Chapter 2 Question:
Describe the rule of law and its origin.
The rule of law is defined as the principle that governmental authority is exercised only
in accordance with public laws that are adopted and enforced according to establishe
Chapter 1 Question
What are the basic questions to be asked about American Government (or any other) government?
The basic questions to be asked about government are:
Is the government necessary?
The government is necessary by all means. Without it, there
Unit 2 Review
Media Roles in modern democracies Split Personality; educative, watchdog, socialization
Forms of journalism: Muckraker, watchdog,
Muckraking digs around in muck to expose corruption
Watchdog investigate and publicize wrong doing
American Government Study Guide
What is: government: governing body of a nation, state, or community
Politics: the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or
conflict among individuals or parti
American Government/ POLS 1101
Chapter 06 Question: Why have a federal system of government?
A federal system of government is important because it keeps a relatively even amount of
power between the states and a national government as part of the system
Chapter 11 Question: How are political parties organized in America? What effect does this
have on the political system?
Political parties are organized with people who have shared ideas about government and
politics who try to gain control of g
Chapter 09 Question: What is the role of religion in ideology?
Religions role in ideology is that it is very similar. Ideology is a system of ideas and ideals that
forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy. Religion is the belie
Chapter 8 Question: How does race and ethnicity influence public opinion?
Race and ethnicity influences public opinion in many ways. Throughout our nations
history, ethnic and racial groups have differed in their political values. African Ameri
Chapter 10 Question: What is the rational theory of voting?
The rational choice model of voting was developed by a man who argued that people
have much self-interest and they use a cost-benefit analysis to determine whether it is in their
POLLS 1101 American Government
Chapter 07 Question: When covering Congress, who tends to be the focus of media coverage? Why?
Out of the entire Congress, the president receives the most news coverage of any political figure.
Since the presidency of Eisenh
Chapter 05 Question: Discuss the importance of the Marshall Court.
The Marshall Court was significant because it established the power of the national
government. It established these powers by a set of rulings that broadly interpreted the powe
Chapter 3 Question: Discuss the powers of Congress and the differences between the House
and the Senate.
Congress obtains many powers under the United States Constitution listed in section 8.
The congress has power to lay and collect taxes, duti
Chapter 4 Question: Discuss how relative powers of Congress and the president have
changed over time.
The powers of the president and Congress have changed dramatically over time. For the
president, it has greatly increased. Because of this inc