CHAPTER 1 History
-What is democracy?
Democracy means rule by the people. The most fundamental aspects of American
Democracy are liberty and order.
-What is a republic?
A republic is a constitutional system of representative democracy. In a Republic,
FREEDOM WRITER QUESTIONS
What was the purpose of the freedom rides?
On May 4, 1961, a group of 13 African-American and white civil rights activists
launched the Freedom Rides, a series of bus trips through the American South to
1. What is a political party?
A political party is an organization of people, which seeks to achieve goals common to its members
through the acquisition and exercise of political power.
2. What are the primary goals or funct
CHAPTER 8 The News, Media, and the Internet
CHAPTER FOCUS QUESTIONS
Describe why partisan newspapers declined in the nineteenth century? Discuss
whether similar pattern is developing in broadcast news today.
Describe and distinguish between quantity and q
CHAPTER 3 - FEDERALISM
Distinguish between confederal, unitary, and federal systems. What form do we have
Understand what concurrent powers are, and identify at least three major powers that
the state and federal governments
CHAPTER 1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Explain social contract theory.
Discuss the ability of the citizen to be a significant part of the political process and the
ways in which the Constitution grants access (gateways) and limits access (gates) to
Final Exam Review
Interest Groups Seek to influence legislation, and to affect policies through any of the
3 branches of government. Lobbying is the primary tactic used by groups to explain their
position and attempt to influence decision makers.
Chapter 12 Presidency
1. The Constitution has only three explicit requirements to be President.
A. A person must be at least 35 years of age,
B. A natural born citizen,
C. A resident of the United States for at least fourteen years.
2. If the President di
CHAPTER 2 Learning Objectives
Identify the reasons why the colonists thought they had justification to break from
England and what the legal basis was for their actions.
Identify the path the Founders went through to find the balanc