The idea that having committees in Congress made up of experts on specific policy areas helps to
ensure well-informed policy decisions.
when two members of Congress agree to vote for each other's bill.
process in whi
Notes for American Cities
He examines the role race, housing, job discrimination, and capital flight played in
the decline of Detroit.
Argues that the decline of Detroit came before the 1967 race riots.
White flight, deindustrialization added
Oliver Cromwells rise to power
22, NOV 2015
The English civil war lasted from 1642 until 1651, having an immediate and enduring impact on
the entirety of England. The driving force behind the movement was Oliver Cromwell,
1. Los Angles Times December 31st 2015 Dexter Thomas: The LA times
covered this story nearly one year after the bold statement made from
Cleveland Cavaliers star, Lebron James. The article does not go into major
detail about why Lebron made the statement,
What are the causes of terrorism according to the identity perspective? Do you
agree? Explain why or why not.
According to the identity perspective, the primary sources of terrorism are
political oppressive regimes that deny their people basic freedoms, s
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Types of Government
Definition of Democracy
Government by the People
Equality Before the Law
Who is the current Vice President
of the United States?
What are the three branches of
Who makes the laws in the United
How many Amendments to the
Constitution are there?
Who is the Chief Justice o
French and Indian War
1st Continental Congress
No Intention of Independence
Called in May, 1787
Small State vs. Large State
North vs. South
Representation of People
The bill of rights
How do you think the ratification of the
constitution was politic
From where does authority
Definition: A form of government where
sovereign power is shared by national and
Figure 3.4: Growth in Federal Grantsin-Aid to States and Localities
Pros for Unfunded
Positive Progressive Benef
The Structures of
Part I - Demographics
Becoming More Diverse
Moving West and South, and to the Suburbs
Becoming More Unequal
10% growth 2000-2010
312 million in 201
Definition: Common perceptions of
the rights and obligations of
citizenship and the rules for
participating in the political process;
it is agreement on fundamental
principles, not specific policy issues.
Rule of La
The United States was experiencing many changes domestically. There was a
growing desire amongst the working, middle, and upper classes to move out of the
bustling city and settle in quite sere
Module 1 Slides
Introduction to IR:
IR focuses on everything that is above the state and one
IR looks at the decisions made and War is the bread and butter of
IR and the conflicts in the state
money contributed by interest groups, labor unions, and individual donors that is not subject to
party leaders and elected officials who become delegates to the national convention without
having to run in prim
An expert commentator; an authority who expresses his or her opinion, usually on political
The release of secret information by anonymous government officials to the media
Get out the vote
a push at the end of a political campaign to en
Forms of communication, such as newspapers and radio, that reach millions of people.
Marketplace of ideas
The concept that ideas and theories complete for acceptance among the public, allowing for
public debate and heightened awareness.
What is power?
The ability to get other people to do what you want.
What is Government?
A system or organization for exercising authority over a body of people.
Systems in which the state holds all the power over the social order.
a shift that results from a change in group composition rather than a change in the behavior of
individuals already in the group. (older Americans learned to vote at high rates are dying and
being replaced by younger nonvoters)
Political Science Chapter 1 Defined Notes
Politics is defined
the process through which power and influence are used in promotion of certain
values and interests.
What if the statement on a t-shirt is full of hateful references to a specific g
a president's strategy of appealing to the public on an issue, expecting that public pressure will be
brought to bear on other political actors
the predictable rise and fall of a president's popularity at different stages of a te
A geographic area that is served by one member of the House of Representatives.
Number of districts/House members
Requirements of equal representation
If congressional districts are not made up of equal populations, the valu
One of the longest serving senators in U.S. history who was a prominent states rights and
segregation advocate. Ran for presidency in 1948.
A preliminary election held for the purpose of choosing a party's final candidate.
Communication channels that consist of printed materials, such as newspapers and magazines
Communication channels that involve electronic transmission such as radio, television and the
the efforts of elected officials to look out for the interests of those who elect them
the creation of policy to address the problems and needs of the entire nation
loyalty to a party that helps shape how mem
Cincinnati was established in 1803 and quickly became a city where African
Americans would settle in hopes of a better life. Cincinnati was seen as a refuge,
attracting many African Americans in the
Econ of the Stock Market
Guest Speaker 09.27.16
Growing their shareholders 4-5% beyond inflation
They go for more steady stocks Big league stocks
Top down investing
Brexit leading toward the death of globalization? Rising nationalism?
Chapter 1 quiz:
Behaviorism - seeks to explain cause and effect, and relies on
quantitative data and statistics to generate theories that could be applied to
politics in many countries.
Max Webber Economy and power
Inductive - reasoning starts