-Institutional politics is the realm of politics that takes place in formal governmental institutions; Non-institutional politics/informal politics-Any
political activity that does not take place directly within formal political institutions (social movem
Please describe the six functions of Congress. In your opinion, which one is the most and
least important, and why?
Congress has six functions, which are Lawmaking, Constituent Service,
Congressional Oversight, Representation, Public Education,
What is the Electoral College and why is it so controversial?
Do you think that it should continue or not? Please use the
2000 presidential election as an example.
When it comes to electing the president and the vice president of the Unit
In class today, we discussed the differences between the two
major political parties in the United States. First, give me a
definition of political parties? Second, name three socioeconomic groupings of people (based on geography,
ethnicity, etc.) that we
Political campaign advertising has changed over the past 68 years. The first
political campaign ad that Americans saw in television was the 1948 presidential ad of
Harry S Truman. The ad was about accomplishment. As time moved, Kennedy
Women have always been held back especially in politics. The number of women in
politics in the United States is very low compared to many other developed nations like
Germany. One of the biggest problems with the United States it that it
-Stereotypes of women: sex object (leads to sexual harassment), mother
(take care of people, seen as less serious professional), child (less competent
need to be protected), iron maiden (unfeminine, competitive)
-stereotypes of men: sturdy oak (not weak o
Henderson and Jeydel
Equal Pay Policy in Japan
The Labor Standards Act of 1946
Equal wages for women and men for the same type of labor
Norms: Female workers were expected to retire
when they get married.
The court case: Suzuki v.
Henderson and Jeydel
Part I: Women as actors (the roles and impacts of women in
the state and society)
State & Society
Part II: States as actors (the impact of state structures and
policies on women)
State (Public policy) impact
STUDY GUIDE FOR Chapter 2 & 3 QUIZZES
For the next week, read chapters 2 & 3.
* Why do women join women's movements and organizations?
* What are practical gender interests and strategic gender interests? (pp.44-47)
* According to Henderson and Jeydel, wo
STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 5 QUIZZES
Next week, we will finish chapter 4 and cover chapter 5.
What issues (policies) are the centers of discussion in this chapter? What are reconciliation
Henderson and Jeydel introduce four models of
STUDY GUIDE FOR Chapter 1 QUIZZES
For the next week, read chapter 1.
What is institutional politics? (defined by Henderson and Jeydel)
When did the United States grant women the right to vote?
According to Henderson and Jeydel, what are
President Obama single-handedly gave the order to kill Osama Bin Laden. Which
function of the presidency did he use? Do you think this function gives the president too
much power, why or why not?
When President Obama gave the order to kill Osama Bin La