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Ap Government Unit 1
Elite Thoeries
Pluralist Theory
Articles of Confederation
Shays' rebellion
A belief that certain groups hold disproportionate power in a…
A theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics…
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
Rebellion led by farmers in western Massachusetts in 1786-178…
Elite Thoeries
A belief that certain groups hold disproportionate power in a…
Pluralist Theory
A theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics…
25 terms
AP Government Chapter 2
Unalienable
Articles of Confederation
Constitutional Convention
Shay's Rebellion
A human right based on nature or God
A weak constitution that governed America during the Revoluti…
A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 that produced a new constit…
A 1787 rebellion in which ex-Revolutionary War soldiers attem…
Unalienable
A human right based on nature or God
Articles of Confederation
A weak constitution that governed America during the Revoluti…
18 terms
AP Government Chapter 3
Necessary and Proper Clause
Nullification
Dual federalism
Unitary System
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…
sovereignty is wholly in the hands of the national government
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…
23 terms
AP Government Chapter 2
Unalienable
Articles of Confederation
Constitutional Convention
Shays' Rebellion
A human right based on nature or God
A weak constitution that governed America during the Revoluti…
A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 that produced a new constit…
A 1787 rebellion in which ex-Revolutionary War soldiers attem…
Unalienable
A human right based on nature or God
Articles of Confederation
A weak constitution that governed America during the Revoluti…
48 terms
Ap Government Unit 1
Articles of Confederation
Monarchy
Natural Law
Separation of powers
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
A government ruled by a king or queen
A doctrine that society should be governed by certain ethical…
A way of dividing the power of government among the legislati…
Articles of Confederation
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
Monarchy
A government ruled by a king or queen
93 terms
AP Government
blanket primaries
coalition
coalition government
closed primaries
elections to select party nominees in which voters are presen…
a group of individuals with a common interest upon which ever…
when two or more parties join together to form a majority in…
election to select party nominees in which only people who ha…
blanket primaries
elections to select party nominees in which voters are presen…
coalition
a group of individuals with a common interest upon which ever…
319 terms
AP Government Terms Review
Government
Public Goods
Single Issue Group
Linkage Institutions
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Goods, Like Clean Air, that every one must share.
Groups that have a narrow interest, dislike compromise, and d…
Political channels through which people's concerns become pol…
Government
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Public Goods
Goods, Like Clean Air, that every one must share.
321 terms
AP Government Terms Review
Government
Public Goods
Single Issue Group
Linkage Institutions
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Goods, Like Clean Air, that every one must share.
Groups that have a narrow interest, dislike compromise, and d…
Political channels through which people's concerns become pol…
Government
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Public Goods
Goods, Like Clean Air, that every one must share.
25 terms
AP Government Chapter 2
Unalienable
Articles of Confederation
Constitutional Convention
Shays' Rebellion
A human right based on nature or God
A weak constitution that governed America during the Revoluti…
A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 that produced a new constit…
A 1787 rebellion in which ex-Revolutionary War soldiers attem…
Unalienable
A human right based on nature or God
Articles of Confederation
A weak constitution that governed America during the Revoluti…
25 terms
AP Government Multiple Choice
C
A
D
E
C
A
127 terms
AP Government Midterm Review
John Locke
Social Contract
Natural Rights
consent of the governed
1632-1704. English philosopher whose Treatises of Government…
A voluntary agreement among individuals to secure their right…
...... Life, Liberty, and Property
the idea that government derives its authority by the sanctio…
John Locke
1632-1704. English philosopher whose Treatises of Government…
Social Contract
A voluntary agreement among individuals to secure their right…
67 terms
AP Government: Institutions of Government
incumbents
casework
pork barrel
bicameral legislature
people who already hold office; usually win in congressional…
congressional mediator between the people and the government
Money used that is considered wasteful - use earmarks
divided into two houses.US Congress & American State legislat…
incumbents
people who already hold office; usually win in congressional…
casework
congressional mediator between the people and the government
11 terms
AP Government Latin Terms
Ex post facto
Writ of habeas corpus
Pro tempore
Stare decisis
"After the fact". A law adopted after the act is committed ma…
A court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to cou…
For the time being; temporary
The legal principle of determining present verdicts based on…
Ex post facto
"After the fact". A law adopted after the act is committed ma…
Writ of habeas corpus
A court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to cou…
31 terms
AP Government: Interest Groups
K Street
Lobbyist
Interest Group
Solidary Incentives
A shorthand term for Washington lobbyists, derived from the n…
someone who tries to persuade legislators to vote for bills t…
an organization of people sharing a common interest or goal t…
the social rewards (sense of pleasure, status, or companionsh…
K Street
A shorthand term for Washington lobbyists, derived from the n…
Lobbyist
someone who tries to persuade legislators to vote for bills t…
55 terms
AP Government, Constitution+ Federalism
John Locke
Social Contract
Natural Rights
consent of the governed
1632-1704. English philosopher whose Treatises of Government…
A voluntary agreement among individuals to secure their right…
...... Life, Liberty, and Property
the idea that government derives its authority by the sanctio…
John Locke
1632-1704. English philosopher whose Treatises of Government…
Social Contract
A voluntary agreement among individuals to secure their right…
41 terms
AP Government
Congress
Voice Vote
Roll Call Vote
Articles of Confederation
The Legislative Branch of the United States Government, compr…
A vote in which the options are yay / nay and the larger grou…
Each participant in the vote is called on one by one to call…
The First Constitution of the United States, adopted by Congr…
Congress
The Legislative Branch of the United States Government, compr…
Voice Vote
A vote in which the options are yay / nay and the larger grou…
21 terms
AP Government - Chapter 7
high-tech politics
mass media
media events
press conference
a politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers…
television, radio, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and o…
events purposely staged for the media that nonetheless look s…
meetings of public officials with reporters
high-tech politics
a politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers…
mass media
television, radio, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and o…
240 terms
AP Government
Government
Public policy
Anarchy
autocracy
the formal and informal institutions, people, and processes u…
the exercise of government power in doing those things necess…
lack of government
rule by one
Government
the formal and informal institutions, people, and processes u…
Public policy
the exercise of government power in doing those things necess…
45 terms
AP Government Chapter 2
Unalienable
Articles of Confederation
Constitutional Convention
Shays' Rebellion
A human right based on nature or God
The first constitution of the United States, adopted by Congr…
A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 that produced a new constit…
a series of attacks on courthouses by a small band of farmers…
Unalienable
A human right based on nature or God
Articles of Confederation
The first constitution of the United States, adopted by Congr…
89 terms
AP Government
blanket primaries
coalition government
closed primaries
coalition building
elections to select party nominees in which voters are presen…
when two or more parties join together to form a majority in…
election to select party nominees in which only people who ha…
the process by which different groups or individuals come tog…
blanket primaries
elections to select party nominees in which voters are presen…
coalition government
when two or more parties join together to form a majority in…
9 terms
AP Government Unit 3
Casework
Mark-Up Session
Discharge Petition
Pork Barrel
social work directly concerned with individuals, especially t…
the process by which a U.S. congressional committee or state…
bringing a bill out of committee and to the floor for conside…
the use of government funds for projects designed to please v…
Casework
social work directly concerned with individuals, especially t…
Mark-Up Session
the process by which a U.S. congressional committee or state…
48 terms
Ap Government Unit 1
Articles of Confederation
Monarchy
Natural Law
Separation of powers
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
A government ruled by a king or queen
A doctrine that society should be governed by certain ethical…
A way of dividing the power of government among the legislati…
Articles of Confederation
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
Monarchy
A government ruled by a king or queen
AP Government Chapter 10
Interest group
Pluralism
Elitism
Hyperpluralism
An organized group that tries to influence the government to…
a theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics…
a theory of government and politics contending that societies…
a theory of government and politics contending that groups ar…
Interest group
An organized group that tries to influence the government to…
Pluralism
a theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics…
22 terms
AP Government Chapter 14
Bureaucracy
Patronage
Pendleton Civil Service Act
Civil Service
According to Max Weber, a hierarchical authority structure th…
One of the key inducements used by party machines. A patronag…
Passes in 1883, an act that created a federal civil service s…
A system of hiring and promotion based on the merit principle…
Bureaucracy
According to Max Weber, a hierarchical authority structure th…
Patronage
One of the key inducements used by party machines. A patronag…
31 terms
AP Government Unit 1 Vocabulary
Pluralist theory of politics
Hyper-pluralist theory of politics
Elite/class theory of politics
Natural rights
Politics is a competition between groups that each want its o…
Politics is a competition between too many interest groups, a…
Several interest groups (connected to big businesses/corporat…
Inherent rights that are not "given" by the government. Life,…
Pluralist theory of politics
Politics is a competition between groups that each want its o…
Hyper-pluralist theory of politics
Politics is a competition between too many interest groups, a…
19 terms
AP Government Chapter 11
Interest Group
Pluralist Theory
Elite Theory
Hyperpluralist Theory
An organization of people with shared policy goals entering t…
A theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics…
A theory of government and politics contending that societies…
A theory of government and politics contending that groups ar…
Interest Group
An organization of people with shared policy goals entering t…
Pluralist Theory
A theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics…
21 terms
AP Government Chapter 15
Standing to Sue
Class Action Suits
Judiciable Disputes
Amicus Curiae Briefs
The requirement that plaintiffs have a serious interest in a…
Lawsuits in which a small number of people sue on behalf of a…
Issues capable of being settled as a matter of law.
Legal briefs submitted by a "friend of the court" for the pur…
Standing to Sue
The requirement that plaintiffs have a serious interest in a…
Class Action Suits
Lawsuits in which a small number of people sue on behalf of a…
11 terms
AP Government
Power
Authority
Legitimacy
Democracy
The ability of one person to get another person to act in acc…
The right to use power
Political authority conferred
The rule of the many
Power
The ability of one person to get another person to act in acc…
Authority
The right to use power
22 terms
AP Government Chapter 13
Budget
Deficit
Expenditures
Revenues
A policy document allocating burdens (taxes) and benefits (ex…
An excess of federal expenditures over federal revenues.
Federal spending of revenues. Major areas such as spending ar…
The financial resources of the federal government. The indivi…
Budget
A policy document allocating burdens (taxes) and benefits (ex…
Deficit
An excess of federal expenditures over federal revenues.
67 terms
AP Government: Institutions of Government
incumbents
casework
pork barrel
bicameral legislature
people who already hold office; usually win in congressional…
congressional mediator between the people and the government
Money used that is considered wasteful - use earmarks
divided into two houses.US Congress & American State legislat…
incumbents
people who already hold office; usually win in congressional…
casework
congressional mediator between the people and the government
44 terms
AP Government Chapter 4
Civil Liberties
Bill of Rights
1st Amendment
Barron v. Baltimore
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 1833 Supreme Court decision holding that the Bill of Righ…
Civil Liberties
The legal constitutional protections against government. Alth…
Bill of Rights
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which defin…
40 terms
AP Government Chapter 5
Due Process
Equal protection of the law
Selective Incorporation
Freedom of Expression
Denies the government the right (without this) to deprive peo…
A standard of equal treatment that must be observed by the go…
The process whereby the Court has applied many parts of the B…
Right of the people to speak, publish and assemble
Due Process
Denies the government the right (without this) to deprive peo…
Equal protection of the law
A standard of equal treatment that must be observed by the go…
11 terms
AP Government Chapter 1
Power
Authority
Legitimacy
Democracy
The ability of one person to get another person to act in acc…
The right to use power
Political authority conferred
The rule of the many
Power
The ability of one person to get another person to act in acc…
Authority
The right to use power
24 terms
AP Government Chapter 10
direct mail
visual
talking heads
Independent
A means of soliciting funds from millions of people
A filmed episode showing a candidate during something newswor…
Televised pictures showing nothing more than individuals spea…
A voter describing himself as neither a Democrat nor a Republ…
direct mail
A means of soliciting funds from millions of people
visual
A filmed episode showing a candidate during something newswor…
26 terms
AP Government & Political Science
Theories of government (Political Theo…
Initiative and referendum (Constitutio…
Declaration of Independence (1776)
Articles of Confederation (1781-1789)
Elitist theory-a small segment of the society dominated by th…
Initiatives and referendums are key components of direct demo…
Ideas taken from Locke, Rousseau, and Montesquieu... Locke's pri…
State governments stronger than central government... No chief…
Theories of government (Political Theo…
Elitist theory-a small segment of the society dominated by th…
Initiative and referendum (Constitutio…
Initiatives and referendums are key components of direct demo…
26 terms
AP Government- Chapter 1
Government
Hyperpluralism
Public Goods
Gross Domestic Product
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
A theory of government and politics contending that groups ar…
Items, such as clean air and clean water, that everyone must…
The sum total of the value of all the goods and services prod…
Government
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Hyperpluralism
A theory of government and politics contending that groups ar…
27 terms
AP Government Chapter 8
Party Competition
Political Party
Linkage Institutions
Party Image
The battle of the parties for control of public offices. Ups…
Women and Men who share basic beliefs and and a label who are…
The channels through which people's concerns become political…
The voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats s…
Party Competition
The battle of the parties for control of public offices. Ups…
Political Party
Women and Men who share basic beliefs and and a label who are…
18 terms
AP Government Chapter 12
Incumbents
Casework
Pork Barrel
Bicameral Legislature
Those already holding office. In congressional elections, the…
Activities of members of Congress that help constituents as i…
The mighty list of federal projects, grants, and contracts av…
A legislature divided into two houses. The U.S. Congress and…
Incumbents
Those already holding office. In congressional elections, the…
Casework
Activities of members of Congress that help constituents as i…
23 terms
AP Government Chapter 2
Constitution
Declaration of Independence
Natural Rights
Consent of the Governed
Nation's basic law. Creates political institutions, allocates…
Written by Jefferson and adopted on July 4th, 1776. Colonies…
Rights inherited in human beings, not dependent on government…
People must agree on who their rulers will be
Constitution
Nation's basic law. Creates political institutions, allocates…
Declaration of Independence
Written by Jefferson and adopted on July 4th, 1776. Colonies…
40 terms
AP Government
How were the articles of the Confedera…
What weaknesses did the Article of the…
What is the difference between Direct…
Which form of government did the Const…
Fear of a strong federal government, unicameralism (1 house)
No power for the federal government, cant tax, no army
Direct: all people vote... Representative: people elect represen…
Representative republicG
How were the articles of the Confedera…
Fear of a strong federal government, unicameralism (1 house)
What weaknesses did the Article of the…
No power for the federal government, cant tax, no army
26 terms
AP Government Chapter 5
Civil Rights
Brown v. Board of Education
Affirmative Action
Comparable Worth
Policies designed to protect people against arbitrary or disc…
1954 Supreme Court decision that school segregation in Topeka…
Policy designed to give special attention to or compensatory…
Issue raised when women who hold traditionally female jobs ar…
Civil Rights
Policies designed to protect people against arbitrary or disc…
Brown v. Board of Education
1954 Supreme Court decision that school segregation in Topeka…
17 terms
AP Government Chapter 18
Foreign Policy
United Nations
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NA…
European Union
policy that involves choice taking about relations with the r…
Created in 1945 and currently including 193 member nations, w…
A regional organization that was created in 1949 by nations i…
a transnational government composed of most European nations…
Foreign Policy
policy that involves choice taking about relations with the r…
United Nations
Created in 1945 and currently including 193 member nations, w…
24 terms
AP Government Chapter 3
Reserved Powers
Delegated Powers
Concurrent Powers
Denied Powers
Powers given to the States by the 10th amendment
Term for powers given to the national Government
Powers held by both national and state governments at the sam…
Powers that neither state or national governments are allowed…
Reserved Powers
Powers given to the States by the 10th amendment
Delegated Powers
Term for powers given to the national Government
20 terms
AP Government Chapter 7
Hi-tech Politics
Mass Media
Media Event
Press Conference
A politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers…
Television, radio, newspaper, magazines, the Internet, and ot…
Events that are purposely staged for the media and that are s…
Meetings of public officials with reporters.
Hi-tech Politics
A politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers…
Mass Media
Television, radio, newspaper, magazines, the Internet, and ot…
24 terms
AP Government
`Monarchy
Totalitarianism
Government
Oligarchy
a form of government in which power is vested in hereditary k…
form of government in which power resides in a leader who rul…
formal vehicle through which policies are made and affairs of…
a form of government the right participate depends on possess…
`Monarchy
a form of government in which power is vested in hereditary k…
Totalitarianism
form of government in which power resides in a leader who rul…
19 terms
AP Government Chapter 9
Political Party
Critical (realignment) period
Split Ticket
Straight Ticket
A group that seeks to elect candidates to public office
A period when a major, lasting shift occurs in the popular co…
Voting for candidates of different parties for various office…
Voting for candidates of the same party
Political Party
A group that seeks to elect candidates to public office
Critical (realignment) period
A period when a major, lasting shift occurs in the popular co…
24 terms
AP Government Chapter 10
Legitimacy
Referendum
Initiative Petition
Suffrage
A characterization of elections by political scientists meani…
A state-level method of direct legislation that gives voters…
A process permitted in some states whereby voters may put pro…
The legal right to vote, extended to African Americans by the…
Legitimacy
A characterization of elections by political scientists meani…
Referendum
A state-level method of direct legislation that gives voters…
18 terms
AP Government Chapter 3
Necessary and Proper Clause
Nullification
Dual federalism
Unitary System
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…
sovereignty is wholly in the hands of the national government
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…
29 terms
AP Government Chapter 1
Authority
Democracy
Direct Democracy
Legitimacy
The right to use power.
The rule of the many. A system of selecting policymakers and…
A government in which all or most citizens participate direct…
Political authority conferred by law or by a state or nationa…
Authority
The right to use power.
Democracy
The rule of the many. A system of selecting policymakers and…
7 terms
AP Government Chapter 4
Political Culture
Civic Duty
Civic Competence
Class Consciousness
A patterned and sustained way of thinking about how political…
A belief that one has an obligation to participate in civic a…
A belief that one can affect government policies
A belief that you are a member of an economic group whose int…
Political Culture
A patterned and sustained way of thinking about how political…
Civic Duty
A belief that one has an obligation to participate in civic a…
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