Chapter 5 Study Guide: Civil Rights
5.1: Roots of Suffrage:
A. Civil rights - provide freedom from arbitrary or discriminatory treatment by government or
a. the government protected rights of individuals against arbitrary or discriminatory
Chapter 10: Political Parties
10.1: Roots of the two party system
1. The main goal of a political party is to take control of government by electing candidates
to public office under the same party label. Once elected, officials attempt to transform
A political party wants to take control of government by electing
candidates to public office under the same party label. Once elected, a
congressional majority seeks to translate policy preferences in the
party platform into laws. The federal bureaucracy
11.1 Trace the roots of the American interest group system.
Interest groups are organized collections of people or
organizations that try to influence public policy (390). Interest
groups . . . have various names: special interests, pressure
13.1 Trace the evolution of U.S. foreign and defense policy.
Foreign policy relates to how one country (referred to as a state by
political scientists) builds relationships with other countries to
safeguard its national interests (OConnor 454).
12.1 Trace the roots of American elections, and distinguish among the four
different types of elections.
Purposes of Elections. Popular election confers on
government a legitimacy that it can achieve no other way.
Elections confirm the concept of popular
Chapter 4 Study Guide: Civil Liberties
4.1: Roots of Civil Liberties: The Bill of Rights
A. Civil Liberties are the personal guarantees and freedoms that government cannot abridge, by law, constitution,
or judicial interpretation. As guarantees of freedom
7.1: Roots of the Office of President of the United States
A. The Constitution requires the president to be a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least
35-years old, and a resident of the US for 14+ years.
a. The 22nd Amendment, adopted in 1951,