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AP Gov Unit 2
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When redrawing state district lines, the state party in the majority is likely to ________.
Move two of the opposition party's representatives into a single district
Why may the filibuster be considered undemocratic?
It is used by the minority to defeat the majority
What would be the benefit of imposing term limits on Congress members?
It would make members less isolated fro social and political change
The long series of decision points in the lawmaking process____.
favors the status quo
Party politics have become more polarized over the last 3 decades. What accounts for this shift?
Preferences, behavior, and distribution of congressional voters has changed
Which of the following are influences on the legislative process?
President, constituents, interest groups
Where would a congressperson present an idea that they want to turn into a law?
What is the general purpose of a congressional hearing?
To find the facts of a situation/topic
When the House and the Senate pass different version of a bill, these versions are to be reconciled by which type of committee?
Why are constitutes in smaller states better represented than constituents in big states are?
Senate seats are equally divided among the states
If Congress refuses to do anything about a topic the president is passionate about, what can the president do to address the topic?
Create an executive order
Why do incumbents win?
Name recognition, visibility, resources of office, money, professionalism, and careerism
How is a bicameral Congress another check and balance on power in this nation?
Bicameral Congress allows the 2 Houses to keep each other in place. It makes sure neither house has complete control in Congress.
After the 2020 census states will be redistricted according to changes in ______. This redistricting if done with a political bias is called _____.
Which political party gets to control the redistricting?
Explain where a bill goes after if is debated in a House committee
Goes to the House floor, then the Senate, then the President
In what role of the office of the presidency might the president authorize sending troops to defend the national interest?
Commander in chief
Who or what is most responsible for people's understanding of the president and his polices?
What is the nature of presidential leadership?
recognizing and exploiting opportunities
In Federalist #70 Hamilton states that both _______ and ______ are necessary in the presidency.
The Secret Service used to be part of the Treasury department but today is included in the Department of _______.
Which presidential doctrine promised security at home while practicing restraint in foreign policy?
Both President Jackson and Nixon were accused of acting imperially. Which of the following traits would most historians agree they both exhibited and would be characterized as imperial?
Firing people they shouldn't have and thinking they were above the law
While the case Dellum v. Bush was decided for the president, it is still seen as an important case that tried to defend against ______ overreach and counter US militarism ________.
How does the 1973 War Powers Resolution restrict the power of the presidency?
Restricts the ability to send troops into uncleared hostilities
If the president and the vice president are both killed or mentally disabled who would take over the office of the president?
Speaker of the House
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