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National Government

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National Government PSCI 2000

Destin Paucek
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Destin Paucek on Wednesday September 30, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSCI 2000 at Western Michigan University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see /class/216857/psci-2000-western-michigan-university in Political Science at Western Michigan University.

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Date Created: 09/30/15
Review Sheet for Exam 1 PSCI 2000 National Government Spring 2008 Mr Henry Terms politics social contract power as well as hard and soft varieties authority legitimacy institutions rules capitalism socialism social democracy communism authoritarianism nonauthoritarianism absolute monarchy theocracy fascism oligarchy anarchy democracy both elitist and pluralist political culture procedural guarantees substantive guarantees the American Creed and its components paradigm heuristic ideology conservatism liberalism populism progressivism libertarianism Stamp Act Townshend Acts Tea Act Common Sense Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation Constitutional Convention Constitution federalism and its evolution mandates grantsinaid categorical and block checks and balances separation of powers representation John Locke Thomas Hobbes Federalist Papers especially Nos 10 51 and 78 originalism nonoriginalism ex post facto laws qualifications for office holders Full Faith and Credit Clause Necessary and Proper Elastic Clause Commerce Clause Establishment Clause Free Exercise Clause Reserved Powers Clause Bill of Rights incorporation civil liberties civil rights symbolic speech offensive speech eminent domain Concepts Understand the differences between elitist and pluralist democracy Understand the differences between originalism and nonoriginalism as well as what sources are appropriate for interpretation in each approach Be able to compare and contrast the different economic systems Be able to compare and contrast the different political systems Understand the controversy over political culture in American today the melting pot vs the tossed salad debate Understand the differences between procedural and substantive guarantees Be able to compare and contrast the economic dimension and the social order dimension including where to place the different parties and ideologies we covered in class Understand how the different aspects of the American Creed work together Be aware of the role of women and blacks freed and slave in America at the time of the founding Be prepared to know some of the reasons that led to the Declaration of Independence Be able to compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution including the reasons changes were needed Know what the different Articles of the Constitution cover as well as the Bill of Ri ghts Be able to discuss the compromises that were necessary for the Constitution to be ratified Be able to describe how federalism has evolved in the United States since its founding Be able to discuss the different rights provided in the First Amendment Be able to describe the different kinds of speech paying attention to what is protected and unprotected speech Compare and contrast the Necessary and Proper Clause as well as the Commerce Clause with the Tenth Amendment the Reserved Powers Clause Be able to discuss the rights and protections provided to citizens accused of a criminal offense Be able to discuss the right to privacy noting where it was found how it has been used and why it is controversial


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