What are three ways that interest groups may influence policy?
What are two types of interest groups? Provide an example of each.
What is a party caucus?
Define party realignment and dealignment. Do you think we are in the
middle of either? Gi
1. What are three presidential functions?
2. Define Stewardship Theory and Constitutional Theory.
3. What is the Presidential Cabinet? Name one member of President
4. What does the Twenty-Fifth amendment establish?
5. What is a veto?
How does James Madison define "factions"?
Why are factions a particular problem for democracies? All kinds of
Why shouldn't we focus on eliminating the causes of faction?
Can we have any control over the effects of factions in democra
Let's talk about current events some more . What is happening with the US
Congress folks and Senators from the state of Washington?
Please share an article, video, political ad, etc. that talks about a member of the
US House or Senate. This topic can cove
The article of confederation was organized by the governments of every single state. Each state
was given the rights to keep its independent sovereignty and freedom. The article gave each state
an equal representation and rights. Just very little power wa
Compare the systems model and the bureaucratic model.
Compare the Marxism model to the free market capitalism model.
What is a policy agenda?
What is the difference between foreign policy and domestic policy?
What is policy implementation?
1. Media is sometimes called the Fifth Branch of government. Why?
2. What is the Fairness Doctrine?
3. What is the electoral college? Do you think it should be changed or not?
Provide 2 reasons why.
4. Compare a high-stimulus election to a low-stimulus el
Both the national government and the state governments are granted such exclusive powers by
the U.S. Constitution. Although each of the 50 states has its own constitution, all provision of
state constitution must follow the federal laws, which is still co
Go to Chapter 3 of the American Government Textbook and read the
chapter which delves more deeply into the Bill of Rights and Civil
Liberties. Now that we have covered some of the basics of American
Government, ask yourself the following and write your an
Running head: The Powers Divided: Dissecting American Politics
The Powers Divided: Dissecting American Politics
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The Powers Divided: Dissecting American Politics
On May 25th, 1787, 55 delegates from the newly formed United S
What is bureaucratic accountability?
Compare the merit system and the patronage system.
What is an Executive Department? What is an independent Agency?
Provide an example of a regulatory commission and provide an example
of a government corpor
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -0.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.92
1. The test provides many common issues or topics which are being widely discussed
nowadays, especially questions like homosexual marriage and the use of marijuana.
1. What is contract theory?
2. Compare classic liberalism to neoliberalism.
3. What are three agents of political socialization? What has influenced you
4. What is party identification? What are three things that influence party
5. What is polit
1. Go to www.house.gov and find your representative or a representative
from the state of Washington. If you are not a citizen of the US, then
choose 1 member from the state of Washington. Who did you choose?
When were they first elected?
2. Using the off
1. What is the official website of the US Supreme Court? Who is the current
Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court?
2. Compare original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction.
3. Summarize Marbury vs. Madison.
4. What is the difference between a concurrin
This is article is about President Obamas double down on immigration reform. Obama came
under huge amount of criticism, especially from the Latino people, since he had failed to make an
immigration reform in his first term, which was promised in his 2008
During the break, I heard that Washington State and Colorado State have made the use of
marijuana legally. Under the federal laws, however, that is still considered illegal. Voters in
November made these two states allow people over 21 to possess up to an
As we can tell in our readings, the US President has many jobs. Which two
functions of the President do you think are most important and why? Please
provide 1 reason for each function. There no right or wrong answer but rather how
you make your argument.
Find an interest group found in the United States. Provide a 1 paragraph
summary of this organization and its goals. Also, please provide its
No interest group may be covered by more than 2 people.
Utilizing the website, briefly summarize 2 poli
This week, we discuss publican opinion and voting. What are three
things/people/places that can affect your opinions? Why do they have an effect?
Also, in the US, it is not mandated that one must vote but in some countries it is.
Should US citizens be req
1. What two historical events prompted the rise in power of the
2. Describe the difference between new federalism and dual
3. Summarize McCulloch v. Maryland (1819). Why was this an
important Supreme Court case and how did
The U.S. Constitution establishes a government based on "federalism," or
the sharing of power between the national and state governments. See
Amendment 10 of the Bill of Rights. While each of the 50 states has its
own constitution, all provisions of