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AP American Government Chapter 2
Articles of Confederation
Separation of powers
Shay's rebellion
Anti-Federalist
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
A way of dividing the power of government among the legislati…
Rebellion led by Daniel Shays of farmers in western Massachus…
Those who favored strong state governments and a weaker natio…
Articles of Confederation
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
Separation of powers
A way of dividing the power of government among the legislati…
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AP American Government Chapter 1
Social Contract Theory
Monarchy
Aristocracy/Oligarchy
Direct Democracy
People are free and equal and therefore must give their conse…
A form of government in which power is vested in hereditary k…
Rule of an elite class.
The people directly participate in all decisions.
Social Contract Theory
People are free and equal and therefore must give their conse…
Monarchy
A form of government in which power is vested in hereditary k…
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AP American Government Terms
Democracy
Elite and class theory
Government
Gross domestic product
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
institutions that make public policy for a society.
the total value of all goods and services produced annually b…
Democracy
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
Elite and class theory
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
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AP American Government Final
Pluralism
Hyperpluralism
Linkage Institutions
Policymaking Institutions
A theory that views politics as a conflict among interest gro…
A theory characterized by many interest groups vying for cont…
Institutions that connect citizens to government. The mass me…
...
Pluralism
A theory that views politics as a conflict among interest gro…
Hyperpluralism
A theory characterized by many interest groups vying for cont…
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AP American Government Final
Pluralism
Hyperpluralism
Linkage Institutions
Policymaking Institutions
A theory that views politics as a conflict among interest gro…
A theory characterized by many interest groups vying for cont…
Institutions that connect citizens to government. The mass me…
...
Pluralism
A theory that views politics as a conflict among interest gro…
Hyperpluralism
A theory characterized by many interest groups vying for cont…
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AP American Government Midterm
American dream (1)
conservative (1)
democracy (1)
direct democracy (1)
an American ideal of a happy, successful life, which often in…
one who believes that a government is best that governs least…
a system of government that gives power to the people, whethe…
a system of government in which members of the polity meet to…
American dream (1)
an American ideal of a happy, successful life, which often in…
conservative (1)
one who believes that a government is best that governs least…
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AP American Government: The Bureaucracy
Bureaucracy
Bureaucrat
department
independent stand-alone agency
A form of organization that operates through impersonal, unif…
A career government employee.
Usually the largest organization in government with the large…
A government agency that operates outside a traditional gover…
Bureaucracy
A form of organization that operates through impersonal, unif…
Bureaucrat
A career government employee.
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AP American Government/ The Media/Propaganda
mass media
glittering generalities
name-calling
card-stacking
diversified media technologies that are intended to reach a l…
Emotionally appealing words associated with highly-valued con…
a method of propaganda that is an attempt to turn people agai…
A speaker who presents argument in biased and unfair manner,…
mass media
diversified media technologies that are intended to reach a l…
glittering generalities
Emotionally appealing words associated with highly-valued con…
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AP American Government
Government
Policymaking Institutions
Linkage Institution
Policy Agenda
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
The branches of government charged with taking action on poli…
The channels or access points through which issues and people…
The issues that attract the serious attention of public offic…
Government
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Policymaking Institutions
The branches of government charged with taking action on poli…
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Unit 2 AP American Government
elite
exit polls
gender gap
norm
people who have a disproportionate amount of some valued reso…
Polls based on interviews conducted on Election Day with rand…
Difference in political views between men and women
an understood rule for accepted and expected behavior
elite
people who have a disproportionate amount of some valued reso…
exit polls
Polls based on interviews conducted on Election Day with rand…
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Unit 3 AP American Government
bicameral legislature
caucus
closed rule
cloture rule
a lawmaking body made up of two chambers or parts
an association of congress members created to advance a polit…
an order from the House Rules Committee that sets a time limi…
a rule used by the senate to end or limit debate
bicameral legislature
a lawmaking body made up of two chambers or parts
caucus
an association of congress members created to advance a polit…
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AP American Government Vocab
Chapter 1
Democracy
Elite and Class Theory
Government
...
Government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with f…
Elite Theory A theory of government and politics contending t…
the institution that make/create public policy in a society.
Chapter 1
...
Democracy
Government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with f…
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AP American Government~ Semester 1 Final
civil society
Popular consent
political ideology
political socialization
all organizations outside of government and commercial arenas…
principle that governments must draw their powers from the co…
the coherent set of values and beliefs about the purpose and…
the process through which individuals acquire their political…
civil society
all organizations outside of government and commercial arenas…
Popular consent
principle that governments must draw their powers from the co…
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AP American Government: Chapter One
government
monarchy
totalitarianism
natural law
the formal vehicle through which policies are made and affair…
a form of government in which power is vested in hereditary k…
a form of government where power resides in a leader who rule…
a doctrine that society should be governed by certain ethical…
government
the formal vehicle through which policies are made and affair…
monarchy
a form of government in which power is vested in hereditary k…
AP American Government
Winner-take-all system
Single-member district
Proportional representation
Caucus
An election system in which the candidate with the most votes…
An electoral district in which voters choose one representati…
Election system in which each party running receives the prop…
A meeting of local party members to choose party officials or…
Winner-take-all system
An election system in which the candidate with the most votes…
Single-member district
An electoral district in which voters choose one representati…
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AP American Government Chapter 1
government
public goods
politics
political participation
The institution and processes through which public policies a…
Goods, such as clean air and clean water, that everyone must…
The process by which we select our governmental leaders and w…
All the activities by which citizens attempt to influence the…
government
The institution and processes through which public policies a…
public goods
Goods, such as clean air and clean water, that everyone must…
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AP Government: History of American Government
Why did colonists come to America?
Result of French and Indian War
Stamp Act Congress
First Continental Congress
(1) Religious persecution (2) Land of plenty
"No taxation without representation" demand
First official meeting of the colonists. First step in becomi…
Meeting in response to the intolerable acts. Resolutions were…
Why did colonists come to America?
(1) Religious persecution (2) Land of plenty
Result of French and Indian War
"No taxation without representation" demand
The Judiciary AP American Government
Judicial Review
Judicial restraint approach
Activist approach
Constitutional court
The power of courts to declare laws unconstitutional
The view that judges should decide on cases strictly on the b…
The view that judges should discern the general principles un…
A federal court authorized by Article 3 of the Constitution t…
Judicial Review
The power of courts to declare laws unconstitutional
Judicial restraint approach
The view that judges should decide on cases strictly on the b…
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AP American Government Constitutional Amendments
1st Amendment
2nd Amendment
3rd Amendment
4th Amendment
Protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom…
Protects the right to bear arms 1791
Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers during peacetime…
Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out req…
1st Amendment
Protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom…
2nd Amendment
Protects the right to bear arms 1791
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Key Terms AP American Government
administrative discretion
affirmative action
agenda setting
amicus curiae brief
The flexibility a federal agency can exercise in implementing…
A program intended to give a boost or preference to minority…
Identification of the problems and/or issues that require the…
A brief submitted to the court by an interested third party t…
administrative discretion
The flexibility a federal agency can exercise in implementing…
affirmative action
A program intended to give a boost or preference to minority…
AP American Government final
Pluralist Theory
Marxist Theory
Bureaucratic Theory (Max Weber)
Power-elite Theory (C.Wright Mills)
The belief that competition among all affected interests shap…
View that the government is dominated by capitalists
View that the government is dominated by appointed officials.
View that the government is dominated by a few top leaders, m…
Pluralist Theory
The belief that competition among all affected interests shap…
Marxist Theory
View that the government is dominated by capitalists
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Unit 1 AP American Government
authority
bureaucratic view
democracy
direct (participatory) democracy
the right to use power
view that the government is dominated by appointed officials
the rule of the many
a government in which all or most citizens participate directly
authority
the right to use power
bureaucratic view
view that the government is dominated by appointed officials
Preparation for AP American Government
Block v Categorical Grant (Definitions)
Block Grants Pros and Cons
(1)Committee Member & (2)Oversight Fun…
Confederation
1st-Allows local government large amount of discretion as to…
Pro-Allows local gov't to choose what to fund, instead of let…
(1) Specific committees are formed to analyze relevant bills…
Remote gov't have authority & delegates... Ex: Eastern Europe
Block v Categorical Grant (Definitions)
1st-Allows local government large amount of discretion as to…
Block Grants Pros and Cons
Pro-Allows local gov't to choose what to fund, instead of let…
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Ap American Government: Purpose of government
what is government?
Why do we need government?
What is the common good?
What is Majority Rule?
A system of government is the system of people and laws that…
- Individuals might think of themselves... - Chaos could erupt... -…
Things that benefit society as a whole by fulfilling the need…
Leadership based on the opinion of most of the people of the…
what is government?
A system of government is the system of people and laws that…
Why do we need government?
- Individuals might think of themselves... - Chaos could erupt... -…
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Unit 4 AP American Government
benefit
client politics
cost
entrepreneurial politics
A satisfaction that people believe they will enjoy if a polic…
a policy in which one small group benefits and almost everyon…
a burden that people believe they must bear if a policy is en…
A policy in which almost everybody benefits and a small group…
benefit
A satisfaction that people believe they will enjoy if a polic…
client politics
a policy in which one small group benefits and almost everyon…
Ap american government
Due process
Judicial Review
Accused Rights
What was decided at the Constitution C…
Keeps from being treated unfair
established by landmark decision in Marbury v. madison :no la…
guarantee of a jury trial. the right against self - incrimina…
possible improvements to the A.O.C
Due process
Keeps from being treated unfair
Judicial Review
established by landmark decision in Marbury v. madison :no la…
AP American Government Chapter 3 Terms
"Necessary and Proper" clause
Nullification
Dual Federalism
Police Power
Section of the Constitution allowing Congress to pass all law…
The doctrine that a state can declare null and void a federal…
Doctrine holding that the national government is supreme in i…
State power to enact laws promoting health, safety, and morals.
"Necessary and Proper" clause
Section of the Constitution allowing Congress to pass all law…
Nullification
The doctrine that a state can declare null and void a federal…
Foundations of American Government Ap
Which of the following documents best…
Compared to government under the Artic…
Which of the following was not a weakn…
The Bill of Rights includes the____
declaration of independance
Had an effective system that was able to pass laws and make a…
Weaknesses- Taxing, Executive, commerce, Amendment, and domes…
first 10 amendments
Which of the following documents best…
declaration of independance
Compared to government under the Artic…
Had an effective system that was able to pass laws and make a…
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AP American Government
Government
Policy Making
Democracy
Pluralism
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
The process by which policy comes into being and evolves over…
A system of selecting policymakers and of organizing governme…
A theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics…
Government
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Policy Making
The process by which policy comes into being and evolves over…
Ap American Government vocab
Government
Democracy
Bill of Rights
Politics
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Rule of the People: when an institution and organization of t…
A formal statement of the fundamental rights of the people of…
Method of maintaining, managing, and gaining control of gover…
Government
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Democracy
Rule of the People: when an institution and organization of t…
AP American Government Terms
Factions
Federalist Papers
Federalists
Judicial review
groups of people, currently known as political parties or int…
articles written to convince others to support the new consti…
argued for ratification of the Constitution by writing the Fe…
the courts have the power to decide whether the actions of th…
Factions
groups of people, currently known as political parties or int…
Federalist Papers
articles written to convince others to support the new consti…
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AP American Government
State
Nation
Consensus
Sovereignty
A body of people, living in a defined territory, organized po…
A group of people united by bonds of race, language, custom a…
An agreement about basic beliefs
The supreme and absolute power within it's own territory
State
A body of people, living in a defined territory, organized po…
Nation
A group of people united by bonds of race, language, custom a…
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AP American Government: Roots and Reform Chapter 2
Anti-Federalists
Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights
checks and balances
those who favored strong state governments and a weak nationa…
the compact among the thirteen original colones that created…
the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which larg…
a constitutionally mandated structure that gives each of the…
Anti-Federalists
those who favored strong state governments and a weak nationa…
Articles of Confederation
the compact among the thirteen original colones that created…
AP American Government Terms
Government
Constitution
Democracy
Republic
The institution through which the state maintains social orde…
A plan that provides the rules of government
A government in which the people rule.
A government in which voters hold sovereign power; elected re…
Government
The institution through which the state maintains social orde…
Constitution
A plan that provides the rules of government
AP American Government
McCulloch vs. Maryland
Gibbons vs. Ogden
Barron vs. Baltimore
U.S. vs. Lopez
...
...
...
...
McCulloch vs. Maryland
...
Gibbons vs. Ogden
...
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AP American Government Vocabulary
civil liberties
Bill of Rights
First amendment
Fourteenth Amendment
The legal constitutional protections against government. Alth…
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which defin…
The constitutional amendment that establishes the four great…
the constitutional amendment adopted after the Civil War that…
civil liberties
The legal constitutional protections against government. Alth…
Bill of Rights
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which defin…
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AP American Government Federalism
Federal System
Confederation
Unitary System
Tenth Amendment
system of government where the national government and state…
type of government where the national government derives its…
system of government where the local and regional governments…
The final part of the Bill of Rights that defines the basic p…
Federal System
system of government where the national government and state…
Confederation
type of government where the national government derives its…
Ap American government
Anti-federalists
Bicameral
Bill of rights
Checks and balances
Against the constitution(time when the constitution was bring…
Divided int 2 houses
First 10 amendments to the U.S constitution
Requiring that power be balanced among the different governme…
Anti-federalists
Against the constitution(time when the constitution was bring…
Bicameral
Divided int 2 houses
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AP American Government Terms
Democracy
Elite and class theory
Government
Gross domestic product
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
institutions that make public policy for a society.
the total value of all goods and services produced annually b…
Democracy
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
Elite and class theory
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
18 terms
AP American Government
Democracy
Elite and Class Theory
Government
Gross Domestic Product
System of selecting policymakers and of organizing government…
People who hold power are independent of the election process
Institutions through which public policies are made for a soc…
Sum total of the value of the goods and services produced in…
Democracy
System of selecting policymakers and of organizing government…
Elite and Class Theory
People who hold power are independent of the election process
AP American Government Terms
Democracy
Elite and class theory
Government
Gross domestic product
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
institutions that make public policy for a society.
the total value of all goods and services produced annually b…
Democracy
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
Elite and class theory
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
331 terms
AP American Government Terms
Democracy
Elite and class theory
Government
Gross domestic product
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
institutions that make public policy for a society.
the total value of all goods and services produced annually b…
Democracy
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
Elite and class theory
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
AP American Government Terms
Democracy
Elite and class theory
Government
Gross domestic product
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
institutions that make public policy for a society.
the total value of all goods and services produced annually b…
Democracy
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
Elite and class theory
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
38 terms
AP American Government
Essential questions about politics
Power
source of political authority
political culture
"who gets what, and how?"... "who governs, and to what ends?"
to get others act in accordance with your intentions
united states consitution
shared beliefs, values - relationship of government to the pe…
Essential questions about politics
"who gets what, and how?"... "who governs, and to what ends?"
Power
to get others act in accordance with your intentions
28 terms
AP American Government: Roots and Reform Chapter 3
Barron V. Baltimore
bill of attainder
block grant
categorical grant
The Supreme Court ruled that the due process clause of the Fi…
a law declaring an act illegal without a judicial trial.
broad grant with few strings attached; given to the states by…
grant for which Congress appropriates funds for a specific pu…
Barron V. Baltimore
The Supreme Court ruled that the due process clause of the Fi…
bill of attainder
a law declaring an act illegal without a judicial trial.
AP American Government Terms
Democracy
Elite and class theory
Government
Gross domestic product
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
institutions that make public policy for a society.
the total value of all goods and services produced annually b…
Democracy
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
Elite and class theory
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
28 terms
AP American Government
Bill of Rights
Basic human rights
15th Amendment
19th amendment
The first ten amendments
The first ten amendments protect
The ___ amendment gave males 21 and over the right to vote
The____ amendment gave women the right to vote
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments
Basic human rights
The first ten amendments protect
AP American Government: Roots and Reform Chapter 3
Barron V. Baltimore
bill of attainder
block grant
categorical grant
The Supreme Court ruled that the due process clause of the Fi…
a law declaring an act illegal without a judicial trial.
broad grant with few strings attached; given to the states by…
grant for which Congress appropriates funds for a specific pu…
Barron V. Baltimore
The Supreme Court ruled that the due process clause of the Fi…
bill of attainder
a law declaring an act illegal without a judicial trial.
331 terms
AP American Government Terms
Democracy
Elite and class theory
Government
Gross domestic product
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
institutions that make public policy for a society.
the total value of all goods and services produced annually b…
Democracy
a means of selecting policymakers and of organizing governmen…
Elite and class theory
argues that society is divided along class lines and that an…
104 terms
AP American Government Quizlet
Caucus
Open Rule
Closed Rule
Cloture
A meeting of local party members to choose party officials or…
An order from the House Rules Committee that permits a bill t…
An order from the House Rules Committee that sets a time limi…
A procedure for terminating debate, especially filibusters, i…
Caucus
A meeting of local party members to choose party officials or…
Open Rule
An order from the House Rules Committee that permits a bill t…
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