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Government Final Exam Study Guide

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Government Final Exam Study Guide P SC 1113

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Study Guide Final Exam
American Federal Government
Dr. Gary Copeland
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by elleegottshall Notetaker on Thursday April 28, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to P SC 1113 at University of Oklahoma taught by Dr. Gary Copeland in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 54 views.


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Date Created: 04/28/16
Article 3 constitutional amendment establishes judiciary Cases go local > supreme when they are appealed if they fail appeal the highest ruling holds Original Jurisdiction goes straight to Supreme Court without having to pass though lower courts between states Judges for life or for good behavior Judicial review-SC power to decide whether a law is constitutional or not (marbury v madison not given to them by constitution Presidents have motivation to appoint justices that will protect their view of gov resp and authority 5 votes does it take for a scotus case to be decided political endorsement- sways public opinion statements of support from important figure measure public opinion- straw polling, surveys, focus group, media content anamlysis, archival content analysis, in-depth interviews bias in public opinion testing- systemic problem participation is vital element interest groups with the goal of trying to influence public party basis in the first amend rights to freedom of assembly normally have single policy goal or a small related set of policy goals often lobby just to maintain the status quo rather than for sweeping change  GO THROUGH KEY TERMS AND DR.COPELAND’S SLIDES* Offer help in number of ways funding, expertise, policy proposals, funding, voter mobilization, publicity, funding Biased pluralism: democratic system in which conflict among organized interest leads to outcomes that benefit the big guys but might hurt individual citizens 1. Biased pluralism 2. Economic elite domination 3. Major electoral democracy 4. Major pluralism Policy change is most common at the intersection of interest groups and economic elites Ideological interest groups Rent seeking behavior-directly benefit them Protected under 1 amend freedom of press Early us history highly partisan newspapers prompted sedition acts More recent pasts news operate under strict journalistic standards attempted to be impartial Modern news emphasizes ratings and eye catching, flashy headlines yellow journalism Agenda setting- set agenda of what is important to people based on what they cover Slander and liable not protected Political parties-putting their people in office Party in electorate,party in organization, party in gov 2 party dominates 15 amend- black vote th 19 - women 26 - 18 voting age


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