One provision made to the Declaration of Independence in order to get approved was the
removal of slavery
The biggest problem with the Articles of the Confederation is that it was unable to raise
Great Compromise (AKA Connec
1. What is a political party?
A group of political activists who organize to win elections, operate the government, and
determine public policy.
2. What is an interest group?
An organization of people sharing common objectives who actively attempt to infl
Chapter 5 Study Guide
In the Dred Scott case the Supreme Court declared that slaves were not citizens
13th Amendment abolishes slavery
Republican majority adapts series of civil rights acts 10 years after the Civil War
response to 13th, 1
Bill of Rights
Freedom of Speech
Right to keep and bear arms
No soldiers quartered in homes during peacetime
No unreasonable searches and seizures
Study Guide for the Final Exam, Fall 2016
The final exam is worth 30 points towards your final grade in the class. The test will consist
of 62 multiple choice questions, each worth a half point. (Hence, you could earn a bonus
point towards your final grad
Political Science Unit 2 Notes:
-The Presidency as Paradox
-the last nine presidents left office under better than worse conditions
-yet, many aspire to the office, and the president is perceived to be all-powerful
Week 2 Reading Questions
1. What facts/writings/opinions challenge Jeffersons account of the dinner
with Madison and Hamilton?
Remini writes about the utmost tension between the members of Congress over
multiple issues, saying that many states w
The Budget of the United States
Budget: a document that announces how much the government will collect in taxes
and spend in revenues and how those expenditures will be allocated among various
What is the beginn
Methods of Amendment
An amendment can be proposed by Congress, and it
must be a 2/3 vote in both houses (Senate and House of
An amendment may be proposed by a national
convention called by Congre
Church and State
Discussion of Civil Liberties
The First Amendment prohibits Congress or the federal government from establishing a
national church or religion.
Congress shall make no law respecting an
Difference between civil liberties and civil rights
A civil liberty is a protection from a governmental action which restricts
rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
A civil right is a privilege of citizenship guaranteed by gov
Protection against unlawful search and seizure:
"The right of the people to be secure in their homes and in their
papers and belongings, against unreasonable searches and seizures,
shall not be violated.
A warrant for the search must be
Civil Liberties are personal freedoms that the federal government cannot abridge, either by
law or judicial interpretation.
civil liberties and civil rights
A civil liberty is a protection from
and Campaign Financing
1974 Campaign Finance Reform
1972: Watergate and illegal donations from corporations, unions, and individuals catalyzed
Brought about the 1974 federal campaign reform law and th
American Government Test 2 Review
1. 3/4 vote of legislatures: Method of amendment used most often.
2/3 vote of congress: Method of amendment used only once.
2. 27: Number of amendments
3. Chief subject of the Civil War amendments: Slavery
American Government Final Exam Study Guide
1. Filibuster: A formal way of halting Senate action on a bill by means of long speeches or unlimited
Cloture: Mechanism requiring 60 senators to vote to cut off debate.
Filibusters are occasiona
POLS 1101: Test 1 Study Guide
The Study of American Government
1. Politics: The study of who gets what, when, and how; how policy decisions are made.
The exercise of rightful power (authority) is made easier when there is an orderly process for