IV. Chapter 14: Judiciary
A. What did Hamilton mean when he called the judiciary the least dangerous branch?
Alexander Hamilton assured the nation that the judiciary would be the least dangerous
branch because it would have no influence over either the sw
POLS 1101: American Government (Spring 2017)
Professor: M. Evans
Study Guide for Exam 1
Chapter 1: What are Governments and What Do They Do?
According to the textbook, what are the defining features of government?
POLS 1101: American Government (Spring 2016)
Professor: Dr. Michael Evans
Study Guide for Exam 2
I. Ch. 5: Federalism
A. What makes a federal system, like that of the United States, different from a confederacy
and unitary national government?
B. What is
- an individuals political attitudes are consistent if his or her opinions on a range of issues
are based on a systematic political ideology and are predictably conservative, moderate, or
- A person with inconsistent attitudes, on th
POLS 1101 (Online), Fall 2016, Dr. Evans: Exam 2 Study Guide
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I. Constitutional Origins, Principles and Development
The Declaration of Independence expressed philosophical principles that are sometimes referred to
as Americas Creed.
POLS 1101: American Government (Online) - Fall 20
Instructor: Dr. Michael Evans
Study Guide for Exam 3
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Chapter 8: Political Participation
According to the book, there are many different ways to participate in politics. What are some of
What does that creed say about the legitimate ends (i.e., purpose) of government? empowered to protect the rights of individuals from one another and from foreign threats,
controlled so that they do not unjustly threaten the peoples rights.
Primary vs. General Elections:
-Primary occurs b4 the general, decides who goes on the
ballot. Each party has their own primary election. NO party
cues in the general election, b/c same party.
-General occurs after the primary, decides who goes into offic
Intro to Theater 2040- October 11, 2016
(50 questions; 35 from lecture, from book and PowerPoint, other 15 are specific from lectures.)
- Sleep no more: Mercer theater, Macbeth, barrowed Hitchcock essence thing.
- The Donkey show, based on studio 5
-Bureaucracy: the executive branch, Ex: FDA, IRS, etc. Job: Carry out law, enforce laws write rules.
Congress and the president are very influential to the bureaucrats (Congress tells them their mission; President tells them how to
do them.) President dic
What do IGs get?
How do IGs influence politics?
-An interest group is defined by three characteristics:
Consist of a group of like-minded people who act together to influence the government.
MIDTERM 2: STUDY GUIDE
The main points discussed in this chapter are:
1- Bureaucracy is an inevitable consequence of complexity and scale. Modern
government could not function without large bureaucracy. Through authority,
American government midterm study guide
Each state maintains sovereignty
Government has monopoly on legitimate use of violence
Legitimacy- most people have to think its ok
Three structures of const.
What is The Purpose of Govt?
To provide security and defense from foreign aggression
To provide goods and services (both public goods and privates
to uphold the Social Contract
John Locke- libe
The bill of rights are the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution written by James
Madison. The Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. There are ten
amendments to be exact and if
Mia M. Clark
20 July 2016
Some key factors in my opinion that desires an individual to participate in political
actions are the candidates key viewpoints. A candidate now and days have to broadcast their self
to be be
American Government (POLS 1101)
30 June 2016
How Does A Bill Become A Law?
Members of Congress, the Executive Branch, and even outside groups can draft or write
bills. There are then representatives that introduce the bill in the house but only
FINAL STUDY GUIDE
Understand these Political words, expressions, and concepts
CHAPTER 7: VOTING AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Political Participation and Party Identification
v Party Identification: Is loyalty to a political par
STUDY GUIDE #2
Chapter 10: The Congress
*Every state in the Union is guaranteed two senators in the Senate and at least one representative in the House. *
U.S. Senate requirements, terms of office, chosen by
One must be at least 30 years old
STUDY GUIDE 1
Chapter 1: The Constitution and the Founding
1. Describe the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and the events that led up to the
The Articles of Confederation consisted of a single legislative chambe
Bureaucracy- the executive branch
Part of the government that enforces the laws that congress enacts
Agencies are bureaucracies
Fairly large: civilian federal employees, Health inspections, IRS, etc.
Write specific rul
American Government Exam 1 Notes
Extra Credit (found on D2L extra credit tab pamphlet 2015)
1. What is politics?
- anything with a power dynamic
- there are power dynamics everywhere
- power dyn
1. Government: to coordinate individual behaviors to arrive at collectively beneficial outcomes.
2. Public Good: a commodity of service that is provided without profit to all members of a society,
ether by the government of a private individual
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
1. Bill of Rights
1. Liberties in the first ten amendments
2. Thanks to the Antifederalists
1. Alexander Hamilton
3. Originally applied to only the national government
4. Civil Liberties
1. Protections of citizen