American Gov't Week 6 Notes
American Gov't Week 6 Notes Pols 1101
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Politics Party Platform: Written Documents of a candidate’s stand on certain issues State delegates to the electoral college are distributed based on the number of congress members in the state The internet allowed more people to make contributions to political campaigns Convenience; Allows people to donate more money to candidates Parties hold primary elections to choose the candidates that run in general election The founders sought to make most elections of officials indirect at the national level The president is elected by the electoral college rather than the people Prospective vs. Retrospective Retro means past events vs. Pro meaning events that will occur in the future Define: Public Opinion—the population’s collective attitudes and beliefs about the government and politics Political Value—the basic principles that people hold about the government Party Identification—the selfproclaimed preference for one or the other party (i.e. Democrats or Republicans) Agenda Setting—the process of getting issues on the political agenda, or those issues to which the public and decisionmakers are paying attention and on which there is active political debate Attitude Consistency—when one constantly holds the same attitude in regards to an issue Who’s Checking Who? And how? How does Legislative check branches? The president and senate approve nominations House of Representatives impeach How does the Executive check branches? The president has power to veto and pardon How does the Judiciary check branches? Allowed to declare laws unconstitutional Politics of Ratification: The Great Compromise (a.k.a. Connecticut Compromise) Combined Virginia & New Jersey ideas ThreeFifths Compromise Controversy about how to count slaves in the southern states Federalists v. AntiFederalists Constitutional Controversies: AntiFederalists Feared centralized government Federalists Favored strong central government with separated powers The Bill of Rights What did the constitution do? Protect liberty Separation of Powers Articles of the Constitution: Article I—the legislature Enumerated powers Necessary and Proper Clause Commerce Clause Article II—the executive Take Care Clause Article III—the judiciary Supremacy Clause
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