Federalism- Constitutional Division of allocation power between national Govt and the
-Number of Govt. in the United States
The personal rights and freedoms that the Federal govt. cannot abridge by law,
constitution or judicial interpretation
1st Constitutional Amendments= Bill of Rights
o Bill of rights-First 10 Amendments in Constitution
o This is what the Co
The Meaning of Party
o A team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus
by gaining office in a duly constituted election.
Parties can be thought of in three parts:
o Party in the electorate
o Party as an org
Origins of Constitution
Summer of 1776, small group of
men met in Philadelphia and
passed a resolution that armed a
rebellion against the most
powerful nation on earth =
Declaration of Independence.
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Leads to Revolutionary War.
Why Politics and Govt. Matter
-Any public schools you attend were prohibited by the federal govt. from discriminating
against females and minorities, and from holding prayer sessions led by school officials.
Municipal (local) school boards regular your ed