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Chapter 18 Notes
A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Economy
o Laws of supply and demand- basic principles that regulate the
economic market and influence the price of a good
Law of supply- producers of goods/services are
Jen Huang, Kathelyn Szeto, Isha Berde
21 February 2015
Case Name: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
Facts of the Case:
Griswold was the Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut.
The appellants gave information, instruction, and
8 April 2015
Chapter 19 Home Notes
Understanding foreign policy
o External actors
Intergovernmental organizations: bodies, such as the un,
whose members are countries
NGO: organizations that comprise of individuals or int
13 March 2015
Chapter 13 Home Notes
o Corporations and Business Associations
Most numerous and most powerful
o Unions and professional associations
o Agriculture interest groups
Subsidizing and regul
How Americans learn about politics: Political Socialization
o Political Socialization: the process through which an individual
acquires his or her political orientation
o The Process of Political Socialization
Time & emotiona
26 March 2015
Chapter 15 Notes
Where do we get our information?
o Mass media: means of conveying information to large public
audiences cheaply and efficiently
Relies on new technology
o Who gets what news from where?
81 percent of American
2 April 2015
Chapter 17: Social and Environmental Policy
How is Public Policy Made?
o How government attempts to solve collective problems.
o Public policy is a government plan of action to solve a problem.
Difficult as opposed to establis
People protected from discrimination include ethnic minorities, women,
those over 40, and the disabled.
What do these groups have in common?
Separate But Equal
NAACP strategy went through a series of stages:
o Step 1: obvious inequaliti
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Chapter 14 Home Notes
Voting in a democratic society
The founders intentions
o Feared that people could not reliably exercise wise and considered
judgment about politics
o Founders built a remarkable layer of insulation betwee
1 March 2015
Chapter 11 Home Notes
The role of public opinion in a democracy
Public opinion important for at least 2 reasons
o Normative: we believe public opinion should influence what govt does
o Empirical: a lot of people behave as if p