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Legislators who bring jobs back-criticized
Reflects party distribution within chamber
Why are legislators who bring back jobs criticized?
Power to draft legislation
58% women are Democrats
Catholics more liberal on economic issues than Protestants
College-educated more liberal
Longer you are in college, the more liberal
Race and Ethnicity
African-Americans more liberal than whites
The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy
What does a bureaucracy do?
When you hear the term bureaucracy, what do you think of?
Where do these negative stereotypes come from?
What is the purpose of a bureaucracy?
The Executive Branch and
Formal Organization; 4 parts
Major administrative units with responsibility for a broad area of government
Indicates a permanent national interest.
Businesses established by Congress that perform fun
Chapter 7: Congress
The Roots of the Legislative Branch
Modeled after the bicameral British Parliament
Senate- most powerful upper house. Unique powers to ratify treaties and approve presidential
The Constitution and the Legislative Branch of Gov
The Politics of Influence
Past and Present
Interest groups and parties
All individuals pursue their own interests
Interest groups speak to some, but not all of us.
They seek to influence government for their own ends.
Who is Being Organized?
A disturbance can heighten peoples awareness of need to be organized
Quality of Leadership
Higher SES, more likely to join.
Publicity and Mass Media Appeals
Mass Mailing more on e-mail today
Influence on Rule Making
The Campaign Process, Voting, and Elections
Nature of Modern Campaigns
Most electoral contests are similar in a number of ways.
Nomination campaign aimed at winning primary.
General election campaign aimed at winning final race.
Elections: The Rules of th
Obama made gains in South and West.
Voter turnout was as high as it had been since 1964.
Obamas choice not to use public financing helped him.
African Americans and women were keys for Obama.
Money in U.S. Elections
Interested money: giv
I. 11/11/1918 at 11:00- Germans laid down arms in armistice hoping to gain peace based on the 14 Points.
Armistice Day later became Veterans Day.
II. Endless American troops, demoralized Germans.
Isolation vs. Imperialism (Expansion) opposites
After WWI- Isolation
After WWII- Imperialism
Ebb & flow w/ foreign policy
Reconstruction Pd.- Expansion
Monroe Doctrine- Western Hemisphere Americas
Fix internal affairs- Isolationists
Napoleon II taken adv
Clintons 1st Term- Setbacks- R. killed pres. Stimulus package, campaign-finance reform, environmental
bills, health care reform
Early accomplishments- Family and Medical Leave Act, motor-voter- enabled citizens to register to vote
as they received their
Chapter 30 - The War to End Wars
I. March 1, 1917- Zimmerman note intercepted/published
Arthur Zimmerman, proposed an alliance btwn Germany and Mexico.
3 Main Causes of War- Zimmerman note, Germany declares unrestricted submarine
Chapter 30- The Conservative Resurgence, 1980- Present
The Rise of Conservatism
o Barry Goldwaters campaign marked beginning of resurgence of conservatism
o Loose coalition- economic & political conservatives, religious fundamentalists, and political acti
The Coming of
World War II
The World in
U.S. Policy After WWI
America turns inward (isolationism)
Treaties with Central Powers
Washington Disarmament Conf. (1921)
10 year halt on shipbuilding
Tonnage limits, scrapping
Ms . S us an Po je r
Ho rac e Gre e le y HS Chappaqua,
The Mo s t Famo us
Re c ruitme nt Po s te r
Unc le S amHe the Man!
Do nt Me s s with the U. S .
Huns Kill Wo me n and
The Little S o ldie r
Wo rld War
WORLD WAR I
The Road to War
6 causes of World War I
IMPERIALISM race to
The Roaring 20s
An era of prosperity,
1920's collectively known as the "Roaring 20's", or the
in sum, a period of great change in American Society modern America is born at this time
for first time the
Modernism- followers of Protestant faith accepted Darwinism w. o abandoning their religion
Fundamentalism- preachers (Protestants) in rural areas thought Bible must be taken literally;
condemned Modernists (blamed for decline in morals)
Chapter 33- The Great Depression and the New Deal
I. President Herbert Hoover was nominated again w.o much vigor and true enthusiasm, and he campaigned
saying that his policies prevented the Great Depression from being worse
Chapter 32- The Politics of Boom and Bust
President Warren G. Harding couldnt detect the corruption within his administration.
II. Good officials-Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes, Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoove
A Definition of Fascism