23. Which of the following is n_ot one of the ideal individual characteristics of
presidents as covered in lecture? a. bounce b. integrity
c. the newspaper habit d. honesty e. b and d.
24. Which of the following is one of the ideal individual characterist
1) Personal staff: secretaries, researchers, interns, schedulers, receptionists, policy specialists, speech
writers. (That is, your political team that gets you reelected.)
2) Committee staff: Hired by each party with members on a committee. Includes rese
Olmstead v. New York
277 U.S. 438
Decided June 4, 1928
In the early 1900s, courts followed common law- how the evidence was obtained had little to do
with its permissibility in court unless obtained illegally
Repouille v. United States 165 F.2d 152 (1947)
Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Federal
Louis Repouille is the appellate
United States is the defendant
Repouille wanted to petition for his citizenship/naturalization on S
Republican Party of Minnesota v. White
Republican Party v. Minnesota v. White 01-529 US 2002
Gregory Wersal- plaintif
Minnesota Supreme Court- defendant
The District Court and Court of Appeals in the Eight Circuit decided the ann
Tinker v. De Moines
393 U.S. 503
Argued November 12, 1968
Decided February 24, 1969
The United States were in the Vietnam War
A group of petitioners planned to wear armbands that symbolized their views on the war
Begay v. United States 553 U.S. 137 2008
United States Supreme Court
Argued January 15, 2008
Decided April 16, 2008
Larry Begay is the defendant
United States is the plaintif
Begay was convicted of twelve DUIs in New Me
Who Governs? To what ends?
Limited concern of government as recently as the Eisenhower administration
The Founders and the role of the federal government
Constitutional hurdles to effective federal action
Separation of p
REMEMBER: AS NOTED ELSEWHERE, IF YOU DO NOT GET AT LEAST FIFTY PERCENT
CORRECT ON THIS QUIZ YOU WILL NOT GET THE SCANTRON RETURNED.
The constitutional basis for the ability of the national government to encourage states to adopt
certain policies is
has no effect on socialization.
makes individuals less tolerant of the political system.
represents a key element in the process of socialization.
makes people less liberal.
A schema is
In times of crisis, Congress generally acquiesces to the president.
The _ is a group of presidential advisers, including secretaries of the major
bureaucracy departments and any other officials the president designates.
The Speaker of the House
is a purely partisan actor.
is usually the greatest orator.
is a position not mentioned in the Constitution.
is the leader of the majority party.
cannot vote a pending legislation.
The House majority leader
When President Jackson sought to dismantle the national bank, business interests joined with
slaveholding southerners to form the Whig party.
date from the beginning of the twentieth century.
are outdated pol
Do We Really Hate Congress?
1) Address the title question: Why be unhappy with Congress and yet let its members keep their
2) Review Congress, especially its reality versus ideals
Part I: the people in Congress
Part II: the way
Congress: the "first branch"
This branch has considerable power
Many consider this branch to be the one most badly in need of repair
The puzzles, processes and actions of this branch say a great deal about America's representative
Federalism: good or bad?
Definition: political system of government with local governmental units, in addition to national
one, that can make final decisions. Each with specific duties, and rights of existence. a
Distinctiveness of the American bureaucracy
A federalist structure shares functions
Adversary culture leads to defense of rights and lawsuits
Scope of bureaucracy
Little public ownership of indus
are elected countywide and defend the accused in a criminal case when
he or she cannot afford a private attorney.
are appointed countywide and prosecute cases in the appellate courts.
are elected statewide and perform eval
What is the primary role of federal Circuit Courts of Appeal?
To set the precedents that are followed by the U.S.
To review the decisions of trial (district) courts
To ensure that proper court procedures are used by miltary
The Progressive spirit is evident in local government in that
the counties all institute term limits in all offices.
the state runs the elections in the counties.
some counties choose their own local government.
the counties are responsible
Which statement best describes incrementalism?
A budget that accurately reflects the needs of the people
Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is impossible to predict an
Expenditures cannot be reduced, but they can be stabi
Article II (two) in California's Constitution _.
defines the power of the California Legislature
describes the voting, intiative, referendum, and
contains California's Declaration of Rights
both B and C
Most federal agencies are covered by _.
nonpartisan political activities
some civil service system
donations from a particular
partisan political activities
Fresno County is one of California's ten most populated counties.
Los Angeles County is _ both San Diego and Orange
The smallest c
POLSCI2 CH 4
By limiting the scope of government, the US Constitution_.
limits the power given to the government by the people
limits the president's right to appoint judges
allows citizens to behave however they want
increases the right of
If the United States were to follow the Articles of Confederation today, which of the
following would be true?
There would be multiple executive branches.
The president would have limited power, mostly to maintain
Most civil laws and court decisions that set the framework for the legal status of
other groups were originally implemented in the area of relations between _.
black women and white
Hispanics and Asians
blacks and Hispanics
The salary of a member of Congress is _ .
$87,000 - About twice the income of a typical American family
more than hundreds of corporate presidents
about the same as the income of a typical American family
$174,000 - about three time
Question 1 Which of the following accurately describes a recent trend in US public opinion?
Public opinion has grown more opposed to dissenting groups (communists, atheists, and others)
teaching in schools.
Public opinion has grown more tolerant (look it