POL 220 FINAL STUDY SHEET
1. Barbers Typology of character (there are 4) : active-postive: self-confident, used as means to achieve
bene results; active-negative: compulsive, power as a means to self realization; passive-positive:
1. Historically, the United States has always been a _-party system.
2. The Speaker of the House is actually selected by
A. the president.
B. the party that holds the majority of seats in the House.
C. the party that holds t
1. Voting qualifications are determined by the
A. local governments.
B. federal government.
D. states, subject to certain federal rules and limits.
2. Approximately what percentage of senators and representatives in the U.S. Congress are
1. A law that declares an action to be illegal after it has been committed is a(n)
A. habeas corpus law.
B. ex post facto law.
C. bill of attainder.
D. writ of cert.
2. The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the
A. Rights of Man.
1. In the United States, there are only three truly national newspapers. Which of the following is not one of the
A. The Wall Street Journal
B. The Christian Science Monitor
C. USA Today
D. The Washington Post
2. Interest groups try to secure
1. According to the authors of the textbook, what is the current status of school desegregation?
A. The Court has ruled that race cannot be a factor in assigning students to schools to achieve greater racial
diversity, so one of the few strategies to prom
1. The ability of the government to shape public opinion is
B. limited by other sources of information.
D. none of the above
2. I support the social and political status quo, and I am suspicious of government regulation of bu
1. McCulloch v. Maryland is an important case because
A. the Court interpreted the delegated powers of Congress broadly, creating the potential for increased
B. the Court gave a very restricted definition of Congresss delegated powers, in
1. Under the Great Compromise, small states were given an advantage in the
B. House of Representatives.
C. Electoral college.
D. Supreme Court.
2. Proponents of the idea of the "living Constitution" argue that
A. the judiciary is the institutio
1. The bourgeoisie of western Europe wanted to
open up political participation to all social classes.
restore the divine right of kings.
promote political participation for the middle classes.
2. Trust in government in t
Due Monday, November 14th (print and turn in by hand)
1. Who is my representative in the US House?
To find your member of the US House and your district number, go to
Writing Assignment #5
Due: October 1, 2013
It is generally believed that Lochner v New York is one of the worse Supreme Court
decisions, it is quite as infamous and notorious as Dred Scott v Sanford but it is still seen as bad
John H Ely was a political scientist who proposed a particular kind of Judicial Review be
used by the Supreme Court. He considered it necessary that the Court review the not just the
ends of a law but the Political Process behind the law and apply the nec
1st Mid-Length Writing Assignment
Due: September 26, 2013
Judicial Review has become an integral part of the Supreme Court and its power since
it was first used by the John Marshall Court in Marbury v. Madison in 1803. It wasnt u
Writing Assignment #6
Due: October 3, 2013
In the case of Missouri v Holland, the question for the court of where do we go and how
do we read the Constitution in time in a long time. While it was understood that the states have
Justice Brennan was a big proponent for his view of a Living Constitution. Two of his decisions
that embody his view on the Living Constitution are those of the Court in GOLDBERG v.
KELLY (1970) and MARSH v. CHAMBERS (1983). The first case GOLDBERG V. KEL
Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution gives rise to the federal judicial branch that is the
Supreme Court and fundamentally defines its scope. Between Sections 1 and 2 of Article 3 we
get this, The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one S
Due: September 12, 2013
Section 25 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 supports the argument of judicial review
by giving the Supreme Court absolute final jurisdiction over constitutionality of laws,
orders and treaties. While the secti
Second Writing Assignment
Due: September 10, 2013
The Federalist Paper No. 78 is Alexander Hamiltons write-up on the powers
needed to be understood for proper structuring and entitlement of authorities of the
Supreme Court as it
Writing Assignment #4
Due: September 19, 2013
Agresto seems to like the views of Abraham Lincolns criticism of Judicial Review more
than Thomas Jeffersons because of the moderation of Lincolns argument (which he notes is
Pol 220 American Presidency
Presidential success is determined by majoring the effectiveness of the law which is
implemented by the president. The key to success in the American lawmaking p
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April 14, 2014
Relative to the status quo of immigration policy, does Congress, as I have described the
policy above, want a more liberal reform or more conservative reform?
Immigration reform is a comp
April 7th, 14
Qualitative Research Analysis
As it has been also mentioned in the hypothesis of this paper, the challengers spending on
the next election depends on the incumbents spending in the last election. It helps the chall
Campaign spending is important to win the house of election now a day. The campaign
spending done by the potential candidate for the house elections has an impact on votes.
April 30, 2014
The Methods SectionIn this analysis five variables are included. There are four independent variables and one
dependent variable. The independent variables are- incspend_prev, warchest, chal_exp an
Incumbent vs. Challenger
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An incumbents monetary resources affect the challengers potential to win the race of the
election. When an incumbent is experienced he or she is able to gain mor
March 3, 2014
Abramowitz, Alan I., Brad Alexander, and Matthew Gunning. 2006. Incumbency, Redistricting,
and the Decline of Competition in U.S. House Elections. Journal of Politics 68(1): 75-88.
This article is ab
POLITICAL SCIENCE 225
Introduction to Research in Politics
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