Mexican American Civil Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment
by Scott Judy
If one walked into the Jackson County, Texas Courthouse in the early 1950s, one would have noticed two
signs above the entrance to the men's lavatories. Inside were two toilets. One
"We have a criminal jury system which is
superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is
only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve
men every day who don't know anything and
- Mark Twain
The American Legal System and
All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be
keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon
events in the political field.
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a co
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal
sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of
socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill
Fascism is capitalism plus murder
- Upton Sinclair
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under
Anarchy is the sure consequence of tyranny; for
no power that is not limited by laws can ever be
protected by them.
- John Milton
The condition of man is a condition of war of
everyone against everyone.
- Thomas Hobbes
Government has no other end, but the
Primary Elections Elections that determine a
partys nominees for offices in general elections
against other parties nominees.
General Election The decisive elections in
which all registered voters cast ballots for their
preferred candidates for a politica
It is the absolute right of the State to
supervise the formation of public opinion.
- Joseph Goebbels
October 31st, 2016
The bigger the lie the more people will believe
- Adolph Hitler
October 31st, 2016
5 March 2016
League of Women Voters Reaction Paper
On February 23, 2016, Dr. Mary Jane Garza, who works for the department of defense
for the League of Women Voters, came to talk about voting and elections. The L
Chapter 1 Notes: Texas Culture and Diversity
o Political culture the dominant political values and beliefs of a people (p.2)
o Conservative a political ideology marked by the belief in a limited role for government
in taxation, economic regula
Texas and the Federal System
What is Federalism?
o Unitary Systems
o One central government has ultimate authority
o Regional or local governments are subordinate to central government
May be democratic like Japan or Denmark
May be undemocratic like Chi
Who Settled Texas?
o Native Americans Population
o Spanish/French (predominantly Catholic)
o English Scottish Irish
o Sam Houston
o Davy Crockett
o Jim Bowie
o German Czech
Types of Political Cultures and Texas Political Regions
What is democracy? Democracy is a form of government in which the people choose
their leaders by voting as stated in the Merriam Webster dictionary. Without voting you wouldnt
have democracy. Voting is a vital part of democracy, imagine liv
POLS EXAM 2 REVIEW
What significant precedent was set by the Supreme Court ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)?.
It established the separate but equal doctrine.
This case embraced the view that the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment allow
The Supreme Court struck down an Alabama law that provided for a one-minute moment of silence in all
public schoolsfor meditation or voluntary prayer because it failed the first prong of the Lemon test,
which requires that
it have a secular (nonreligious)
Which of the following was implemented by the Texas state carpetbaggers constitution of 1869?
disfranchisement of whites who had participated in the Civil War
In which of the following ways did the outcomes of the 2008 and 2010 elections affect political
How does the United States' GINI coefficient compare with that of most other nations?
It is higher than that of most other nations.
What is the chief role of government in mercantilism?
to promote a trade surplus
What first inspired the American governmen
teWhich of the following is presented in the NOOTS form of sound bite commercial?
a candidate taking a courageous stand on an issue everyone already supports
Which of the following describes a blanket primary?
Voters can switch parties between offices, bu
Good Afternoon Congressmen Henry Cuellar,
My name is Deidra Jones-Sgro and Im currently enrolled at Texas A&M University
Corpus Christi. I have a few questions Id like to ask you that pertain to one of our civil liberties.
The amendment that most concerns
Discuss how the history and geography of Texas has contributed to and
defined its political culture. What legacies were left behind by the Six Flags
The six flags of Texas are Spain, France, Mexico, The Republic of Texas, the
I was not surprised by the results of my surveys because I know my ideals and it confirmed what
I already knew. I know we form our ideals based on how we grow up and things such as family,
gender, religion, location, and race and ethnicity. I am a Liberal
When I took the citizenship test I knew I was going to pass, to pass you must get at least a 58%
and I did I got an 81% I missed 18 of 96 questions. While going through the test I was positive
that I wouldnt fail because most of the questions were thinks
Hello everyone and welcome to week 1:
Primer on Federalism
The U.S. Constitution sets up a system of government in the United States that calls for
power sharing between the federal and state governments. The Constitution basically sets
out to create prot
Head of State
vs. Head of
Head of State vs.
Head of Government
Head of State
unifying role of the
representative of the
Please identify the constitutional amendment that guarantees
women the right to vote: c. 19th
The poll tax was outlawed by which of the following constitutional
amendments? b. 24th
Creating a Congressional district so that African-Americans
constitute a m
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