Absentee Voting & Australian Ballot
During absentee voting, voters cast their ballot in advance by mail, and are allowed only when disability,
illness, school, work, service in the military, or travel prevented them from voting otherwise. The
Chapter 3: Federalism
4. Why doesn't the federal government intervene when states defy its authority? For example,
Hall County, Georgia, forbids the sale of Playboy in Violation of the First Amendment
The federal government does not always intervene when
Chapter 1: What Should We Know About American Government?
1. Why shouldn't democratic decision-making be extended to all spheres of life-for example, to
the workplace, to the governance of colleges and universities, and to the marketplace through
Chapter 2: Constitution
4. Explain what Jefferson meant when he asserted that "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." What is the meaning of this statement for the
current generation of Americans?
5. List the main compromises made at the Constitutional Convention
The Great Compromise
The Virginia Plan wanted a strong national government with three branches. The legislature
would have two houses. On the other hand, the New Jersey Plan wanted a more
1. Do you think most American believe in the ideas of Hobbes or Locke? What institutions
or law in this country back up your choice?
I think most American believe in the ideas of Locke. The Declaration of Independence written by
Thomas Jefferson back up m
a. The majority of the members of the Key Club wish to say a prayer during the lunch meeting
on campus. If Harry Hindu does not like, he can go out or continue eating.
b. Whether Chris Rock, the comedian-actor, can buy a home in Huntington Harbor or no
3. Alexander Hamilton one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S.
Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, the founder of the Federalist Party, the
world's first voter-based political party, and the Father of the
a. A person like Nancy shouldn't vote. She has to understand more aspects of the country's
politics so that she can make a suitable vote. To be eligible to register to vote, she must meet
basic requirements. She has to be at least 18 years of age at th
EXTRA CREDIT - BOOK REPORT
Throughout the book Understanding the war on Terror by Patrick Coaty, I had
developed a great knowledge about terrorism. This was beyond my imagination, I never thought
that terrorism could be established a few hundred
1. Compare with the system of President DeGalling of France, there are two major advantages of
our democratic system. First, it is the form of government that is most likely to protect the
people's rights. Second, it is the form of government that is leas
1. Who, in your opinion were the 4 greatest Presidents and why?
Franklin Roosevelt: Roosevelt's terms as president were marked by bold moves to fight two of the
largest threats to America and the world: the Great Depression and World War II. His aggressiv
Jack Levi Orman
California v. Greenwood
Case # 86-684
The aforementioned California v. Greenwood involved the defendants motion to
suppress evidence taken from their trash in both April and May 1984. Laguna Beach, CA Police
The aggregate of individual attitudes or beliefs shared by some portion of the adult population.
General agreement among the people on an issue.
Public opinion that is polarized between two quite diff different p
In carrying out their duties, they play 3 different roles.
Keeping constituents informed and connected.
Constituents = the people they represent.
The The Ombudsman
The mediator; problem-solver.
Chapter 10 EL PRESIDENTE
Note the key points in time during Ws tenure.
The past 12 Presidents, and their approval ratings. Note the two who have a generally upward trend.
Functions of the Presidency Functions Head of State Head of Government
Chapter 11 The Bureaucracy Chapter 11 The Bureaucracy
Rewind Rewind A note about search note about search and seizure.
What is in public view?
Anything that can be perceived with the 5 (natural) senses without aid.
Sight in plain view
Chapter 12 The Judiciary Cha
Refers to the system of courts and judges.
A general term for the court system. general term for the court system
Authority to interpret the law. to interpret the law
Groups organized under labels or names in order to gain elective office.
Or, groups with common interest, vying for office.
Notice, that organizations that are NOT trying to get an elected official in office is an interest group.
Aka interest gro
SYLLABUS PS 1 American Government
Saddleback College Summer 2008 Ticket Nos. 13095/80095/80125/80220/80280 3 Units May 27 July 18, 2008
Revised 5/27/2008 *subject to change*
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Lesson2 Lesson 2
FramingtheConstitution Framing the Constitution
It was clear from the beginning that amending the Articles was ItwasclearfromthebeginningthatamendingtheArticleswas notenough(especiallyw
System of interactions between nations and other political bodies. p
A nations basic goals and actions in international relations.
The final authority to decide a political question. A nation-state
0 of 1 points A law that benefits specific individuals for their actions, rather applied to the general population, is known as what? Selected Answer: c. Bill of attainder.
1 of 1 points How much time does the President have