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Pol 101 Study Guide for Exam 1

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This study guide includes a definition, short answer, and fill in the blanks section and compiled from all the lecture notes over the past semester. It is based off of the notes I have uploaded to ...
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Date Created: 02/28/16
Study Guide for Exam 1 Definitions 1. Politics (*also name whose definition it is) 2. Power 3. Government 4. Civil Liberties 5. Voting Rights Act of 1965 6. Checks and Balances 7. Authority a. Name and define the two types of authority 8. Theocracy 9. Enumerated Powers 10. Jim Crow Laws a. Grandfather Clause b. Literacy Tests c. Poll Taxes 11. Oligarchy 12. Civil Rights Act of 1865 13. Judicial Review 14. Republicanism 15. Civil Rights Act of 1964 16. Civil Rights 17. Dictator 18. Ideology a. Also define political ideology 19. Monarchy 20. Fascism 21. Civil Rights Act of 1968 22. Federalism a. Define the two types of Federalism 23. Political Culture Fill in the Blank 1. Quasi-Institutions are ____________________. 2. The three purpose of government are ________________, ________________, and ________________. 3. Hobb’s state of nature without government is ____________, ______________, _____________, _______________, and ____________. 4. Article 1 of the Constitution sets up the ____________________ branch; Article 2 sets up the ________________________ branch; Article 3 sets up the _________________________ branch. 5. A suspect class requires _____________________ scrutiny; Quasi-suspect class requires __________________________ scrutiny; non-suspect class requires __________________________. 6. The last state to ratify the 19th amendment was ______________________________. 7. Hobb’s said the best way to ___________________ is through government. 8. John Locke focused on ________________, _________________, and _________________. 9. The original dilemma is _________________ vs _________________; the modern dilemma is __________________ vs ___________________. 10. Minimum wage is used to promote _____________________________. 11. In the House of Representatives, each state gets _________ votes; how many votes a state gets in the Senate is determined by _________________________________. a. *Bonus: Slaves counted as ____________________ in the population counts for senate votes. 12. Social equality is promoted through laws at _____________, ________________, and ________________ levels. 13. The Declaration of Sentiments starts with “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all _____________________________ are created equal.” 14. A totalitarian government has a _______________ government and ___________________ economic system. 15. ___________________ was the first state women gained full suffrage in. 16. If you are born on US soil, you can claim ___________________. 17. Political culture is __________________________________________. Short Answer 1. What is the social contract? 2. Why does government provide public goods? 3. What are the 3 parts of democracy? 4. What is Taxation without Representation and what impact did it have on the colonies? Use specific examples of taxation in your answer 5. What is the significance of Plessy v Ferguson? 6. Since the Equal Rights Amendment failed to be ratified, how did women get the rights they have today? 7. What does having free and fair elections means? 8. What are the 5 types of totalitarian governments? 9. Referring to the Key Issue from the notes: a. Why would the government want to record your phone calls? b. What key principles are at the center of this debate? c. Is this a modern dilemma or original dilemma? d. Ideologically, who is for monitoring phone data and who is against monitoring phone data? 10. What are the characteristics of a democratic government? 11. What are the four elements of dual federalism? 12. What groups of people generally fall under suspect class? Quasi- suspect class? 13. What are the characteristics of an authoritarian government? 14. What was the impact of Brown v Board of Education? 15. Name the three problems the country had under the Articles and give at least two explanations for those problems. 16. What are the features of a socialist economy? 17. How was the federal government limited under the Articles of Confederation? a. What rights did state governments have in comparison? 18. Why were the colonists looked at as low class? 19. What are the features of a capitalist economy? 20. What are the Civil War Amendments and what did they do? 21. What was the ruling in Korematsu vs United States? 22. Why is the Necessary and Proper clause significant? 23. What is freedom in the United States? 24. What is freedom of religion? How does it impact the US? 25. What are the three elements of cooperative federalism? 26. Why does the government promote equality? 27. Describe the Lemon Test. 28. What type of federalism does the US practice? Dual or Cooperative? 29. Name and describe the 4 Post 9/11 Civil Liberties in the notes. 30. Why is one executive more ideal than several? 31. What are the two reasons that the right to privacy is controversial? 32. What are the advantages of federalism? What are the disadvantages? 33.What is the significance of Griswold v Connecticut (1965)?


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