Chapter 3 Dynamics of Decision Making
2003 Secretary of State Colin Powell
Secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld
The Interstate System provides the setting of US foreign relations, imposing a variety of
external demands on the US.
Policy makers must also a
POL2301: Introduction to American Government National & State
EXTRA CREDIT EXERCISE:
The First Amendment
Maximum Points Possible: 15 extra credit points: These points are extra credit points and not specifically
clicker points. This means that even if acc
These questions are from the chapter in We the People on "Congress."
How is Congress structured? What does bicameral mean? How many members
are in the US Congress? House? Senate?; what are their terms?
How were Senate members originally elected ? How and
These are the reading questions from the chapter in We the People on "The Citizen and
What is government? What is the definition and goal of politics? What is Harold
What is citizenship? How did the ancient Greeks defin
FINAL EXAM REVIEW SHEET
First Exam Material:
Definition of government, citizenship, political culture, political socialization
Principles of the Constitution (checks and balances, separation of powers, popular
sovereignty, federalism, etc.)
Study Guide Pols 2302 part 1
1.Paradigm: An all-embracing model or perspective within assumptions, theories, and
methodologies are shared by a community of scholars.
2.Assumption: What we take for granted f
Group Think: Dysfunctional collective decision making characterized by a strong sense of a
groups moral righteousness, closed mindedness, and pressures toward conformity.
Civil Libertarian:Make a distinction between self regarding actions and other regard
Final Material Pols2302 Part 1
Civil liberties: All individuals have. Give protection from the government.
Civil right one person has because he or she belongs to a particular group.
Some rights are contained in the body of the constitution:
You should be able to define the following: public opinion, values, political ideology,
attitudes, gender gap, and political efficacy.
What are the common set of American political values as described in the text?
What are the major sources