GOVT. 1: MIDTERM Review
CH #s:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, and 15
Short Essay(4 5 questions) - Will require you to write one paragraph
including as much substance as necessary to impart your full knowledge of the
concepts and issues surrounding the question.
Midterm Exam is on Tuesday, 9/27/2016 in class.
MIDTERM EXAM#1 STUDY GUIDE
The midterm exam #1 will be in two parts: Part 1 Multiple Choice and True/False Statements and Part II
will be Essay Questions. You will need to bring Scantron Form No. 882-E. The
Midterm Exam is on Thursday, 10/27/2016
MIDTERM EXAM#2 STUDY GUIDE
The midterm exam #2 will cover G&P Chapters 10, 11, 12 and MLN Chapters 4 and 5. It will
be in two parts: Part 1 Multiple Choice (25 questions x 2 points) and Part II will be Short
What is Politics? - The First Day of Class
Classroom example. A very familiar illustration of how people get and use
influence. Representative of Lasswell's classic definition of politics as "the
process of who gets what, when, and how."
Politics and Powe
The presidents six overlapping hats/roles have increased in importance over time.
Chief of State. This symbolic and ceremonial function is combined with the real powers of the
chief executive, thus enhancing the authority of the presiden
G&P Chapter 2 LECTURE OUTLINE
What are the three key ideas found in the Declaration of Independence?
What are some provisions included in the Articles of Confederation?
What are the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation?
GOVERNMENT 150 ML&N Chapter 3 State Constitutions
Compare and contrast state constitutions to the US Constitution.
What reasons can be given to explain why state constitutions became straitjackets?
Be able to explain the three
Government 150 American Governments Section 6
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I went to take a tour of the capital since I thought it would be a great way to actually get
to see where the state laws get passed. I always wondered how big and pretty the place was.
Once I got there and entered the place I was surprised that they actua
Original jurisdiction: the authority to initially consider a case.
Distinguished from appellate jurisdiction, which is the authority to hear appeals from a lower
Appropriations: the amounts of money approved by Congress in statutes (bills
Popular vote, state by state. We count the electoral college votes for a president.
Direct democracy. where people create and pass law.
Statutory initiative (to change the law, 8% to amend the constitution)
apportionment the process, occurring after every decennial census, that allocates congressional seats among the fifty states
clear and present danger test:
Test to determine whetherspeech is protected or unprotected, based on its capacity to p