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American Government Chapter 8
Bipartisan
Caucus
Coalition
Conservative, Conservatism
Two major parties working together to support an issue (Ch. 8)
(1) Historically, a small meeting of a political party's top…
A temporary alliance of several groups (Ch. 8, 11)
A political philosophy that defends against major changes by…
Bipartisan
Two major parties working together to support an issue (Ch. 8)
Caucus
(1) Historically, a small meeting of a political party's top…
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Magruders American Government Chapter 8
Public affairs
Public opinion
Mass media
Peer group
Politics, public issues, and the making of public policies -t…
The attitudes held by a significant number of people on matte…
Means of communication that reach large, widely dispersed aud…
Made up of people whom one regularly associates, including fr…
Public affairs
Politics, public issues, and the making of public policies -t…
Public opinion
The attitudes held by a significant number of people on matte…
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American Government: Chapter 8 - Terms
terms
continuous body
apportioned
reapportioned
the length of time persons serve in office
name for the Senate because a portion of its members retain t…
distributed
redistributed
terms
the length of time persons serve in office
continuous body
name for the Senate because a portion of its members retain t…
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American Government (Abeka) Chapter 8
jurisdiction
constitutional courts
legislative court
American Bar Association
the right of a court to hear and decide a case
courts which Congress has created by its authority under Arti…
courts which Congress has created such as Tax Court, Claims C…
established in 1878 as a voluntary association of lawyers, ju…
jurisdiction
the right of a court to hear and decide a case
constitutional courts
courts which Congress has created by its authority under Arti…
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American Government Chapter 8
Blanket Primary
Coattails
Electoral Coalition
General Election
Registered voters may vote for candidates from either party o…
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
A base of committed partisans supporting an electoral candida…
the regularly scheduled election at which voters make a final…
Blanket Primary
Registered voters may vote for candidates from either party o…
Coattails
The alleged tendency of candidates to win more votes in an el…
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American Government & Citizenship, Chapter 8, Judicial Branch
Circuit
Jurisdiction
Exclusive jurisdiction
Concurrent jurisdiction
The area of jurisdiction for a federal court.
An area of authority or control; the right to administer just…
Authority of only federal courts to hear and decide cases.
Authority for both state and federal courts to hear and decid…
Circuit
The area of jurisdiction for a federal court.
Jurisdiction
An area of authority or control; the right to administer just…
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American Government Chapter 8
Public affairs pg. 215
public opinion pg. 215
mass media pg. 217
peer group pg. 218
include politics, public issues, and the making of public pol…
those attitudes held by a significant number of people on mat…
include those means of communication that reach ... large, widel…
People with whom one regularly associates, including friends,…
Public affairs pg. 215
include politics, public issues, and the making of public pol…
public opinion pg. 215
those attitudes held by a significant number of people on mat…
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American Government Chapter 8
Capital cases
Civil liberties
Civil rights
Due Process Clause
Cases involving the death penalty.
Rights that individuals enjoy, usually referring to personal…
Usually pertain to the rights of groups to enjoy the libertie…
A clause in the 14th and 15th amendments that safeguards the…
Capital cases
Cases involving the death penalty.
Civil liberties
Rights that individuals enjoy, usually referring to personal…
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American Government Chapter 8
Independent
Political Party
Policy Demanders
Functions of Political Party in the Un…
A voter or candidate who does not identify with a political p…
A group of political activists who organize to win elections,…
Individuals of interest group members who participate in poli…
1. Recruiting candidates for public office. 2. Organizing and…
Independent
A voter or candidate who does not identify with a political p…
Political Party
A group of political activists who organize to win elections,…
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A Beka American Government Chapter 8 - Judicial
1789
Judiciary
constitutional
III
Judiciary Act of ___________ - first bill introduced in the S…
___________________ Act of 1789 - first bill introduced in th…
__________________ court - a court which Congress has created…
constitutional court - a court which Congress has created by…
1789
Judiciary Act of ___________ - first bill introduced in the S…
Judiciary
___________________ Act of 1789 - first bill introduced in th…
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Chapter 8 American government
Political parties
Major parties
Minor parties or third parties
Nominate
Groups organized to gain power by winning elections
Dominant political competitors for well over a century(republ…
Smaller parties that are usually organized around a particula…
To name candidates for public office
Political parties
Groups organized to gain power by winning elections
Major parties
Dominant political competitors for well over a century(republ…
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American Government chapter 8
Article 1
Thaddeus Stevens
House of Representatives
California
Congress is made the 1st branch of government
"This is a government of the people, and the Congress is the…
State representation is based on population
Has 53 reps
Article 1
Congress is made the 1st branch of government
Thaddeus Stevens
"This is a government of the people, and the Congress is the…
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American Government Chapter 8
Criminal Law
Civil Law
Precedents
Public Law
The branch of law that deals with disputes or actions involvi…
A system of jurisprudence, including private law and govermen…
Prior cases whose principles are used by judges as the bases…
Cases involving the action of public agencies or officials. (…
Criminal Law
The branch of law that deals with disputes or actions involvi…
Civil Law
A system of jurisprudence, including private law and govermen…
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Chapter 8 American Government
Public opinion
Straw poll
Representative sample
Margin of error
the collective expression of attitudes about the prominent is…
a nonscientific method of measuring public opinion
a sample that includes all the significant characteristics of…
the measure of possible error in a survey, which means that t…
Public opinion
the collective expression of attitudes about the prominent is…
Straw poll
a nonscientific method of measuring public opinion
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American Government Chapter 8
dealignment
Democratic Party
divided government
electoral college
A decline in party loyalties that reduces long-term party com…
One of the two major American political parties evolving out…
A situation in which on major political party controls the pr…
A group of persons, called electors, who are selected by the…
dealignment
A decline in party loyalties that reduces long-term party com…
Democratic Party
One of the two major American political parties evolving out…
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American Government Chapter 8
Suffrage
Voter Turnout
Voter Registration
Motor Voter
Legal right to vote
That portion of the voting age population that actually turns…
The process by which members of the voting age population sig…
Popular name for the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.…
Suffrage
Legal right to vote
Voter Turnout
That portion of the voting age population that actually turns…
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American Government Chapter 8
political participation
voting-age population (VAP)
voting-eligible population (VEP)
registered voters
the many different ways that people take part in politics and…
citizens who are eligible to vote after reaching the minimum…
citizens who have reached the minimum age to be eligible to v…
people who are registered to vote
political participation
the many different ways that people take part in politics and…
voting-age population (VAP)
citizens who are eligible to vote after reaching the minimum…
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American Government Chapter 8
Bureaucracy
Department
Independent Agencies
Independent Regulatory Commissions
An organization with a hierarchical structure and specific re…
Any of the 15 major government agencies responsible for speci…
Federal agencies with narrow responsibilities for a specific…
Organizational entities in the federal government that are no…
Bureaucracy
An organization with a hierarchical structure and specific re…
Department
Any of the 15 major government agencies responsible for speci…
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Chapter 8 American Government
Interest Groups
Right of Petition
Lobbying
Economic Interest Group
Individuals who organize to influence governmental policies a…
Right to ask the government for assistance with a problem or…
Act of trying to persuade elected officials to adopt a specif…
Groups formed to advance the economic status of their members.
Interest Groups
Individuals who organize to influence governmental policies a…
Right of Petition
Right to ask the government for assistance with a problem or…
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Abeka American Government Chapter 8
Article III, Section I
supreme, Congress
Judiciary Act of 1789
constitutional courts
article and section of the Constitution that created the judi…
"The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in…
the first bill ever introduced in the Senate that created the…
term for the courts which Congress has created by its authori…
Article III, Section I
article and section of the Constitution that created the judi…
supreme, Congress
"The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in…
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American Government- Chapter 8
Judiciary Act of 1789
constitutional court
legislative court
11th Amendment
the first bill ever introduced in the Senate; established the…
those courts which Congress has created by its authority unde…
those courts created by Congress to try or handle appeals fro…
a state may not be sued in federal court by its own citizens,…
Judiciary Act of 1789
the first bill ever introduced in the Senate; established the…
constitutional court
those courts which Congress has created by its authority unde…
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American Government Chapter 8
public opinion
mass media
peer groups
straw polls
attitudes shared by a large number of people on matters of go…
communicates information to large groups of people (televisio…
includes a person's friends, neighbors, and coworkers
ask a question of a large group of people, not reliable
public opinion
attitudes shared by a large number of people on matters of go…
mass media
communicates information to large groups of people (televisio…
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American Government Chapter 8
Public opinion
Opinion leader
Mandate
Interest group
Those attitudes shared by a significant number of persons on…
Any person who has more than usual influence on the views of…
The instructions or commands a constituency gives to its elec…
private organization that tries to influence public policy
Public opinion
Those attitudes shared by a significant number of persons on…
Opinion leader
Any person who has more than usual influence on the views of…
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Magruder's American Government Chapter 8
Public Affairs
Public Opinion
Mass Media
Peer Group
Events and issues that concern the public at large. In its pr…
Those attitudes held by a significant number of people on mat…
Means of communication that reach large, widely dispersed aud…
made up of the people with whom one regularly associates, inc…
Public Affairs
Events and issues that concern the public at large. In its pr…
Public Opinion
Those attitudes held by a significant number of people on mat…
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Abeka American Government Chapter 8
Article III, Section I
supreme, Congress
Judiciary Act of 1789
constitutional courts
article and section of the Constitution that created the judi…
"The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in…
the first bill ever introduced in the Senate that created the…
term for the courts which Congress has created by its authori…
Article III, Section I
article and section of the Constitution that created the judi…
supreme, Congress
"The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in…
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American Government Chapter 8 Congress
Bicameral
Census
Reapportionment
Gerrymandering
is a two house Congress.
an official count of the nation's population.
is the redrawing of the boundaries of Congressional districts…
is redrawing congressional districts to favor the political p…
Bicameral
is a two house Congress.
Census
an official count of the nation's population.
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Chapter 8 American Government
Public Affairs
Public Opinion
Mass Media
Peer Groups
Those events and issues on that concern the people at large e…
Those attitudes held by a significant number of people on mat…
The means of communication that reach large, widely dispersed…
Made up of the people with whom one regularly associates, inc…
Public Affairs
Those events and issues on that concern the people at large e…
Public Opinion
Those attitudes held by a significant number of people on mat…
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BJU American Government Chapter 8
political parties
major parties
minor parties
third party
organization that tries to influence gov. policy by promoting…
dominant political parties in the United States
smaller political parties-have little impact on national elec…
a political party organized in opposition to the major partie…
political parties
organization that tries to influence gov. policy by promoting…
major parties
dominant political parties in the United States
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American Government Roots and Reform: Chapter 8 Vocab
Cabinet
executive agreement
Executive Office of the President (EOP)
executive order
The formal body of presidential advisers who head the fifteen…
Formal government agreement entered into by the president tha…
Created in 1939 to help the president oversee the executive b…
A rule or regulation issued by the president that has the eff…
Cabinet
The formal body of presidential advisers who head the fifteen…
executive agreement
Formal government agreement entered into by the president tha…
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American Government Chapter 8
Are political parties mentioned in the…
Political Party-
3 divisions of political parties.
party in electorate-
No, because they thought they weren't needed.
A group of individuals outside of government who organizes to…
1. party in electorate... 2. party as organization... 3. party in g…
largest component, they just say 'democrat' or 'republic'
Are political parties mentioned in the…
No, because they thought they weren't needed.
Political Party-
A group of individuals outside of government who organizes to…
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American Government: Chapter 8
Mandate
Interest Group
Public Opinion Poll
Straw Vote
The instructions or commands a constituency gives to it's ele…
Private organizations whose members share certain views and w…
Devices that attempt to collect information by asking people…
Asking the same question to a large group of people. ... Exampl…
Mandate
The instructions or commands a constituency gives to it's ele…
Interest Group
Private organizations whose members share certain views and w…
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BJU American Government Chapter 8
Bicameral
Census
Reapportionment
Gerrymandering
Two house Congress.
An official count of a country's population.
After each census, state legislatures redraw the boundaries o…
Redrawing district boundaries to favor the political party th…
Bicameral
Two house Congress.
Census
An official count of a country's population.
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American Government Chapter 8
What is the purpose of the Judicial Br…
What is the dual system? What is the s…
What are the different types of jurisd…
What are the roles of district courts,…
- to interpret the law and ensure they are applied fairly
- a justice system separated into a state courts and a nation…
- Original Jurisdiction: authority to hear cases for the firs…
- district courts: trial, witnesses, jury, and evidence... - ap…
What is the purpose of the Judicial Br…
- to interpret the law and ensure they are applied fairly
What is the dual system? What is the s…
- a justice system separated into a state courts and a nation…
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American Government: Chapter 8
President
State of the Union message
Presidential succession
Vice President
Commander of armed forces
Delivered by the President
Twenty-fifth Amendment
Presides over the Senate
President
Commander of armed forces
State of the Union message
Delivered by the President
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GVHS AP American Government Chapter 8
activist
Australian ballot
grandfather clause
literacy test
An individual who actively promotes a political party, philos…
An election ballot of uniform size printed by the government…
A state law allowing people to vote, even if they did not mee…
A state law requiring potential voters to demonstrate reading…
activist
An individual who actively promotes a political party, philos…
Australian ballot
An election ballot of uniform size printed by the government…
American Government Roots and Reform: Chapter 8 Vocab
Cabinet
executive agreement
Executive Office of the President (EOP)
executive order
The formal body of presidential advisers who head the fifteen…
Formal government agreement entered into by the president tha…
Created in 1939 to help the president oversee the executive b…
A rule or regulation issued by the president that has the eff…
Cabinet
The formal body of presidential advisers who head the fifteen…
executive agreement
Formal government agreement entered into by the president tha…
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American Government: Chapter 8
Judiciary Act of 1789
1. constitutional... 2. legislative
constitutional courts
life
the first bill ever introduced in the Senate
the two types of federal courts
courts which Congress has created by its authority under Arti…
length of appointment for judges of the constitutional courts
Judiciary Act of 1789
the first bill ever introduced in the Senate
1. constitutional... 2. legislative
the two types of federal courts
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Magruder's American Government Chapter 8
Public Opinion
Mass Media
Peer Group
Opinion Leader
Those attitudes held by a significant number of people on mat…
Means of communication that reach large, widely dispersed aud…
made up of the people with whom one regularly associates, inc…
Any person who, for any reason, has an unusually strong influ…
Public Opinion
Those attitudes held by a significant number of people on mat…
Mass Media
Means of communication that reach large, widely dispersed aud…
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American Government- Chapter 8
Andrew Jackson
poll tax
Voting Rights Act 1965
19th Amendment
gave rights to all white guys to vote
pay to vote
enforced voting
women's suffrage
Andrew Jackson
gave rights to all white guys to vote
poll tax
pay to vote
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American Government Chapter 8 Test
Radical
Liberals
Moderates
Conservatives
Favor rapid, fundamental change in the existing social, econo…
are those who think that the government should actively promo…
are people whose attitudes and opinions on issues are located…
Tend to favor the status quo that is, they want to keep thing…
Radical
Favor rapid, fundamental change in the existing social, econo…
Liberals
are those who think that the government should actively promo…
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American Government Chapter 8
opportunity structure
caucus
primary
open primary
the political ladder of local, state, and national offices th…
a forum for choosing candidates in which citizens discuss and…
an election in which party members select candidates to run f…
a primary election in which any qualified voter may participa…
opportunity structure
the political ladder of local, state, and national offices th…
caucus
a forum for choosing candidates in which citizens discuss and…
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Abeka American Government Chapter 8
Article III, Section I
supreme, Congress
Judiciary Act of 1789
constitutional courts
article and section of the Constitution that created the judi…
"The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in…
the first bill ever introduced in the Senate that created the…
term for the courts which Congress has created by its authori…
Article III, Section I
article and section of the Constitution that created the judi…
supreme, Congress
"The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in…
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Shores of Hope-American Government- Chapter 8
Public affairs
Public opinion
Mass media
Peer groups
Public opinion and includes politics, public issues, and the…
Opinion of the public on matters government and politics.
Communication that reach large, widely dispersed audiences.
People who regularly talk. For example, Friends, neighbors, a…
Public affairs
Public opinion and includes politics, public issues, and the…
Public opinion
Opinion of the public on matters government and politics.
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American Government Chapter 8
Public opinion
Mass media
Peer group
Opinion leader
Those attitudes held by a significant number of people on mat…
Those means of communication that reach large, widely dispers…
People with whom one regularly associates, friends, classmate…
Person who has a strong influence on the views of others
Public opinion
Those attitudes held by a significant number of people on mat…
Mass media
Those means of communication that reach large, widely dispers…
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American Government chapter 8
Jurisdiction
American Bar Association
Indictment
Acquittal
The right of a court to hear and decide a case
Evaluates federal court nominees on a 4 point scale
Formal accusation against the accused
Sets the accused free immediately because of insufficient evi…
Jurisdiction
The right of a court to hear and decide a case
American Bar Association
Evaluates federal court nominees on a 4 point scale
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American Government Chapter 8
bicameral
census
reapportionment
gerrymandering
meaning two-house
an official count of country's population
redrawing the boundaries of congressional district to reflect…
redrawing district boundaries to favor the political party th…
bicameral
meaning two-house
census
an official count of country's population
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American Government Chapter 8
Thomas Jefferson
Political Party
Two-party system
Third Party
formed the Democratic-Republican party;
an association of voters with broad common interests who want…
a system of government in which two political parties compete…
political party that challenges the two major parties
Thomas Jefferson
formed the Democratic-Republican party;
Political Party
an association of voters with broad common interests who want…
66 terms
Abeka American Government Chapter 8
Article III, Section I
supreme, Congress
Judiciary Act of 1789
constitutional courts
article and section of the Constitution that created the judi…
"The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in…
the first bill ever introduced in the Senate that created the…
term for the courts which Congress has created by its authori…
Article III, Section I
article and section of the Constitution that created the judi…
supreme, Congress
"The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in…
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American Government Chapter 8
Bureaucracy
Implementation
Rule making
Administrative adjudication
Complex structure of offices tasks rules and principles of or…
Efforts of departments and agencies to translate laws into sp…
Quasi legislative administration process that produces regula…
Application of rules and precedents to specific cases to sett…
Bureaucracy
Complex structure of offices tasks rules and principles of or…
Implementation
Efforts of departments and agencies to translate laws into sp…
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American government chapter 8
Public affairs include
Political socialization
Things influencing votings
Mass media that influence voting
Events and issues involving politics, public issues, and the…
Which person gains his or her political view
Occupation race genderwhere you live
Tv... Phone... Radio... Magazine
Public affairs include
Events and issues involving politics, public issues, and the…
Political socialization
Which person gains his or her political view
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