Civil Rights Act of 1964
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Freedom of Information Act of 1966
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971
Equal Rights Amendment (1972 proposed)
Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972
Title IX Equal Opportunity in
Recruitment & retention:
The competitive service: bureaucrats compete for jobs through OPM.
1) appointment by merit based on written exam.
2) Merit Systems Protection Board- protects current employees.
3) OPM is non-partisan
Most cannot b
equality- one person, one vote
equality- determined by wealth, education and status.
Those with more social equality have more power.
How much of our freedom should citizens give up to ensure that all
citizens are treated equally.
Government is the legitimate use of force within specific geographic
boundaries to control human behavior.
The oldest objective of government is to protect
Public goods are those things provided for
Examples include sanitation, education, highw
Definition- A political system in which
or more governments have
sovereignty (authority) over the same area and people.
This government form is established in the
The federal government is granted powers, the state is given powers,
they share p
Madison said that factions (
) would arise, and form, in an
effort to take control of the government.
This would be good because all ideas would be presented, and the
system would not allow any faction to garner too much power.
Due to the l
Religion and Religious Institutions
Most Iranians consider themselves religious and consider
religious matters and practices important aspects of their lives
Religion and religious practice have played a more divisive than
The US Bureaucracy
Definition- collection of appointed and mostly non-appointed officials
that carry out laws that are passed.
Political authority over the bureaucracy is shared by the president
Federal agencies share functions with state an
Three examples at the STATE level
- puts policy issue on ballot by gaining signatures
2)Referendum- creates a vote to remove a law based on signatures.
3) recall- removing an elected official through a vote of the people