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One of the problems with the government listening to and heeding public opinion is that there is no uniform
When the economy is growing, tax revenues usually increase and this increases the deficit
Table for Individual Question Feedback
Exam 1 Study Guide
Section 1: T0hinking about politics systematically and Exploring the
The Logic of American Politics:
What is politics and why is it necessary?
-Politics: The struggle over power or influence within orga
Political Science midterm Study guide 3/5/08 Terms: 3 branches of government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Are there to watch each other for the other not to supass in government. Amount of representative in H.O.R.: 435 (They all have to be
PL SC 001 - Summer 2014
July 2nd, 2014
Zero Tolerance Lets a Students Future Hang on a Knifes Edge
1. In this case the issue was between Taylor Hess plus his family and L. D.
Bell High School, consisting of the principal, school resource officer
What are examples of incumbency advantage
-The person who holds that office is likely to hold that office because of the effects:
Direct effect: Being able to give speeches, talk on the floor
Indirect effect: Ability to scare off potential competi
Growing up in a Blue Collar environment, the greatest lesson I have learned is let your actions
do the talking. Talking about what you want to do gets you nowhere, hard work is necessary to
incite change and progress.
Holding = Ruling of a court case
13.1 - Shy No More, N.R.A.s Top Gun Sticks to Cause: Uncover the evidence
There are numerous people quoted and interviewed for the article but
the person who the article is about is not. I think it would have been interesting
What is politics and why do we have it?
What is politics?
The process through which individuals and groups reach agreements on a
course of common, collective actions
Why do we need politics?
There is only so much land, only so much mone
What is Federalism?
system of govt in which power is divided between a central govt and several regional
a mix of confederal govt and unitary govt
because the confederal govt (Articles of Confederation) had failed
A.A. in the Constitution
Permits the ownership/importation of slaves
Importation of slaves banned in 1807
Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
Framers never intended for A.A. to be citizens
Fed law interfered w/ right of an individual to their property
1st Amendment: Establishment Clause
No official state religion
Can govt give funds to churches?
Lemon Test (back in the day): Lemon v Kurtzman
secular legislative purpose
primary effect neither advancing religion
People must acknowledge that the right exists
People must be willing to enforce that right!
Reversing an undemocratic past
Age Discrimination Act 1967
Prevents employment discrimination
Prevents mandatory retirement
Fair Housing Act
Civil Liberties: Protections FROM national govt
Where are these liberties?
These liberties can be found in the Bill of Rights
How does the BoR apply to the states?
Barron v. Baltimore
BoR applies only to the relationship between the fed govt and citizen
Definitions & Distinctions
State vs Fed Court
State courts deal w/ state laws
Fed courts deal w/ fed laws
Criminal vs Civil Matters
Criminal- Society seeks punishment for crime
Civil- Disputes between individuals, orgs, other actor
What is Public Opinion?
Opinions held by private persons which govt find it prudent to heed
Why do we care?
Substantive Representation: how well congressmen matches the desires of their
Allows the Congress to kn
Voting, Campaigns, and Elections Day 2
From high SES (Social Economic Status) groups
Older than average
More wealthy and educated
More White than average
More female than male
More interest in politics
Public Opinion Day 1
What is Public Opinion?
Those opinions held by private persons which governments find it prudent to heed
Measuring Public Opinion
-How Do We Measure Public Opinion?
Select a random sample from a population of
Chapter 5 Outline
Unlike civil liberties, which limit governments ability to interfere in citizens lives, civil rights regulate how
citizens must be treated in terms of their rights to participate in government and society. As such, the
Chapter 4 Outline
Civil liberties protections regulate government by defining spheres of activity (e.g., speech or religious
worship) in which the governments authority to interfere is limited. Although these constitutional guarantees
Chapter 3 Outline
One great achievement of the American founding was the creation of an effective constitutional structure of
political institutions. Two important aspects of the U.S. Constitutionfederalism and the separation of powers
Section 4: How do citizens think about and influence politics?
What is public opinion and how is it gathered/measured?
-Public Opinion: Those opinion held by private persons which governments find it prudent to heed
-Measuring Public Opini
Exam 2 Study Guide
Section 2: What are your rights and protections as
What distinguishes civil rights from civil liberties?
-Civil Rights: Protections BY government power
*Civil rights protect individuals from arb
Voting Campaigns Day 1
*CQ: Elections are necessary in the United States because:
Answer: The size of our nation makes representative government necessary
-Why Do We Vote
Size of the US population makes direct democracy untenable
Can form pr
Voting Campaigns Day 3
Candidate = The person who is running for elected office
Message = The central thematic statement of why voters out to prefer one candidate over
Positive (issue) Ads = C
Parties Day 1
What are Parties and are they Necessary?
Party = A coalition of people who seek to control the machinery of government by winning
-Parties are Not:
PACs (Political Action Committees)
-Parties are Forme
Parties Day 2
-Parties are Found In:
Party in Government = Those current officeholders who identify with a party
Party Organization = Those members dedicated to electing the partys candidates to office
Party in the Electorate = Voters who id