American National Government Chapter 1 notes:
Politics - The process of deciding who gets benefits in society and who is excluded from
Efficacy - A person's belief that he or she has the ability to achieve something desirable
and that the gove
American National Government Chapter 3 notes:
Liberty - Both freedom from government interference in our lives and freedom to pursue
Capitalism - An economic system in which the means of producing wealth are privately
owned and operated to prod
American National Government Chapter 5 notes:
Judicial Review - The power that the court has to determine whether an action taken by
any government official or governing body violates the Constitution.
Electoral College - The body that actually selects th
American National Government Chapter 2 notes:
Authoritarianism - A form of government in which it holds strong powers, but they are
checked by other forces within the society.
Constitutionalism - A form of government structured by law.
American National Government Chapter 4 notes:
Civic Engagement - Individual and collective actions designed to identify and address
issues of public concern.
Political Engagement - Citizen actions that are intended to solve public problems
American National Government Chapter 10 notes:
4th amendment - All evidence has to come from a warrant. Prohibits unreasonable
searches and seizures
5th amendment - Protects against trial of major crime without grand jury, no double
jeopardy (being triale
American National Government Chapter 9 notes:
Mandates - Clauses in national laws that direct state and local governments to do
something specified by the national government.
Preemption - A national policy supersedes a state or local policy because it de
American National Government Chapter 8 notes:
Dual Federalism - The national government takes care of its enumerated powers and the
states independently take care of their reserved powers.
Grants-In-Aid - Transfers of money from one level of government to
American National Government chapter 7 notes:
Supreme Law of the Land - The constitution.
Supremacy Clause - Constitutional declaration (Article VI) that the Constitution and
laws made under its provisions are the greatest law of the land.
American National Government Chapter 6 notes:
Bill of Rights - A statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten
amendments to the United States Constitution).
Federal System - Two constitutionally recognized levels of government.