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Introductory Gov Philips
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Why do some people prefer a dictatorship than a democracy?
the government is run more cheaply
country can be run more efficiently
Were the founding fathers like George Washington and Samuel Adams justified in revolting against England in 1776?
Yes because we wanted to be independent from England and the tax that the colonists hated only raised by 1/3
What is the name of our first constitution? What happened to it?
Articles of Confederation
This was too weak for the federal government so they rewrote the articles and states were having trouble trading between states
Why does our national legislative body have two houses?
Senate and House of representatives
this was a compromise between big states and small states
Why does our government have a system of checks and balances?
One branch doesn't over power the other branch
How many formal amendments have been made to our Constitution? How many informal?
the first 10 is the bill of rights
too many informal to count
When JFK was assassinated in 1963, LBJ took over his office. What legally should have been LBJs title when that happened?
Vice president LBJ. Due to the constitution when the president dies the Vice president takes over the duties of the president not the title
Do you have constitutional rights to protect against possible abuses from Magnificat ?
no because the constitution is a limit on government
What gives the government the power to tax people?
the constitution gives the government a right to tax people
If you are traveling to PA and become a victim of a crime, do the police there have to help you as much as they would a resident who are really the ones that pay for their salary?
the privileges and immunties clause
nonresidents have the same rights and protections as residents
Before a person has any real chance of being elected to office, what is the first big hurdle?
have to be nominated by one of the major parties
When was the last time the right to vote was extended?
1971 the 18 year olds allowed to vote due to the 26th amendment
Why are congressional districts so irregularly shaped?
to weaken the strength of the opposing party when voting, due to gerrymandering which is the redrawing the district boundaries
Why do poorer people tend to favor the democratic party?
the democratic party wants more government to help the poor and underprivileged people
Does Ohio have an open or closed? Which do you prefer?
closed primary in ohio. I prefer open so that anyone can vote
Should clergy (like priests) be prevented legally from running for office?
no because they have the right to freedom of religion
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