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AP Government & Politics: Unit 1
government
individuals/institutions outlined in t…
politics
american form of government
-institutions and individuals who make policy and conduct the…
DMV, courts, post office, congress, IRS, president, executive…
-who gets what, when and how, decision making for policy... -pro…
representative democracy/republic
government
-institutions and individuals who make policy and conduct the…
individuals/institutions outlined in t…
DMV, courts, post office, congress, IRS, president, executive…
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Separation of Powers
Checks and Balances
Federal System
Legislative Branch is Composed of
a way of dividing the power of government among legislative,…
constitutionally mandated structure that gives each of the th…
system of government in which the national government and sta…
congress which consists of the senate and the house of repres…
Separation of Powers
a way of dividing the power of government among legislative,…
Checks and Balances
constitutionally mandated structure that gives each of the th…
51 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Government
Democracy
Representation
Majoritarian
The institution through which public policies are made for a…
A system of selecting policymakers and of organizing governme…
A basic principle of traditional democratic theory that descr…
Rule by majority
Government
The institution through which public policies are made for a…
Democracy
A system of selecting policymakers and of organizing governme…
58 terms
AP Government and Politics: Unit 1
Authority
Bureaucratic View
Democracy
Direct (participatory) democracy
right to use power
View that the government is dominated by appointed officals
government by the people. Demos= people, the rule of many
a government in which all or most citizen participate directly
Authority
right to use power
Bureaucratic View
View that the government is dominated by appointed officals
55 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Political Participation
Single-Issue Groups
Policymaking System
Policy Agenda
The ways in which people get involved in politics... Ex: Voting
Groups so concerned with one issue that members often cast th…
In this system, people shape policies and are then affected b…
Issues that attract the attention of public officials and oth…
Political Participation
The ways in which people get involved in politics... Ex: Voting
Single-Issue Groups
Groups so concerned with one issue that members often cast th…
9 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Separation of Powers
Checks and Balances
Federal System
Legislative Branch is Composed of
a way of dividing the power of government among legislative,…
constitutionally mandated structure that gives each of the th…
system of government in which the national government and sta…
congress which consists of the senate and the house of repres…
Separation of Powers
a way of dividing the power of government among legislative,…
Checks and Balances
constitutionally mandated structure that gives each of the th…
51 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Constitution
Constitutional Democracy
Democracy
Forms of Government
a body of fundamental principles or established precedents ac…
a system of government in which the limits of political autho…
a system of government by the whole population or all the eli…
set of political systems and institutions that make up the or…
Constitution
a body of fundamental principles or established precedents ac…
Constitutional Democracy
a system of government in which the limits of political autho…
69 terms
AP Government & Politics Unit 1
Power
Authority
Legitimacy
Marxist View
the ability to do something or to act in a certain way
the ability to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedi…
the lawfulness of something
- an individual's position within a class hierarchy is determ…
Power
the ability to do something or to act in a certain way
Authority
the ability to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedi…
47 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Government
Public goods
Political Participation (methods)
Policy Agenda
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Highways and pubic parks. Things that can be shared by everyo…
The ways in which people get involved in politics. Voting, pu…
The Issues that attract the serious attention of public offic…
Government
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Public goods
Highways and pubic parks. Things that can be shared by everyo…
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
democracy
direct democracy
representative democracy
constitutional democracy
Government by the people, either directly or indirectly, with…
Government in which citizens come together to discuss and pas…
Government that derives its powers indirectly from the people…
A government that enforces recognized limits on those who gov…
democracy
Government by the people, either directly or indirectly, with…
direct democracy
Government in which citizens come together to discuss and pas…
15 terms
AP Government & Politics Unit 1
Government
Democracy
Individualism
Majority rule v. Minority rights
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
A system of selecting policymakers and of organizing governme…
The belief that individuals should be left on their own by th…
Majority rule follows the fundamental principle of traditiona…
Government
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Democracy
A system of selecting policymakers and of organizing governme…
17 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Government
Interest Groups
Single Issue Interest Groups
Linkage Institutions
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Organization of people with shared policy goals entering the…
Groups with narrow interests, don't like compromise, gain mem…
Access points when issues and people's policy preferences get…
Government
The institutions and processes through which public policies…
Interest Groups
Organization of people with shared policy goals entering the…
20 terms
AP GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS UNIT 1
Public Opinion
Valence issues
Wedge Issues
Saliency
Collective set of beliefs the public holds
concerns or policies that are viewed in the same way by peopl…
sharply divide the public (i.e. gun control, abortion)
importance to an individual or group
Public Opinion
Collective set of beliefs the public holds
Valence issues
concerns or policies that are viewed in the same way by peopl…
87 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1 Vocabulary
Democracy
Direct (Pure) Democracy
Representative (Indirect) Democracy
Constitutional Democracy
Government by the people, both directly and indirectly, with…
Government in which citizens vote on laws and select official…
A government in which people elect those who govern and vote…
A government that enforces written limits on government and a…
Democracy
Government by the people, both directly and indirectly, with…
Direct (Pure) Democracy
Government in which citizens vote on laws and select official…
65 terms
AP Government and Politics: Constitutional Underpinnings (Unit 1)
Aristotle
Authority
Bureaucracy
Citizen Participation
A philosopher who came up with the definition of democracy: "…
The right to use power
A large, complex organization composed of appointed officials.
A process which provides individuals an opportunity to influe…
Aristotle
A philosopher who came up with the definition of democracy: "…
Authority
The right to use power
50 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
What are some correlations between age…
Define "cleavage" in political terms
Identify the main political believes o…
What is the link between levels of edu…
Older generations are more likely to participate with the exc…
Separation of view points based on categories such as gender,…
Believe in person responsibility, limited government, traditi…
the more educated you are the more likely you are to vote
What are some correlations between age…
Older generations are more likely to participate with the exc…
Define "cleavage" in political terms
Separation of view points based on categories such as gender,…
68 terms
AP US Government and Politics Unit 1
Authority
Bureaucratic Theory on Democracy
Democracy
Direct Democracy (Participatory)
the right to use power
belief that the government is dominated by appointed officials
the rule of the many
a government in which all or most citizens participate direct…
Authority
the right to use power
Bureaucratic Theory on Democracy
belief that the government is dominated by appointed officials
82 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
democracy/democratic government
direct democracy
representative democracy
recall
A government in which the people rules; a form of government…
form of democracy in which all or most citizens participate d…
a type of government in which the people choose representativ…
a procedure, in effect in over 20 states, whereby the voters…
democracy/democratic government
A government in which the people rules; a form of government…
direct democracy
form of democracy in which all or most citizens participate d…
51 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Government
Democracy
Representation
Majoritarian
The institution through which public policies are made for a…
A system of selecting policymakers and of organizing governme…
A basic principle of traditional democratic theory that descr…
Rule by majority
Government
The institution through which public policies are made for a…
Democracy
A system of selecting policymakers and of organizing governme…
AP US Government and Politics Vocab - Unit 1 The Theory of Modern Government
direct democracy
elite and class theory
government
hyperpluralism
type of government characterized by citizens attending a town…
a group theory that revolves around an economic strata of soc…
those institutions that create public policy.
is a group theory characterized by many interest groups vying…
direct democracy
type of government characterized by citizens attending a town…
elite and class theory
a group theory that revolves around an economic strata of soc…
33 terms
AP Government & Politics - Unit 1
democracy
direct democracy
indirect democracy
majoritarian politics view
ruled by the people
ruled by the people themselves
representative rule by elected reps
leaders heavily influenced by will of the people
democracy
ruled by the people
direct democracy
ruled by the people themselves
69 terms
AP Government & Politics (Unit 1)
authority
Bureaucratic View/Theory
Citizen Participation
democracy
the right to use power
Max Weber; view that gov't is dominated by appointed officials
A process which provides individuals an opportunity to influe…
the rule of the many
authority
the right to use power
Bureaucratic View/Theory
Max Weber; view that gov't is dominated by appointed officials
55 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Political Participation
Single-Issue Groups
Policymaking System
Policy Agenda
The ways in which people get involved in politics... Ex: Voting
Groups so concerned with one issue that members often cast th…
In this system, people shape policies and are then affected b…
Issues that attract the attention of public officials and oth…
Political Participation
The ways in which people get involved in politics... Ex: Voting
Single-Issue Groups
Groups so concerned with one issue that members often cast th…
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Democratic Republic (Representative De…
Communism
Popular Sovereignty
Direct Democracy
A government that calls itself this is usually a dictatorship…
A society in which the government owns the materials and prod…
The notion that the ultimate authority in society rests with…
A system of government in which members of the policy meet to…
Democratic Republic (Representative De…
A government that calls itself this is usually a dictatorship…
Communism
A society in which the government owns the materials and prod…
51 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Constitution
Constitutional Democracy
Democracy
Forms of Government
a body of fundamental principles or established precedents ac…
a system of government in which the limits of political autho…
a system of government by the whole population or all the eli…
set of political systems and institutions that make up the or…
Constitution
a body of fundamental principles or established precedents ac…
Constitutional Democracy
a system of government in which the limits of political autho…
50 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1
Constitutional Government
Constitution
Forms of Government
Democracy
A form of govt. in which the people of a region obey a fundam…
A plan that outlines the limits, structure, and powers of a g…
Aristotle's ideas of 3 forms of government, each with a "righ…
Rule of the people.
Constitutional Government
A form of govt. in which the people of a region obey a fundam…
Constitution
A plan that outlines the limits, structure, and powers of a g…
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AP Government and Politics Unit 1 vocabulary
Democracy
Direct Democracy
Representative Democracy
Constitutional democracy
Goverent by the people, power vested in the people and is exe…
Gov. Of or by action of voters without representatives or an…
Government that derives its power indirectly from the people…
Government that enforces recognized limits on those who gover…
Democracy
Goverent by the people, power vested in the people and is exe…
Direct Democracy
Gov. Of or by action of voters without representatives or an…
25 terms
AP Government/Politics Unit 1
Government
Institution
Politics
Authority
A permanent structure (institution) through which society mak…
a long standing structure that performs certain functions for…
the struggle or process engaged by human beings to decide whi…
government has both the right to make laws and the right to e…
Government
A permanent structure (institution) through which society mak…
Institution
a long standing structure that performs certain functions for…
47 terms
AP Government & Politics Unit 1 Review
government
politics
policy making system
linkage institutions
the institution through which the state maintains social orde…
the process by which we select our government leaders and wha…
the process by which policy comes into being and... evolves over…
institutions such as parties, elections, interest groups, and…
government
the institution through which the state maintains social orde…
politics
the process by which we select our government leaders and wha…
48 terms
AP Government and Politics- Unit 1
Natural Laws
John Locke
Thomas Hobbes
Social Contract Theory
Laws created by God. If humans understood them, then they cou…
In a state of nature, people were naturally free and equal, b…
State of nature changes because humans are self centered. Liv…
Give up some rights to government in exchange for order and p…
Natural Laws
Laws created by God. If humans understood them, then they cou…
John Locke
In a state of nature, people were naturally free and equal, b…
82 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1 Study Guide
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 by law or by a state or nationa…
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.
64 terms
AP Government and Politics Vocab Unit 1
anti-federalists
Articles of Confederation
Barron v Baltimore
Bill of Attainder
those who favored strong state governments and a weak nationa…
the contract between the thirteen original colonies that crea…
The Supreme Court ruled that the due process clause of the Fi…
a law declaring an act illegal without a judicial trial
anti-federalists
those who favored strong state governments and a weak nationa…
Articles of Confederation
the contract between the thirteen original colonies that crea…
50 terms
AP US Government and Politics: Unit 1
Elite Democracy
Popular Democracy
What is the role of the government? Wh…
Theocracy
Most people are uninformed, the masses are highly intolerant…
PEOPLE will PARTICIPATE in DECISIONS that AFFECT THEIR LIVES.…
Protect the people
Ruled by divine authority
Elite Democracy
Most people are uninformed, the masses are highly intolerant…
Popular Democracy
PEOPLE will PARTICIPATE in DECISIONS that AFFECT THEIR LIVES.…
95 terms
AP US Government and Politics Unit 1
aristocracy
capitalism
Communism
Conservative
a system of government in which control is based on rule of t…
an economic system based on individual and corporate ownershi…
A political, economic, and social theory based on the collect…
One who believes in and supports the typically traditional va…
aristocracy
a system of government in which control is based on rule of t…
capitalism
an economic system based on individual and corporate ownershi…
66 terms
AP US Government and Politics Unit 1
Authoritarian Regimes
Bill of Rights
Consent of the Governed
An Economic Interpretation of the Cons…
Totaltarian political regime in which power isn't controlled…
First 10 amendments to the US Constitution. This guarantee pe…
Agreement by the people of a nation to subject themselves to…
Written by Charles Beard, this was the first book to attack t…
Authoritarian Regimes
Totaltarian political regime in which power isn't controlled…
Bill of Rights
First 10 amendments to the US Constitution. This guarantee pe…
29 terms
AP US Government and Politics: Unit 1
American Dream
Conservative
Government
Liberal
The widespread belief that the United States is a land of opp…
A person who believes in less government, lower taxes, a stro…
Institutions and officials organized to establish and carry o…
A person whose views favor more government involvement in bus…
American Dream
The widespread belief that the United States is a land of opp…
Conservative
A person who believes in less government, lower taxes, a stro…
AP Comparative Government & Politics Unit 1 Introduction
causality
variable
dependent variable
indpendent variable
a relationship between two or more variables in which changes…
an item, studied in science, whose existence or value is subj…
the variable a reasearcher seeks to explain whose value or pr…
the variable(s) that the researcher examines as possible caus…
causality
a relationship between two or more variables in which changes…
variable
an item, studied in science, whose existence or value is subj…
37 terms
AP Government and Politics: Unit 1 Vocabulary
Unalienable
Articles of Confederation
Constitutional Convention
Shay's Rebellion
Rights you are born with, natural rights
Weak constitution that governed America during the Revolution…
Meeting in Philly 1787, produced the new constitution
1787 rebellion where ex-revolutionists attempted preventing f…
Unalienable
Rights you are born with, natural rights
Articles of Confederation
Weak constitution that governed America during the Revolution…
70 terms
AP Comparative Government and Politics: Unit 1
advanced democracy
authoritarian regime
bicameral legislature
unicameral legislature
Characterizes countries that have well established democratic…
A regime in which decisions are made by political elites with…
A legislature that has two houses, usually an "upper" and a "…
A legislature with only one house.
advanced democracy
Characterizes countries that have well established democratic…
authoritarian regime
A regime in which decisions are made by political elites with…
50 terms
AP U.S Government & Politics Unit 1
Government
Politics
Political Participation
Policy Making System
the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
Method of maintaining, managing, and gaining control of gover…
any activity that shapes, affects, or involves the political…
The crafting of a policy to resolve public problems
Government
the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
Politics
Method of maintaining, managing, and gaining control of gover…
47 terms
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…
66 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1 Vocabulary
Government
Public Goods
Politics
Political Participation
the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
a commodity or service that is provided without profit to all…
the activities associated with the governance of a country or…
any activity that shapes, affects, or involves the political…
Government
the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
Public Goods
a commodity or service that is provided without profit to all…
47 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1 Review
Direct Democracy
Government
Hyper pluralism
Linkage institution
type of government characterized by citizens attending a town…
those institutions that create public policy.
is a group theory characterized by many interest groups vying…
the means by which individuals can express preferences regard…
Direct Democracy
type of government characterized by citizens attending a town…
Government
those institutions that create public policy.
33 terms
AP Government and Politics: Unit 1 Vocabulary
Bicameral Legislature
Block Grant
Categorical Grant
Centralists
Two-house legislation
money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
money granted by the federal government to the states for a n…
Those who favor greater national authority rather than state…
Bicameral Legislature
Two-house legislation
Block Grant
money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
66 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1 Vocabulary
Government
Public Goods
Politics
Political Participation
the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
a commodity or service that is provided without profit to all…
the activities associated with the governance of a country or…
any activity that shapes, affects, or involves the political…
Government
the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
Public Goods
a commodity or service that is provided without profit to all…
62 terms
AP US Government and Politics: Unit 1
Issue
Politics
Power
Authority
A conflict, real or apparent, between the interests ideas, or…
The activity by which an issue is agitated or settled
The ability of one person to get another person to act in acc…
The right to use power
Issue
A conflict, real or apparent, between the interests ideas, or…
Politics
The activity by which an issue is agitated or settled
49 terms
Unit 1 AP Government/Politics
What is the Full Faith and Credit Clau…
What is a federal mandate?
What is extradition?
What is interstate compact?
It is Article 1, Section 4 of the Constitution that states th…
They are orders that are imposed by the federal government fo…
It is the action of giving up a fugitive or criminal to anoth…
It is agreement between two or more states in order to solve…
What is the Full Faith and Credit Clau…
It is Article 1, Section 4 of the Constitution that states th…
What is a federal mandate?
They are orders that are imposed by the federal government fo…
9 terms
AP Government and Politics Unit 1 Lesson 1
constitution
constitutional government
democracy
forms of government
a plan of government that sets forth the structures and power…
limited government; the rule of law
literally defined as "rule of the people," a form of governme…
(1). Aristotle's idea of three forms of government based on t…
constitution
a plan of government that sets forth the structures and power…
constitutional government
limited government; the rule of law
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
48 terms
AP US Govt & Politics - Unit 1
American Revolution
Continental Congress
Delegates
Declaration of Independence
the revolution of the 13 American colonies to gain independen…
the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the 13 Am…
a person appointed or elected to represent others
the document approved by representatives of the American colo…
American Revolution
the revolution of the 13 American colonies to gain independen…
Continental Congress
the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the 13 Am…
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