POSC100_Exam 4 POSC 100
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Date Created: 05/05/16
POSC Review Sheet #4 Important Terms and Concepts to Review • Capitalism and the U.S. Economy -‐a capitalist economy -‐the means for productions and ownership of businesses is carried out by private interest not the gov -‐as opposed to a communist or socialist gov • Size of U.S. Economy relative to other countries -‐in terms of absolute GDP the US had the largest economy • Occupy Wall St. -‐social movement -‐organized around income and economy during the great recession -‐wanted to try and remediate the problem of wealth inequality -‐the after effects of the great recession • Factions / Interest Groups -‐orgs made up of ppl citizens who try to influence politics -‐using combined finances -‐private interest groups-‐seek to adv policies for a small group -‐public interest groups-‐seek to adv policies for everyone so they say • Social movements -‐as opposed to interest groups they work thru the existing political systems -‐ work outside the system-‐boycotts…. -‐major social movements-‐anti globalization movements, af am, environmental, • Lobbying -‐associated with interest groups. -‐when interest groups use their positions to get ppl elected • Labor unions -‐associated with the left in am politics -‐rep interest in workers -‐in recent yrs their influence has decreased • “outside game” -‐used by interests groups to further their obj -‐when interest groups try to mobilize their followers-‐mass emails during elections • “inside game” -‐one on one negotiations -‐behind closed doors • Suffrage for women -‐suffrage-‐the right to vote -‐the struggle women went thru to vote • Tea Party -‐social movement -‐some of their grievances is the same as occupy wall street -‐both were mad about big banks bail outs after their recession -‐less gov spending -‐more governing by state -‐lower taxes -‐concerned with immigration th th th • 13 , 14 , 15 Amendments -‐civil war amendments -‐reconstruction amendments -‐ratified after the civil war -‐made anyone born in the us a citizen -‐granted every citizen protection under the law -‐equal treatment by gov and public institutions • Civil Rights Movement -‐1950 and 60s worked to end segregation -‐end jim crowe laws -‐so af am can vote safely -‐systematically prevented • NAACP -‐an interest groups that works to advance af am and other minorities • Anti-‐Abortion Movement -‐right side -‐supreme court decision of rowe v wade -‐no abortion • PACs and economic inequality -‐groups of individuals who raise money to influence elections -‐pacs have limits to how much they can donate, can coordinate with candidates -‐super pacs-‐can work with political campaigns… • Civil Disobedience -‐try to get attn. from media for their cause -‐feel like they are marginalized by the current power structure • Women’s Rights Movement • Economic inequality -‐know basic statistics -‐economic inequality has been inc since the 1970s -‐disproportionately disruptive for the poor and middle classes
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