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American Politics and Government

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American Politics and Government PS 201

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Date Created: 10/15/15
PS 201 Final Examination Study Guide Political Parties Political Party an ongoing coalition of interests joined together to try to get their candidates for public of ce elected under a common label Historical origins of political parties The siX political party systems Realignment vs Dealignment de nitions and difference Third parties and reasons why they are at a disadvantage in elections Nominations and primary elections Campaigns and Elections Types of elections Criteria for winning elections Reapportionment redistricting and gerrymandering The election ballot straightticket and splitticket voting The Electoral College The components of a successful campaign Incumbency advantage The role of parties in campaigns and elections including campaign nance rules How voters decide for whom to vote Interest Groups De nition and two main characteristics of an interest group Lobbying the process by which interest group members or lobbyists attempt to in uence public policy through contacts with pubic of cials Who can be lobbied Types of interest groups Free riders Understand the Iron Triangle The Media De nition of media and types of media De nition of the Federal Communications Commission FCC Rules governing political content over the air Organization and ownership of the media and the debate that rages over it Powers of the media shaping events framing agenda setting priming Powers of the consumer Understand adversarial journalism Four roles of the media from class lecture Congress Being elected to and staying in Congress including incumbency advantage Problems with incumbency advantage Prerequisites for serving in Congress House leadership broadly 7 not speci c names Senate leadership broadly 7 not speci c names Know very well the committee system and why it is necessary How a bill becomes a law The veto and overriding it Differences in House and Senate debate Hint libuster and cloture only in the Senate How the framers of the US Constitution viewed Congress The Presidency Foundations of the modern presidency the Framers of the Constitution wanted national leadership statesmanship in foreign affairs command in time of war and enforcement of laws from the president Executive power Foreign policy leadership Domestic policy leadership Determining who will be president The presidential campaign Nominating conventions The general election Prerequisites for being president Presidential powers constitutional military inferred executive privilege Legislative power and the president s relationship with Congress The institution of the presidency ie the Cabinet National Security Council etc The Executive Of ce of the President The Vice President and First Lady and their roles in the administration De nition of a mandate Four factors affecting the leadership capabilities of a particular president Understand impeachment and the Senate trial process if impeached Bureaucracy De nition of bureaucracy and its objectives The main role of the bureaucracy Types of administrative organizations Bureaucratic accountability Sources of bureaucratic power Size of the federal bureaucracy approx 25 million federal employees The Federal Courts Structure of the system and Supreme Court De nition of jurisdiction and its different types The main role of the federal judiciary Precedent Issuing decisions and opinions Types ofUS Courts State courts StatetoFederal appeals and how it can be done Environmental Policy April 20 2009 slides full slides will be emailed to you after class Hill book Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 9


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