American Government and Politics Lecture 1
1st official party, created by Alexander Hamilton who was the first treasurer of the
united states. It was founded officially in 1794 and survived until 1823. John
Adams and John Jay helped write the
Federalismsome powers in head govt. some with states.
Assumptionfed govt. doesnt have power to do something unless const. says it can,
whereas states can do whatever they want unless const. says you cant.
Limited powerfed govt. cant act w/o const.
American Government and Politics Lecture 3
Rewrote most of the state const. to get what they wanted. While they were
rewriting state const. they advocated states rights. They want to extend suffcrage
to all white males (get rid of poll taxes, etc.). They
War of 1812 starts, in part b/c of impressment, taking our soldiers and flipping them,
Jefferson comes up with the intercourse Act replaces failed embargo. We end up in war
with England, b/c people are mad at England for supplying arms to native American
Individual mandate is importantPres. Obamas health care law did a lot of things, one of which
was create a mandate that says you have to have health insurance and if you dont you have to
pay a penalty through taxes. Most get it through work, old/poor thro
Article 2 constitution-sets up president, not directly elected by popular vote,
elected by electoral college. Each state has a number of electors equal to its total
representation in congress. In NC we have 13 congressional districts so 15 electoral
So how do create the culture? You start by visiting the people that already like
you. At this point the country needs a reminder that you are on good terms with
Israel, NATO, most of Asia, Latin America, etc. You need a visit to China that
shows you, not
Mr. President, this year, as in years past youre dealing with a huge deficit.
National defense spending is a primary contributor to this problem and is the most
salient issue in foreign policy today. You need to let the country know that they
will be saf
1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 9th amendments protect you from ban of abortion. There is no
explicit right to privacy but we have stuff that adds up to some conception of privacy.
First amendment, freedom of association, 33rd no quartering troops, 4th no illegal
1976 Buckley v. Valeo (1976) limits put on how much money you can donate,
supreme court says you can limit contributions, isnt unconstitutional on grounds
of free speech.
modern campaign finance in 70s partly based off of Watergate
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