American Government Study Guide
American Government Study Guide PS 1113
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American Government Study Guide CHAPTER 1 1 According to Hobbes Why do we have government 2 According to Madison What is human nature 3 Why is separation of power important for a political system CHAPTER 2 1 According to the Declaration of Independence 2 What are the natural rights and where so they come from 3 According Montesquieu What is a republican government 4 What are the features of a Republican government 5 What is Federalist 10 and why is it important 6 What is the difference between enumerated expressed and implied powers CHAPTER 3 1 What were the social political differences between Hamilton and Jefferson 2 How did the commerce clause Article 1 Section 8 limit economy activity in the 19th century 3 How did it defme moralworking conditions 4 What were the differences between the North and South regarding 19th century trade policy 5 What conditions lead to US industrialization and urbanization 6 What are the features of a corporation 7 How did corporations affect US politics 8 What was the effect of US industrialization and urbanization on US politics 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 CHAPTER 4 What is government regulation How do monopolies or insider information distort markets What is the role of government in a laissez faire system What was the purpose and outcome of the Sherman AntiTrust Legislation What was the effect of the Great Depression Who was Herbert Hoover How did Hoover deal with the Depression Who was Franklin D Roosevelt How did Franklin D Roosevelt deal with the Depression What was the New Deal What was the purpose of Roosevelt s court packing plan 1937 What was the direction of government regulations in US after 1937 How did Gibbons v Ogden 1824 use the elastic clause What did Barron v Baltimore 1833 establish What did the 1875 Civil Rights act establish What is the difference between layer cake and marble cake federalism Barron v Baltimore 1833 14th Amendment Plessy v Ferguson 1896 Near v Minnesota 1931 Hamilton v U of California 1934 Palko v Connecticut 1936 9 Mapp V Ohio 1961 7 Griswold V Connecticut 1965 9 Roe V Wade 1973 9 Lemon V Kurtzman 1971 DEFINE 0 Lemon test 0 Establishment Clause Strict Scrutiny 0 Clear and Present Danger o Symbolic Speech 0 Hate Speech 0 Prior Restraint 0 Fighting Words 0 Slander Libel 0 Commercial Speech 0 Due Process Rights 0 Exclusionary Rule 0 Privacy Rights 0 Dejure and Defacto Segregation 0 Plain View CHAPTER 6 1 What is public opinion 2 How did it evolve as a concept 3 What shapes our opinion 4 What does it say about public opinion 5 Understand What Tocqueville said about public opinion 6 Understand What Lippmann said about public opinion 7 Understand What Bernays said about public opinion Define Intensity Saliency Latency Illusion of central tendency Considerations Political socializations Group identity Mass survey Population sample Ideological polarization Fairness Doctrine Media conglomerates Policy moods Media effects Filtering slant What did Aldous Huxley say about public opinion Chapter 7 Chapter 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 What are political parties How do they function How have they evolved What is a third party What were the years and issues surrounding the electoral realignments What does the US Constitution and Federalist Papers say about parties party principle spoils system party organization know each party periods dates individuals issues and parties involved unified govemment divided govemment What reforms occurred during Progressive Period What are primaries and why were they invented What is the Washington Consensus What features are unique in American elections know rational actor model and how it applies to voting voting turnout in America 4 general elections 5 Who runs every 2 4 6 years 6 What is the relationship between incumbency special interests and political independence 7 proportional voting and plurality voting 8 median voter theorem 9 Citizens United 2010 10 siX voting cues 11 straight ticket 12 Split ticket Chapter 9 1 What are interest groups 2 How have they evolved 3 What is the constitutional theory of lobbying 4 What does Federalism 10 say about lobbing 5 positive aspects of lobbying 6 Why did Madison think it was dangerous to regulate factions lobbying 7 issues of lobbying in late 19th Century 8 Rumley v US 1953 9 Federal Election Acts 1973 10 PACs Citizens United 2010 11 shadow lobby 12 13 14 15 16 Presidency Congress 1 How did Abramoff capture Congressmen selective incentives revolving door grassroots vs Astroturf lobbying Membership bene ts Constitutional amp Federalist origin and evolution of presidency including quali cations terms duties executive agreements major address War Powers Act 1973 presidentialcongressional relations conditions that created imperial presidency Constitutional amp Federalist origin and evolution of Congress including quali cations terms duties function goals What is the electoral connection agency representation Senate v House of Representatives Why is incumbency at record high levels Logrolling Pork Courts 1 Constitutional amp Federalist origin and evolution of Congress including quali cations duties function of court members elements sources function types of law 2 How the appellate system works 3 role of plea bargaining 4 organization of court system 5 political nature of the court 6 Judiciary Act 1789 7 Madison V Marbury 1803 8 How does the federal courts work Crime and Punishment 1 What is crime 2 social construction V natural law view 3 How does behavior become deviant 4 elements of crime 5 theory of Emile Durkheim39s 6 theory of Daniel Patrick Moynihan 7 Anomie 8 history of crime management Volmert Wilson 9 history of prison experience 10 history of prisoners rights 11 current rates of incarceration amp capital punishment 12 broken windows theory 13 3 strikes 14 zero tolerance 15 relationship between crime management 16 incarceration rates Foreign Policy 1 Monroe Doctrine 2 Mexican American War 3 Cold War 4 Globalization 5 interbranch relations 6 terms of foreign policy 7 language of foreign policy 8 world international organization of Bretton Woods system
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