Describe the history of how abortion became an area of Supreme Court jurisprudence.
What legal decisions and concepts were central to the case of Roe v. Wade (1973)? How
is the case Grisworld v. Connecticut connected to Roe v. Wade? Which constitutional
Compare and contrast the two classic definitions of democracy representative and
participatory democracies. Discuss Aristotles view of democracy. What are the key
parts of Schumpeters definition of democracy? Which of these two types of democracy
First Amendment clearly prohibits any restrictions on the freedom of speech. Does this
mean we have absolute freedom of speech? Identify the types of speech that are not
automatically granted protection under the First Amendment. Discuss issues that the
Political Science Lesson 1 The Study of American Government
According to American Government Insinuations and Politics, James Q. Wilson eta.
Representative and participatory democracies are different in the sense that representative leaders
Identify and describe three ways that presidents have organized their personal
staff. What are the disadvantages and advantages of each style? Which
organizational style do you think President Trump uses in his administration? If
you were president, which
Describe the legislative process in the United States. Go beyond general
statements by providing details to demonstrate the complexity of the process.
How different is the legislative process in the House and Senate? List at least
two key differences betw
List some of the things you've learned from this chapter about political cultures in
other industrialized democracies, i.e. Japan, Sweden, and France. What
differences do you see in the cultures of these countries? How do these
differences affect governme
If you had to chose, which part of the federal bureaucracy would you like to work
for? Why? Write about the rules of recruitment of federal bureaucrats. Why and
how did the U.S. government switch from the Patronage (Spoils) system to the
Merit system? Wha
When is divided government present? When is the unified government present? How common is
it for the government to be unified? Does it matter whether the government is divided or unified?
Why? What type of government do we have today? Explain your answer.
Would you rather be a member of Parliament or member of Congress? Explain
your answer to show your understanding of the differences between UK
Parliament and US Congress. As an institution, which legislative body is strongerUS Congress or UK Parliament? E
When you have to pick a candidate to vote, do you vote as a prospective or
retrospective voter? Explain why. Which valence issues are important to you?
Which positional issues are important to you?
Prospective voting is when a vote is given to a candidate
Discuss advantages and disadvantages of being an office incumbent in
Washington, D.C. Which incumbent is more likely to win an election congressional or presidential incumbent? Why?
The term incumbent refers to the person who is already holding elective
Identify the main milestones in the expansion of the size and powers of the
federal bureaucracy. What are the main causes of the expansion in the federal
governments bureaucracy? What powers does President and Congress have over
the federal bureaucracy?
Identify five elements of American political culture. Explain how these values
shape our political and economic behavior. What are the main sources of these
values, i.e. where do these values come from? Identify the major influences that
have led to Ameri
Discuss the nomination process for presidential candidates. Review the history
of how political parties in the United States decide which candidate should
represent their party in general elections for the presidents office. Why did
political parties deci
What are the two major explanations for why we have the two-party system in
the United States? Explain how political parties in Europe are very different from
our own. Which party system do you prefer, the one in Europe or in the United
First Amendment clearly prohibits any restrictions on the freedom of speech.
Does this mean we have absolute freedom of speech? Identify the types of
speech that are not automatically granted protection under the First Amendment.
Discuss issues that the U
Using your own words discuss the four theories to
answer the question of Who Governs?"
(Bureaucratic View, Class View.). Summarize the
four ways of describing political elites and identify a
scholar behind each theory. Which theory do you
think has the be
The two types of democracy are representative democracy and direct democracy.
The differences between the two are that representative democracy is formed on a
government where leaders try to win a popular vote in order to gain their right to
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we hold thee truths to be self evident
significance touchstone for modern representative governments
core philosophical approach- social contract theory (Locke)
inadequate philosophical foundation (such that modern citizens
Revolution (July 14,1789)
B. Type of Government
Charles de Gaulle
Hybrid System Presidential and parliamentary system
o Written constitution
o Unitary state very extensive applies to territories
Hobbes ( 1588-1679)
Crisis of authority
Struggle between king and parliament
Civil war and puritan revolution
Henry VII and separation from Rome
Hobbess approach is very influenced by math, especially geom
Political/ Cultural History
Sense of community/ blind allegiance / group think
Totalitarian/ authoritarian government
Modern Germany 1949 basic law