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AP US Government Unit 4
Incumbent
Constituency
Constituent Contact
Casework
those already holding office.
the body of citizens eligible to vote for a particular repres…
congressional privilege to send mailings to constituents and…
activities of members of Congress that help constituents as i…
Incumbent
those already holding office.
Constituency
the body of citizens eligible to vote for a particular repres…
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AP US GOVERNMENT - UNIT 4
party competition
political party
rational-choice theory
party image
the battle of the parties for control of public offices. Ups…
According to Anthony Downs, a "team of men [and women] seekin…
A popular theory in political science to explain the actions…
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
According to Anthony Downs, a "team of men [and women] seekin…
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AP Us Government UNIT 4
incumbents
casework
porkbarrel
bicameral legislature
the holder of an office or post
social work directly concerned with individuals
the use of government funds to help win votes
two houses
incumbents
the holder of an office or post
casework
social work directly concerned with individuals
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AP US Government Unit 4
consituents
reapportionment
redistricting
gerrymandering
The residents of a congressional district or state.
The assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each c…
The redrawing of congressional and other legislative district…
The drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a p…
consituents
The residents of a congressional district or state.
reapportionment
The assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each c…
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AP US Government Unit 4
Standing to sue
Class action suits
Amicus curiae briefs
Litigation and Lobbying
the requirement that plaintiffs have a serious interest in a…
lawsuits permitting a small number of people to sue on behalf…
legal briefs submitted by a "friend of the court" for the pur…
seeking to influence (a politician or public official) on an…
Standing to sue
the requirement that plaintiffs have a serious interest in a…
Class action suits
lawsuits permitting a small number of people to sue on behalf…
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AP US Government unit 4
Majority Opinion
Mark up
Merit System
Open Rule
expresses the majority opinion in a Supreme Court case
committee action to amend a proposed bill
system of hiring federal workers based on competitive exams
House Rules Committee procedure that allows amendments to a b…
Majority Opinion
expresses the majority opinion in a Supreme Court case
Mark up
committee action to amend a proposed bill
AP US Government Unit 4
17th Amendement
Bicameral
Cloture
Concurrent Resolution
Amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed the direct elec…
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
A procedure for terminating debate, especially filibusters, i…
a statement of position on an issue used by the House and Sen…
17th Amendement
Amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed the direct elec…
Bicameral
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
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AP US Government Unit 4
17th Amendement
Baker v. Carr
Bicameral
Cloture
Amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed the direct elec…
case that est. one man one vote. this decision created guidel…
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
A procedure for terminating debate, especially filibusters, i…
17th Amendement
Amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed the direct elec…
Baker v. Carr
case that est. one man one vote. this decision created guidel…
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AP US Government Unit 4
Magna Carta (important ideas)
English Bill of Rights
Federalism
Machiavelli
1. separation of church and state... 2. fair trial... 3. judicial b…
1. limited power of crown... 2. Created Parliment (House of Comm…
came from Greeks and Romans, council of elders=senate
1. make people believe you are mercy, faith, humane, upright,…
Magna Carta (important ideas)
1. separation of church and state... 2. fair trial... 3. judicial b…
English Bill of Rights
1. limited power of crown... 2. Created Parliment (House of Comm…
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AP US Government Unit 4 Congress
Franklin Privilege
Unicameral
Bicameral
Speaker of the House
the ability of members of congress to mail letters to their c…
composed of one legislative party
composed of two legislative parties, main organizational prin…
presiding officer of the house, elected by members (usually t…
Franklin Privilege
the ability of members of congress to mail letters to their c…
Unicameral
composed of one legislative party
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Unit 4 Vocab (AP US Government)
plurality election
single-member district
mass media
majority-minority district
process in which the candidate who polls more votes than any…
an electoral district that returns one officeholder to a body…
television, radio, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and o…
an electoral district, such as a United States congressional…
plurality election
process in which the candidate who polls more votes than any…
single-member district
an electoral district that returns one officeholder to a body…
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AP US Government and Politics Unit 4
Proliferation
Interest Groups
Federalist No. 10
501 (c) (3)
To increase, interest groups have experienced this since more…
An organization of people sharing a common interest or goal t…
Discusses factions and their role in government.
Nonprofit groups that may legally address political matters b…
Proliferation
To increase, interest groups have experienced this since more…
Interest Groups
An organization of people sharing a common interest or goal t…
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Unit 4 AP US Government Mr. Oneal
Roe v. Wade
Regents v. Bakke
Tinker v. Des Moines
Texas v. Johnson
Right to an abortion is protected;Abortion is protected by ri…
School's rejection was illegal because quotas are inappropria…
Students had a right to protest the Vietnam War by wearing bl…
Overturned conviction; Flag burning is protected by 1st amend…
Roe v. Wade
Right to an abortion is protected;Abortion is protected by ri…
Regents v. Bakke
School's rejection was illegal because quotas are inappropria…
AP US Government and Politics Vocab - Unit 4 Federalism
block grants
categorical grants
competitive federalism
cooperative federalism
a form of fiscal federalism where federal aid is given to the…
include project and formula grants and aim at assisting the s…
begun under Richard Nixon and known as the new federalism, th…
developed during the New Deal, it is characterized by the fed…
block grants
a form of fiscal federalism where federal aid is given to the…
categorical grants
include project and formula grants and aim at assisting the s…
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AP US Government Unit 4 Vocabulary
Linkage institution
Backbenchers
Brand names
Caucus (congressional)
A structure within a society that connects the people to the…
Legislators who do not hold leadership positions within their…
The use of party names to evoke certain positions or issues.…
The organization of Democrats within the House and Senate tha…
Linkage institution
A structure within a society that connects the people to the…
Backbenchers
Legislators who do not hold leadership positions within their…
Unit 4 Vocab (AP US Government)
plurality election
single-member district
mass media
majority-minority district
Voting system in which the candidate who receives the most vo…
An electoral district in which voters choose one representati…
Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and o…
Drawing district boundaries to give a minority group a majority
plurality election
Voting system in which the candidate who receives the most vo…
single-member district
An electoral district in which voters choose one representati…
AP US Government Unit 4 Vocabulary
Appropriation
Appropriations Committee
Appellate Jurisdiction
Bureaucracy
Money that Congress has allocated to be spent
Congressional committee that deals with federal spending
Authority of a court to hear an appeal from a lower court
Departments, agencies, bureaus, and commissions if the execut…
Appropriation
Money that Congress has allocated to be spent
Appropriations Committee
Congressional committee that deals with federal spending
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AP US Government Unit 4 Buzzwords
bicameral
filibuster
cloture
censure
two houses
a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making lo…
vote to end a filibuster, requires 2/3
harsh criticism or disapproval
bicameral
two houses
filibuster
a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making lo…
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AP US Government Unit 4 Vocabulary
Alan Greenspan
Antitrust policy
Balance of Trade
Ben Bernanke
an American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal R…
laws preventing the obstruction of commerce, most commonly di…
the difference in value between a country's imports and exports
an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served…
Alan Greenspan
an American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal R…
Antitrust policy
laws preventing the obstruction of commerce, most commonly di…
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AP US Government Unit 4 Buzzwords
bicameral
filibuster
cloture
censure
two houses
a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making lo…
vote to end a filibuster, requires 2/3
harsh criticism or disapproval
bicameral
two houses
filibuster
a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making lo…
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Unit 4 US Government
amend
appeal
bill
censorship
To change
(law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a…
proposed for a new law
the power to review, change, or prevent the publication of news
amend
To change
appeal
(law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a…
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AP US Government and Politics (UNIT 4)
jurisdiction (of a court)
original jurisdiction
appellate jurisdiction
precedent
a given court's authority to hear cases of a particular kind,…
the authority of a given court to be the first court to hear…
the authority of a given court to review cases that have alre…
a judicial decision that serves as a rule for settling subseq…
jurisdiction (of a court)
a given court's authority to hear cases of a particular kind,…
original jurisdiction
the authority of a given court to be the first court to hear…
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AP US Government and Politics Unit 4
Formal Powers
Bicameral/ Bicameralism
Enumerated Powers
Expressed Powers
General term for any power that is specifically granted in th…
two chambers/ houses of congress... Extension: Senate and House…
a list of items found in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Con…
Powers specifically listed in the Constitution... Extension:27…
Formal Powers
General term for any power that is specifically granted in th…
Bicameral/ Bicameralism
two chambers/ houses of congress... Extension: Senate and House…
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AP US Government: Unit 4 Part I
Appropriation
Appropriations Committee
Appellate Jusicdition
Bureaucracy
Money that Congress has allocated to be spent
Congressional committee that deals with federal spending
Authority of a court to hear an appeal from a lower court
Departments, agencies, bureaus, and commission of the executi…
Appropriation
Money that Congress has allocated to be spent
Appropriations Committee
Congressional committee that deals with federal spending
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AP US Government and Politics Unit 4
Formal Powers
Bicameral/ Bicameralism
Enumerated Powers
Expressed Powers
General term for any power that is specifically granted in th…
two chambers/ houses of congress... Example: The senate and the…
a list of items found in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Con…
Powers specifically listed in the Constitution... Example: Powe…
Formal Powers
General term for any power that is specifically granted in th…
Bicameral/ Bicameralism
two chambers/ houses of congress... Example: The senate and the…
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AP US GOVERNMENT - UNIT 4, VOTING AND ELECTIONS
suffrage
electorate
direct primary
recall election
the ability to vote
the voters of a nation, state, city, county, or other distric…
party members vote to nominate their candidate for the genera…
special election initiated by petition that allows citizens t…
suffrage
the ability to vote
electorate
the voters of a nation, state, city, county, or other distric…
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AP Government Unit 4
direct mail
campaign contributions
independent expenditures
Federal Election Campaign Act
a method of raising money for a political cause or candidate,…
donations that are made directly to the candidate or a party…
expenses on behalf of a political message that are made by gr…
a law passed in 1974 for reforming campaign finances, this cr…
direct mail
a method of raising money for a political cause or candidate,…
campaign contributions
donations that are made directly to the candidate or a party…
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AP US GOVERNMENT & POLITICs UNIT 4: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT - Vocabulary
Bicameral Legislature
Caucus
Closed Rule
Cloture Rule
A two-chamber lawmaking body with a House of Representatives…
A closed political meeting of members of a political party cr…
An order from the House Rules Committee that sets a time limi…
A rule used by the Senate to end or limit debate. This is a d…
Bicameral Legislature
A two-chamber lawmaking body with a House of Representatives…
Caucus
A closed political meeting of members of a political party cr…
AP US Government unit 4- Ch 12
incumbent
Casework
Pork Barrel
Bicameral Legislature
Those already holding office. In congressional elections, the…
Activities of members of congress that help constituents as i…
Federal protests, grants, and contracts available to state an…
A legislature divided into two houses. The U.S. congress and…
incumbent
Those already holding office. In congressional elections, the…
Casework
Activities of members of congress that help constituents as i…
AP Government Unit 4
cloture
committee of the whole
conference committee
congressional caucus
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
a device used in the House of Representatives to expedite the…
committee appointed by the presiding officers of each chamber…
an association for members of Congress created to advocate a…
cloture
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
committee of the whole
a device used in the House of Representatives to expedite the…
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AP US History Unit 4
Bill of Rights
Judiciary Act of 1789
Assumption
Alexander Hamilton
The first 10 Amendments of the Constitution
Congress passed this Act which created the federal-court syst…
A belief or statement taken for granted without proof... The dog…
First Secretary of the Treasury. He advocated creation of a n…
Bill of Rights
The first 10 Amendments of the Constitution
Judiciary Act of 1789
Congress passed this Act which created the federal-court syst…
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AP Government Unit 4
Due Process of the Law
Freedom of Expression
Clear-and-Present-Danger Test
Free-Exercise Clause
Denies the government the right, without due process, to depr…
Right of people to speak, publish, and assemble
Law should not punish speech unless there was a clear and pre…
First Amendment requirement that law cannot prevent free exer…
Due Process of the Law
Denies the government the right, without due process, to depr…
Freedom of Expression
Right of people to speak, publish, and assemble
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HCHS AP US Government- Unit 4 (Political Parties,Interest Groups, Mass Media)
Partisanship
party base
party platform
party-centered
A supporter of a person, part, or cause;
members of a political party who consistently vote for that p…
A political party's statement of its goals and policies for t…
election campaigns and other political processes in which pol…
Partisanship
A supporter of a person, part, or cause;
party base
members of a political party who consistently vote for that p…
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AP Government Unit 4
Judicial Review
Judiciary Act of 1789
Marbury vs Madison
Jurisdiction
Review by a court of law of actions of a government official…
In 1789 Congress passed this Act which created the federal-co…
A landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Cour…
An area of authority or control; the right to administer just…
Judicial Review
Review by a court of law of actions of a government official…
Judiciary Act of 1789
In 1789 Congress passed this Act which created the federal-co…
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AP US Government Unit 4B
Amicus Curaie
Appellate Jurisdiction
Appropriations
Brief
literally translated as "friend of the court", that refers to…
The jurisdiction of courts to hear appeals from lower trial o…
funding that must be authorized by Congress for any federal s…
Legal document submitted to the court setting forth the facts…
Amicus Curaie
literally translated as "friend of the court", that refers to…
Appellate Jurisdiction
The jurisdiction of courts to hear appeals from lower trial o…
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AP US Government Unit 4 part 1
17th Amendment
Baker vs. Carr
Bicameral
Cloture
Passed in 1913, this amendment to the Constitution calls for…
(1962) Supreme Court case ruled on by Chief Justice Warren in…
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
A procedure for terminating debate, especially filibusters, i…
17th Amendment
Passed in 1913, this amendment to the Constitution calls for…
Baker vs. Carr
(1962) Supreme Court case ruled on by Chief Justice Warren in…
28 terms
AP US Government: Unit 4 Part II
Majority Opinion
Mark Up
Merit System
Open Rule
Expresses the majority opinion in a Supreme Court case
Committee action to amend a proposed bill
System of hiring federal workers based on competitive exams
House Rules Committee procedure that allows amendments to a b…
Majority Opinion
Expresses the majority opinion in a Supreme Court case
Mark Up
Committee action to amend a proposed bill
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AP US Government Unit 4B
Amicus Curaie
Appellate Jurisdiction
Appropriations
Brief
literally translated as "friend of the court", that refers to…
The jurisdiction of courts to hear appeals from lower trial o…
funding that must be authorized by Congress for any federal s…
Legal document submitted to the court setting forth the facts…
Amicus Curaie
literally translated as "friend of the court", that refers to…
Appellate Jurisdiction
The jurisdiction of courts to hear appeals from lower trial o…
AP US Government Unit 4B
Amicus Curaie
Appellate Jurisdiction
Appropriations
Brief
literally translated as "friend of the court", that refers to…
The jurisdiction of courts to hear appeals from lower trial o…
funding that must be authorized by Congress for any federal s…
Legal document submitted to the court setting forth the facts…
Amicus Curaie
literally translated as "friend of the court", that refers to…
Appellate Jurisdiction
The jurisdiction of courts to hear appeals from lower trial o…
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AP Government Unit 4
bicameral
filibuster
cloture
censure
2 chambers; Congress has the Senate and the House of Represen…
A lengthy speech designed to delay or kill the vote on a bill…
Prevents filibustering (16 signatures) and ends debate in the…
A process by which a formal reprimand is issued to an individ…
bicameral
2 chambers; Congress has the Senate and the House of Represen…
filibuster
A lengthy speech designed to delay or kill the vote on a bill…
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AP US GOVERNMENT - UNIT 4, POLITICAL PARTIES
political parties
two-party system
single-member districts
new deal coalition
voluntary association of people who seek to control the gover…
several political parties exist, but only two major political…
only one representative is chosen from each district
alliance of southern conservatives, religious, and ethnic min…
political parties
voluntary association of people who seek to control the gover…
two-party system
several political parties exist, but only two major political…
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AP government unit 4
Law making process
Rules committee
Powers of congress
Powers of the Senate and House
How a bill becomes a law
A committee of the House in charge of determining under what…
-Pass laws... -Regulate commerce... -Declare war... -Collect taxes... -Ma…
-Create, pass laws... -Overturn President's veto (2/3 vote)... -Bre…
Law making process
How a bill becomes a law
Rules committee
A committee of the House in charge of determining under what…
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AP US Government Unit 4 Exam Vocab
suffrage
political parties
ideological
incumbent
the right to vote
a group with shared ideology who organizes to run candidates…
third parties that posses radically different comprehensive v…
an officeholder who is running for office
suffrage
the right to vote
political parties
a group with shared ideology who organizes to run candidates…
28 terms
Unit 4 AP Government
Expressed, Delegated and Enumerated Po…
Implied Powers
Inherent Powers
Centralization
all mean the same thing listed in Article 1 Section 8
come from the elastic clause
are power the government just assumed; not listed
we centralize under resolutions rather than making laws
Expressed, Delegated and Enumerated Po…
all mean the same thing listed in Article 1 Section 8
Implied Powers
come from the elastic clause
AP US Gov Unit 4 The President
Advise and Consent
Agenda Setting
Appointment Power
Cabinet
The power of the Senate to approve or reject the President's…
The President's power to influence the issues Congress addres…
The president has the power to appoint judges, ambassadors to…
The executive branch agencies that advise the president on di…
Advise and Consent
The power of the Senate to approve or reject the President's…
Agenda Setting
The President's power to influence the issues Congress addres…
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AP US GOV Unit 4
political culture
political socialization
opinion leaders
public opinion
a set of basic values and beliefs about one's country or gove…
complex process by which people get their sense of political…
those individuals held in great respect because of their posi…
a collection of shared attitudes of citizens about government…
political culture
a set of basic values and beliefs about one's country or gove…
political socialization
complex process by which people get their sense of political…
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AP US Government - Unit 4 Vocabulary Part 2
majority opinion
mark up
merit system
open rule
expresses the majority opinion in a Supreme Court case
committee action to amend a proposed bill
system of hiring federal workers based on competitive exams
House Rules Committee procedure that allows amendments to a b…
majority opinion
expresses the majority opinion in a Supreme Court case
mark up
committee action to amend a proposed bill
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AP US History Unit 4
Francis Scott Key
Andrew Jackson
Washington Irving
James Monroe
An American lawyer, author, and amateur poet from Georgetown…
An American statesman who served as the seventh President of…
An American short story writer, essayist, biographer, histori…
The fifth President of the United States, serving between 181…
Francis Scott Key
An American lawyer, author, and amateur poet from Georgetown…
Andrew Jackson
An American statesman who served as the seventh President of…
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AP US History Unit 4
Election of 1800
Thomas Jefferson
Revolution of 1800
William Marbury
Jefferson becomes first Democratic-Republican president, fede…
Elected in 1800, 1804... President at the time for:... ~LA Purchas…
Peaceful transfer of power between the political parties, som…
Was promised a position of justice of the peace by Adams ... His…
Election of 1800
Jefferson becomes first Democratic-Republican president, fede…
Thomas Jefferson
Elected in 1800, 1804... President at the time for:... ~LA Purchas…
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AP US Government / Politics Unit 4 Vocabulary: Chapter 18
social welfare policies
entitlement program
means-tested programs
income distribution
policies that provide benefits to individuals, either through…
government benefit that certain qualified individuals are ent…
Government programs available only to individuals who qualify…
"shares" of the national income earned by various groups
social welfare policies
policies that provide benefits to individuals, either through…
entitlement program
government benefit that certain qualified individuals are ent…
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