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AP govt facts/questions
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Where is the first caucus held?
Where is the first primary held?
Who came up with the idea of separated powers?
charels de montesquieu
Who came up with the idea of Natural Rights?
What are the 3 types of primarys?
Open, closed, and blanket
Those who watched the presidential debate between Kenedy and Nixtion on TV thought who had won?
The Articles of Confederation created what type of government?
What was the purpose of the Philadelphia convention?
To revise the Articles of Confederation
What plan did the people at the Philadelphia convention agree on?
(The Virgina , New Jersey, or Conneticut plan?)
The Conneticut Plan
What is the three fifths compromise?
all "free persons" would be counted as three fifths of a person in congress and this formula would also be used to determine taxation as well
What is the process of radification of the Articles of Confederation?
it could only be amended only by the agreement of all 13 state legislatures
How many states were required to aprove the constitution for it to be enacted?
9 states out of 13 states needed to aprove
How many members in the House of Representatives?
How many members in the Senate?
What are most congressman's prior occupations?
Business and law
What percentage of incumbents who run for reelection win in house of representatives and in the Senate?
-House of rep over 90%
-Senate over 75%
Why do incumbents win?
-consituent service (porkbarreling and casework)
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