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POSC100 Notes

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exam 1 notes
Intro to American Government
Charles Mahoney
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csulb, lbsu, PoliSci, posc100, politicalscience100, 100, charles, mahoney
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Date Created: 05/02/16
Federalism-­‐  system  where  power  is  distributed  between  the  state  and  the  central  gov     Federalists-­‐  movement  founded  in  our  country,  wants  stronger  central  governments     Anti  federalists-­‐  movement  founded  in  our  country  wanted  states  rights,  more  power  to  the   states,  less  power  to  the  federal  gov     Confederation-­‐system  of  gov  where  the  states  which  were  the  smaller  units  have  power  and   the  federal  gov  has  little  power     Unitary  state-­‐all  the  power  is  in  the  central  gov,  units  controlled  by  it     Supremacy  clause-­‐gives  federal  law  superiority  over  state  law     Commerce  clause-­‐  allows  the  fed  gov  regulat  trade  between  states,  flaws  of  the  articles  of   confed.       Devolution-­‐A  movement  that  was  started  in  the  1980s  under  ronald  regan,  effort  to  return   power  back  to  the  states,  part  of  the  liberitarian  movement     States  rights-­‐10th  amendment,  reserves  the  right  for  the  states  to  govern  in  any  area   that  isnt  expressly  given  power  to  the  fed  gov  in  the  constitutions     Representative  democracy-­‐in  the  Us,  where  polititicans  are  elected  to  rep  the  ppl  in  gov     Direct  democracy-­‐all  te  ppl  vote  and  debate     Monarchy-­‐ruled  by  one     Oligarchy-­‐ruled  by  few     Articles  of  confed-­‐  the  first  constitution  of  the  US,  fed  gov  didn’t  have  enough  power  so  it   failed     Constitutional  convention-­‐held  in  Philadelphia  to  change  the  articles  into  the  constitution     Constitution-­‐  the  separation  of  powers,  the  branches  of  gov,  the  powers  of  the  branches,  which   branch  has  what  power     Amendments-­‐1,  2,  10,  13,  14,  15  amendments     Electoral  college-­‐presidents  are  elected  thru  this,  president  not  voted  thru  popular  vote     Checks  and  balances-­‐  separations  of  powers,  the  founding  fathers  structured  the  gov  so  that  it   was  less  likely  that  the  ppl  would  be  tyrannized     Separation  of  powers-­‐founding  fathers  structured  the  gov  so  there  was  less  likely  hood  that  no   one  would  be  tyrannized  


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