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Exam 2, Potential Questions
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In the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford, what was the reason that Scott could not sue?
Scott was property
Which age group is most in favor of same-sex marriage as of 2011?
What is it called when discrimination is based on law?
de jure discrimination
Which amendment declares in part that no state shall "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws?"
What did Cesar Chavez do to help farm workers?
Helped them strike for an improvement in pay and work conditions
What did the Supreme Court recently ban by invoking the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment?
the use of the death penalty in cases involving juveniles and crimes other than murder
What concept/doctrine did the Supreme Court used to justify racial segregation in pussy versus Ferguson?
Separate but equal doctrine
Until 1920, women were not allowed to vote. Which amendment gave them the right to vote?
In what Supreme Court case with the principle of separate but equal rejected?
Brown v Board of Education I
Strict scrutiny is applies to which of the following characteristics?
The fastest growing racial minority in the United States are
The Supreme Court's decision in the regions of the University of California v Bakke case
Upheld the principle of affirmative action, but not the use quotas
Which the Tino group identifies most strongly with the Republican Party?
Which of the following is NOT true of the 14th amendment?
Prohibits discrimination by private parties
Which of the following terms describes discrimination based on the law?
De jure discrimination
According to Brown v Board of Education II, how quickly must a school district desegregate?
With all deliberate speed
Who is attributed with leading civil rights movement that eventually led to the enactment of the civil rights act of 1964?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Which of the following has the power to determine when the bill will be voted on, and how long the debate on it will last in the house?
The speaker of the house
How much of each chamber is needed in order to override a presidential veto?
Which of the following committees are formed by Congress to temporarily workout differences in house and senate versions of a particular bill?
Brutus XVI spends the majority of the paper discussing what issue?
The need for checks and balances within the Senate
An incumbent needs to cater to his/her ____, the body of citizens eligible to vote in the district, in order to be reelected.
Which of the following statements taken from "contrasting procedures of the senate and the house " is true?
The Senate, like the house, give certain motions (conference committee reports) a privileged status over others
Which description best defines " pork barrel projects"?
A term referring to legislation that funds a special project for a particular locale, such as a new highway
Which of the following is NOT one of the formal powers of the speaker of the house?
The right to appoint a President pro tempore
The use of personal stuff by members of Congress to perform service for constituents in order to gain their support in future elections is known as...
Every 10 years, the 435 seats in the House of Representatives are reallocated among the states in proportion to their population. What is this process called?
Why does the senate give conference reports a higher privilege than bills that has just been reported?
They are further along toward enactment
Gerrymandering is the term that describes...
Drawing voting lines to benefit a political party
Congregational staff spend most of their time on..
Constituency service and public relations
Additions to legislation that provide tangible benefits targeted solely at a particular legislators constituency are known as
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