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Texas Government 2306 Study guide 1
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legislature composed of two chambers. An upper and lower chamber.
legislature that convenes every two years
Bill of Rights
Texas bill of rights is in article 1 of the Texas constitution
grants issued by U.S. congress which may only be spent for narrowly defined purposes
Checks and Balances
The concept where each branch has power over the other two
Have power to tax; legislative powers
An alliance between persons, parties, states, etc., for some purpose.
Modification to the constitution of a country or state.
A representative meeting to form and adopt a new constitution or to form, consider, and adopt amendments to an existing constitution.
A holistic and fundamental change to a state constitution.
Body of Law that evolves from a constitution.
Any funds raised specifically for transit purposes and which are dedicated at their source.
Due process of Law
A fundamental, constitutional garuntee that all legal proceedings will be fair and that one will be given notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard before the government.
Houston, San Antonio, Dallas/ 60% of the population
system of Government in which power is divided between by constitution between central and regional governments.
The right of the government to take your property for the public good with just compensation.
General Law Cities
A municipality that is limited to governmental structures and powers specifically granted by state Law.
Radical Foreign movement in the late 19th century when farmers wanted better living conditions.
Period from October 1929 when stock market crashed.
2008-2016 an economic downturn caused by rising unemployment, economic stagnation, up to 18 months. 93 million adults out of the work force.
Gross State Product (GSP)
Measurement of a states output; it is the sum of value added from all the industries in the state.
The Government of a colony, dependent country, or region by its own citizens.
Citizens draft a legislative bill or constitutional amendment, which they then propose by petition.
Loosely written which leaves room for interpretation.
Seek to influence an issue.
House rules and bills and resolutions to which no opposition is anticipated.
Lone Star State
A nickname for the state of Texas
Necessary and Proper Clause
A section of the united states constitution that enables congress to make the laws required for the exercise of its other powers established by the constitution.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
An economic agreement between Mexico, Canada, and the United States to eliminate trade agreements entirely.
A revision where only small portions are done at a time.
A group of officers or major officials or a committee that functions in making current decisions or in giving routine orders.
Traditional, Moralistic, Individualistic
The citizens faith and trust in government and their belief that they can understand and influence political affairs.
A small group of people who dominate the political process.
Conservatives- believes in government involvement and dealing with behavior but not dealing with economy.
An Ad Valorem tax on the value of a property usually levied on real estate.
Concern for ones own area or region at the expense of national or supranational unity.
Rainy day Fund
A reserved amount of money to be used in times when regular income is disrupted or decreased in order for typical operations to continue.
Powers vested in the people and are exercised by the people, either directly, or through representatives chosen by the people.
Separation of Powers
An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.
A period when the body convenes outside the normal legislative session.
A formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a state, city, or country.
Tea Party Movement
American Conservative movement calling for the reduction of the national debt and budget deficit by reducing government spending.
Those powers not specifically delegated to the United States by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or the people.
True the Vote
A conservative vote monitoring organization based in Houston, Texas whose stated objective is stopping voting fraud.
A Sovereign state governed by a single entity.
Closest friend and personal Advisor of US president Woodrow Wilson who was son of a Houston Mayor
Radical Republican governor of Texas credited with contributing to the domination of the democratic party in state politics for over a century
Individual who defeated Republican candidate for governor in 1873
Author of the Texas declaration of Independence
Founding father who opposed Texas secession from the union and refused to take the confederate oath
Former UT regent and Attorney general for the U.S. during the administration of president Woodrow Wilson
The fourth and final president of the republic of texas
Secretary of Agriculture and later Treasury during the administration of US president Woodrow Wilson
Number of US house members from Texas from 1845 until the civil war
Number of states that have written more constitutions than Texas
% of Texans living in metropolitan areas
# of tea party chapters in Texas
Number of state constitutions written by Louisiana
Ranking of Texas in admittance to the Union
State house of representatives election cycle in years
Population of Texas in 2010
First word spoken on a foreign celestial body
Percent of Texans in 1850 who lived by cities
Texas population increase between 2000 and 2010
Number of population growth from immigration in 2010
Number of illegal immigrants living in Texas in 2010
Population of California in 2010
Distance from Beaumont to El Paso
Distance from Beaumont to Chicago
Length of State budget requirement in years
Number of words in Texas Constitution
Total number of seats held by Texas in the U.S. house of representatives
Total number of seats held by California in U.S. house of representatives
National ranking of Texas in rate of birth
State that has written the second most constitutions
Median age of a Texan
Population of Harris county in 2010
Percentage of nations cotton harvested in Texas
Number of Texas cities among the top 10 largest in the U.S.
Number of states where Harris county has a greater population
Area size of Texas
The major products responsible for the economic engine of Texas
Agriculture, Aeronotics, Defense, Defense contracting, computer tech, energy, tourism, entertainment, healthcare
The year and reason for the constitutions that Texas was governed under
1827- Mexican Constitution
1836- republic of Texas
1845- Texas joined the Union
1861- Texas joins confederacy
1866- Texas rejoins union
1869- post civil war construction ends
1876- most recent Texas Constitution
Describe the various types of Federalism
Dual, Cooperative, creative, regulated, coercive, new
List some of the powers and authorities granted to federal and state governments in a federal system
Americans with disablilities
clean air act
no child left behind
Temporary assistance for needy families
supplemental nutrition assistance program
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