The Election Process
Primaries and Caucus
a person announes that
they want to run for candicy
the political parties choose
their main candidate
the candidate choose his
partners such as vise
Ashley Hotaling CH. 1 Outline and Vocabulary
1. Government in America
a. 80 million payments to people by gov.
b. Government funds a lot of works and services
c. Law and ages you are able to do stuff determined by the gov.
d. Not many younger people invol
Chapter 2 Outline and Vocabulary
1. The Constitution
a. Gregory Lee mad about nuclear war and the policies- starts a protest and burns
i. Sentenced one-year prison, but Greg appealed and said it violated the 1 st
amendment right- The U.S. Su
CH. 18 Outline
1. American Foreign Policy: Instruments, actors, and policymakers
a. The use and potential use of military force, economic policies, and diplomacy are main
instruments of national security
b. Nations, international and regional organization
1. Identify and explain the three main types of minor parties in the United States. 10 points
There are three main types of minor parties: single-issue parties, factional parties, and
Single issue parties are formed around one overrid
Ch. 4-5, 16-18 test questions
Taxation is as much a social policy as it is a fiscal policy.
a. Describe the difference between progressive and regressive taxes.
b. Identify an example of each
c. Identify one argument for and one against each type of tax p
CH. 18 notes- Foreign and Defense policy
1. Roots of US Foreign and defense policy
a. Cold war-containment- contain Communism
b. After WW2-The United States as Global superpower
c. Vietnam- dtente
d. New World Order- multilateralism- idea that major natio
Ch. 5 Outline
1. The struggle for equality
a. Americans have emphasized equal rights and opportunities
b. Only 14th amendment talks about equality
c. Supreme court three standards of review
i. Need only be reasonable, racial, or ethnic classifications are
1. What issue is highlighted in this clip/image? Racism, struggle between state and national
2. What did the state of Alabama want and why did they believe they had the right to do it?
Prevent 2 African American students from enrolli
George Washington - Quick Write
George Washington was saying in that quote on how different political parties bring each other
down so hard. Even though everyone is equal they tend to still bring everyone down. The
government has become so messed up on th
5.10 Mapping Presidential White House Structures
President Kennedy (circular)
The circular method of presidential structure in the White
House focuses on the president having a dominant role in the
daily function of the white house and reduces the power o
troops to invade
Grenada in October
1983. Ronald Reagan
planned the attack
Congress. He used
his power as
Commander in Ch
Chapter 5 Notes
What Parties Do
Parties express the will of the people in government. Encourage Unity.
Parties nominatefind, recruit, prepare, and gather public support forqualified
Parties inform the public and try to shape public o
The Federal System
1. What are the national powers expressed in the Constitution? Implied powers and inherent
2. Who do inherent powers belong too? National government
3. Who holds reserved powers? States
4. Who hold exclusive powers? National gove
Chapter 2 Notes
Basic Concepts of Government
Ordered Government ordered relationships
Limited Government should not be all powerful
- Magna Carta
- Petition of Right severely limited monarchy
- English Bill of Rights
Representative Government should serve
Elections and Voting
1. In what areas is the campaign the hardest? High-population areas
2. Who runs campaign? Campaign Manager. How do they use the TV and internet? TV ads convey
the candidates image and internet raises money and informs voter
3. What do
People and Government
Theories of the State
Evolutionary Theory evolved from the family group
Force Theory a person or group used force to govern
Divine Right Theory rulers chosen by the Gods
Social Contract Theory people grant the government the right to
1. What is public opinion and what shapes it? Public opinion consists of the attitudes held by a
significant number of people about public affairs. It is shaped by a wide variety of factors, such
as family, school, race, occupation, gender, mas
Chapter 3 Notes Constitution
Structure of the Constitution
Preamble sets forth the goals of the government
Articles seven-main division in the body of the Constitution, each covers a general
Amendments 27-provide for changes in the original document
Political Parties PowerPoint Questions
1. What were the two parties that formed at the end of Washingtons two terms?
Federalists and Democratic-Republicans
2. What party dominated during the Civil war? What party dominated during WW2? From
1968 1994 who w
1. Name of PAC: The name of the PAC is the Americans Society of Anesthesiologists.
2. Goal of PAC: The goal of the ASA is to improve medical standards for anesthesiologists as well as
improving clinical care for patients of anesthesiologists (American Soc
Free-Response Question: Discuss third parties and the challenges they face in
winning elections. In your discussion, cite three major points, which should be
reasons third parties have difficulty in our political system. As supporting
evidence, cite at le
1. Discuss one positive and one negative argument about Congressional incumbency.
One positive argument about Congressional incumbency is that since the incumbent has already
served as a Senator/Representative, that person has already revealed their posit
Select one interest group to research.
Evaluate the influence of the group.
What tactics does the group use to get their message across?
Do interest groups narrowly focus on their own agenda or promote public interest?
AIPAC: American Israe
1. How has the media and technology changed the way political parties operate and nominate
candidates? Give three examples to prove your theory.
Media and technology has shifted the methods in which political parties operate and
nominate candidates by ena
Americans have very low voter turnout. Analyze the above table. How does education affect voting?
What other demographics determine voter participation? What reforms have been made to
encourage voter participation? Discuss general participation by America
1. Select either Shays' Rebellion or ADA, 1990. Discuss how your chosen event/legislation
is either an example of Freedom vs. Order or Freedom vs. Equality.
Shays Rebellion is an example of Freedom vs. Equality. Many farmers were
Revolutionary War veteran
The Constitution was an attempt to address problems of decentralization that were experienced
under the Articles of Confederation.
a. Discuss three problems of decentralization that occurred under the Articles of
Confederation. For each problem you list,
Closely study any characters in the cartoon. Based on your knowledge of local and
world events, who can be identified?
In the cartoon, there are three main focuses. A cat is dressed like Uncle Same with fangs and
there is also a small mouse with the he