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spring2012; mr. esparza's pol1213

obstacles for third parties (in Texas) include

ballot access, winner-take-all rules, the electoral college

what was the policy of Richard Nixon regarding the Cold War called?


what is the policy of Harry Truman regarding the Cold War called?


what was the doctrine of Colin Powell?

decisive use of American military only when there is clear public support and exit strategy in place

when there is a fear that Americans won't support a long-term military intervention, it is called

the Vietnam syndrome

which of the following is NOT a way that the US foreign and domestic policy is linked?

US foreign policy always benefits only the United States

the Cold War refers to

the period of tense relations between the United States and the Soviet Union

who coined the phrase "Iron Curtain"?

Winston Churchill

what was the significance of the Zimmerman Telegraph?

it brought the military industry to Texas

a member of the house planning to run for speaker in the next legislative session in two years would prepare now for that election by taking which of the following actions?

gathering signed pledges of support from other House members

regarding constitutions, Texas has approximately -----, whereas the US has ----- constitutional amendments

450, 27

which of the following governors was called ""Pass the Biscuits, Pappy"?

Pa Ferguson

which of the following industries was most important in the development of Texas in the Twentieth century?

oil and gas

governor Edmund Davis

tried to amass power in the executive office of the governor

in 1999, what university, and students, wrote a new state constitution?

Angelo St. University

listed in the order of population size, what are the largest racial/ ethnic groups in Texas?

non-Hispanic whites, Latinos, African Americans, Asians

political culture in Texas was influenced by all the following EXCEPT

the importance of political parties

of the following, which is NOT one of the 10 largest cities in the US?

El Paso

which of the following Governors have been impeaches in Texas?

James 'Pa" Ferguson

in which of the following ways are state constitutions and the US constitution similar?

the US constitution and most state constitutions provide for separation of powers

party era can best be described as

changed in political dominance from one-party to another

political party power (in Texas) today can best be described as

one-party republican

of the following political parties, which was the first to deal with local issues and coalitions in Texas?

the democrat party

who or what is responsible for drawing the new Us congressional districts in Texas?

Texas legislature

the National Granger or Patrons of husbandry Party (the governors)

may be the first true party in Texas

the political subculture which views political power as being concentrated in the hands of a few elite citizens is


in recent years, economic ----- has reduced the voting of Texas's economy


by 2005, ----- were estimated to compromise approximately 35% of the state's population

illegal immigrants

what percent of Texas residents live in urban areas?


which two countries did president George w. bush declare as rogue states?

Iran and North Korea

which of the following powers does the Texas constitution assign to the Senate alone?

to confirm appointments

which of the following is true concerning regular sessions of the Texas legislature?

the legislature meets in regular session for 140 days every odd-year

who called special legislative sessions in Texas?

only the governor can call a special session

how is the lieutenant governor selected?

the lieutenant governor is elected statewide

on which of the following measures does the governor enjoy a line-item veto?

a bill appropriating money for the state budget

which of the following features was/were included in the Texas constitution?

the division of the judicial branch of government into two segments; the division of the Texas legislature into two houses; the inclusion of long, detailed sections on such policy issues as education, finance, railroad regulation

which of the following constitutional powers is granted to the president?

to negotiate treaties, to extend diplomatic recognition, do nominate ambassadors to other countries, to serve as commander in chief of the armed forces

which of the following is an example of a nation-state with whom the US has diplomatic relations?

great Britain

which of the following presidents promoted the view that the Is would stay out of European affairs and threat Europeans must stay out of American affairs?

George Washington

what was the marshal plan?

an american program that provided billions of dollars to the countries of Western Europe to rebuild their economies after WWII

what is NAFTA?

an agreement among Canada, Mexico, and the United States to lower trade barriers among the three nations

Texas has been ruled by all the following countries

France, Spain, mexico, the US

which of the following statements is TRUE regarding wealth and poverty in Texas?

household income in Texas is somewhat below the national average; the income differential between the poorest and the wealthiest people in Texas is greater than the income differential between the poorest and wealthiest people in the United States as a whole; the median income for African American and Latino families in Texas is lower than the median income for non-Hispanic white families

what was the US census estimated population of Texas in 2010?

26 million

what was the significance of the Zimmerman Telegraph?

it brought industry to Texas

what was the significance of Spindletop in Texas?

it allowed Texas to diversify from agriculture to petroleum

what was the significance of Tidelands?

oil was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

in the late 1970s, Texas experienced a mini-recession. what was the solution Texas chose to bring prosperity back to this state?

Texas diversified its economies to rely less on petroleum

the political reforms introduced by Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev allowing soviet citizens' unprecedented freedom of political expression and providing for the free election of a Congress of People's Deputies were know as which of the following?


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