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  1. Endangered species Act, 1973
  2. Clean Air Act, 1970
  3. Freedom of Information Act, 1966
  4. Civil Rights Act of 1871
  5. Civil Rights Act of 1957
  1. a Established new standards for ambient air quality, set new limits on emissions from stationary and mobile sources to be enforced by both state and federal governments, and increased funds for air pollution research; soon discovered that the deadlines set were overly ambitious (especially those for auto emissions). Deadlines were extended and revised over the next 10 years.
  2. b This law is designed to protect critically imperiled species from extinction due to "the consequences of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation."
  3. c Provides a system for the public to obtain government records, as long as they do not invade individuals' privacy, reveal trade secrets, or endanger military security.
  4. d Aim was to increase number of blacks who were allowed to vote in southern states; enforcement was so weak that it was ineffective.
  5. e Main purpose was to protect southern blacks from the Ku Klux Klan by providing a civil remedy for abuses then being committed in the South.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Established procedures for federal agencies to issue regulations (public notice, public comment period, public hearings).
  2. Authorized the president to imprison (or deport) any alien from an enemy nation (one the United States was fighting), or any alien considered dangerous; made it a crime to publish "false, scandalous, and malicious writing" against the government or its officials. No aliens were actually deported, and only 10 people were convicted of sedition; they were all pardoned by Jefferson when he became president in 1801.
  3. Prohibits unequal pay for men and women for the same job.
  4. Requires an Environmental Impact Statement be produced before a major government project is undertaken.
  5. Commonly known just as Title IX, this law prohibits gender discrimination in educational activities at any institution receiving federal funds. Most commonly known for its effect on athletics, but it prohibits all types of gender discrimination in education.

5 True/False questions

  1. Presidential Succession Act of 1947Created Social Security System still in use today, which provides old age benefits for retirees, disability, and survivor benefits for spouses and children. Also created Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), which was the welfare system until 1996, and unemployment insurance.

          

  2. Budget reform and Impoundment Act, 1974Provides a system for the public to obtain government records, as long as they do not invade individuals' privacy, reveal trade secrets, or endanger military security.

          

  3. Civil Rights Act of 1964Aim was to increase number of blacks who were allowed to vote in southern states; enforcement was so weak that it was ineffective.

          

  4. Hatch Act, 1939Established new standards for ambient air quality, set new limits on emissions from stationary and mobile sources to be enforced by both state and federal governments, and increased funds for air pollution research; soon discovered that the deadlines set were overly ambitious (especially those for auto emissions). Deadlines were extended and revised over the next 10 years.

          

  5. Pendleton Act, 1883Main provision was to prohibit civil service employees from engaging in political activities. They may not: use official authority or influence to interfere with an election; solicit or discourage political activity of anyone with business before their agency; solicit or receive political; be candidates for public office in partisan elections; engage in political activity while on duty; in a government office; wearing an official uniform; using a government vehicle; also may not wear partisan political buttons on duty.

          

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