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POLS 1101 Exam 1 Study Guide

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I will post the general answers the day before the test (Thursday, September 15)
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by bmccullough97 on Monday September 12, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Pols 1101 at Georgia State University taught by Sinclair in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views.


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Date Created: 09/12/16
POLS 1101 Exam 1 Study Guide Week 1: o What is government? What are the institutions associated with government? o What is territoriality? o What is federalism? o Where does the government derive its’ legitimacy and what is it called? o What does “separation of powers” refer to? o Give examples of legitimate uses of force by the government. o What are the 2 ways government exert power over people? o What are negative/positive incentives? o The separation of powers involves a separation of the “power of the _______________” from the “power of _________________” o Explain free-riders and collective action problems. WEEK 2: o Explain ideology. o Know the generally accepted purposes of government. o Know the rejected purposes of government: theology, racial supremacy, and state socialism (communism). o What is market capitalism? o What are the 2 ways of American government o How do people exert control over the government? o Give characteristics of authoritarian governments o What freedoms are necessary for democracy? What are the advantages of democracy? o What is politics and why do we engage in it? o Know the difference between liberals and conservatives WEEK 3: o What war was the turning point in British-Colonial relations? o Britain began taxing the colonies despite the lack of _______________ in Parliament. o Why was the Declaration of Independence important? o What does America’s creed state? o After the Revolutionary war, what were the common features in all of the new state constitutions? o What is a confederacy? o What are the Articles of Confederation and why did they fail? o Why did the Annapolis and Philadelphia Conventions occur? What were the people trying to accomplish? o Explain the difference between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey plan. o What did the Great Compromise do? o What are the 7 features in the final design of the constitution? o In what ways did the northern states accommodate the southern slave states? Why did they have to make these accommodations?


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