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Government (2. Political Culture and 3. Texas' Constitutions) Exam 1
Terms in this set (28)
Values, Belifs, and behaviors about politics and government. Transmitted through agents of political socialization.
Elementary and Secondary Education
Agents of Political Socialization
The media may not be able to tell people what to think, but they can tell people what to think about
Where media attends to some issues and not others and thereby alter the standards by which people evaluate election candidates
Alterations in presentation of choice problems. "The way the story is told"
3 tribes (reservations) remain:
Gambling: Tigues and speaking rock casino. Greatest involvement in gambling
Hispanics influence on Texas
Large population and large number of elected offical holders, mostly local officers, not legislative so much
net immigration and natural increase
Why did Texas population grow between 2000 and 2010?
Where did Texas population grow between 2000 and 2010?
When will hispanics contribute more than 50 percent of Texas' population?
Consistent set of beliefs and attitudes about the scope and purpose of government.
Ideological Preference of Texans
*Texans favor individual freedom over promotion of equality
*Texans favor traditional social order over individual freedom
*Majority of Texans have conservative ideological tendencies
Self-identification and Political Attitudes
What determines political ideology?
Democrats, woman, young, hispanics
In favor of gay marriage mostly? Political Party, Gender, age, ethnicity?
Texas's Constitutions 1845 features
Bicameral legislature with biennial meetings
Lieutenant governor, AG and SOS appointed by governor; comptroller and treasurer elected by legislature.
Judiciary consisted of supreme court and district courts; judges appointed by governor
Homestead protection and community property
Public school system
Only one amendment (1850) which made offices elective
statuary constitutionState statutes cannot violate the state constitution, the federal constitution, or federal law.
government that upholds the principles of classical liberalism and the rule of law.
Lots of amendments-the criticisms
Consequences of statuary constitution
Has to be interpreted- less likely to be amended and organized
Consequences of Liberal constitution
How many amendments does the current constitution have?
Legislators as convention members
Lack of leadership
"Revisionists" and "Cockroaches"
Doom: Right to work
Why did the 1974 constitutional convention fail? What issue doomed it?
Is a revision which is done a little bit at a time, meaning only small section are revised or single amendments made.
What is piecemeal constitutional revision?
Constitutional revision through the adoption of a new constitution.
What is comprehensive revision?
Piecemeal Revision: Add and remove parts from the bill.
Comprehensive Revision: Rewrite the constitution.
There are two methods for revising the Texas Constitution. Briefly describe each method.
Legislative, population rate, no government role, he drafts the amendment that gonna be on the ballot, make sure the sos his his job well.
What is the amending process? Proposal? Ratification? Governors role? Secretary of states role? Attorney generals role?
Bill of rights
What is article I of the 1876 Texas constitution?
*Reaction to Reconstruction Era
*Reaction to Governor E.J. Davis's administration
*Agrarian movement sweeping United States in the 1870s that called for more democratic participation and a more limited government
What were the reasons for the 1876 Texas Constitution?
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