-American Politics Exam 1 Study GuideWhy Govt.?
Behavior of homo sapiens: humans are inherently consumed with self- interest. There
are incentives that make us want to act for ourselves over others, like with taxation.
Anything from eating to working hard
American Politics Final Exam Review
1. Green Lanternism: the expectation by the public that the President be successful
through the capacity of his leadership and power. However, presidential success is
limited in this regard and rather suc
American Politics Final Study Guide
1. Public Opinion: the aggregation of peoples opinions; the collective opinion of
many people on the same issue, decision, or the like.
a. Public opinion is so important for politicians to pay attention
Exam 2 Review Sheet
Introduction to American Politics and Government
Professor Danny Hayes
The following are key concepts for the second exam. All are drawn from the readings and lecture (or
both!). Any of these could appear as a short
American Politics Reading Notes
Chapter 1: The Logic of American Politics
The core of American politics is understanding how the branches of govt. with
competing parties within can come to a consensus about a certain issue. The tax
issue in Obamas first t
Political Science Review:
Kernell: from Going Public
Kernell finds that rather than Presidents limiting their leadership to quiet diplomacy with fellow
Washingtonians, modern presidents often go public, a set of activities borrowed
Chapter 6: Congress
Power of Congress: Article 1 Section 8 spells out constitutional
responsibilities, whereas other non-described powers come out of the
necessary and proper clause.
Congress does not have exclusive power to amend, as t
Are Congressional Term Limits Necessary?
It is beyond time for term limits to be enacted. According to
the Congressional Research Service, the average length of
service for representatives of the 113th Congress was 9.1 years
(4.6 terms), and for senat
Is Islam compatible with democracy? YES
Islam is compatible with democracy. For evidence, look
no further than the country of Indonesia. Indonesia is
the most populous Muslim country (approximately 205
million Muslims, according to the Pew Research Center
Should the US have universal health care?
The United States should not have universal health care because it is not the job of
the government to run health care. Why? Because it creates more unintended than
intended consequences. According to Minnesota
Assault weapons should be banned
Assault weapons should be banned in the United States. The argument is very
simple: when you allow more people to possess more powerful guns, there is a
greater chance that that more powerful weapon will
American Politics Part III
Political Parties Ch. 12
Despite not being jazzed about some candidates, there is an immense amount of
party line voting in America today.
Institutions created in constitution make partisanship and party system so strong.
RESEARCH PAPER ASSIGNMENT
(200 points or 20%)
*Due by 10pm on the date listed in the course calendar*
You are required to write a 8 10 page research paper for this course. Your specific
topic for each paper must be drawn from the following l