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Texas Government- Chapter 10/ Practicing Texas Politics
civil law
criminal law
misdemeanor
felony
the body of law concerning noncriminal matters such as busine…
the body of law concerning felony and misdemeanor offenses by…
classified as a, b, or c, a misdemeanor may be punished by fi…
a serious crime punished by fine and prison confinement
civil law
the body of law concerning noncriminal matters such as busine…
criminal law
the body of law concerning felony and misdemeanor offenses by…
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Texas Government- Chapter 7/Practicing Texas Politics
unicameral
bicameral
regular session
special session
term describing a one house legislature
term describing a legislature with two houses or chambers
a session of the texas legislature that begins on the second…
a legislative session called by the governor and limited to n…
unicameral
term describing a one house legislature
bicameral
term describing a legislature with two houses or chambers
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Texas Government- Chapter 6/ Practicing Texas Politics
interest group
right of association
decentralized government
organizational pattern
an organization that seeks to influence government officials…
the us supreme court has ruled that this right is part of the…
decentralization is achieved by dividing power between nation…
some interest groups have a decentralized pattern of organiza…
interest group
an organization that seeks to influence government officials…
right of association
the us supreme court has ruled that this right is part of the…
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Texas Government- Chapter 8/ Practicing Texas Politics
governors office
appointive power
recess appointment
removal power
the office of the governor is the administrative organization…
the authority to name a person to a government office. most g…
an appointment made by the governor when the texas legislatur…
authority to remove an official from office. in texas, the go…
governors office
the office of the governor is the administrative organization…
appointive power
the authority to name a person to a government office. most g…
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Texas Government- Chapter 11/Practicing Texas Politics
Fiscal Policy
Tax
Regressive tax
Progressive Tax
Public policy that concerns taxing, government spending, publ…
A compulsory contribution extracted by a government for a pub…
A tax in which the effective tax rate falls as the tax base i…
A tax in which the effective tax rate increases as the tax ba…
Fiscal Policy
Public policy that concerns taxing, government spending, publ…
Tax
A compulsory contribution extracted by a government for a pub…
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Texas Government- Chapter 10/ Practicing Texas Politics
civil law
criminal law
misdemeanor
felony
the body of law concerning noncriminal matters such as busine…
the body of law concerning felony and misdemeanor offenses by…
classified as a, b, or c, a _____ may be punished by fine and…
a serious crime punished by fine and prison confinement
civil law
the body of law concerning noncriminal matters such as busine…
criminal law
the body of law concerning felony and misdemeanor offenses by…
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TCC Texas Government Political Economy & Local Government
The Big Three
Public Policy (defined)
Sunset Review Process
How long did it take Texas to integrat…
Public Schools, Health & Human Services; Business Development
1. Identify the need or problem.... 2. Formulate a solution.... 3.…
Over the cycle of 12 years, each state agency is studied and…
A decade
The Big Three
Public Schools, Health & Human Services; Business Development
Public Policy (defined)
1. Identify the need or problem.... 2. Formulate a solution.... 3.…
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Texas Government- Chapter 11/Practicing Texas Politics
Fiscal Policy
Tax
Regressive tax
Progressive Tax
Public policy that concerns taxing, government spending, publ…
A compulsory contribution extracted by a government for a pub…
A tax in which the effective tax rate falls as the tax base i…
A tax in which the effective tax rate increases as the tax ba…
Fiscal Policy
Public policy that concerns taxing, government spending, publ…
Tax
A compulsory contribution extracted by a government for a pub…
26 terms
Texas Government- Chapter 11/Practicing Texas Politics
Fiscal Policy
Tax
Regressive tax
Progressive Tax
Public policy that concerns taxing, government spending, publ…
A compulsory contribution extracted by a government for a pub…
A tax in which the effective tax rate falls as the tax base i…
A tax in which the effective tax rate increases as the tax ba…
Fiscal Policy
Public policy that concerns taxing, government spending, publ…
Tax
A compulsory contribution extracted by a government for a pub…
29 terms
Texas Government- Chapter 7/Practicing Texas Politics
unicameral
bicameral
regular session
special session
term describing a one house legislature
term describing a legislature with two houses or chambers
a session of the texas legislature that begins on the second…
a legislative session called by the governor and limited to n…
unicameral
term describing a one house legislature
bicameral
term describing a legislature with two houses or chambers
32 terms
Texas Government- Chapter 10/ Practicing Texas Politics
civil law
criminal law
misdemeanor
felony
the body of law concerning noncriminal matters such as busine…
the body of law concerning felony and misdemeanor offenses by…
classified as a, b, or c, a misdemeanor may be punished by fi…
a serious crime punished by fine and prison confinement
civil law
the body of law concerning noncriminal matters such as busine…
criminal law
the body of law concerning felony and misdemeanor offenses by…
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Texas Government- Chapter 8/ Practicing Texas Politics
governors office
appointive power
recess appointment
removal power
the office of the governor is the administrative organization…
the authority to name a person to a government office. most g…
an appointment made by the governor when the texas legislatur…
authority to remove an official from office. in texas, the go…
governors office
the office of the governor is the administrative organization…
appointive power
the authority to name a person to a government office. most g…
29 terms
Texas Government- Chapter 7/Practicing Texas Politics
unicameral
bicameral
regular session
special session
term describing a one house legislature
term describing a legislature with two houses or chambers
a session of the texas legislature that begins on the second…
a legislative session called by the governor and limited to n…
unicameral
term describing a one house legislature
bicameral
term describing a legislature with two houses or chambers
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Texas Government, ch. 1 - Environment of Texas Politics
government
public policy
politics
political culture
The institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
the course of action the government takes in response to an i…
The process by which we select our governmental leaders and w…
A set of basic values and beliefs about one's country or gove…
government
The institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
public policy
the course of action the government takes in response to an i…
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Texas Government-History of Texas and Political Culture
the legacy of the Spanish
the overall purpose of the Spanish mis…
Stephen F. Austin
Why did the Mexican government allow c…
-introduced European crops... -Spanish Missions... -our states name
assimilate the Native Americans
Farther of Texas (started handing out land grants)
1. to settle & develop the frontier... b. increase economic deve…
the legacy of the Spanish
-introduced European crops... -Spanish Missions... -our states name
the overall purpose of the Spanish mis…
assimilate the Native Americans
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Texas Government- Chapter 10/ Practicing Texas Politics
civil law
criminal law
misdemeanor
felony
the body of law concerning noncriminal matters such as busine…
the body of law concerning felony and misdemeanor offenses by…
classified as a, b, or c, a misdemeanor may be punished by fi…
a serious crime punished by fine and prison confinement
civil law
the body of law concerning noncriminal matters such as busine…
criminal law
the body of law concerning felony and misdemeanor offenses by…
22 terms
Texas Government- Chapter 6/ Practicing Texas Politics
interest group
right of association
decentralized government
organizational pattern
an organization that seeks to influence government officials…
the us supreme court has ruled that this right is part of the…
decentralization is achieved by dividing power between nation…
some interest groups have a decentralized pattern of organiza…
interest group
an organization that seeks to influence government officials…
right of association
the us supreme court has ruled that this right is part of the…
25 terms
Texas Government- Chapter 8/ Practicing Texas Politics
governors office
appointive power
recess appointment
removal power
the office of the governor is the administrative organization…
the authority to name a person to a government office. most g…
an appointment made by the governor when the texas legislatur…
authority to remove an official from office. in texas, the go…
governors office
the office of the governor is the administrative organization…
appointive power
the authority to name a person to a government office. most g…
27 terms
Texas Government- Chapter 11/Practicing Texas Politics
Fiscal Policy
Tax
Regressive tax
Progressive Tax
Public policy that concerns taxing, government spending, publ…
A compulsory contribution extracted by a government for a pub…
A tax in which the effective tax rate falls as the tax base i…
A tax in which the effective tax rate increases as the tax ba…
Fiscal Policy
Public policy that concerns taxing, government spending, publ…
Tax
A compulsory contribution extracted by a government for a pub…
36 terms
Texas Government- Chapter 7/Practicing Texas Politics
unicameral
bicameral
regular session
special session
term describing a one house legislature
term describing a legislature with two houses or chambers
a session of the texas legislature that begins on the second…
a legislative session called by the governor and limited to n…
unicameral
term describing a one house legislature
bicameral
term describing a legislature with two houses or chambers
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Texas Governement erdmann texas political parties
in modern day texas control of state g…
which party dominated the texas politi…
which of the following is not usually…
______ believes that they can have mor…
lies solely in the hands of the republicans
democratic
lobbying
Tea Party Members
in modern day texas control of state g…
lies solely in the hands of the republicans
which party dominated the texas politi…
democratic
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Texas Government and Politics Exam 1
Three political sub-cultures
Concurrent powers
Reserved powers
Delegated powers
Traditionalistic... Individualistic... moralistic
Powers shared by the national government and the states
Powers reserved to the states
Powers that the constitution gives to the national government
Three political sub-cultures
Traditionalistic... Individualistic... moralistic
Concurrent powers
Powers shared by the national government and the states
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Texas Government and Politics Exam 1
Hernan Cortez
Cabeza de Vaca
Cavelier and LaSalle
Fort Saint Louis
claimed Mexico for the Spanish crown after a conquest against…
captured by various Native tribes;his small surviving band en…
Frenchman who established a colony in Texas; Spain gets worri…
named after the King of France; brought Spain back to Texas f…
Hernan Cortez
claimed Mexico for the Spanish crown after a conquest against…
Cabeza de Vaca
captured by various Native tribes;his small surviving band en…
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Chapter 5 Texas Politics and Government
The Texas Penal Code is a body of laws…
In Texas one's punishment varies based…
As of 2014, the State of Texas has ide…
. Felonies are classified as first, se…
C
A
D
B
The Texas Penal Code is a body of laws…
C
In Texas one's punishment varies based…
A
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Texas Politics and State Government Review
Who is the Lieutenant Governor and wha…
What is the most powerful position in…
Texas Senate
US House of Representatives... How man…
Dan Patrick... Presides over state senate
Lieutenant Governor (not one of 31 members)... Elected from a st…
31 members... 4 year terms... No term limits... Upper house of the TX…
435 members, 36 Texans
Who is the Lieutenant Governor and wha…
Dan Patrick... Presides over state senate
What is the most powerful position in…
Lieutenant Governor (not one of 31 members)... Elected from a st…
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Texas Politics and Government Chapter 4
US Senator Term
Texas Senator Term
How many members of the Texas House of…
How many members of the Texas Senate
6 years
4 years staggered election
150
31
US Senator Term
6 years
Texas Senator Term
4 years staggered election
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Chapter 6 Texas Politics and Government
There are a variety of forms of local…
Approximately how many municipalities…
Which of the following views of local…
Approximately _______ percent of Texan…
D
1200
A
80
There are a variety of forms of local…
D
Approximately how many municipalities…
1200
56 terms
Texas Government and Politics Exam 3
Special Session of 1918
Prohibition
Volstead Act
Womens Suffrage
Passed espionage and sedition laws that made it a crime to cr…
WWI gave renewed vigor to this movement; Texas was one of the…
Passed to help enforce the 18th amendment
19th amendment passed in TX in 1919
Special Session of 1918
Passed espionage and sedition laws that made it a crime to cr…
Prohibition
WWI gave renewed vigor to this movement; Texas was one of the…
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Chapter 4 Texas politics and government
The governor of Texas is constitutiona…
The Texas Constitution requires that t…
Which of the following would be eligib…
In 1978, Texans elected ___________, t…
B
B
A
D
The governor of Texas is constitutiona…
B
The Texas Constitution requires that t…
B
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Texas Politics - Chapter 6: Local Governments in Texas
creatures of the state
general law city
home rule city
incorporation
local governments are created by state government, and all po…
cities governed by city charters created by state statues
cities governed by city charters created by the actions of lo…
process of creating a city government
creatures of the state
local governments are created by state government, and all po…
general law city
cities governed by city charters created by state statues
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Texas Government Ch. 5 (Political Parties)
pragmatism
decentralization
grassroots
single-member district
ideas should be judged on the basis of their practical result…
exercise of power in political parties by state and local par…
the lowest level of party organization. in texas, it's the pr…
a system in which one candidate is elected to a legislative b…
pragmatism
ideas should be judged on the basis of their practical result…
decentralization
exercise of power in political parties by state and local par…
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Texas Politics - Chapter 12: Financing State Government
political values
public goods
nonexcludability
nonrivalrous consumption
a set of beliefs about political processes and the role that…
goods or services characterized by the features of nonexcluda…
the inability to practically prevent people from receiving or…
situation in which the use or enjoyment of a good or service…
political values
a set of beliefs about political processes and the role that…
public goods
goods or services characterized by the features of nonexcluda…
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Texas Government Ch.1-Social and Economic Environment of Texas Politics
Regressive tax
Economic diversification
Political Myths
Republic
requires lower income and middle income citizens to pay a hig…
The development of new and varied business activities.
Generally held views rooted in the political culture that are…
A political system in which sovereign power resides in the ci…
Regressive tax
requires lower income and middle income citizens to pay a hig…
Economic diversification
The development of new and varied business activities.
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Texas Politics
Autocracy
Oligarchy
Democracy
Kingly Rule
Goverment where 1 person holds the power
A small group of people holds government power
The people hold the power
(1st)The king can't do anything that's isn't best for his peo…
Autocracy
Goverment where 1 person holds the power
Oligarchy
A small group of people holds government power
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Texas Government - Chapter 1 - The Context of Texas Politics - Exam 1 Review
Which flags have flown over Texas at s…
Who established the first Anglo settle…
Who led the Texas army in the decisive…
After the Civil War, for which politic…
France, Spain, Mexico, Texas Republic Flag, Confederate Flag,…
Stephen F. Austin
Sam Houston
Republican
Which flags have flown over Texas at s…
France, Spain, Mexico, Texas Republic Flag, Confederate Flag,…
Who established the first Anglo settle…
Stephen F. Austin
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Texas Government, ch. 6 - Media and Politics
soft news
hard news
yellow journalism
professionalism
media coverage that aims to entertain or shock, often through…
media coverage focused on facts and important issues surround…
journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news t…
reporting that is objective, neutral, and accurate
soft news
media coverage that aims to entertain or shock, often through…
hard news
media coverage focused on facts and important issues surround…
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Texas Government - Policy and Politics Ch. 1-4
Executions
Capital Punishment
Public Policy
The Policymaking Process
Texas leads the nation in executions. btwn 1977 and 2011 the…
the death penalty. Cannot execute mentally retarded persons.
What government officials choose to do or not do about public…
A logical sequence of activities affecting the development of…
Executions
Texas leads the nation in executions. btwn 1977 and 2011 the…
Capital Punishment
the death penalty. Cannot execute mentally retarded persons.
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"Governing Texas" Chapter 1: The Political Culture, People and Economy of Texas
Tx Politics dominated by Republican Pa…
Moralistic political culture
Individualistic political culture
Traditionalistic political culture
-Challenged by rise of Tea Party which advanced hyperconserva…
-Rooted in New England (Puritans). ... -Politics is the concern…
-Originated in middle states (entrepreneurs and fortune seeke…
-Originated in South (plantation culture and Jim Crow era).…
Tx Politics dominated by Republican Pa…
-Challenged by rise of Tea Party which advanced hyperconserva…
Moralistic political culture
-Rooted in New England (Puritans). ... -Politics is the concern…
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Texas Local Government and Famous Texan Political Leaders
Council-Manager Government (description)
Give two examples of TX Cities with a…
Mayor-Council Government (description)
Give an example of a TX city with a Ma…
1.) In most TX cities with 5000+ people... 2.) City Council is E…
1. Dallas... 2 Austin
1.) Mayor is CHIEF EXECUTIVE (top boss of city/town)... 2.) City…
Houston
Council-Manager Government (description)
1.) In most TX cities with 5000+ people... 2.) City Council is E…
Give two examples of TX Cities with a…
1. Dallas... 2 Austin
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Chapter 5 Political Parties Texas Government
_Political Parties_
Functions of Political Parties
_Two-Party system_
_Single-member districts_
a broad based coalition of interests whose primary purpose is…
A. Nominate and elect their members to public office.... B. Simp…
a political system characterized by two dominant parties comp…
two-party systems are supported by..
_Political Parties_
a broad based coalition of interests whose primary purpose is…
Functions of Political Parties
A. Nominate and elect their members to public office.... B. Simp…
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Government: Texas Politics Today Exam 1
What best describes Texas's philosophy…
The political climate in Texas has his…
The view that inequality is inevitable…
Those who view social inequality as th…
"The best government is the government that governs the least."
a business-friendly state, a state with low taxes, and a righ…
of an individual's quality of life is an example of Texas con…
of a government that attempts to balance power in society and…
What best describes Texas's philosophy…
"The best government is the government that governs the least."
The political climate in Texas has his…
a business-friendly state, a state with low taxes, and a righ…
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Texas Government, ch. 4 - political parties
Political Party
Stratarchy
Temporary Party Organization
Platform
An organization influenced by political ideology whose primar…
A political system wherein power is diffused among and within…
Primaries and conventions that function briefly to nominate c…
a document that sets forth a political party's position on is…
Political Party
An organization influenced by political ideology whose primar…
Stratarchy
A political system wherein power is diffused among and within…
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Texas Government: Chapter 1- Intro; Texas History and Politics
Adelsverein Society
land-based economy
Economic regions
majority-minority
An organization that promoted German immigration to Texas in…
An economic system in which most wealth is derived from the u…
Divisions of the state based on dominant economic activity.
Minority groups that make up a majority that the population o…
Adelsverein Society
An organization that promoted German immigration to Texas in…
land-based economy
An economic system in which most wealth is derived from the u…
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Political Science: Texas Government Exam 1 Notes
Economic development is broadly define…
Texas budget is relatively ________.
The policymaking system begins with __…
You need ________ labor forces to have…
population growth, income, education levels
small
YOU
skilled
Economic development is broadly define…
population growth, income, education levels
Texas budget is relatively ________.
small
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Chapter 6; Local Governments in Texas, Exam 3 Texas Politics
How do local governments exist?
Why do local governments exist?
What is a Municipal Government?
What do city and county governments ha…
Under the 10th Amendment and are exercised through the enactm…
To aid the states in the performance of their police powers
A local government for an incorporated community established…
Broad authority to provide services, enact regulations, and l…
How do local governments exist?
Under the 10th Amendment and are exercised through the enactm…
Why do local governments exist?
To aid the states in the performance of their police powers
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Texas Politics
prorationing
democracy
legitimacy
federal system
government restraint, suppression, or regulation of the produ…
the form of government based on the theory that the legitimac…
people's belief that their government is morally just, and th…
a system of government that provides for a division and shari…
prorationing
government restraint, suppression, or regulation of the produ…
democracy
the form of government based on the theory that the legitimac…
42 terms
"Governing Texas" Chapter 1: The Political Culture, People and Economy of Texas
Tx Politics dominated by Republican Pa…
Moralistic political culture
Individualistic political culture
Traditionalistic political culture
-Challenged by rise of Tea Party which advanced hyperconserva…
-Rooted in New England (Puritans). ... -Politics is the concern…
-Originated in middle states (entrepreneurs and fortune seeke…
-Originated in South (plantation culture and Jim Crow era).…
Tx Politics dominated by Republican Pa…
-Challenged by rise of Tea Party which advanced hyperconserva…
Moralistic political culture
-Rooted in New England (Puritans). ... -Politics is the concern…
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Texas Government Exam 3 Questions (chapter 4) POLITICAL PARTIES IN TEXAS
Presidential Republicanism is a term u…
According to __________, a voting syst…
Democrats becoming more liberal and Re…
Democrats won all countywide elections…
vote Republican for president and Democrat for state offices.
Duverger's Law
partisan polarization.
Dallas County
Presidential Republicanism is a term u…
vote Republican for president and Democrat for state offices.
According to __________, a voting syst…
Duverger's Law
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Texas Government Exam II Practicing Texas Politics Chapter 7
interest group
right of association
organizational pattern
group leadership
an organization that seeks to influence government officials…
the us supreme court has ruled that this right is part of the…
some interest groups have a decentralized pattern of organiza…
leaders of groups tend to have financial resources that permi…
interest group
an organization that seeks to influence government officials…
right of association
the us supreme court has ruled that this right is part of the…
24 terms
Texas Government
Explain the changes the Republicans ma…
Explain how Texas protects the basic r…
Explain how the Texas constitution pro…
Explain how public schools are funded…
The governor's power was increased
By the Bill of Rights under the Texas and US Constitution
Legislative checks on the executive by confirming the governo…
Property taxes that are based on the value of real estate
Explain the changes the Republicans ma…
The governor's power was increased
Explain how Texas protects the basic r…
By the Bill of Rights under the Texas and US Constitution
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