Texas State and Local Government
November 18, 2015
Sharpstown Bank Scandal
1971-72 would mark one of Texass most infamous governmental scandals when civil allegations and a series of government indictments were laid o
GOVT 2306 Papandrea
EXAM 1 Study Guide
1. During the 1990s and 2000-2010, the Hispanic population in Texas
A) decreased considerably.
B) decreased a small amount.
C) stayed about the same.
D) increased a small amount.
E) increased considerably.
2. The mos
September 20, 2016
Liberalism v Conservatism
My political beliefs have slowly changed over the past years here in Austin. Spending the
majority of my twenties here, I had the ability to see this place change. As Austin changes
December 15, 2016
Nonviolent Drug Offenders
TX & Local Gov
Nonviolent Drug Offenders
One of the biggest concerns in the prison world today is overcrowding. There have been
so many arrest of non-violent drug offenders
October 17, 2016
Media in the Furthering of Democracy
The medias role in todays world has shifted dramatically in recent years with the
development of cell phones and mass media. At any given moment, an indivi
TX State and Local Gov
November 16, 2016
Top Seven Percent
I remember attending high school and hearing the top people of the class talking about
the University of Texas or Texas A&M. The two Texas universities hold such a prestigious title
VOTING AND ELECTIONS IN TEXAS
ELECTIONS IN TEXAS
Primary election is an election held within a party to
nominate candidates for the general election or to choose
delegates to a presidential nominating convention.
General elections are held in even-numbe
FEDERALISM: RELATIONS BETWEEN
STATES AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
OPTIONS FOR SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT
Power vested in central government
Local governments are creation of the central government
Most common system in the world
POLITICAL PARTIES IN TEXAS POLITICS
POLITICAL PARTIES: DEFINITION AND
A broad-based coalition of citizens whose basic purpose is to win elections
and thus gain the opportunity to exercise control over public policy. Parties
perform a number of
BASIC CONCEPTS AND POLITICAL CULTURE
POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT:BASIC
Politics: deciding who gets what, when and how.
Politics are how society makes decisions
Politics always involves conflicts over:
Values and beli
Texas Constitutional History and Politics
WHAT CONSTITUTIONS ACCOMPLISH
Establish legitimacy for government.
Establish the institutions of government.
Establish the power of government.
Limit the power of government.
Constitution of 1838 : Following
INTEREST GROUPS IN TEXAS POLITICS
What is an Interest Group?
An interest is something-economic, religious,
ethnic, or based on almost anything-that has
value and is therefore worth defending.
An interest group is a private organization of
Name Andy Lai
Date Due: 07/28/2015
Internet Activity #4-Political Economy
Lets look at some issues regarding state revenue. Go to the Comptroller of Public Accounts web site
at http:/www.texastransparency.org . Click on the link to State Finance;
Name Andy Lai
Internet Activity #3-State Legislature
First lets find out who your state representative and state senator is. On the internet go to
http:/www.capitol.state.tx.us/. This is the home page for the Texas Legislature. See
Who Represents Me? on t
Texas Politics (1st Edition)
Chapter 1: Political Culture
The Concept of Political Culture
Political History and Texas Political Culture
Population Growth in Texas Today
Texas Public Opinion and Politics
Chapter 1 Summary:
The Importance of the People in a Democracy
"Bad officials are elected by good people who do not vote." -George Jean Nathan
During my observation of how government operates in a true democracy, I found that one
of the worst enemies of democracy is not ana
Reaction paper 2: What Does Freedom of Speech Means?
"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for freedom of thought which they seldom
When I look at the quotes that have been stated through Sorens argument, I found that
ONL STUDY QUESTIONS-TEXAS POLITICS
Unit One Vocabulary
1. classical liberalism- a political philosophy that places a high value on individual freedom,
based on a belief in natural rights that exist independent of government. Classical
Building a Better Society For All
"Any jackass can kick a barn down. It takes a real carpenter to build one." -Sam Rayburn
Throughout the history of the United States, from what I know about it, I found that when
I examine about the opinions of my friends
"Your representative owes you not his industry only, but his judgment, and he betrays, instead of
serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion." -Edmund Burke
One of the major flaws that I learn about democracy is that just as how the people can make
Reaction Paper 1
June 8, 2015
Debating Over the Paradox of Democracy and Its Value in a Conscientious Society
Freedom without obligation is anarchy. Freedom without obligation is democracy.
In looking at the quote and how it applies
Name _Andy Lai_
Internet Activity #2-Political Party Platforms/Voter Registration
I. For this assignment we will first look at political party platforms. Go to
http:/www.gotoquiz.com/political_party_quiz_2 . Answer the 12 questions. Click on