Should judges serve during good behavior? How can we best balance judicial
accountability with judicial independence? How can students become active in their community
to help ensure this balance exists?
Section 2- Judges will hold
Governor of Michigan
Within the state legislature the Governor holds two prominent roles. To
begin with, the governor has the privilege to be able to call special legislative
sessions, granted that the purp
As stated in Article one the following are the unique powers that have be
granted to the senate: The Senate may review and advise the president on
appointments and nominations, ratify treaties
The right to privacy is our right to keep a domain around us, which includes all
those things that are part of us, such as our body, home, property, thoughts, feelings,
secrets and ide
Chapter 2: Discussion Questions
Section 1- Explain what the Articles of Confederation are. Why did the Articles of
Confederation fail? What were the biggest benefits of the Constitution over the Articles? Were
there any aspects of the Articles
Chapter 3: Discussion Questions/ Federalist #10 and #51 thoughts/comments:
Section 1- What is federalism? In discussing federalism, observers often concentrate on the
tension between where national powers end and state powers begin. But state
Chapter 5: Discussion Questions
Section 1- 1. What was the intent of the Equal Rights Amendment? Why did it fail? How, if at
all, would the status of women be different today if the ERA were ratified?
Section 2- The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA
Chapter 1 Discussion Questions
Section 1- Both war and politics are means of resolving human conflict. Both create WINNERS
and losers and decide, in some sense, who gets what, when, and how. What is the key difference
between war and politics
Chapter 4: Discussion Questions
Section 1- Why is free speech important in a society? Can too much free speech have negative
consequences? Are there times when we might want to restrict speech?
Section 2- Freedom of speech is important in a so
Chapter 14 Discussion Questions
1. What are the U.S. government's current health care policies? How do they differ from policies in
other countries? Should the United States have a universal health care system? Should patients be
entitled to a "bill of ri
Respond to at least 4 of these questions as summary of the Chapter 2 concepts. Be sure to cite
any sources that you use.
1. Why did the Articles of Confederation fail? What were the biggest benefits of the Constitution
over the Articles? Were th
Chapter 8 Summary
1. Is it good or bad that bureaucracies often frustrate the president's agenda? Does it provide an
extra check on the president, or does it frustrate the will of the people who elected the
a. Both good and bad bureaucracies of
1. Would Americans support a presidential candidate who did not make generous promises?
One of the elements of the double expectations gap is that presidential candidates have to
make promises to the American public to get elected, but they cann
Chapter 6 Summary
1. Is gerrymandering fair? Are there better ways to redistrict? Are there fairer ways to
redistrict? Should there be fairer ways to redistrict? Could there realistically be a more
objective method of choosing districts?
1. The texts authors presented three different characterizations of the U.S. citizenry: One is
that U.S. citizens are apolitical, apathetic, self-interested, uninformed, lazy beings. The
second is that most Americans are politically aware, at l
Chapter 12 Discussion Questions
1.To avoid another controversial election like the one in 2000, should the United States do away with the
Electoral College? Would providing a more direct influence for citizens improve presidential elections?
Or does the s
Chapter 13 Discussion Questions
Does a media bias exist? If so, is it a liberal or conservative bias? What evidence do you have that this
bias exists? What television stations, newspapers, and radio hosts have a conservative bias? Which ones
have a libera
September 11, 2014
1. Both war and politics are means of resolving human conflict. Both create winners and
losers and decide, in some sense, who gets what, when, and how. What is the key
difference between wa
Quiz 1 Study Guide
Economic systems (Understand)
Compromises used in formulating the Constitution
The issue of slavery
the 3/5th compromise every fiv
Chapter 11 Discussion Questions
1. 2. What are the elements of the responsible party model? How well does the American party
system meet this model? To the degree that the American system does not meet the model, why is
this true? Would our political syst