POSC100_Final POSC 100
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Date Created: 05/05/16
Jim Crow laws: the institutionalize laws in the south Representative democracy: exists in the US, when we elect ppl to do the votes for the ppl Slavery in the constitution: slavery was an issue at the founding of the country and in the constitution blacks were 3/5ths of the vote for the purpose of apportionment and the House of rep US constitution: US had 2 consti tutions-‐articles of confed and the current constitution. The first foundational document of the us, Articles of confederation Electoral college: Federalism: in the US, there is feral gov, state law, local law….overlapping laws and regulations, sometimes they contradict each other, federal law is supreme Regulating interstate commerce: related to the articles of confederation, one of the weaknesses Am economic system: what is capitalism and equality Us military power: the dominant power in the world, spends the most that the other countries Voting in the south: presidential elections and trends in voting, south usually votes for certain ppl Gridlock: happens during divided gov, slow movement on legislation Primaries: elections and party elections for the president, elected thru state primaries Partisanship minor parties: tension and animosity btwn other parties, minor parties have difficulty in other politics Demographics and political parties: the different breakdowns of how ppl vote, elderly, rich and poor… Suffrage Conventions, nominations, delegates: conventions where the party votes for candidates, delegates: electors choose the pres, the nominees are elected by delegates not by popular votes First past the post elections Voter turnout: in the Us turnout is low compared to other countries Term lengths in congress: Division of powers in the constitution: checks and balances Changing powers on the pres: pres becoming more powerful Dept of homeland security: bureaucracy in response to a challenge Supreme court: judicial review Civil rights movement: when it occurred, and the different acts and verus stuff Income inequality: inc since 1970s Independent voters: have been inc 2 arty system: not common around the world, we have this because the 1st past the post system Bicameralism: Incomes of congressmen: millionaires, 1% Strict construction of constitution: how the framers wanted the country to be Secretary of state:
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