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Am Gov Chapt 8
Caucus
Congressional Campaign Committee
Critical Election
Electoral College
A closed meeting of the members of a political party to decid…
An organization maintained by a political party to raise fund…
An election that produces a sharp change in the existing patt…
A body of electors chosen by voters to cast ballots for presi…
Caucus
A closed meeting of the members of a political party to decid…
Congressional Campaign Committee
An organization maintained by a political party to raise fund…
32 terms
Am Gov Unit 2
Political Party
two-party system
third party
multiparty system
a group of individuals who join together to seek government o…
the division of voter loyalties between two major political p…
a minor party in a two-party system
the division of voter loyalties amount three or more major po…
Political Party
a group of individuals who join together to seek government o…
two-party system
the division of voter loyalties between two major political p…
24 terms
Am Gov Chapter 2
Limited govt
Representative govt
Magna Carta
Due process
Basic principal of American govt which states that govt is re…
System of govt in which public policies are made by officials…
Great Charter forced upon King John of England by his barons…
The govt must act fairly and in accord with established rules…
Limited govt
Basic principal of American govt which states that govt is re…
Representative govt
System of govt in which public policies are made by officials…
31 terms
Am Gov
Speaker of the House
Log rolling
Diplomatic Recognition
President pro Tempore
Most powerful leader to the HoR
Trading votes for mutual advantage of members
Presidential powers to often official privileges to foreign g…
2nd highest ranking official in US Senate
Speaker of the House
Most powerful leader to the HoR
Log rolling
Trading votes for mutual advantage of members
52 terms
AM Gov MidTerm Review
1st Amendment
2nd Amendment
3rd Amendment
4th Amendment
Freedom of speech
Right to bear arms
No quartering of soldiers.
Protection from unreasonable search and seizure
1st Amendment
Freedom of speech
2nd Amendment
Right to bear arms
27 terms
Am. Gov. Ch 1 vocabulary
Government
Public Policies
Legislative Power
Executive Power
Institution through which a society makes as my enforces it's…
All of the things a government decides to do
The power of make laws and to frame public policies
The power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
Government
Institution through which a society makes as my enforces it's…
Public Policies
All of the things a government decides to do
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Am Gov Final Review Vocab
Civics
Citizen
Government
Dictatorship
- the study of citizenship and government
- a member of a community that has a government and laws
- the power and authority that run and rule a community, stat…
- a form if government rule by one person or a small group. T…
Civics
- the study of citizenship and government
Citizen
- a member of a community that has a government and laws
AM GOV CH 2
supreme law of the land... framework for…
part of the constitution that describe…
very existence of the country is at st…
7 powers under the articles of confede…
constitution
preamble
total war
make war... make peace... foreign policy ... build a post office... requi…
supreme law of the land... framework for…
constitution
part of the constitution that describe…
preamble
24 terms
Am gov unit 9
Judicial review
Criminal cases
Civil cases
Pea bargin
The power to declare congressional and presidential acts inva…
Court cases involving a crime, or biolation of public order.
Court cases involving a private dispute arising from such mat…
A defendents admissiom of guilt in exchange for a less severe…
Judicial review
The power to declare congressional and presidential acts inva…
Criminal cases
Court cases involving a crime, or biolation of public order.
23 terms
Am. Gov. ch 2 vocab
Democracy
Monarchy
Dictatorship
Direct Democracy
government in which citizens exercise supreme power, acting e…
single ruler exercises supreme power based on heredity or div…
government in which a single person or group exercises suprem…
citizens make public decisions directly either in a popular a…
Democracy
government in which citizens exercise supreme power, acting e…
Monarchy
single ruler exercises supreme power based on heredity or div…
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am gov exam 3
gerrymandering
iron law of emulation
pocket veto
Joseph Cannon
drawing district boundary in an unusual shape to make it easy…
every time president develops a power, congress tries to repl…
a legislative maneuver in federal lawmaking that allows a pre…
-known as "czar" by enemies and Uncle Joe to friends... -speaker…
gerrymandering
drawing district boundary in an unusual shape to make it easy…
iron law of emulation
every time president develops a power, congress tries to repl…
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Government
Theocracy
Republic
Autocratic
Oligarchic
Government controlled by religious leaders.
System in which citizens elect leaders to represent them.
Gov't in which 1 person possesses unlimited power. Limited ci…
Ruled by few. System in which an unelected powerful group hol…
Theocracy
Government controlled by religious leaders.
Republic
System in which citizens elect leaders to represent them.
96 terms
am gov final
anarchy
monarchy
totalitarian
republic
complete lack of government; sometimes associated with chaos;…
a system of government where power is held by a king or queen…
a system of government where the state controls nearly every…
a system of government where the power lies with the people,…
anarchy
complete lack of government; sometimes associated with chaos;…
monarchy
a system of government where power is held by a king or queen…
Unit 2 AM GOV
Political Party
two-party system
third party
multiparty system
A group of individuals who join together to seek government o…
the division of voter loyalties between two major political p…
a minor party in 2 party system
the division of voter loyalties amount three or more major po…
Political Party
A group of individuals who join together to seek government o…
two-party system
the division of voter loyalties between two major political p…
68 terms
Am. Gov. Chapter 1
politics
city state
city/state
power
who gets what, when, and how; a process of determining how po…
polis means
civilization comes from the word civitas which means
the ability to get other people to do what you want
politics
who gets what, when, and how; a process of determining how po…
city state
polis means
AM GOV QUIZ 3
What is a political party?
What are the roles of a political party?
What makes up the Republican party?
What makes up the Democratic party?
a) a group of persons who seek to control government through…
a) Nominating candidates... b) Informing and activating suppor…
started in 1860 with Lincoln:... -anti slavery... -national... -busine…
Jackson 1828... -slavery... -power away from national... -workers... -far…
What is a political party?
a) a group of persons who seek to control government through…
What are the roles of a political party?
a) Nominating candidates... b) Informing and activating suppor…
Am Gov Chapt 6
Mass communications
Attentive Policy Elites
Newsworthiness
Blogs
the process by which information is distributed to large, het…
Group leaders who follow news in specific areas
The degree to which a news story is important enough to be co…
A form of newsletter journal or log of thoughts for public re…
Mass communications
the process by which information is distributed to large, het…
Attentive Policy Elites
Group leaders who follow news in specific areas
25 terms
Am Gov Chapter 10
Approximately 69% of Americans use ___…
Of the six functions of media, which r…
Under the protection of the ________ A…
After identifying a public issue, the…
television news
entertainment
First
public agenda
Approximately 69% of Americans use ___…
television news
Of the six functions of media, which r…
entertainment
33 terms
Am gov Unit 2
political party
two-party system
third party
multiparty system
group of individuals who join together to seek government off…
the division of voter loyalties between two major political p…
a minor party in a two-party system.
the division of voter loyalties among three or more major pol…
political party
group of individuals who join together to seek government off…
two-party system
the division of voter loyalties between two major political p…
20 terms
Chapter 2 test am gov
limited government
representative government
Magna Carta
due process
basic principle of American government which states that the…
government should serve the will of people
established that the power of the monarchy was not absolute a…
the government must act fairly and in accord with established…
limited government
basic principle of American government which states that the…
representative government
government should serve the will of people
22 terms
Am Gov Voting Vocab
Motor Voter Law
GOTV (get out the Vote)
Voter Suppression
Primary Election
A law that allows those who are getting their driver's licens…
Campaigns used to influence people to vote
A strategy used to discourage people to not vote
An voting election for only those who are already registered…
Motor Voter Law
A law that allows those who are getting their driver's licens…
GOTV (get out the Vote)
Campaigns used to influence people to vote
26 terms
AM Gov Chpt. 1 Sec. 4 Review
Name the power at the 2 levels.
What does the US call them?
What are some other names for states?…
Where is power concentrated on in a Un…
federal/nation and regional
states
territories and provinces
national, or central government
Name the power at the 2 levels.
federal/nation and regional
What does the US call them?
states
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Am. Gov. CH 11 Vocab
expressed powers
implied powers
inherent powers
commerce power
those delegated powers of the National Government that are sp…
those delegated powers of the National Government that are su…
powers the Constitution is presumed to have delegated to the…
the exclusive power of Congress to regulate interstate and fo…
expressed powers
those delegated powers of the National Government that are sp…
implied powers
those delegated powers of the National Government that are su…
16 terms
Government Types
Republic
Theocracy
Anarchy
Technocracy
A government whose authority is based on citizen's votes, whi…
A government where priests rule in the name of God or by offi…
A state of absence of law, a state of lawlessness and disorde…
A government where scientists and technical experts are in co…
Republic
A government whose authority is based on citizen's votes, whi…
Theocracy
A government where priests rule in the name of God or by offi…
30 terms
Am Gov test 3
Appellate Jurisdiction
Bureacracy
Burecrats
Civil Service System
Power of a court to receive cases from trial court's for the…
A complex system of organization and control that incorporate…
The civilian employees months national government who are res…
Merit based employment system that covers most white-collar a…
Appellate Jurisdiction
Power of a court to receive cases from trial court's for the…
Bureacracy
A complex system of organization and control that incorporate…
23 terms
American Government Chapters 8, 9, 10
Cabinet
Mandate
Impeachment
Bureaucrat
This group is chosen by the President for their experience in…
The expressed will of the people
power that Congress has over the President
Civil servants who work for the federal government
Cabinet
This group is chosen by the President for their experience in…
Mandate
The expressed will of the people
43 terms
Am Govt Exam 3 Chpt 15
Adversarial judicial system
Jurisdiction
Trial court
Original jurisdiction
A judicial system in which two parties in a legal dispute eac…
The legal authority of a court to resolve a case, established…
Courts with original jurisdiction in a legal dispute that dec…
Judicial authority to hear cases for the first time and to de…
Adversarial judicial system
A judicial system in which two parties in a legal dispute eac…
Jurisdiction
The legal authority of a court to resolve a case, established…
16 terms
Am. Govt Set 3
homicide
malice
first degree murder
second degree murder
killing of another person
deliberate attempt to harm another
planned killing of another and done with malice
killing of someone without malice
homicide
killing of another person
malice
deliberate attempt to harm another
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Am. Govt Set 1
State of Mind
Motive
Strict Liability
elements
prohibited act was done intentionally, willingly, or knowingly
the reason a person commits a crime
legal responsibility for damage or injury if you are not negl…
conditions that make an act unlawful
State of Mind
prohibited act was done intentionally, willingly, or knowingly
Motive
the reason a person commits a crime
8 terms
Am Gov. quizlet
Political Party
Theocracy
Ideologies
Coalition government
A group of individuals with broad common interest who organiz…
A government dominated by religion.
A set of basic beliefs about life, culture, government and so…
One formed by several parties who combine forces to obtain a…
Political Party
A group of individuals with broad common interest who organiz…
Theocracy
A government dominated by religion.
10 terms
Civic Engagement with Government
Occupy Wall Street Movement
Public Policy Process
Interest Groups
Lobbyists/Lobbying
Provided evidence of the importance that social media plays i…
The institutional actions and procedures that are involved wi…
An organized group of individuals who share a particular goal…
One of the ways representatives influence legislation and bri…
Occupy Wall Street Movement
Provided evidence of the importance that social media plays i…
Public Policy Process
The institutional actions and procedures that are involved wi…
30 terms
Am Gov Final
527 groups
Advocacy groups
Astroturf lobbying
Blanket primary
Tax exempt organizations set up by interest groups to engage…
Groups organized around broad public goals but with out local…
Using deceptive practices and lack of transparency to manufac…
Election in which voters can choose from among potential nomi…
527 groups
Tax exempt organizations set up by interest groups to engage…
Advocacy groups
Groups organized around broad public goals but with out local…
14 terms
Am. Gov. Chap. 2: Sec. 6
Why was a Bill of Rights needed so qui…
Why was Madison against the Bill of Ri…
What does checks and balances mean?
What 2 reasons did Jefferson give Madi…
Madison promised to states to get them to sign the Constituti…
three branch system would protect rights, checks and balances…
veto
people are entitled to it (against all governments around the…
Why was a Bill of Rights needed so qui…
Madison promised to states to get them to sign the Constituti…
Why was Madison against the Bill of Ri…
three branch system would protect rights, checks and balances…
Am Gov. Exam 3
Length of Terms for Senate and House
Redistricting
Gerrymandering
Primary vs. Caucuses
Senators=6 years, House= 2 years
process whereby state legislatures redraw boundaries of congr…
redistricting that blatantly benefits one political party ove…
Primary is where polling booths are set up and voting for par…
Length of Terms for Senate and House
Senators=6 years, House= 2 years
Redistricting
process whereby state legislatures redraw boundaries of congr…
21 terms
Am Gov Unit 1 Vocab
Political Socialization
Political Ideology
candidate
Nominee
how people become aware of politics and form their political…
a set of moral beliefs, ideals, and views that one has to a c…
Someone who is running for president
Someone who was nominated for President
Political Socialization
how people become aware of politics and form their political…
Political Ideology
a set of moral beliefs, ideals, and views that one has to a c…
14 terms
Am Govt. ch. 18
alien
Bill of rights
Civil liberties
civil rights
foreign born resident, or non citizen
First 10 amendments of the Constitution
The guarantees of the safety of persons, opinions, and proper…
a term used for those positive acts of government that seek t…
alien
foreign born resident, or non citizen
Bill of rights
First 10 amendments of the Constitution
Am gov week 5
Articles of confederation
Shays rebellion
U.S. Constitution
Constitutional convention
US first constitution, failed after 11 years... Too many weaknes…
Showed that people wanted change and were willing to fight fo…
Preamble... Articles I -Legislative... II-Executive... III-Judicial-…
Philadelphia... 12 states met to write new constitution
Articles of confederation
US first constitution, failed after 11 years... Too many weaknes…
Shays rebellion
Showed that people wanted change and were willing to fight fo…
26 terms
Chapter 1 Vocabulary
government
power
policy
state (international)
formal institutions and processes through which decisions are…
government's authority
government decision in pursuit of a goal; taxation, defense,…
political unit with power to make and enforce laws over peopl…
government
formal institutions and processes through which decisions are…
power
government's authority
25 terms
Am Gov Chapter 1
As an ongoing organization that perfor…
Social Security is a government ______…
One of the original purposes of govern…
The desire of citizens to be protected…
institution.
pension
protecting society from violence and crime.
liberty.
As an ongoing organization that perfor…
institution.
Social Security is a government ______…
pension
105 terms
Am. Gov. unit 1 test
thomas hobbes
john locke
Greece
Rome
•wrote Leviathan during the English Civil War (1961)... •view of…
•wrote Two Treaties of Government (1689)... -response to Leviat…
•pure/direct democracy... •all male citizens vote on every issue…
•representative democracy/republic... •2 house legislature: asse…
thomas hobbes
•wrote Leviathan during the English Civil War (1961)... •view of…
john locke
•wrote Two Treaties of Government (1689)... -response to Leviat…
25 terms
Am Gov Chapter 2
The Jamestown colonists set a politica…
The Mayflower Compact's historical and…
The first action taken by the British…
By the time the Second Continental Con…
instituting a representative assembly.
a prototype for similar compacts in American history.
Sugar
establish an army.
The Jamestown colonists set a politica…
instituting a representative assembly.
The Mayflower Compact's historical and…
a prototype for similar compacts in American history.
9 terms
Am gov 2nd
Bill of rights
Amendment
Ratification
Formal amendment
The first ten amendments to the Constitution
a change in, or addition to, a constitution or law
formal approval, final consent to the effectivness of a const…
Change or addition that becomes part of the written language…
Bill of rights
The first ten amendments to the Constitution
Amendment
a change in, or addition to, a constitution or law
20 terms
Am Gov 2
Ordered Government
Limited Government
Representative Government
Magna Carta
A regulated government that consists of specific offices and…
A principle of constitutional government; a government whose…
Power is held by the people and exercised through the efforts…
(1215) a charter of liberties (freedoms) that King John "Lack…
Ordered Government
A regulated government that consists of specific offices and…
Limited Government
A principle of constitutional government; a government whose…
25 terms
Am Gov Chapter 8
A political party is a group of politi…
The primary goal of a political party is
If an individual participates in a pol…
________ are members of a loose-knit n…
organize to win elections, operate the government, and determ…
getting the party's candidates elected to office by winning e…
a policy demander.
Party activists
A political party is a group of politi…
organize to win elections, operate the government, and determ…
The primary goal of a political party is
getting the party's candidates elected to office by winning e…
25 terms
Am Gov Chapter 9
Among the qualifications necessary in…
In regard to candidates for office, al…
In a ________ each political party cho…
If you are paid a large sum of money t…
a representative
the number of candidates in office is evenly divided between…
primary election
political consultant.
Among the qualifications necessary in…
a representative
In regard to candidates for office, al…
the number of candidates in office is evenly divided between…
21 terms
Magruder's American Government Chapter 1 Vocabulary
1. Government
2. Public Policies
3. Legislative Power
4. Executive Power
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
all of those things a government decides to do: taxation, def…
Power to make laws and to frame public policies
the power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
1. Government
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
2. Public Policies
all of those things a government decides to do: taxation, def…
25 terms
Am Gov Chapter 7
An interest group is
All of the following are true of inter…
After extensive travel, ________ came…
What is often the first expression of…
an organization that actively attempts to influence governmen…
there are approximately 1,500 interest groups at work in our…
Alexis de Tocqueville
a social movement
An interest group is
an organization that actively attempts to influence governmen…
All of the following are true of inter…
there are approximately 1,500 interest groups at work in our…
26 terms
Am Govt Exam 3 Chpt 13
line-item veto
signing statement
executive agreement
balanced ticket
the power of the president to strike out specific line items…
a written message that the president issues upon signing a bi…
an international agreement between the US and other nations,…
the selection of a running mate who brings diversity of ideol…
line-item veto
the power of the president to strike out specific line items…
signing statement
a written message that the president issues upon signing a bi…
20 terms
Bill of Rights Vocab
civil liberties
civil rights
Bill of Rights
libel
basic rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights; natural rights
rights to be free from unequal treatment or discrimination
first 10 amendments to the Constitution; favored by the Anti-…
to write false statements to damage one's reputation
civil liberties
basic rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights; natural rights
civil rights
rights to be free from unequal treatment or discrimination
25 terms
Am Gov Chapter 11
All of the following are true of Congr…
The delegates from small states at the…
If you live in a district where most o…
One major problem with the role of the…
one reason people disapprove of Congress is that their senato…
bicameral
trustee
the constituents may not actually have well-formed views on m…
All of the following are true of Congr…
one reason people disapprove of Congress is that their senato…
The delegates from small states at the…
bicameral
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