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Am. Gov't: Ch. 24 State/Local Government
Popular Sovereignty
Limited Government
Fundamental Law
Initiative
Asserts that the people are the source of any and all governm…
Government is restricted in what it may do, and each individu…
laws of such basic and lasting importance they cannot be chan…
a process in which a certain number of qualified voters sign…
Popular Sovereignty
Asserts that the people are the source of any and all governm…
Limited Government
Government is restricted in what it may do, and each individu…
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AM Gov't terms
Articles of Confederation
Shays' Rebellion
Constitutional Convention in Philadelp…
Bicameral legislature
plan of government adopted by the Continental Congress after…
Daniel Shays' led an armed uprising that forced several State…
the meeting was originally to revise the Articles of Confeder…
an adjective describing a legislative body composed of 2 cham…
Articles of Confederation
plan of government adopted by the Continental Congress after…
Shays' Rebellion
Daniel Shays' led an armed uprising that forced several State…
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Am Gov State Government
federalism
citizen legislature
professional legislature
initiative
dual-system of government; powers separated between state and…
part-time legislatures; legislators have a job and serve thei…
full-time legislatures; legislators devote all of their time…
citizen proposed law placed on the ballot
federalism
dual-system of government; powers separated between state and…
citizen legislature
part-time legislatures; legislators have a job and serve thei…
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Am gov't vocabulary
Full Faith and Credit Clause
Extradition
Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, know…
the action of extraditing a person accused or convicted of a…
Full Faith and Credit Clause
Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, know…
Extradition
the action of extraditing a person accused or convicted of a…
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Am. Gov't Retake
What are the 6 functions of Government?
What is perserving order?
What is defending against external ene…
What is managing economic conditions?
Perserve order, defend against external enemies, manage econo…
Maintaining social peace... laws, constitution, and police.
protect society against outside agressiong.... military
economic growth and material prosperity.... federal bank reserve
What are the 6 functions of Government?
Perserve order, defend against external enemies, manage econo…
What is perserving order?
Maintaining social peace... laws, constitution, and police.
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am. gov't
Exclusive powers
Expressed powers
Extradition
Constitution
governmental powers exercised by federal government only ex:…
powers specifically in the constitution
returning a fugitive back to where they were originally charged
highest form of government
Exclusive powers
governmental powers exercised by federal government only ex:…
Expressed powers
powers specifically in the constitution
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Am. Gov't Chapter 1
Government
Legislative Power
Executive Power
Judicial Power
the group of people and agencies entrusted with making and ca…
the power to make laws
the power to carry out laws
the power to settle arguments and decide on the meaning of laws
Government
the group of people and agencies entrusted with making and ca…
Legislative Power
the power to make laws
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Am Gov't H
List 4 essential features of a state
Define Sovereignty
Define Federalism
List the 3 basic powers of government
territory, boundaries, government, sovereignty
supreme and absolute power in a territory
power is divided and shared between the different levels of g…
Legislative, Executive, and Judical
List 4 essential features of a state
territory, boundaries, government, sovereignty
Define Sovereignty
supreme and absolute power in a territory
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Am. Gov't
Factors of Production
Needs
Wants
3 Basic Questions - Econ
Labor, Capital, Natural Resources
Shelter, Clothing, Food/Water, Medicine
Trampoline, Puppy, Horse
WHAT am I going to make/do? HOW am I going to sell/do this? W…
Factors of Production
Labor, Capital, Natural Resources
Needs
Shelter, Clothing, Food/Water, Medicine
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AM. Gov't
critical period
continental congress
English influence on colonial govornment
articles of confederation
Term used by historians to describe the United States under t…
met in philidalphia, decided each state would have its own go…
Columbian exchange, religion, British, cash crops hurt economy
A weak constitution that governed America during the Revoluti…
critical period
Term used by historians to describe the United States under t…
continental congress
met in philidalphia, decided each state would have its own go…
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am gov't
buckley v. valeo
political party
republicans
divided government
congress put limits on campaign spending, spending $ by or on…
organized groups that attempt to influence gov't by electing…
in control during reconstruction
when president and congress are different parties
buckley v. valeo
congress put limits on campaign spending, spending $ by or on…
political party
organized groups that attempt to influence gov't by electing…
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Powers AM GOV'T
Federalism
Division of Powers
Delegated Powers
Expressed powers
System of government in which power is divided by a constitut…
A federal system of government, such as in the United States,…
Those powers specifically granted the Federal Government by t…
The notion that the Constitution grants to the federal govern…
Federalism
System of government in which power is divided by a constitut…
Division of Powers
A federal system of government, such as in the United States,…
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Am. Gov't 4
Impeachment
Executive Orders
Electoral College
Executive Agreements
a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful…
a rule or order issued by the president to an executive branc…
a body of people representing the states of the US, who forma…
an international agreement, usually regarding routine adminis…
Impeachment
a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful…
Executive Orders
a rule or order issued by the president to an executive branc…
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Am. Gov't Notes
Politics
Government
Binding Decisions
Socialization
1. Individuals wanting things... 2. Trying to manage conflict... 3.…
We are social creatures... Absent government, many services wou…
Regulations that are enforced to teach us how to behave.
Examples:... Taking hat off for national anthem. (National anthe…
Politics
1. Individuals wanting things... 2. Trying to manage conflict... 3.…
Government
We are social creatures... Absent government, many services wou…
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Am. Gov't Final
Caucus
Electoral Vote
527s
Matching Funds
Meeting of candidate supporters who choose delegates to a sta…
Cast by electors, with each state receiving one vote for each…
Political organizations formed primarily to influence electio…
Public moneys (from $3 check-offs on income tax returns) that…
Caucus
Meeting of candidate supporters who choose delegates to a sta…
Electoral Vote
Cast by electors, with each state receiving one vote for each…
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Vocabulary AM Gov't
Democracy
Direct Democracy
Representative Democracy
Dictatorship
Citizen hold the power (vote)
Citizens bote but follow one leader
Variety of democracy founded on the principle of elected peop…
Autocratic type of gov't best controlled by a dictator.
Democracy
Citizen hold the power (vote)
Direct Democracy
Citizens bote but follow one leader
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Am. Gov't final
chicago teen murdered in mississippi i…
what city did teen visit
why was teen murdered
uncle of chicago teen
emmett till
sumner
talking fresh to a white woman at a store when he went to go…
miso wright
chicago teen murdered in mississippi i…
emmett till
what city did teen visit
sumner
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Am Gov-government
what is government?
Muscular System
Skeletal System
Nervous System
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
-Organs: muscles, tendons(connect muscle to bone)... -Functions:…
-Organs: bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments(connects bone to…
-Organs: brain, spinal cord, nerves... -Functions: regulation of…
what is government?
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
Muscular System
-Organs: muscles, tendons(connect muscle to bone)... -Functions:…
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Am/Gov't:)
What is democracy?
The peoples government is made, for th…
The United States is a Democratic...
Referendum
A system of government in which the people rule directly or i…
By the people, and answerable to the people.
Republic. (The Indirect popular rule is what we use. The peop…
When legislature refers a question/issue to the people.
What is democracy?
A system of government in which the people rule directly or i…
The peoples government is made, for th…
By the people, and answerable to the people.
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Am. Gov't Final
cede
factions
political districts
apportionment
To give up
A group that seeks to promote its own special interests at th…
Marginal Districts
Distribution of representatives among the states based on the…
cede
To give up
factions
A group that seeks to promote its own special interests at th…
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AM Gov't Midterm
Gitlow v. NY
Texas v. Johnson
Tinker v. Des Moines
Schenck v. US
Incorporated Speech
Speech - Right to burn American flag
Speech (Symbolic) - Students allowed to wear black arm bands
Speech (Unprotected) - Attempted to obstruct military recruit…
Gitlow v. NY
Incorporated Speech
Texas v. Johnson
Speech - Right to burn American flag
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Am Gov't Quiz
Popular Sovereignty
Federalism
Separation of Powers
Checks and balances
people have rights, government should represent the will of t…
strong, central government
no branch gets too powerful
everything balances out, nothing overpowers anything
Popular Sovereignty
people have rights, government should represent the will of t…
Federalism
strong, central government
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AM Gov't Final
Party in Government, Party in Electora…
Psychological Model
Sociological Model
Rational Choice Model
3 Definitions of a Political Party
University of Michigan
Columbia University
Rochester University
Party in Government, Party in Electora…
3 Definitions of a Political Party
Psychological Model
University of Michigan
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Amendments Am. Gov't.
1st Amendment
2nd Amendment
4th Amendment
5th Amendment
Freedom of Religion, Press, Speech, Assembly, Petition
Right to bear arms
Right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures
Right to grand jury indictment, no double jeopardy, freedom f…
1st Amendment
Freedom of Religion, Press, Speech, Assembly, Petition
2nd Amendment
Right to bear arms
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Am. Gov.- Purposes of Government
What are the 6 different purposes of g…
What is the main idea of forming a mor…
What was the original thought process…
What does forming a more perfect union…
form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic…
Unity of state and people
To link the original states and American people more closely…
relief of tension between states, takes some power away from…
What are the 6 different purposes of g…
form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic…
What is the main idea of forming a mor…
Unity of state and people
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Am. Gov't.
Political party
Nominate
Platform
Precincts
An organization of citizens who wish to influence and control…
Or name, candidates who run for public office, take the respo…
A statement of the party's official stand on major public iss…
Or voting districts. Fewer than 1,000 voters, vote in same po…
Political party
An organization of citizens who wish to influence and control…
Nominate
Or name, candidates who run for public office, take the respo…
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Wilson Am Gov't 3
devolution
Block Grant
Federalism
Necessary and Proper Clause
The effort to scale back the size and activities of the natio…
Grants of money from the federal government to states for pro…
A political system in which ultimate authority is shared betw…
Authorizes congress to pass all laws to carry out the enumera…
devolution
The effort to scale back the size and activities of the natio…
Block Grant
Grants of money from the federal government to states for pro…
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Am. Gov't - Amendments
Protects the rights of the criminally…
Prohibits unreasonable searches and se…
Prevents soldiers from taking over pri…
Provides a speedy and public trial
5th
4th
3rd
6th
Protects the rights of the criminally…
5th
Prohibits unreasonable searches and se…
4th
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Am. Gov't Executive
Chief of State
Chief Executive
Chief Administrator
Chief Diplomat
Ceremonial head of the gov't of the US. The symbol of the nat…
Has the executive powers of the US. Broad in domestic and for…
Director of the huge executive branch. Managing the spreading…
Main architect of American foreign policy and the nation's ch…
Chief of State
Ceremonial head of the gov't of the US. The symbol of the nat…
Chief Executive
Has the executive powers of the US. Broad in domestic and for…
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Am. Gov't Final
Congress
Constituency
Bicameral Legislature
435
What is the most important representative institution in Amer…
The residents in the area from which an official is elected
A legislative body consisting of two chambers or houses
How many members are there in House of Representatives?
Congress
What is the most important representative institution in Amer…
Constituency
The residents in the area from which an official is elected
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Am. Gov't Formative
Who serves as the President of the Sen…
The House of Representatives has the s…
The Legislative branch has the authori…
Which is the duty of the House of Repr…
Vice President
Checks and Balances
pass bills
elect the president if a candidate has failed to win a majori…
Who serves as the President of the Sen…
Vice President
The House of Representatives has the s…
Checks and Balances
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Am. Gov't Definitions 5
constitution
bicameral
confederation
articles of confederation
a detailed, written plan for government
a legislature of two parts, or houses
a group of individuals or state governments
the first constitution of the United States
constitution
a detailed, written plan for government
bicameral
a legislature of two parts, or houses
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Am. Gov't Definitions 4
Authority
Liberty
Proclamation
Boycott
the power to make others obey
the quality or state of being free
an official, formal public announcement
to refuse to purchase certain goods or services
Authority
the power to make others obey
Liberty
the quality or state of being free
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Am. Gov't Definitions 3
Democracy
Direct democracy
Representative democracy
Republic
a government in which citizens hold the power to rule
a form of government in which the people vote firsthand
a government in which citizens choose a smaller group to gove…
a representative democracy where citizens choose their lawmak…
Democracy
a government in which citizens hold the power to rule
Direct democracy
a form of government in which the people vote firsthand
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Am gov't chapter 6
1. What are the executive powers of th…
2. What are executive orders and execu…
3. What is an executive agreement?
4. What are the diplomatic and militar…
Appointment and removal of the congress and has the power to…
2. An executive order made by the president to help officers…
An agreement made within the president and another formal lea…
Diplomatic: negotiate treaties and other formal agreements to…
1. What are the executive powers of th…
Appointment and removal of the congress and has the power to…
2. What are executive orders and execu…
2. An executive order made by the president to help officers…
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Am Gov't Chp 2
mercantilism
Seven Years War
No Taxation Without Representation
Stamp Act Congress
an economic theory designed to increase a nation's wealth thr…
Fought from 1756-1763 between Britain and France
Belief that the colonists should not pay taxes in which they…
meetings of representatives of nine of the the thirteen colon…
mercantilism
an economic theory designed to increase a nation's wealth thr…
Seven Years War
Fought from 1756-1763 between Britain and France
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chapter 1 AM. gov't
Marxist view
power
authority
legitimacy
view that the government is dominated by capitalists
the ability of one person to another person to act in accorda…
the right to use power
political authority conferred by law or by a state or nationa…
Marxist view
view that the government is dominated by capitalists
power
the ability of one person to another person to act in accorda…
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Ch. 7 Am. Gov't
political participation
types of political participation:
conventional participation
unconventional participation
any kind of action that is aimed at changing or supporting go…
conventional and unconventional
political activity that communicates preferences through esta…
takes place outside of established institutions and challenge…
political participation
any kind of action that is aimed at changing or supporting go…
types of political participation:
conventional and unconventional
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Am Gov't Chp 3
federal system
confederation
unitary system
Enumerated Powers
system of government where the national government and state…
type of govenment where the national government derives its p…
system of government where the local and regional governments…
Specific powers granted to Congress under Article I, sections…
federal system
system of government where the national government and state…
confederation
type of govenment where the national government derives its p…
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Am Gov't Chp. 7
apportionment
bicameral legislature
cloture
conference committee
the process of allotting congressional seats to each state fo…
a two-house legislature
requiring sixty senators to vote to cut off debate
a special joint created to reconcile differences in bills pas…
apportionment
the process of allotting congressional seats to each state fo…
bicameral legislature
a two-house legislature
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Am. Gov't Unit 1
constitution
executive power
unitary government
parliamentary government
body of law that sets out principles, structures, and process…
the power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
all power belongs to a single, central agency
legislative branch elects the executive (Prime Minister and c…
constitution
body of law that sets out principles, structures, and process…
executive power
the power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
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Am. Gov't Unit 2
Limited Government
Representative Government
Magna Carta
Due Process
the government has restrictions to its power, and every indiv…
system of government in which public policies are made by off…
established that the power of the monarchy was not absolute a…
the government must act fairly and in accord with established…
Limited Government
the government has restrictions to its power, and every indiv…
Representative Government
system of government in which public policies are made by off…
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Am Gov't Chp. 6
Bicameral Legislature
Apportionment
Bill
Impeachment
A two house legislature.
The process of allotting congressional seats to each state ac…
A proposed law.
The power delegated to the House of Representatives in the Co…
Bicameral Legislature
A two house legislature.
Apportionment
The process of allotting congressional seats to each state ac…
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Am. Gov't Unit 3
Popular Sovereignty
Limited Government
Rule of Law
Constitutionalism
basic principle of the American system of government which as…
basic principle of American government which states that gove…
concept that government and its officers are always subject t…
basic principle that government and those who govern must obe…
Popular Sovereignty
basic principle of the American system of government which as…
Limited Government
basic principle of American government which states that gove…
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AmGov Ch 2: Origins of American Government
Delegate
Limited Government
Anti-Federalists
Representative Government
a representative; those from each of the 13 colonies
The idea that government is restricted in what it may do, and…
They were opposed the ratification of the constitution
The idea that government should serve the will of the people
Delegate
a representative; those from each of the 13 colonies
Limited Government
The idea that government is restricted in what it may do, and…
Am. Gov't exam 3
Ideologies interests
Ideologies
Interests
Special interest
2 reasons we don't agree on policy
Different perspectives; principles, irrational *not based on…
Rational *logical reasons people disagree on policy
Redundant term intending to vilify interest groups
Ideologies interests
2 reasons we don't agree on policy
Ideologies
Different perspectives; principles, irrational *not based on…
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Government-Federal Gov't
Government
Public policy
Legislative Power
Judicial 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 powerto make a law and a frame public polices
The power to interpret laws to determine their meaning and to…
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…
8 terms
AM Gov't Unit II Part B
Unique Constitutional powers and funct…
Functions of Congress other than lawma…
Factors influencing how members of Con…
Factors accounting for individual memb…
Congress is split into two chambers 1) the House of Represent…
1) RE-ELECTION - most members focus time, attention and money…
Constituent Convictions... Congressman personal Convictions... Want…
1) How long they've been in office... 2) Visibility - do they tr…
Unique Constitutional powers and funct…
Congress is split into two chambers 1) the House of Represent…
Functions of Congress other than lawma…
1) RE-ELECTION - most members focus time, attention and money…
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Am Gov't Chp. 9
T/F:The Judicial Branch is the most tr…
What percentage of Americans trust the…
Why do Americans trust the Supreme Cou…
Current Supreme Court Members
True.
60-80%
Their overall significant position (they should be the best o…
John Roberts (chief justice), Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy…
T/F:The Judicial Branch is the most tr…
True.
What percentage of Americans trust the…
60-80%
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Chapter 4 AM GOV'T
Delegated Powers
Expressed Powers
Enumerated Powers
Implied Powers
All powers granted
Directly Stated
Expressed powers stated directly in the constitution
Understood Powers
Delegated Powers
All powers granted
Expressed Powers
Directly Stated
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