American Government- Chapters 17, 18 Study Guide
For the first 150 years of American History we had a policy of Isolationism.
What is isolationism?
Dont get involved in affairs of other countries
Foreign Policy is the stands and acts that our nation tak
Chapter 10 Test Study Guide
We have a bicameral Congress patterned after the British
Parliament. Legislative powers are vested in the House and
Senate. A bicameral Congress represents all states equally in
Congress, no matter if it is
14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States
and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United
States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall
make or enforce any law
American Government Test Study Guide
Chapters 11, 12
Expressed Powers- Powers of Congress listed in the Constitution
Implied Powers- Powers of Congress by reasonable deduction from the
expressed powers. Ex- Penalties for people not paying their income t
Chapters 13, 14 Executive Branch Test Study Guide
In the nominating process (presidential primaries), political battles
usually take place in the party that does not hold the office of
Presidential Primaries begin in February of years that we
What Congress does:
1. Congress Organizes
Opening day in the House of Reps:
The clerk calls the chamber to order and proceeds to check the role of all of the newly
The soon to be members of the House then choose a Speake
The Three Basic Powers of Government:
Legislative Branch: The legislative branches (Congress) job is the pass any laws.
Executive Branch: The executive branch (The presidents) job is to enforce and administers the
laws passed by Congress
The First Bill of Rights
Magna Carta- Established that the monarchys power was not without restrictions.
Helped establish a trial by Jury, the due process of the law, protection of life, liberty, and
property, most of which is in our Bill of Rights toda
The Types of Government:
Unitary Government: The Central/National govt. creates local units of government for its own
convenience and purposes.
Federal Government: This means that powers are divided between national and local govt.
Expressed Powers: Congress
Foreign Relation Powers
The National Government holds the greatest power in terms of foreign affairs
- Congress has power to act on matters directly affecting the security of our nation
Eight of the Congressional powe
Economics- Chapt. 1 Terms- What is Economics?
Factors of Production
Section 2- Trade-Offs
Production Possibilities Curve