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Towson - POSC 103 - Study Guide - Midterm

School: Towson University
Department: Political Science
Course: American National Government
Professor: Joseph Rudolph
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: amerian and Government
Name: Midterm Study Guide
Description: Review of all documents/ readings for midterm and discussion questions that will be on the test.
Uploaded: 03/09/2017
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background image MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE 1. One of the key constitutional principals that the framers stuck on was the notion of dispersing and  dividing power. This basic concept applies not only to the government but to us (the governed) as well. 
What was the premise behind dispersing and dividing power and how did the frames implement the 
concept in constitutional practice? Be sure to discuss both how the concept applies to government and to
the governed. (See federalist 51,47,48,51 and 10 for support)
2. Classical liberal philosophy offers a world view centered around individual empowerment. To maximize the power of the individual, classical liberalism embraces the notions of freedom, legal equality, private 
property, and popular control of government. Briefly discuss the elements of the liberal model. Then 
assess Bigger Thomas’s “actual” situation in related to the asserting of liberalism. 
3. As Madison tells us in federalist #10, the US is not a pure democracy, but rather a republic. Yet, many  state and local governments employ more direct forms of citizen participation such as initiatives and 
referenda. Moreover, the technology exists for greater participatory democracy even in national level 
politics. With that said, first thoroughly discuss Madison’s reasons for restructuring the American 
system not as a democracy but as a republic. Then argue either pro or con for greater levels of 
participatory democracy in national policy decisions. 
4. Imagine you’re fed up with politics that you decide to run for congress. The problem is learning the  ropes of the system. Like for some example, where do congressional districts come from, how you get 
nominated, and how does the general election work? Report your findings.
5. After a few years as an esteemed member of congress, you find you’re even more fed up with your  government so you decide to run for president. Report your findings on presidential election mechanics.  6. Although we do not have government by public opinion polls, over the last 75 years, opinion surveys 
have become very important tools – tools that help politicians running for office and running 
government to help understand it’s people. Please discuss the characteristic of public opinion. Describe 
how pollsters go about measuring this opinion. What kinds of pitfalls can trip polling up. And should we
accept opinion polls at face value ? Why or why not

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School: Towson University
Department: Political Science
Course: American National Government
Professor: Joseph Rudolph
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: amerian and Government
Name: Midterm Study Guide
Description: Review of all documents/ readings for midterm and discussion questions that will be on the test.
Uploaded: 03/09/2017
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