January 13, 2011
States have specific rules in the drawing of district boundaries. One of these rules
is that the each district must have roughly the same amount of people in population. For
example, one dis
August 31, 2010
AP Government and Politics
Unit 1 Study Guide
1. What was the principle goal of the American Revolution? What was the
principle goal of the French Revolution?
The principle goal of the American Revolution was gain in
March 22, 2011
Unit 6: Study Guide
1. Define bureaucracy.
A bureaucracy is a large, complex organization composed of appointed officials.
There are several managers so ne person does not make all of the decisions.
2. Discuss th
April 19, 2011
Chapters 13 & 11 Study Guide
1. What did James Madison believe latent causes of faction were rooted in?
Madison believed that The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man.
2. What are the reaso
October 3, 2010
Unit 2 Study Guide
1. Who was Alexis de Tocqueville? Where were his conclusions about American
Alexis de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian who lived in
the early to mid 1800s. He is
November 26, 2010
Unit 4 Study Guide
1. What is the definition of a political party? How is it a faction? How are
parties different than interest groups? What is the key term in the definition
of political party?
A political pa
May 1, 2011
Unit 8 Buzz Words (17 35)
17. Choosing Judges Judges are appointed by the President of the United States. He
chooses them based on who he thinks will be fair and right for the job, but he often
April 13, 2011
Ch. 13 & 11 Buzz Words
1. Filibuster A filibuster is an attempt to defeat a bill in the Senate by talking
indefinitely, thus preventing the Senate from taking action on the bill. Filibuster is
an unlimited debate
March 18, 2011
Chapter 15 &17: Buzz Words
1. Bureaucracy A bureaucracy is a large, complex organization composed of appointed
officials. There are several managers so one single person does not make
decisions. To some degree, C
Unit 5 Study Guide
1. The relationship between public officials and the media can best be described as
love/hate. Why? Explain.
The relationship between public officials and the media can best be described as
love/hate because the media can either help or
February 12, 2011
Unit 5 Buzz Words
22nd Amendment The 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution was
passed in March 21, 1947. This amendment states that no
president can be elected for more than two terms of office.
April 11, 2011
1. a.) One reason why Congress gives federal agencies policy-making discretion in
executing federal laws is because the federal agency often has more knowledge
and expertise in the specific field because the
October 20, 2010
1. What has America served as the model for? What has notably happened
with regard to this in recent years?
America has served as a model for civil society. In recent years this sense of civil
February 15, 2011
Whos Got the Bias?
I selected three articles about the Obama Health Care Reform and the response by
the Republican dominated House. The articles are focused on the laws proposed or the
decisions made after the
May 3, 2011
Unit 8 Study Guide (19-36)
19. Why are class-action suits more advantageous than single-party suits?
Class-action suits are more advantageous than single-party suits because class-action
October 3, 2010
Unit 2 Buzz Words
Block Grant A block grant is a large amount of money that is given by the
federal government to a state or local government with general
provisions and limited restrictions on how that
October 31, 2010
Chapters 7 & 8 Buzz Words
1. South The south refers to the southern United States. The political view of the South
was traditionally Democratic, starting with Thomas Jefferson from Virginia
through the time of
October 31, 2010
Chapters 7 & 8 Study Guide
1. Name three differences between elections in the U.S. and elections in Europe.
(i.e. voter turnout)
One difference is that the voter turnout in Europe is nearly double that of the
November 24, 2010
Unit 4 Buzz Words
1. Caucus A caucus is a meeting of the members from a specific party organized to
select delegates backing one or another primary delegate. It is a caucus that helps
decide who the
November 16, 2010
The Myth of the Vanishing Point
The main focus of this article is on voter turnout and the method of calculating
voter turnout. There is an equation that is generally used to calculate the voter turnout,