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POLS 1100 Quiz 14
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Domestic policy, according to the three authors of your textbook, is associated with many parts of American National Government today in the United States -- and can be defined as WHAT?
Category of public policy that includes a broad and varied range of government programs affecting the lives of citizens within a country
Historically, formal education for the residents of a community and state has been an ongoing concern in America, and WHAT state was the first state to require children to attend taxpayer-supported public schools?
WHICH publication was co-authored by two prominent Utah educators whose words persuaded President Ronald Reagan to keep and expand the U.S. Department of Education -- therefore affirming that the federal government had a very important role in the education of America's young students throughout the nation?
A Nation At Risk (1983)
WHICH Act of Congress was passed in response to a fire that burned for days in a large river in a large American city in the state of Ohio -- raising a national debate over the amount of pollution a waterway can tolerate before the public safety is greatly threatened?
1969 National Environmental Policy Act
WHAT Act of Congress, strongly supported by President George W. Bush, was built upon a Lyndon Johnson Great Society program -- and has angered many educators and politicians and government officials throughout the United States regardless of their political leanings?
2002 No Child Left Behind Act
During the years 1789-1935 there was no federal minimum wage standard (since many American workers labored on family farms), however since 2007, the federal minimum wage has been WHAT?
When members of Congress meet in committee to consider a pending bill, a set of issues to be discussed or given attention by these elected officials is identified as WHAT?
Historically, during the years 1780-1935, there was no societal "safety net" in the United States, but with the enactment of the the 1935 Social Security Act, today all below are TRUE about the Social Security government program except WHAT?
It gives financial aid today to one out of 30 Americans
Today in the United States, WHICH is NOT TRUE about the landmark 1965 Medicare Act -- passed 30 years after the historic Social Security Act -- that benefits America's senior citizens greatly?
It contributes only a small amount to the U.S. national debt
With regard to domestic policy, the authors of your textbook identify WHAT is NOT an essential procedural step or part in governmental policymaking performed by members of Congress or state legislators?
Policy approval by the U.N.
WHICH Act of Congress formally ended the federal government's role of providing "welfare" to those in need -- begun in the 1930s -- and for those who apply for such public assistance?
1996 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Act (TANF)
According to the authors of your textbook, WHAT are financial certificates issued by government that may be applied toward the cost of attending private or other public schools?
Today, demographically, in the United States (which is the third most populated nation in the world), WHICH age group (indicated below) has the greatest number of residents?
Age 85 and older
WHICH part of the federal Medicare program provides an optional prescription drug benefit plan (enacted in 2003) which is scheduled to be phased out by the year 2020?
Medicare Part D
In the years since the 1990s, semi-public schools which allow open enrollment of all interested students that are financed with private taxpayer dollars are known as WHAT?
WHICH is TRUE about the 1935 Social Security Act which, during the years of the Great Depression, was supported by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress -- as well as President Roosevelt?
It increased taxes on upper-income retirees
It increased higher Social Security taxes
It lowered cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs)
It extended coverage to all non-government organizations (NGOs) employees and new federal employees
In the year 2035, 20 years from now, it is estimated that HOW many Americans will have reached retirement age and will be eligible to receive federal entitled benefits?
More than 70 million
According to the authors of your textbook, WHICH federal program was the first significant health care program to help Americans with disabilities and also those living below the poverty line?
WHICH Act of Congress has achieved a social revolution in the United States by providing young girls and young women the opportunities to play competitive high school and college sports -- in order to help prepare them to compete in the working world, just as organized sports have traditionally helped young boys and young men?
Title IX Education Amendments
WHICH federal entitlement program has increased greatly since President George W. Bush initiated certain actions or plans in 2001 -- and again in 2003 -- costly actions that have been extremely expensive to American taxpayers today?
WHAT Act of Congress was intended to establish government-operated health insurance exchanges to ensure that nearly all Americans would have access to health care coverage, including those living in poverty, and who are eligible for special subsidies?
Affordable Care Act
Today ALL the following explanations (identified below) are TRUE about the controversial 2002 No Child Left Behind Act -- barely approved by Congress but supported by the President -- except WHAT?
It was the first time that a president had overseen a significant attempt to improve America's elementary and secondary public schools
According to the authors of your textbook, in 2015, WHICH is the largest source of energy used to generate power in the United States -- a source of energy that is being gradually reduced?
Domestic policy includes public health concerns, and WHAT is a physical problem that impacts approximately two-thirds of American adults and one-third of American children?
Today, according to the authors of your textbook, WHY do we see the rapid emergence of extreme changes in weather -- ranging from frequency and intensity with hurricanes and tornadoes and fires as well as snow storms and floods?
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