What is the historical reason for Americans choosing a bicameral system?
Tradition; The British Parliament was consisted of 2 houses since the 1300's
What is a practical reason for the Americans choosing a bicameral system?
To settle the conflict between
Those delegated powers of the National Government that are suggested by the
expressed powers set out in the constitution; those "necessary and proper" to carry out
the expressed powers.
Powers the constitution is presumed to
power possessed by all sovereign states
What are 5 major powers of government
borrowing, taxing, commerce, currency, bankruptcy
Provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare, also used to pay off
A system of government in which voters elect representatives to make laws for them
one house legislature
Tax on imported goods
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
What is the constitution?
The Constitution created America's Federal government and guaranteed basic rights for
What is the preamble?
We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union establish
justice, insure domesti
What are the duties of House of Representatives?
The House of Representatives starts the Impeachment process, elect the president if electoral
vote is tied, introduce laws regarding revenue and taxation.
What are the duties Senate?
The Senate conducts Imp
powers shared by federal and state governments
Amendment 10 covers powers reserved to states and people
"full faith and credit"
states have to respect the laws of other states
States have to be
Information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event.
An opinion or perspective of a person to leads to be in favor or against something and prevents
them from being objective about a situation or issue.
Declaration of Independence
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by
their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit
of Happiness. That to secure
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person
who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a
term to which some other person was elected President shall b
Civil Rights Reflection
Actually, I have learned in this semester the differences among civil rights and civil
liberties. First, civil rights are those individual rights that granted by government for the
protection of its citizen. For instance, under the
Discussion Board 1: Capital Punishment
The capital punishment is a very controversial issue. It is a sensitive topic to argue and
discuss. Also, it is hard to decide in which side you have to be with or against. By just
looking at the chart, I was shocked
Both of those textbooks discuss the reconstruction after the Civil war. The authors tried to analyze the
process of reconstruction from different viewpoints. After I read those textbooks, I can easily tell the
difference among them. In Wilsons text, the a
Freedom of speech is one of our civil liberties that the government cannot break by the law constitution
or judicial interpretation. Everyone who lives in the U.S. has the right to say whatever he/she wants.
However, every one of us sees the freedom of sp
According to the attachments that the professor has posted in this discussion, the U.S. should issue
policies that allow torture so it can protect us from any potential attacks. Torture is an aggressive
technique used by interrogators against the prisoner
Elements of Constitutionalism include:
1.The protection of individual rights
2.Officials being required to follow the laws
3.Lawful restrictions of governmental
Determined by electoral majorities:
1.Who is elected to office
2.General policy as repr
UNIT 1 REVIEW
GOVT 2306 FALL 2016
Know all of the original six flags of Texas.
Know where the original inhabitants of Texas came from.
Know who controlled Texas throughout history.
Know the religious affiliation of most Texans.
Know how m
I strongly believe that Texas needs a new constitution. We are in the 21 st century in the age of
information. The Texas Constitution of 1876 has been in operation ever since. It hasnt been change in
139 years. The result is a chaotic, incoherent, lengthy
1.Where does the root of the national party lies? State and locally
2.What is the single great influence in establishing a persons first party identification?
3.How are third parties significant with major parties? What do they push major part
PUBLIC POLICY IN
THE WHAT, WHEN, HOW, AND WHY
REALLY.WHAT IS PUBLIC POLICY?
PUBLIC POLICY DEFINED
A policy is typically described as a principle or rule to guide decisions and achieve
A purposive course of action based on societa
Twenty-second Amendment: adopted in 1951; prevents a president from
serving more than two term, or more than 10 years if he came to office via
the death, registration, or impeachment of his predecessor.
Impeachment: the power delegated to the Hous
-political party: an organized group with shared goals and ideals that joins together
to run candidates for office and exercise political and electoral power
-political machine: a party organization that recruits voter loyalty with tangible
Instructor: D. Sue Bauman
Government 2305 - 83007
March 24, 2016
Voting can date back to the 5th century in Greece. When the Trojan War intensified, the
Greek chieftains had to select between the two claiming competitors of heroes, Ajax and
- Civil liberties: the personal guarantee and freedoms that the G cannot abridge by
law, constitution, or judicial interpretation
- Civil rights: The G-protected rights of individuals against or discriminatory
treatment by G or individuals
- Bill of Right
April 28, 2016
Explain the historical barriers to voting in Texas. Please pay particular attention the the "White
Primaries" in your essay.
Historical Barriers to Voting in Texas
After the Civil War, many states in the South, forme
Instructor: D. Sue Bauman
Government 2305 - 83007
April 14, 2016
Topic: Poverty - gap between rich & poor; services & support for the disadvantaged.
Poverty in America
The Obama presidency may end up on a positive note because unemployment ra