POLS 2312 exam 1
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Texas is the 2nd ranked in population; fastest growing; and first in creating jobs
Sam Houston defeated Santana's people; where Texas won its independence
Senior U.S Senator for Texas since 2002; Republican
Junior U.S Senator since 2013; Republican
Current Governor of Texas; republican; longest serving governor; had the "oops" incident
American lawyer and Democratic politician from Fort Worth
American lawyer and politician; 50th attorney general of Texas; republican
Current lieutenant governor of Texas; Republican
current republican commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture
Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas and a former state Senator
He's dead; republican governor before the civil war
Farmer Jim; impeached
first female governor of Texas
W. Lee O'Daniel
Papi; salesman who wrote music
Coke Stevenson vs LBJ
2nd female governor of Texas; elected in 1990 and defeated George W. Bush in 1994
Kay Bailey Hutchinson
The first female United States senator from Texas was
German Hill country
United States, Mexico, Germany, Canada
A system of government in which both the states and the national government remain supreme within their own spheres, each responsible for some policies. Also called "layer cake federalism."
A system of government in which powers and policy assignments are shared between states and the national government. They may also share costs, administration, and even blame for programs that work poorly. Also called "marble cake federalism."
Federal dollars in state budget
Texas Tea Party movement
a group of a mix between conservatives and libertarians
Powers specifically given to the federal government by the US Constitution, for example, the authority to print money.
Powers not specifically granted to the federal government or denied to the states belong to the states and the people
Texas constitution of 1876
Texas legislative branch requirements for office
Texas governor requirements
two supreme courts
Texas and Oklahoma only states that have this
A way of organizing a nation so that all power resides in the central government. Most national governments today are unitary governments.
texas constitution amending porcess
A joining of several groups for a common purpose.
ex post facto laws
A law which punishes people for a crime that was not a crime when it was committed. Congress cannot pass these laws.
bill of attainder
A law that declares a person, without a trial, to be guilty of a crime
It was a power given to the judiciary branch in order to sustain checks and balances. This power let judges examine a law or act passed by the government to see if it was constitutional or not.
declared that all persons born in the US were citizenship, that all citizens were entilted to equal rights and their rights wer protected by due process
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1920) extended the right to vote to women in federal or state elections.
Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18