November 13th, 2013 Law and the Courts
The judiciary interprets the law.
Law: A formalized body of rules governing the society.
When you just have norms its hard to have consistency. It usually has to be a formalized body to
keep things in order
Chief legislature, chief of foreign policy, setting a good example, being head of a party.
This is a poll between 78 different schol
A democracy is a form of government that permits citizens to play a significant role in
governmental issues through the selection of public representatives. An effective democracy
provides protection to basic human right
List and describe the three major proposals for reforming the Electoral College.
1) Popular vote: Get rid of the Electoral College and have the people vote and decide.
2) District plan: Two electors would be selected in each State accordin
Political socialization: The induction of individuals into the political culture; learning and the
underlying beliefs and values upon which the political system is based. For example,
information, family, education, and social groups po
Straw poll: A non-scientific poll that doesnt represent the population very well.
Probability sample: Random sampling
Sampling error: When an error occurs because you observed just a sample and not the entire
Party platform: A d
28 September 2013
I am not very educated in politics therefore Im not going to come out at say that I am a
liberal or that I am a conservative or anything else. I am taking this class in order to
Creating a Structure of Government
Constitutional Simulation Part 1
In this exercise, you will create a structure of government for a hypothetical nation (population:
50 million) consisting of 5 provinces. By structure of government, I mean the i
Class Constitution for PLSC 121-01
Article I: Structure of Government
The legislative branch shall be unicameral
The legislative branch shall consist of 100 representatives. Twenty-five representatives
shall be apportioned equally among the five