Texas Government- Test 1
Empresario- an entrepreneur who made money colonizing areas of the Mexican territories
Individualistic political culture- the idea that individuals are best left largely free of the intervention of
The _ is often considered the most powerful position in Texas.
secretary of state
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The importance of having a blocking bill at the top of the calendar in the Texas Senate is that
it increases the power of the majority party in the legislative process.
it keeps minorities from blocking legislation from making it to the floor.
Ch. 9 Quiz
Which of the following accurately describes voter registration requirements in Texas?
Voter registration requirements are set at the municipal level.
Voter registration must take place at a county seat.
Citizens must register to vote at least t
Ch 11 Quiz
benefit by the vacuum left by a lack of party competition in Texas.
The phenomena of legislators and members of the executive branch moving easily from
government office to lucrative positions with lobbying f
Texas Democrats Angered by Trumps Remark on Destroying Senators Career
Recently, President Trump made a comment about destroying the Texas state senators
career. This has upset many democrats and democratic lawmakers in the
THEORIES OF REPRESENTATION
Theories of Representation
Tyler Junior College
THEORIES OF REPRESENTATION
This paper explains the principle-agent theory of representation, and its many component
GOVT 2306 Exam 3 Study Guide
All of the following statements concerning the constitutional requirements for serving as governor of
Texas are true except
All of the following statements concerning the informal characteristics of governors of Texas are true
September 7, 2016
Learning Styles Assignment
I would consider myself a mix of a kinesthetic and visual learner. I benefit from learning
through hands on lessons or by watching films/videos at school. But as psychologist
November 22nd 2015
Divorce Core Essay
There is a stereotype that the United States has the highest of divorce rates in
the world. While some stars such as Kim Kardashian may give us this stereotype, it is
GOVERNMENT 2305 CH. 10 & 12-15, Do Not Write on this Test
Multiple Choice: Choose the best answer and mark on your Scantron. Worth 2 pts ea.
1. Appropriations are the
a. sessions in which a congressional committee rewrites legislation to incorpor
Which of the following is a basic characteristic of the Texas Legislature?
It is the only unicameral legislature in the United States.
It meets for one regular session each year.
The size of legislative districts varies according to county population.
Chapter 15 quiz
The power of a government to take private property for public use, generally for public
functions such as roads is called
The cash poor Texas government originally paid for the extension of the railroad with
Crime, Violence, & Criminal Justice
I chose this topic because it is the highest negative going on in the world.
There are over a hundred crimes that people commit every day and violence is
TX Govt 2306
Analyze the effect the 10th amendment has on State and Local Govt
The 10th amendment was ratified December 15th, 1791, to the United States Constitution,
part of the original Bill of Rights. It was introduced by US
1. Astroturf lobbying: A simulation of grassroots support, usually conducted by specialized
lobbying firms. It involves spending large sums of money to generate the appearance of
public support to advan
1. Bicameral: A legislature that consist of two separate chambers or houses. An example is
that the United Stated Congress, which has the House of Representatives and the
Senate. Texas is a bicameral state.
2. Bill: is a proposed new law or change to exis
Fed. Govt T-Th 2:05 pm
Appointed regulatory commission: Agency of the state government whose members oversee a
specific department of state government, are appointed by the governor, and are co
Ch. 10 quiz
Which of the following most accurately describes patronage?
rewards from elected officials for campaign supporters
State political parties fulfill which of the following functions?
nomination of presidential candidates
Texas Elections Quiz
The _ allows citizens to register to vote when applying for or renewing their drivers license.
Voter ID Act
Motor Voter Act
In Texas, you must be a resident for _ before you are eligible to vote.
Ch. 2 Quiz
1. Where the U.S. Constitution is _ and _, the Texas Constitution is _ and _.
brief and flexible; long and detailed
2. In creating a federal system, the founders of the U.S. Constitution were agreeing to
a compromise between a confederacy and a
Ch 12 quiz
Which of the following is characteristic of county governments in Texas?
Elected officials include the commissioners court.
Property taxes play what role in county and state income?
They permit the state to avoid the use of income taxes.
Which of the following describes the terms of service for office of governor?
four-year term with no limit on terms served
four-year term with a limit of two terms served
two-year term with no limit on terms served
Learning Objective: 5.2; Texas
GOVT 2305: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Do NOT write on this test. Answer all questions on your Scantron.
Select the best answer from the choices provided. 2 pts. ea.
TEST ONE: CH. 1-5