State Constitution Comparison
The purpose of this assignment is to compare the Executive Branch of Texas to another state. Go to
http:/www.usconstitution.net/stateconst.html and choose the one state that you would like to compare to Texas.
Texas Bill of Rights
The purpose of the Texas Bill of Rights is to provide more protections for the people of this state.
The Bill of Rights also provides a good example of the individualistic and traditionalistic
political culture of the State of Texas.
A Declaration by the Representatives of the
United Colonies of North-America, Now Met
in Congress at Philadelphia, Setting Forth the
Causes and Necessity of Their Taking Up
If it was possible for men, who exercise their reason to believe, that th
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The first plan of government for the United States was
3. Which of the following is NOT one of the core values of American political culture?
5. The Great Compromi
elections-where they have no opponent on the ballot but where voters are asked
if they wish to retain the appointed judge in office for a specified time period.
Ratliff argued that the changes would make the governor more accountable for
how state governm
the 1990s, few counties still had an inspector of hides and animals, and in
those that did, the office was not taken all that seriously.
In Fort Bend County, Jeff McMeans served as the inspector for 17 years, after
running for the posit ion initially as a
The attorney general (AG) is elected to a four-year term and acts as the chief
lawyer for the state of Texas. The AG is, in effect, head of Texas's civil law furn.
Currently the Texas AG oversees the work of over 700 lawyers.
The AG's off
single-member district an
electorate that is allowed to elect
only one representative for each
Duverger's Law the observation
that in a single-member
district system of electing
representatives, a two-party
system will emerge
A Growing Role for Texas: The Progressive Era
Woodrow Wilson was elected president in 1912, only the second Democratic
president since the Civil War and the first Democratic president who was part of
the Progressive movement, which favored a stronger role
1. How much do you think
the racial, gender, and socioeconomic makeup of the
Texas legislature matter
to the type of laws that the
legislature passes? If the
legislature had more people of
color, more women, or more
middle class members, would
it pass dif
consider the Nineteenth Amendment. Thus Texas became the ninth state and the
first state in the South to ratify the women's suffrage amendment.6
The Poll Tax Minorities had an even tougher time gaining access to the ballot in
Texas. In the early part of t
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Chapter 7 Diagnostic Quiz Chapter 7 Key Term Flashcards
Structure of the Texas Legislature
Describe the bicameral organization of the
legislature and the rules for membership
(pp. 183- 87)
The Texas Legislature is bicameral. The le
(exact amounts are unknown because Texas reporting laws provide for huge
ranges in lobbying contracts) on 163 different contracts with lobbyists.
As the size of the project sank into the public consciousness, opposition
emerged, most notably from the land
WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES AND WHY IT MATIERS Certain myths define Texas-and Texansin the popular imagination. The cowboy who challenges both Native American and Mexican rule, the
rancher and farmer who cherish their economic independence, the wildcatter wh
GOVT 2306 Study Guide Test #1 Info Chapter and 1 - 4
Review Key Terms at end of each chapter.
Know who these people are:
Sam Houston - 1836-1846 wanted peace with Native Americans & statehood for Texas.
Dwight D Eisenhower - Born in Texas 34th president.
GOVT 2306 Study Guide for 2nd Midterm Chapters 5 8
Know Leaders of Texas 2015
Which three Republican candidates ran for the US Senate seat in 2012?
David Dewhurst, Ted Cruz (TEA Party), Tom Leppert(Conservative businessman)
Who can run in a Texas Primary?
Case Study 2: McCulloch v Maryland 1819
Name: Jacob Hood
Course: Federal Government 2305
Professor: Mr. Moses Omane-Boateng
Semester: Fall 2016
The McCulloch vs. Maryland case started with Alexander Hamilton requesting that the
Local Representatives: County & City
The purpose of this assignment is to locate your local representatives, identify the day,
time, and location of local government meetings. For this assignment, you will need to
use your County website
March 1, 2017
Legalizing Medical Marijuana
The Supreme Court has been questioning if medical marijuana has been abused by people
who are not really sick and has been debating if the government can prosecute those
Chapter 7 Quiz
1. Most Candidates for office in the United States aim their appeals at
a. Labor unions and interest groups
b. Low-income voters
c. Corporate lobbying powers
d. Middle-income voters
e. High-income voters
2. In the United States, the primary