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The American Political System

by: Modesto Renner

The American Political System PSCI 1101

Modesto Renner

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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Modesto Renner on Thursday October 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSCI 1101 at University of Colorado at Boulder taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see /class/231930/psci-1101-university-of-colorado-at-boulder in Political Science at University of Colorado at Boulder.


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Date Created: 10/29/15
Review Sheet PSCI 1101 Section 200 Midterm 2 Fall 2007 The second midterm exam will be similar in format to the rst midterm exam consisting of a series of short answer questions drawn from material covered in class and in the assigned readings Readings come from the Shea Green amp Smith text the civil rights sections of Chapter 5 plus Chapters 6 7 8 and 4 as well as the US Constitution Exam questions will be one of several types provide a speci c term ll in from a list of provided terms multiple choice de ne a speci c concept providing examples to clarify or explain the signi cance of a particular concept event or ruling See the practice quizzes and chapter review tests in the textbook for sample multiple choice questions The following list provides examples of other types of questions that might appear on the midterm exam The second exam is scheduled for Thursday 8 November 2007 No blue book is necessary Questions for Review De ne and distinguish between de jure and de facto discrimination N The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had three main parts Brie y describe them LA What are strict scrutiny moderate scrutiny and rational basis 4 Distinguish between legislator legislature and legislation what do each of these mean UI Which extremely powerful congressional committee determines when debate on a bill will take place in the House 6 The US Constitution established a bicameral legislature in the House of Representatives and the Senate Be prepared to identify key differences between these two institutions 7 Where in the US Constitution are the powers of Congress enumerated 8 What are politicians referring to when they speak of the pork barrel 9 What is the primary difference between the Senate as it was designed by the Constitutional Convention and how it operates now 10 Who is the current Speaker of the House 11 When the vice president is not present who presides over the Senate be speci c 12 Where does most of the work of congressional lawmaking and oversight take place 13 How many with members with voting privileges are in the House of Representatives and the Senate 14 What must Congress do for a bill to become law after a president has vetoed it 1 UI ON gt1 00 2 2 2 2 LA 24 2 0 N V39 What are the quali cations to serve in Congress Describe the membership of the president s cabinet using several examples to clarify What is meant by the term institutional presidency Explain the president s role as commander in chief What are the official constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment Article II of the US Constitution has four sections covering what specific issues Name and brie y describe ve formal powers of the US president Define and provide examples of executive orders Discuss the purpose and provisions of the War Powers Resolution What is meant by bureaucracy Distinguish between independent agencies and independent regulatory commissions providing examples of each 26 27 28 Explain the primary justification for the creation of a government corporation Why was the civil service system enacted Why do the Congressional Budget Office CBO and the Government Accountability Of ce GAO exist 29 The US Constitution divides the labor of governing into three basic functions What are these basic functions and how are they divided 30 31 U N LA LA LA UI U 0 Define judicial review and describe three types of review The federal judicial branch consists of which courts Why did the framers decide to allow federal judges to serve for life What are the several methods of judicial selection for state judges How does the Congress exercise in uence over the federal judiciary What is meant when courts are described as passive institutions What specific courts were established under Article III of the Constitution Brie V explain the significance of the quot 39 quot quot year ratified 0 Amendment 13 1865 0 Amendment 14 1868 0 Amendment 15 1870 0 Amendment 17 1913 0 Amendment 19 1920 0 Amendment 22 1951 0 Amendment 24 1964 0 Amendment 26 1971 nrovisions also taking note of the Additional terms to define describe the importance of andor clarify with examples Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 Amicus briefs Appellate courts Brown v Board of Education of Topeka 1954 Bully pulpit Civil Rights Act of 1964 Conference committee Dual court system earmarks Equal protection clause Federal Register filibuster Jim Crow laws Judicial review logrolling markup Necessary and proper clause Original jurisdiction oversight Plessy v Ferguson 1896 President pro tempore quorum regulations Separate but equal Standing committees Statute Symbolic representation United States Code Universal suffrage Voting Rights Act of 1965 Whips Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 Writ of certiorari


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