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American Government
Federalism
Checks & Balances
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
Which branch of government includes the President who has the…
Which branch of government includes the House and Senate, whi…
Federalism
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
Checks & Balances
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
50 terms
American Government
1st Amendment
2nd Amendment
4th Amendment
5th Amendment
Freedom from the establishment of religion, freedom of religi…
Right to bear arms
Protects citizens against unreasonable searches or seizures
Right to grand jury, indictment, no double jeopardy, freedom…
1st Amendment
Freedom from the establishment of religion, freedom of religi…
2nd Amendment
Right to bear arms
289 terms
American Government
constituency
delegate
trustee
agency representation
the district making up the area from which an official is ele…
a representative who votes according to the preferences of hi…
a representative who votes based on what he or she thinks is…
the type of representation according to which representatives…
constituency
the district making up the area from which an official is ele…
delegate
a representative who votes according to the preferences of hi…
American Government, American Government
Federalism
Checks & Balances
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
Which branch of government includes the President who has the…
Which branch of government includes the House and Senate, whi…
Federalism
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
Checks & Balances
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
American Government, American Government
Federalism
Checks & Balances
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
Which branch of government includes the President who has the…
Which branch of government includes the House and Senate, whi…
Federalism
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
Checks & Balances
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
25 terms
American Government
government
sovereignty
monarchy
dictatorship
formal institutions and processes through which decisions are…
supreme power to act within its territory and to control its…
a type of government headed by one person, such as a king or…
a government type in which one person, a dictator, or a small…
government
formal institutions and processes through which decisions are…
sovereignty
supreme power to act within its territory and to control its…
95 terms
American Government Midterm Review
John Locke
Magna Carta (1215)
Petition of Right (1628)
English Bill of Rights (1689)
English philosopher whose Treatises of Government espousing n…
A charter agreed to by King John of England to make peace bet…
A major English constitutional document that sets out specifi…
An Act of the Parliament of England that deals with constitut…
John Locke
English philosopher whose Treatises of Government espousing n…
Magna Carta (1215)
A charter agreed to by King John of England to make peace bet…
40 terms
American Government
Federalism
Checks & Balances
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
Which branch of government includes the President who has the…
Which branch of government includes the House and Senate, whi…
Federalism
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
Checks & Balances
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
75 terms
American Government Final Review
New Jersey Plan
supreme law of the land
Federalists
Anti-Federalists
unicameral Congress of the Confederation, all states equally…
everyone including government officials are subject to the ru…
Wanted strong central government
Wanted strong State governments
New Jersey Plan
unicameral Congress of the Confederation, all states equally…
supreme law of the land
everyone including government officials are subject to the ru…
44 terms
American Government Chapter 1
Politics
Power
Government
Thomas Hobbes
the study of government of states and other political units
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
the system or form by which a community or other political un…
wrote "Leviathan" and believed people were naturally cruel, g…
Politics
the study of government of states and other political units
Power
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
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FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
Alexander Hamilton
Anti-Federist
Articles of Confederation
autocracy
First United States Secretary of the Treasury and an early su…
Does not believe in the constitution
1st government of the United States, created strong state gov…
A government which only one person has power.
Alexander Hamilton
First United States Secretary of the Treasury and an early su…
Anti-Federist
Does not believe in the constitution
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American Government Test Review
George Mason
James Madison
George Washington
Charles de Montesquieu
Anti-federalist
Federalist: author of the Federalist papers
president of the Constitutional Convention
responsible for introducing checks and balances
George Mason
Anti-federalist
James Madison
Federalist: author of the Federalist papers
20 terms
American Government- Chapter 2
Anti-Federalists
Articles of Confederation
Bicameral
Charter
Those persons who opposed the ratification of the Constitutio…
Plan of government adopted by the continental congress after…
An adjective describing a legislative body composed of two br…
A city's basic law, its constitution; a written grant of auth…
Anti-Federalists
Those persons who opposed the ratification of the Constitutio…
Articles of Confederation
Plan of government adopted by the continental congress after…
252 terms
American Government
The Articles of Confederation failed b…
The Constitution was created in a cont…
Which of the following events played a…
a form of government that involves pop…
it placed too many limits on governmental power
quarrels among the states and the growing perception of the... i…
Shays's Rebellion
republican democracy
The Articles of Confederation failed b…
it placed too many limits on governmental power
The Constitution was created in a cont…
quarrels among the states and the growing perception of the... i…
20 terms
American Government Chapter Four
federalism
division of powers
delegated powers
expressed powers
a system of government in which a written constitution divide…
basic principle of federalism; the constitutional provisions…
those powers, expressed, implied, or inherent, granted to the…
those delegated powers of the National government that are sp…
federalism
a system of government in which a written constitution divide…
division of powers
basic principle of federalism; the constitutional provisions…
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American Government Chapter One
government
public policy
legislative power
executive power
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
all of the many goals that a government pursues in all of the…
the power to make a law and to frame public policies
the power to execute, enforce, and administer law
government
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
public policy
all of the many goals that a government pursues in all of the…
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American Government Chapter 5
political party
political spectrum
partisanship
single-member district
a group of people who seek control government through the win…
range of political views
the strong support of their party and its poicy stands
electoral district from which one person is chosen by the vot…
political party
a group of people who seek control government through the win…
political spectrum
range of political views
20 terms
American Government Chapter 4
Federalism
Inherent Powers
Reserved Powers
Exclusive Powers
a form of government in which power is divided between the fe…
Powers the Constitution is presumed to have delegated to the…
Those powers that the constitution does not grant to the Nati…
Those powers that can be exercised by the National Government…
Federalism
a form of government in which power is divided between the fe…
Inherent Powers
Powers the Constitution is presumed to have delegated to the…
20 terms
American Government Chapter Six
suffrage
franchise
transient
registration
the right to vote
the right to vote
person living in a state for only a short time, without legal…
a procedure of voter identification intended to prevent fraud…
suffrage
the right to vote
franchise
the right to vote
20 terms
American Government Chapter 1
Politics
Power
Government
Thomas Hobbes
the study of government of states and other political units
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
wrote "Leviathan" and believed people were naturally cruel, g…
Politics
the study of government of states and other political units
Power
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
20 terms
American Government Chapter Two
limited government
representative government
Magna Carta
Petition of Right
Basic principle of American government which states that gove…
system of government in which public policies are made by off…
(1215) a charter of liberties (freedoms) that King John "Lack…
1628. Signed by Charles I. No imprisonment without due cause;…
limited government
Basic principle of American government which states that gove…
representative government
system of government in which public policies are made by off…
18 terms
American Government Chapter 3
"I exhort...that...prayers...be made f…
"Congress shall make no law respecting…
"Only a virtuous people are capable of…
"If they have persecuted me, they will…
Paul the Apostle
U.S. Constitution... First Amendment
Benjamin Franklin
Jesus
"I exhort...that...prayers...be made f…
Paul the Apostle
"Congress shall make no law respecting…
U.S. Constitution... First Amendment
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American Government Chapter 3
preamble
articles
constitutionalism
rule of law
an introduction
numbered sections of a document - the unamended Constitution…
basic principle that government and those who govern must obe…
concept that holds that government and its officers are alway…
preamble
an introduction
articles
numbered sections of a document - the unamended Constitution…
83 terms
American Government
Politics
Liberty
Consent of the People
Direct Democracy
the activities associated with the governance of a country or…
Freedom of choice.
the ideas that the government and laws derive their legitimac…
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not…
Politics
the activities associated with the governance of a country or…
Liberty
Freedom of choice.
27 terms
American government chapter 13
Chief of state
Chief executive
chief administrator
chief diplomat
The President as an example for All Americans.
Decides how the laws of the US are to be enforced and choosin…
The president as the leader of the executive branch of the fe…
The role of the president in recognizing foreign governments,…
Chief of state
The President as an example for All Americans.
Chief executive
Decides how the laws of the US are to be enforced and choosin…
American Government Chapter 1
Government
Public Policies
Legislative Power
executive power
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
all of those things a government decides to do.
the power to make law and to frame public policies.
the power to execute, enforce, and administer law
Government
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
Public Policies
all of those things a government decides to do.
15 terms
Origins of American Government
Enlightenment
John Locke
Social Contract
Natural Law
A time period where people applied human reason to understand…
Enlightenment thinker who believed in Natural Law and Social…
An agreement in which the community agrees to obey the ruler…
Rights given to all that should never be taken away: Life, Li…
Enlightenment
A time period where people applied human reason to understand…
John Locke
Enlightenment thinker who believed in Natural Law and Social…
10 terms
American Government.Political Parties
Political Party
Two-Party System
Republican Party
Democratic Party
A group of persons who seek to control government through the…
A political system dominated by two major parties
major political party in the U.S.A. with a conservative ideol…
major political party in the U.S.A with a liberal ideology
Political Party
A group of persons who seek to control government through the…
Two-Party System
A political system dominated by two major parties
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
David Easton's definition of politics
stability
power
authority
the authoritative allocation of scarce resources and values
key element for political system; where the gov't is able to…
the ability of A to get B to do X minus the probability that…
when an institution or individual has decision making power i…
David Easton's definition of politics
the authoritative allocation of scarce resources and values
stability
key element for political system; where the gov't is able to…
95 terms
American Government, American Government
Federalism
Checks & Balances
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
Which branch of government includes the President who has the…
Which branch of government includes the House and Senate, whi…
Federalism
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
Checks & Balances
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
American Government
Federalism
Checks & Balances
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
Which branch of government includes the President who has the…
Which branch of government includes the House and Senate, whi…
Federalism
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
Checks & Balances
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
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Chapter 1 American Government
state
nation
nation-state
consensus
a political community that occupies a definite territory and…
group of people united in bonds of race, language, custom, tr…
a country in which the territory of both the nation and the s…
an agreement about basic beliefs
state
a political community that occupies a definite territory and…
nation
group of people united in bonds of race, language, custom, tr…
American Government
Harold Laswell
Regime types
Fareed Zakaria
Timothy McVeigh
Political scientist who pioneered studying the effects of the…
different types of government
indian-born american journalist
bombed OKC gov building with fertilizer bomb in response to W…
Harold Laswell
Political scientist who pioneered studying the effects of the…
Regime types
different types of government
American Government Chapter 2 Terms
Unicameral
Framers
Magna Carta
Federalists
Another name for a one house legislature.
The term used to describe the people who drafted the Constitu…
An agreement that allowed for trial by jury and due process o…
People who favored the ratification of the Constitution.
Unicameral
Another name for a one house legislature.
Framers
The term used to describe the people who drafted the Constitu…
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american government
justice that is concerned with the pro…
the fact that individuals have an econ…
the institutions and processes that ma…
a good that, once provided, cannot be…
retributive justice
free rider
government
public good
justice that is concerned with the pro…
retributive justice
the fact that individuals have an econ…
free rider
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American Government Chapter 1
Government
Public Policies
Legislative Power
executive power
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
all of those things a government decides to do.
the power to make law and to frame public policies.
the power to execute, enforce, and administer law
Government
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
Public Policies
all of those things a government decides to do.
American Government: Chapter 2: Origins of American Government
Ordered Government
Limited Government
Representative Government
Magna Carta
The offices of sheriff and justice of the peace, the grand ju…
The government is restricted in what it may do, and every ind…
System of government in which public policies are made by off…
Great Charter forced upon King John of England by his barons…
Ordered Government
The offices of sheriff and justice of the peace, the grand ju…
Limited Government
The government is restricted in what it may do, and every ind…
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American Government
education agency
pardon crimes
trial courts
local government
The largest agency in every state government.
A governor has this power.
The lowest state courts.
Provides garbage collection and safe drinking water services.
education agency
The largest agency in every state government.
pardon crimes
A governor has this power.
73 terms
American Government Test 3
Article 1
Legislative Branch
Representative democracy
The legislative branch makes our gover…
creates the legislative branch of our government.
the law-making branch
citizens elect people to represent their needs and concerns i…
a representative democracy.
Article 1
creates the legislative branch of our government.
Legislative Branch
the law-making branch
American Government - Chapter 1
Declaration of Independence
democracy
Magna Carta
While on the Mayflower, the Pilgrims w…
The document that stated the colonies were free from English…
The Greek word that means "rule by the people"
King John agreed to demands written in the
Mayflower Compact
Declaration of Independence
The document that stated the colonies were free from English…
democracy
The Greek word that means "rule by the people"
American Government
"Old Dulder Satan" Act (1647)
Divine Right of Kings
The Fundamental Orders of Conneticut (…
Government
The Act that required villages of 50 or more families to have…
Rulers that claim to have received their authority directly f…
The first written Constitution in the New World
Any system of public rule or authority
"Old Dulder Satan" Act (1647)
The Act that required villages of 50 or more families to have…
Divine Right of Kings
Rulers that claim to have received their authority directly f…
American Government
Debbie wasserman-schultz
Reince priebus
Bull Conner
George wallace
Democratic National Chairman
This chair of the Republican National Committee works hard to…
Chief of the police in Birmingham. He attacked protesters vic…
pro-segregation governor of Alabama who ran for pres. in 1968…
Debbie wasserman-schultz
Democratic National Chairman
Reince priebus
This chair of the Republican National Committee works hard to…
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American Government & Citizenship: The Constitution
Constitutional Convention
Legislative branch
Executive branch
Judicial branch
Meeting in 1787 of the elected representatives of the thirtee…
Makes laws
Carries out the laws
Branch of government that decides if laws are carried out fai…
Constitutional Convention
Meeting in 1787 of the elected representatives of the thirtee…
Legislative branch
Makes laws
American Government Final: VOCAB
Constituency
Partisan
Tax
Naturalization
the people and interests that an elected official represents
lawmaker who owes his/her first allegiance to his/her politic…
a charge levied by government on persons or property to meet…
the legal process by which citizens of one country become cit…
Constituency
the people and interests that an elected official represents
Partisan
lawmaker who owes his/her first allegiance to his/her politic…
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American Government Ch 9
Economist Mancur Olson concluded that…
The theory that society's interests ar…
A basic reason for the existence of so…
According to James Madison, the source…
exercise too much power in the American system.
pluralist theory
a. the American tradition of free association.... b. the extent…
unequal distribution of property.
Economist Mancur Olson concluded that…
exercise too much power in the American system.
The theory that society's interests ar…
pluralist theory
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Origins of American Government
Ordered Government
Limited Government
Representative Government
Magna Carta (Great Charter)
Settlers had created local governments based on what they had…
idea that government is not all powerful, gov't is restricted…
idea that government should serve the will of the people. Gov…
Signed by King John in 1215, first document to limit the powe…
Ordered Government
Settlers had created local governments based on what they had…
Limited Government
idea that government is not all powerful, gov't is restricted…
28 terms
American Government Chapter 1
Government
Public policies
Legislative powers
Executive power
The institution in which a society makes makes and enforces i…
All of the things in which a government decides to work with…
The power to make laws and to frame public policies
The power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
Government
The institution in which a society makes makes and enforces i…
Public policies
All of the things in which a government decides to work with…
18 terms
American Government Chapter 13
Balance the Ticket
Brokered Convention
Caucus
Closed Primary
The practice of choosing a running mate based on specific ide…
A convention requiring lengthy balloting and an eventual sett…
(1) Historically, a small meeting of a political party's top…
A primary in which participants must be registered as members…
Balance the Ticket
The practice of choosing a running mate based on specific ide…
Brokered Convention
A convention requiring lengthy balloting and an eventual sett…
25 terms
American Government Review
Precedent
strict constructionist
loose constructionist
3 levels of federal courts
a guiding principle that is set by the courts
the belief that laws should be interpreted strictly
belief of a "living constitution" more laid back
district courts, court of appeals, and supreme court
Precedent
a guiding principle that is set by the courts
strict constructionist
the belief that laws should be interpreted strictly
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American Government Set 2
civil rights
civil liberties
de jure segregation
US Supreme Court (SCOTUS)
Policies designed to protect people against arbitrary or disc…
Legal and constitutional protections against government infri…
Racial segregation that is required by law
Consists on nine justices, each appointed by the President an…
civil rights
Policies designed to protect people against arbitrary or disc…
civil liberties
Legal and constitutional protections against government infri…
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